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By MIKE MONTFORT -- GRAND JUNCTION, Co. - Navarro (39-16) advances to a 7:30 pm (MT) Monday second-round matchup with third-ranked Walters State after a 10-6 win Saturday over No. 16 Chipola in front of 4,982 fans at Suplizio Field. Coach Matt Podjenski's Bulldogs crushed five home runs and won their 10th straight game while opening the tournament with a victory over the two-time champion Indians as Jose Gonzalez, Jr., had a JUCO record-tying performance. Gonzales, Jr., tied a JUCO World Series record today with three home runs in a single game. He is one of 12 players ever to accomplish the feat -- the first time it's happened in 10 years. Gonzalez was 4-for-4 at the plate, hit three home runs, drove in four and totaled 13 bases. The Bulldogs hit back-to-back home runs twice in today's opener. Rugely and Gonzales hit consecutive homers in the second inning; Gonzalez and Dawson Woods did it during the eighth inning. During a seven-game hitting streak since May 5, Gonzalez is 15 for his last 24 at-bats (.625), with four home runs, nine RBI and 10 runs scored. Navarro reached double-digit scoring for the 18th time this season as the team won for the 39th time to equal...

By MIKE MONTFORT -- GRAND JUNCTION, Co -- Navarro and Chipola square off in the second game of The Alpine Bank JUCO World Series on Saturday. The Bulldogs challenge the two-time champion Indians with hopes of using it as a springboard toward a great week of play in the double-elimination tournament. Saturday's winner advances to a 7:30 MT game Monday against the winner of the Walters State-Cowley, Ks., tournament opener. Here is a thumbnail sketch of the noon Saturday matchup between Navarro and Chipola: SOUTHERN v GULF No. 15 Navarro (38-16) v No. 16 Chipola (38-18) NC: Batting - .289/.403 /.433 |  33 HR   |  392 Runs. NC: Pitching - 428.1 IP |  0 CG  |   13 Sv   |  3.95 ERA CC: Batting - .299/.403/.421 |  35 HR  |  387 Runs. CC: Pitching - 414.1 IP  |   3 CG  |   13 Sv   |  4.71 ERA NAVARRO – Coach Matt Podjenski’s Southern District Champions from Region XIV bring a nine-game winning streak to GJ, including an unbeaten run of four games through the Region XIV Tournament. NC scored 43 runs and belted 49 hits in 31 tournament innings, thanks to two run-rule victories. In 25 games this season, the Bulldogs have scored eight or more runs,...

Here are the live links to all opening-round games Saturday and Sunday at The 62nd Annual JUCO World Series. Follow the games via live stats, play-by-play audio on The Team 1340 AM (KTMM Grand Junction), or by pay subscription on NJCAATV.   JUCO WORLD SERIES LIVE LINKS:    ...

Navarro Baseball hosts a Class of 2019 and 2020 Summer Showcase Camp at Perry D. Graham Field on Monday, June 24. Entry fee is $60 in advance.  Registration on camp day costs $80, cash only accepted.  An hour-long registration process on camp day begins at 8 am. Camp begins at 9 am.  Participants will be evaluated for arm strength, 60-yard dash, infield and outfield actions, batting practices and pitcher bullpens. Registration forms and checks in advance should be sent by June 17 to Navarro College, Attn: Matt Podjenski, 3200 West Seventh Avenue, Corsicana, Tx, 75110. PDF LINK:   Baseball Camp Flyer Summer Showcase 2019  ...

The 10-team field now is set for The Alpine Bank JUCO World Series at Grand Junction, Co. With ninth-ranked Iowa Western winning the Northern District Championship Monday over top-ranked Wabash Valley, all qualifiers have been identified and brackets drawn for the week-long double-elimination tournament that begins Saturday, May 25. Four first-round games are scheduled Saturday, and a fifth one will be on Sunday. Southern District Champion Navarro opens play at noon Saturday against 16th-ranked Chipola. JUCO QUALIFIERS (First-Round Pairings) Sam Suplizio Field / Grand Junction Co., Times Listed (MDT) ___ Saturday, 9 am East Central – Walters State (52-9) Central – Cowley, Ks. (45-12) ___ Saturday, Noon Southern – Navarro (38-16) Gulf – Chipola (38-18) ___ Saturday, 3 pm Southwestern – New Mexico JC (42-15) Southeastern – Chattahoochee Valley (35-18) ___ Saturday, 7:30 pm Western – Central Arizona (44-19) Eastern – Monroe (32-17) ___ Sunday, 10 am Northern -- Iowa Western (48-9) South Central -- Connors State, Ok. (48-11)...