Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Sports

April 29, 2013

NC Baseball: Bulldogs split with San Jac on Monday, Paris on Saturday

Corsicana — Navarro has joined San Jacinto as a team to beat every year at the Region XIV Tournament, which comes up next weekend.

The Bulldogs hope to get a psychological advantage on Monday. They came away with a push instead. Navarro and San Jacinto split a doubleheader, with the Bulldogs winnning the opener, 6-2, and the Gators getting the nightcap, 1-0.

The Bulldogs won the first game behind the pitching of sophomore Gage Curry, who allowed three hits in five shutout innings. Mason Salazar had the big blow on offense with a three-run triple in the bottom of the fifth for a 6-0 lead. That capped a four-run inning.

Navarro scored in the first inning as Drake Roberts singled, stole second and came home on John Clay Reeves’ RBI single. Salazar made it 2-0 with a RBI single the bottom of the second.

In Game 2, San Jacinto took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on RBI single by JaJuan Arroyo. Otherwise, Navarro starter Zach Hobbs was effective, allowing six hits and striking out four.

The Bulldogs had a chance to tie the game in the bottom of the sixth when Drake Roberts led off with a triple. But he didn’t move as Reeves struck out, Tyler Wilson grounded out to the pitcher and Byron Reichstein grounded out to second base.

Navarro splits in Paris: In Paris, Wilson hit a grand slam in each game of a doubleheader, but the Bulldogs had to settle for a split of their twinbill at Paris on Saturday afternoon.

Navarro (38-14, 25-5) had already wrapped on the Eastern Conference title and a No. 1 seed in next week’s regional tournament, won the first game 14-7, then lost 13-12 in the nightcap as Paris scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.

Wilson’s grand slam in Game 1 came in the fourth inning and gave the Bulldogs a 6-2 lead and capped a five-run inning. Wilson also had a sacrifice fly in the second inning.

Reeves and Kevin Meredith also had home runs as Navarro slugged 15 hits.

In Game 2, Wilson cranked his grand slam in the second inning with one out as the Bulldogs built a 7-2 lead. Navarro went ahead 9-2 in the third inning on an RBI double by Drake Roberts, but Paris rallied to tie the game at 9-9 after five against Bulldogs starter Chad Young and relievers J.D. Hammer and Jack Moffitt.

The teams traded two runs in the seventh and one in the eighth. Paris won it on an RBI single by Cline Andrews with one out in the bottom of the ninth.

Text Only
Sports
  • Area schedule for the week

    Here's a look at this week's schedule for Golden Ciircle teams and Navarro College. The schedule does not include upcoming bi-district playoff games in softball because times and sites have yet to be determined.

    April 18, 2014

  • BG baseball GC Baseball/Softball: Blooming Grove sweeps Rice in baseball and softball

    Blooming Grove's Lions needed this one.
    Heck, they need all of them.
    That's where they're living today on the Blooming Grove diamond, where everyone knew going into Friday's game with Rice that the Lions need to win their final three games to have a chance of nailing down the final playoff spot in District 23-2A.
    One down, two to go.
    “It's in our hands,'' said Blooming Grove Coach Matt Anderson moments after his kids beat Rice 8-0 Friday night. “As long as we take care of our business we'll be fine.''

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • GC Softball/Baseball Roundup: Frost girls win district title

    Frost's Lady Polar Bears needed to win to nail down the district title and they never trailed, jumping out to a 7-0 lead en route to an 11-7 clinching victory over Itasca Friday on the road. They wrapped up their second district title in a row with a 9-1 record and enter the playoffs next week at 13-1.

    April 18, 2014

  • CHS Baseball/Softball: Whitehouse sweeps Tigers in baseball and softball

    The Tigers lost a tough game to Whitehouse, 11-3 as the Wildcats' ace, Pat Mahomes, who went four innings and gave up all three runs on two hits and five walks

    April 18, 2014

  • GC Basketball/Baseball: Mildred's Connor Hill sees life clearly

    There was never any doubt for Connor Hill, never any question about what he would do or how he would do it.
    Sure, there was that meeting with his mother and father and talks with the doctor when he was 10, talks and meetings that came accompanied with worry and concern.
    But never from Connor.
    He just never dwelled on the fact he played sports with one eye. He didn't worry or talk about it when he was 10 and he never talked about it at Mildred High, where Hill emerged as a star on the basketball court and baseball diamond.

    April 18, 2014

  • Frost Lady Polar Bears Area Champions.jpg GC Track & Field: Roundup — Frost girls win area meet

    The Frost Lady Polar Bears made a shambles of their district track & field meet last week, scoring 206 points, and they were dominate again in the area meet Thursday, scoring 162 points to win the meet at Blooming Grove.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • RON MORGAN.jpg Morgan:The new endangered species

    Am I just that old, or have amateur athletics gone absolutely nuts these days? On second thought, don’t answer that unless it’s yes to the nuts part.
    High School and college basketball are on the verge of being totally ruined by AAU basketball. Top roundball prospects are identified by the junior high level if not earlier.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • GC Track & Field: Area meet Roundup

    Corsicana's Gilfillan wins 4A area pole vault title; Frost girls win 1A area team title, Frost boys finish second

    April 17, 2014

  • GC Baseball: Mildred falls to Riesel, 9-0, on the road

    Mildred managed a hit and struck out 12 times in a 9-0 loss on the road that could have given the Eagles some cushion in the 23-2A standings. They are now 5-6 with a game at league-leading Teague Tuesday.

    April 17, 2014

  • 4-18-14Roman.jpg CHS Soccer: Tigers boys and girls top off season with strong showing on All-District teams

    That tough and gutsy style of play sent both the boys and girls teams into the playoffs and on Thursday the Tigers were rewarded again for their fine seasons as two boys won special honors,four boys were named to the All-District first team and two girls earned first-team honors.
    Michael Roman, who did a little of everything — and did it well — was named the District 28-4A Utility Player of the Year, and sophomore defender Jesus Barreto was named the district's Newcomer of the Year.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo