Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


April 18, 2013

NC Baseball: No. 14 Navarro sweeps Angelina

Corsicana — Navarro swept Angelina Wednesday to remain comfortably atop the Region XIV East Zone standings. The Bulldogs have already clinched a regional tournament spot.

The Bulldogs, ranked 14th in the country, won the opener, 4-3, then coasted in the nightcap, 7-1. Navarro improved to 34-12 overall, and 21-3 in East Zone play.

Jovan Hernandez had a pair of two-hit games, and the Bulldogs received two stellar pitching outings. In Game 2, Zach Hobbs tossed a nine-inning complete game. He scattered nine hits and struck out three. In Game 1, Gage Curry went six innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, and Blake Griffin pitched the seventh for the save.

The Bulldogs trailed 3-0 until a three-run fourth tied the opener. They took the lead in the top of the fourth, and Curry and Griffin kept zeros on the board for Angelina the rest of the way. Grayson Lewis had three hits, and an RBI and a run to lead the offense. Hernandez, Drake Roberts and Tyler Wilson all had two hits.

In Game 2, the Bulldogs again fell behind, but only by a run. Their seven runs came in three innings — from the fifth through seventh. Hernandez, Drew Benefield and Kevin Meredith all had two hits. Meredith drove in three runs.

Hobbs needed only 86 pitches to get through nine innings.


Navarro 4, Angelina 3

Navarro    000  310  0 — 4  12  0

Angelina    201  000  0 — 3  8  1

WP — Gage Curry

LP — Griggs

S — Blake Griffin

Top hitters — N: Drake Roberts 2-4 (2B, RBI), Tyler Wilson 2-4 (RBI), Jovan Hernandez 2-4 (2B, run), Grayson Lewis 3-4 (RBI, run).

Records — Navarro 33-12, 20-3 in Region XIV. Angelina n/a, 7-20.

Navarro 7, Angelina 1

Navarro    000  032  200 — 7  10  1

Angelina    001  000  000 — 1  9  0

WP — Zach Hobbs

LP — Cooper

Top hitters — N: Jovan Hernandez 2-5 (2B, run), Drew Benefield 2-3 (RBI, 2 runs), Kevin Meredith 2-3 (3 RBIs, run). A: Smith 3-4.

Records — Navarro 34-12, 21-3 in Region XIV. Angelina n/a, 7-21.

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