A pair of errors in the eighth inning proved costly for the Kenosha Kingfish on Friday night.
The Jackrabbits (1-3) capitalized on the miscues with two runs and held on for a 4-3 win over Kenosha in Kokomo, Ind. It marked Kokomo’s first victory as a member of the Northwoods League.
Kokomo’s rally spoiled a solid start by Wilmot graduate Kyle Gendron. The right-hander, who held the Jackrabbits hitless for the first four innings, allowed two earned runs and two hits over 5-plus innings.
Ethan Owens singled, stole second base and scored on Charles Middleton’s double to give the Kingfish a 1-0 lead in the first.
Kenosha (1-3) padded its lead to 2-0 in the fourth and tallied its final run in the sixth when Brian Vance drew a leadoff walk and later scored on Drew Dyer’s single for a 3-0 lead.
Kokomo snapped a nine-inning scoreless streak with two runs in the sixth.
Owens went 3-for-4 with a stolen base, run and a walk to lead Kenosha’s 10-hit attack. Mitchell Buban added two hits.