Navarro softball made short order of Paris here Saturday, sweeping the Dragons in a pair of five-inning games by the count of 12-3 and 14-1.
Coach Jessica Karenke=Burke’s Bulldogs improved to 15-11 overall and 4-2 in East Zone play, heading into Wednesday’s doubleheader in Athens against Trinity Valley at Cain Park.
In Saturday’s first game, the Bulldogs paraded 14 hitters to the plate in the first inning and scored 11 runs — featuring grand slams by third baseman Yasmin Melero and designated hitter Zoe Miranda. Two Paris pitchers threw 60 pitches to get through the first inning against Navarro.
Miranda went 2-for-2, scored twice and knocked in five runs in the abbreviated contest. Melero went 1-for-2, scored a run and knocked in four. Leftfielder Maddie Moore walked twice, scored two runs and knocked in another.
In the nightcap, Navarro exploded for seven runs in the third and in the fourth innings to coast past the Dragons.
Moore went 2-for-5, scored twice and knocked in four runs to lead the Bulldogs. Second baseman Kora Heine went 2-for-3, scored twice and plated two more runs.
Pitchers Katlynn Kaminski and Elisa Suarez combined on a two-hitter in the second game.