Raiders have tough start to baseball season

Navarre’s baseball team dropped its first two games of the season, falling 9-1 to Pace Saturday after losing 7-5 to Crestview Friday night. 

Navarre (0-2) delayed the start of the season with a rain-out last Thursday, which was rescheduled for Saturday afternoon. So, the first official pitch came Friday night against Crestview where a single inning soaked their chances of winning. 

Jozef Vanselow got the ball for the season opener. He settled down over the next few innings after allowing a run in the first inning. Head coach Chris Williams had the junior hurler on a strict pitch count, which expired in the top of the fourth inning, just after Crestview pushed across two more runs. 

Up 3-0, the Bulldogs’ starting pitcher Avery Dauphin blanked the Raiders for four innings. Navarre’s first baseman, Reid Travis, tagged him for a single, then came around to score on Ethan Andre’s sacrifice fly in the fifth inning.

Read the full article in the Feb. 27 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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