Kokomo Jackrabbit head coach Matt Howard addresses his team after their 5-4 win in 11 innings on August 6, 2015

The Jackrabbits Close Out the Season in Style

Thursday night I was back in Kokomo one last time this season to photograph the Kokomo Jackrabbits. This has been an amazing run with them documenting their first season for them. I didn’t know what to expect when I started shooting for them in June. It was just a way to keep shooting baseball for me. From square one I found everyone to be great from the top down in the organization. I wanted to do something different for the final night capturing a different side of the players. I spent my time in the regular photo well, but then I used my team photographer card and went to a few places that I could not normally go to. I spent some time in the dugout with the team as they took in the game. As they were down to their last couple of outs in the eighth needing a run I got caught up in the moment with the team. A win on the night coupled with a Danville loss put the Jackrabbits in the playoffs. This was  a big game for both teams, and they fought it out like it was.

Using My GoPro to Capture Something Different

Last night I posted the GoPro video of the celebration following the walk off, but I thought I would include it again here. It was a great moment for the team, and I was glad to be able to provide a little something extra for them. Besides giving them something as a bonus it is a way for me to see where I need to improve. I can see where I made a wrong decision at times that prevented me from being in the perfect spot. You can’t always make the right call, but sometimes you learn something little that will help you in the future.

Kokomo Jackrabbits Photo Gallery

Here are a few shots from the game that I liked. I was having some fun trying some things out during the game, and I think that it showed. This might be my favorite game that I have photographed for them this season.

The Kokomo Jackrabbits of the Prospect League
Chris Amato and Evan Warden pose before Jimmy Buffett night for the Kokomo Jackrabbits

Brad Hamilton prepares for the final regular season game of the Kokomo Jackrabbits
Kokomo Jackrabbit player Brad Hamilton signs an autograph for a fan
Brody Andrews of the Kokomo Jackrabbits is introduced to the crowd
Kokomo Jackrabbits head coach Matt Howard
Bryce Rainey pitches for the Kokomo Jackrabbits
C.J. Price fields a fly ball for the Kokomo Jackrabbits
Chris Amato fields a ground ball for the Kokomo Jackrabbits
The Kokomo Jackrabbits of the Prospect League
Peter Hoffman warms up
C.J. Price fields a throw for the Kokomo Jackrabbits
Peter Hoffman pitches for the Kokomo Jackrabbits

The Kokomo Jackrabbits of the Prospect League
Alex Padilla pitches for the Kokomo Jackrabbits
Chris Klenk slides into home plate for the Kokomo Jackrabbits of the Prospect League
Chris Klenk argues with the umpire after being thrown out at home plate

Chris Klenk is congratulated after scoring the tying run for the Kokomo Jackrabbits
The Kokomo Jackrabbits celebrate their walk off win to end the season
Fans watch fireworks after a Kokomo Jackrabbits game


About Pinola Photo

I am a sports and lifestyle photographer based in West Lafayette, IN home of Purdue University. I cover sports for Big Ten teams as well as other colleges. You can follow me on twitter @pinolaphoto. You can also view my website at www.davewegielphoto.net

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