The Kokomo Jackrabbits are planning to change summer-collegiate circuits, as they will move from the Prospect League to the Northwoods League in 2019.
The Jackrabbits began play in 2015, and have competed in the Prospect League throughout their history. That will change with the upcoming shift, as the Jackrabbits officially announced this week that they will move to the Northwoods League in time for next season.
Kokomo Municipal Stadium will remain the home of the Jackrabbits, who are eager for their upcoming change in leagues. More from the Kokomo Tribune:
“We are definitely looking forward to facing a whole new spectrum of teams and talent,” said Mike Zimmerman, CEO of ROC Ventures and owner of the Jackrabbits, in a media release announcing the move.
“We’re grateful to the Prospect League for giving the Jackrabbits a great start, and the fantastic support we enjoy from the fans. This enthusiastic community has been integral to the success and growth of the team.”
With the addition of the Jackrabbits, the 20-team Northwoods League now has two new clubs in the works for 2019, as the expansion St. Croix River Hounds (Hudson, WI) are set to begin play next year. The Prospect League, meanwhile, is competing with 11 teams this season, including the Jackrabbits. At least one expansion club–the Cape Catfish (Cape Girardeau, MO)–is on tap to begin Prospect League play next year.