14 Mar Bulldogs bounce BPCC twice Thursday
East-Zone leading Navarro completed a doubleheader sweep Thursday from the Bossier Parish Cavaliers by scores of 12-1 and 6-4.
Coach Matt Podjenski’s Bulldogs (14-10/7-1) claimed their third zone series sweep, with only a single nine-inning game against the Cavaliers scheduled for the weekend.
GAME 1: Navarro 12, BPCC 1 (6 Innings, Run-Rule)
Navarro belted three home runs among eight extra-base hits, and sealed the run-ruled win with a two-out, seven-run rally in the fifth.
The Bulldogs took a 3-1 lead in the third as Cash Rugely slugged a two-run home run to left with Riley Lambert aboard.
NC struck for seven, two-out runs during a fifth-inning rally fueled by six hits, including consecutive doubles by Logan Letney, Alex Vergara and Kyle Hawkins, and finalized by a two-run homer from catcher Nico Patrick.
Starter Spencer Arrighetti (2-2) claimed an 80-pitch, route-going victory — a two-hitter punctuated by seven strikeouts.
GAME 1: FINAL — Navarro 12, BPCC 1 (6 Inn., Run-Ruled)
SCORE BY INNINGS…….R-H-E (LOB)
Navarro……012 072 — 12-12-0 (LOB 3)
BPCC……..100 000 — 1- 2-0 (LOB 2)
Pitching W; Spencer Arrighetti. L: Zachary St. Pierre
NC: Arrighetti (6 IP, 80 P, 2 H, 3 BB, 1 R, 7 K)
BP: St. Pierre, Jacob Gilcrease (5), Sean Goodwin (6), Logan Ellinwood (6).
2B: Logan Letney 2, Ethan Ruiz, Kyle Hawkins, Alex Vergara
HR: Nico Patrick, Cash Rugely, Jose Gonzales Jr.
TB: Logan Letney 4, Ethan Ruiz 2, Nico Patrick 4, Kyle Hawkins 3, Cash Rugely 6, Alex Vergara 2, Jose Gonzales Jr. 5
RBI: Logan Letney 2, Nico Patrick 2, Kyle Hawkins 2, Cash Rugely 2, Alex Vergara, Jose Gonzales Jr. 3
SF: Kyle Hawkins
SB: Riley Lambert, Cash Rugely
CS: Cash Rugely
GAME 2: Navarro 6, BPCC 4
The Bulldogs rallied from a 4-3 deficit by scoring three eighth-inning runs, thanks to five consecutive singles.
Alex Vergara, Logan Letney, Stacey Bailey, Dawson Woods and pinch-hitter Kyle Hawkins strung together the hits off Cavaliers’ losing pitcher Beau Ross and made a winner of NC reliever Corbin Hall (2-0).
Navarro’s comeback ruined a two-homer, four-RBI game from BPCC first baseman Andrew Mills and extended the Cavaliers’ losing streak to seven games. Mills hit a two-run shot to left in the first inning and duplicated it in the sixth inning — both following singles by DH Adrian Minjares.
Navarro sliced BPCC’s 2-0 lead in half during the third when shortstop Cash Rugely hit a two-out, solo home run to right field on a 3-2 pitch. The homer was Rugely’s second in the doubleheader and third of the season.
In the fourth, Gonzales, Jr., singled to centerfield and scored the tying run on a two-out, wild pitch during Woods’ at-bat.
Gonzales, Jr.’s, go-ahead run in the sixth was equally important.
Down 0-2 looking in the count, Gonzales worked a leadoff walk, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored after Letney reached safely on a three-base error.
GAME 2: FINAL — Navarro 6, BPCC 4
SCORE BY INNINGS………R-H-E (LOB)
Navarro……001…101…030 — 6-8-0
BPCC……..200…002…000 — 4-8-1
W: Hall. L: Lawson. Sv: Oslovar
Pitching: NC – RH Chad Ricker, Blake Anderson (5), Corbin Hall (7), Nick Oslovar (8)
BP: LH Dylan Collins, Justin Lawson (5), Beau Ross (7), Daniel Shafer (8)
HR: Cash Rugely
TB: Dawson Woods, Logan Letney, Stacey Bailey, Kyle Hawkins, Cash Rugely 5, Alex Vergara, Jose Gonzales Jr.
RBI: Dawson Woods, Stacey Bailey, Kyle Hawkins, Cash Rugely
ROE: Logan Letney
FC: Stacey Bailey
HBP: Logan Letney, Cash Rugely
GIDP: Dawson Woods
SB: Jose Gonzales Jr.