Bulldogs swept in doubleheader
CORSICANA, Texas—Navarro dealt Texarkana College’s conference title hopes a blow Saturday by sweeping TC, 7-0 and 7-3.
Jared Rogers went the distance on the mound for Navarro in the opener, scattering seven hits. Justin Howard and Jeff Jones both hit two-run homers in the second as the host Bulldogs exploded for six runs to take command.
David Phillips was the losing pitcher, while Trey Buck led TC (20-14, 6-6) at the plate with a double and single. Justin Coats and Trevor Rainey had doubles for Texarkana.
Texarkana claimed an early 1-0 lead wth a single run in the first inning of the nightcap, but fell behind 4-1 after six innings in the 9-inning contest.
Garrett Larsen threw the first seven innings for Navarro to get the win, with Tanner Chitwood getting the save. Kyle Livingstone homered for the winners.
Jason Chowning suffered the loss on the mound, while Phillips homered for TC. Dean Malthouse had two singles for Texarkana and David Allday added a double.
Texarkana will be back in action Monday at home against Tyler Junior College.
Texarkana 000 000 0 — 0 7 2
Navarro 060 010 x — 7 11 1
David Phillips and Dean Malthouse; Jared Rogers and Jordan Koptjycinski. WP-Rogers; LP-Phillips. HR-N: Justin Howard, 2nd, 1 on; Jeff Jones, 2nd, 1 on.
Texarkana 100 000 101 — 3 4 0
Navarro 001 102 30x — 7 12 1
Jason Chowning, Josh Gill (7) and Malthouse; Garrett Larsen, Tanner Chitwood (8) and Mark Mayfield. WP-Larsen; LP-Chowning. HR-TC: Phillips, 7th, none on; N: Kyle Livingstone, 7th, none on.