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NEW YORK -- Ex-Bulldog Brock Holt hit for the first post-season cycle in major league history Monday as the Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 16-1 in the American League Division Series Game 3. Starting in place of Ian Kinsler at second base, Holt went 4-for-6, scored three runs and knocked in five as the Red Sox clubbed the Yankees with their most-lopsided playoff loss in history at Yankee Stadium and took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five game series. Holt singled to start a seven-run fourth inning, and also belted a two-run triple to right to cap the rally that gave Boston a 10-0 lead. In the eighth inning, he added a run-scoring double to centerfield. He hit a one-out, two-run home run into the rightfield bleachers off catcher-turned-relief pitcher Austin Romine in the ninth inning that provided Boston its final runs. Holt's cycle is the second of his career. He first cycled on June 16, 2015, during a 9-4 win over Atlanta at Fenway Park. In that game, as a leadoff hitter, he went 4-for-5, scored twice and knocked in two runs against Braves starter Julio Teheran and reliever Sugar Ray Marimon. Holt is the second Red Sox player to hit for the cycle...

The Class of 2019 and 2020 Baseball Showcase Camp will be here on Sunday, November 11 at Perry D. Graham Field. Navarro, Grayson, Hill and North Central Texas College programs will host the camp here, according to Bulldog baseball coach Matt Podjenski. Entry fee is $90 by November 4, but increases to $120 (cash only) on camp-day registration. A hour-long Sunday morning registration period begins at 8 am.  Evaluations, including timing in a 60-yard run, hitting mechanics, fielding ability and arm strength, will start at 9 am. For more information, registration forms and waivers, click on "Camps" on the Navarro Athletics webpage toolbar, pull down "Baseball Camp," and scroll down that page to locate a link for a printable pdf.   The informational packet also is available on Navarro College Athletics' Baseball home page....

By MIKE MONTFORT Two former Navarro Baseball stars have been nominated for Major League Baseball's prized Roberto Clemente Award for a second consecutive year. Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles and Brock Holt of the Boston Red Sox have been chosen by their teams as major leaguers "who best exemplify the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual's contribution to his team." [caption id="attachment_911061" align="alignleft" width="141"] CHRIS DAVIS[/caption] Davis, Holt and all nominees were announced one day before the observance of "Roberto Clemente Day" throughout MLB. The league-wide winner of the Clemente Award will be announced during the World Series. He will be selected by a blue-ribbon panel that includes MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, representatives from the national networks which broadcast games, MLB.com, and Clemente's widow, Vera Clemente.  There is also a fan vote component. Davis, a Longview native, has played 11 major league seasons with the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles.  The Rangers' fifth-round pick in the 2006 draft signed out of Navarro College.  Davis led the American League in home runs (53) and runs-batted-in (138) in 2013, and topped the home-run chart again in 2015 (47). [caption id="attachment_913864" align="alignleft" width="138"] BROCK HOLT[/caption] Holt played at Stephenville High School, Navarro College and Rice University.  The...

By MIKE MONTFORT Navarro first baseman Scott Hastings earned a spot on the ABCA/Rawlings NJCAA Division I Gold Glove Team announced Tuesday. Hastings, a rising junior Texas A&M-Corpus Christi commitment from Flower Mound, claimed one of the nine prestigious positions with his .997 fielding percentage. Hastings is only the second Navarro baseball player to be recognized with the annual award since the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings partnered in 2007 to honor top players in all divisions of NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA baseball. Hastings is the first NC player to receive the honor since second baseman Kyle Livingston in 2008. In addition to his excellent defense, the left-handed hitting first baseman turned in a solid season at the plate with a 5-55-5 and a .305 batting average for the Region XIV East Zone Champions. Hastings led NC with 13 sacrifice flies and shared team leadership in at-bats (190).  He ranked second in games played (54), plate appearances (228), hits (58), runs-batted-in (55), total bases (86) and shared the doubles leadership with 13. Other 2018 D-I honorees included Blinn catcher Brandon Ashy and Panola second baseman Michael Lawson from Region XIV.  The six others recognized were USC-Lancaster SC pitcher Brock Robinson, third baseman Matthew Courtney of...

June is Navarro College Athletics' Camp Month. All types of camps for youths of varying ages are open and available now:  Soccer, Volleyball, Baseball, Softball.  Detailed information, registration forms and waivers are available by clicking on "Athletic Camps" along the top toolbar on the Navarro Athletics webpage front and selecting the camp from the pull-down menu. Check your calendars.  Sign up for a great fun and learning experience! SOCCER:  June 4-7 -- Kids Day Camp for Ages 6-12 (Roark Montgomery Soccer Complex) VOLLEYBALL:  June 12-14 -- All Skills Camp for 6th, 7th and 8th graders (8 am until 11 am) VOLLEYBALL:  June 12-15 -- High School Speciality Camp (1 pm until 4 pm) (Wolens SEC) BASEBALL:  June 18 -- Class of 2018 and 2019 Showcase (8 am registration at Graham Field) SOFTBALL:  June 18-22 -- Overnight Campers for ages 9-18. (Cummings Field) SOFTBALL: June 19-22 -- Day Campers for ages 6-18. (Cummings Field)  ...