ELKHART — The Kokomo Post 6 baseball team won a pair of games at Elkhart Central High School Saturday, topping Bristol 6-1, and Highland 9-2. The Sixers played in Elkhart because the Floyds Knobs tournament set for this weekend was rained out.
Kokomo got strong pitching outings in both games. Against Bristol Post 143, Harry Walker threw the first four innings for the win, allowing one earned run on three hits and two walks with three strikeouts. A.J. Hobson then entered with a 2-1 lead and threw a scoreless three innings for the save. He gave up just one hit with no walks and two strikeouts.
Pat Mills led Kokomo's offense in the first game with a double and two singles. Noah Hurlock had two singles, and Adam Barber knocked in two runs.
In the second game against Highland Post 180, Daniel Wright picked up the win, throwing four innings with a hit, three walks, an unearned run and three strikeouts. Barber pitched two scoreless innings of relief with three hits, no walks and a strikeout. And Mills threw the seventh with no hits or walks, an unearned run and three strikeouts.
Ethan Denny had a single and double against Highland, Tucker Platt singled twice, and Mills and Michael Ewing each knocked in two runs.
"Two good ballgames for us," Kokomo coach Don Andrews said. "We played very well in all three phases of the game. Between the two games, we came to bat in 14 innings, we had only two strikeouts the whole day, so we put the ball in play very well."
Andrews noted a strong day at the plate from Payton McClain. He was 1-for-3 over two games, drew four walks, was hit by a pitch, stole five bases and scored four times.
The Sixers will play two games at North Montgomery High School today, opening with Danville at noon and facing Crawfordsville at approximately 5 p.m.