The Raiders have played in seven games this season decided by a run. In five of those games they came out on the wrong side of the ledger. Two of those one-run games were played last week, with Navarre edging West Florida 5-4 before falling 1-0 to Bishop Kenny out of Jacksonville.
Ryan Catyb was a starter in 2015, but injured his hand prior to the season and missed the first fourteen games of this year. He made his 2016 debut at home against West Florida, but pitched as if he was in midseason form. Catyb struck out the side in the first, and had a total of six strikeouts in three innings while giving up just one hit.
Navarre took a 2-0 lead in the first on RBI’s by Tyler Rebber and Cade Taylor. They added two more in the second on a Michael Sandle double, and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Octavien Moyer. They added a run in the sixth, which turned out to be a good thing, and led 5-0 when West Florida came to bat in the seventh.
The Jags loaded the bases and then scored four quick runs to get within one. They had runners on with just one out when a sharp grounder was hit to Zack Gonzalez at second. He scooped it up, tagged the runner, and threw to first for the double play to end the game.
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