Navarre’s roller coaster baseball season came to a bitter end Tuesday in Milton.
The Raiders squared off against Niceville in the opening game of the district tournament. The winner would finish no worse than district runner-up and be guaranteed at least two more games. The loser would be finished for the year.
Navarre ended up falling short of its bid to get back to the district championship game after falling 3-2 to the Eagles.
Navarre squandered a golden opportunity in the first inning but could not score despite having three hits in the frame.
Niceville did get on the board with a single run in the second. The Eagles increased their lead to 2-0 in the third when Reese Hines belted a home run.
Navarre got things going in the top of the fifth.
A lead-off walk to Ryan Cocker was followed by hits off the bats of Zach Gonzalez and Brantley Tolbert to load the bases.
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