By Sedric Granger
Kokomo, IN – With the Battle Jacks leading, 12-0, in the 1st inning, the rainy conditions forced Battle Creek’s game against Kokomo to be postponed to Thursday, July 6th at 3:05 p.m.
The slick conditions had a serious impact on the game. On one occasion, the Battle Jacks had a bat fly out of a player’s hands on a swing. In addition, Kokomo’s pitching staff had a couple of pitches where the ball flew out of their hands, resulting in wild pitches, hit by pitches, and passed balls. The Battle Jacks took advantage of a majority of those Jackrabbits mistakes, amassing 12 runs on just four hits.
After the top of the 1st inning, the game was delayed for one hour. Within that time, the Battle Jacks and Jackrabbits took some time to have some fun. The two teams both took pictures with one another and played a friendly game of wiffle ball with the pitchers making plate appearances. At the end of the day, each of these teams are full of guys that love the game of baseball and have joy playing it no matter the conditions!
Just a group of guys who love baseball! Photo Credit: Kokomo Jackrabbits Media Team
Since the rain continued to fall, the game was officially postponed from Tuesday, June 13th to Thursday, July 6th. Battle Creek will now play a doubleheader against Kokomo on July 6th as the first day of a five-game series in which the Battle Jacks and Jackrabbits will play five games against each other in four days.
The Battle Creek Battle Jacks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 250 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.battlejacksbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set Battle Creek as your favorite team.