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HILLSBORO -- Second baseman Travis Washburn hit a three-run homer, scored four runs and stole four bases Monday as Navarro defeated Hill, 15-6, in a run-ruled, seven-inning non-conference game. Washburn's homer gave Navarro a 5-0 second-inning lead. Catcher Justin Moore slugged a two-out, two-run homer in the fifth inning that expanded a 7-6 Navarro lead. Esteban Cardoza-Oquendo went 2-for-2, scored, and drove in three runs. His one-out double in the fourth plated Washburn and gave NC a 7-4 lead. Cardoza-Oquendo's two-run single in the sixth brought home Kyle Hawkins and Riley Lambert to make it 13-6. Starter Kade Pechanec worked 2.1 innings and got credit for the pitching victory. Trent Padron, Corbin Hall and Brady Mehl worked in relief. Hall and Mehl combined for 3.1 innings of hitless relief with two strikeouts apiece. SUNDAY:  Game 2 -- Navarro 8, Paris 0 (7 innings) Monday's single game followed up a Sunday conference doubleheader split here with the Paris Dragons. PJC squeezed out a 4-3 win in Sunday's opener, but the Bulldogs rolled to an 8-0 run-ruled win in Game 2 behind lefthander Angelo Gennari's one-hit shutout with 14 strikeouts. Gennari (3-1) threw 62 strikes among his 95 pitches in the seven-inning second game.  He pitched a perfect game...

Region XIV East Zone-leading Navarro baseball is scheduled to travel Thursday to Paris to face the Dragons at H.L. 'Hub' Hollis Field in the first game of another conference weekend series. The teams return to Corsicana for a noon Saturday doubleheader at Perry D. Graham Field, weather permitting. The Navarro-Paris series begins just two days after the Dragons and Panola finished their delayed opening-weekend series Tuesday.  Panola, a 3-2 single-game winner last Friday, took Tuesday's doubleheader at Paris by scores of 6-1 and 8-0. Although Navarro's non-conference single game Tuesday at Galveston was cancelled by wet field conditions and inclement weather, coach Matt Podjenski's Bulldogs remained on regular conference scheduling.  Navarro (10-7) barreled out of the gates with a three-game sweep of Angelina, taking a doubleheader Saturday from the Roadrunners. Saturday's wins were 4-3 in the seven-inning first game, and 11-8 in the nine-inning nightcap. Carson Rollins pitched a complete-game three-hitter in the opener. Jose Gonzales slugged a two-run homer in the fourth inning and Stacy Bailey's two-out double to centerfield scored Mason Holt with the tiebreaking run. The Bulldogs overcame a 3-0 first-inning deficit to win. In the nightcap, the Bulldogs used a hits-batsmen, an Angelina error and singles from Cash Rugely, Jonathan Little, Esteban...

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....