Raiders open district tourney play with win over Vikings

For the first time in six years, the Navarre Raiders will play on the second day of the district baseball tournament.

Navarre defeated Fort Walton Beach 5-0 Monday night to advance to the semifinals of the 1-7A district tournament being held at Navarre. The Raiders play top-seeded Niceville tonight in a 6 p.m. game.

Ryan Catyb was brilliant in the complete game victory. Catyb scattered just five hits over seven innings and struck out a career best 13 batters.

Navarre scored a run in the third on a RBI hit off the bat of Michael Sandle(3for-4,RBI). The Raiders had the bases loaded with no outs in the frame , but could only come up with that single run.

Matt Cronin’s RBI in the fifth gave Navarre a 2-0 advantage.

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