Navarre’s baseball team bounces back with a doubleheader sweep

Navarre struggled in a loss to rival Gulf Breeze but bounced back in a big way with wins over a pair of schools from Kentucky in a doubleheader. The Raiders, coming off a 5-2 loss to the Dolphins Tuesday, blanked North Oldham 7-0 and earned a 9-4 win over Lafayette.

Against Gulf Breeze, Navarre dug too big of a hole and never climbed out of it. The Dolphins scored two runs in the first on a Raider throwing error. Gulf Breeze the strung four hits together in the third and put three more runs across the plate.

The Raiders were kept off the board until the seventh. The bases were loaded after three walks when Angel Beltran came through with just the Raiders third hit. Dusty Rogers’ ground ball brought in a second run, but that was as close as the Raiders would get.

Last Thursday was a night of firsts for the Raiders, who played their first double header of the year, saw  Andre Macedo hit his first grand slam and Navarre also scored at least one run in every inning of its game against Lafayette. Cody Register and Cam Terrion also played their first varsity games.

Navarre hosted two teams from Kentucky. The first was the North Oldham Mustangs from the Louisville area and the second was the Lafayette Generals out of the Lexington area.

The Raiders jumped on North Oldham thanks to Cyrus Grimes’ third home run of the year, a two-run shot in the first.

Read the full article in the April 13 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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