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Published On: June 20th, 2023

Kalamazoo, MI – The Kalamazoo Growlers sweep the Kokomo Jackrabbits in blowout fashion Tuesday night, winning 14-1.

An RBI single by Casen Taggart and an RBI ground out by Jeter Ybarra started the scoring for K-Zoo, putting them ahead 2-0 in the first inning and that’s the closest Kokomo would be.

Just like Noah Keller on Monday, Sam Carlisle provided a quality start bouncing around some bumps in the road. Across four innings, Carlisle struck out eight while stranding seven runners on base. Kokomo for a second straight night stranded double-digit runners, leaving on 14.

K-Zoo would open up the floodgates in the third and fourth with their 18th, 19th, and 20th home runs on the season. The seven-run third was capped off by a two-run homer by Gabe Springer (third of the year) and a Joey Winters grand slam (first HR of the season). 

John Kramer would then bring home another three via the long ball in the fourth with his team-leading fourth home run of the season. On a fastball at the letters, Kramer unleashed one over the Bells Bear Cave building in right field.

The Growlers have now put up 44 runs across four games against the Jackrabbits, securing their second home sweep of the season with last night’s win. The Grow