Navarro 32-20 (20-7) vs Northeast Texas 32-16 (17-10)
These two teams are fighting for the #1 spot in the Region VIX tournament. Separated by just 3 games. This series will have a huge impact on where these two teams will land to start the post-season.
Early this season these teams played Navarro winning the series 2-1.
Navarro has made 3 trips to Grand Junction most recent being in 2013. They won the whole thing in 2011.
As a team they are hitting .305, they are Second in the country in Hit by pitches (91). They are 2nd in R14 East in Runs scored, 1st in Doubles, 1st in Triples, and 2nd in On Base Percentage. At the plate these are the guys who have had huge seasons who look to keep it going this weekend:
Fr OF Mason Holt-.365 BA, .504 OBP, 32 RBI, 8 Doubles, 2 Triples, 6 HR, 7 Stolen Bases
So C/INF Beau Orlando (Central Arkansas Commit)- .360 BA, .509 OBP (2nd in Conf), 30 RBI, 5 Doubles, 2 Triples, 54 HR, 4 Stolen Bases
So OF Josh Ragan (Central Arkansas Commit)-.362 BA, .438 OBP, 50 RBI (4th in Conf), 47 Runs, 18 Doubles (1st in Conf), 3 Triples (2nd in Conf), 9 HR (5th in Conf), 3 Stolen Bases
So INF Scott Hastings (Uncommitted)- .310 BA, .367 OBP, 51 RBI (2nd in Conf), 34 Runs, 12 Doubles, 5 HR, 5 Stolen Bases
On the mound, They have a .262 Opponents Batting Avg (1st in Conf), and a 4.90 Staff Era which is 3rd in Conference. These 3 guys will get the starts this weekend:
Fr RHP Austin Faith- 6-1, 55.1 IP, 2.93 ERA (2nd in Conf), 60 K’s (4th in Conf)
So LHP Paul Dickens (Baylor Commit)-7-2, 61.1 IP, 2.64 ERA (1st in Conf), 84 K’s (1st in Conf)
Fr RHP Cole Wesneski- 2-0, 25.1 IP, 5.26 ERA, 25 K’s
Out of the bullpen look for them to use Soph RHP Asher Cook (TCU Commit) 2-0, 19 App, 20.2 IP, 7 SV (1st in Conf), 4.35 ERA, 21 K’s
This is the Second time this year that Northeast Texas has been in the Series of the week. They were in it a few weeks back when they played Paris. Northeast has been ranked as high as #19 this year. Northeast has only made one trip to Grand Junction and that was back in 1996 when they won the whole thing.
At the plate this year they have been hot. 2nd in Conference in Hits (484), 2nd in Triples (15), 2nd in Home runs (50), 1st in Batting Avg (.319) and 2nd in Slugging Percentage (.499). At the plate this year here who has been leading the way for the Eagles:
So INF Taylor Barber (UTSA Commit)-.380 BA (5th in Conf), .475 OBP, 39 RBI, 52 Runs (2nd in Conf), 15 Doubles (4th in Conf), 1 Triple, 4 HR, 7 Stolen Bases
So INF/OF Manny Garcia (La Tech Commit)-.390 BA (3rd in Conf), .441 OBP, 50 RBI (4th in Conf), 40 Runs, 15 Doubles (4th in Conf), 1 Triple, 11 HR (4th in Conf), 11 Stolen Bases
So OF Chase Talbot (Houston Bap. Commit- .229 BA, .351 OBP, 15 RBI, 28 Runs, 3 Doubles, 3 Triples (2nd in Conf), 2 HR, 12 Stolen bases
So C Kyle Moos (Sam Houston Commit)- .381 BA (4th in Conf), .477 OBP (5th in Conf), 39 RBI, 50 Runs (3rd in Conf), 5 Doubles, 12 HR (3rd in Conf), 4 Stolen Bases
On the mound, they have thrown 6 shutouts (1st in the Conf), have a staff era of 4.69 (1st in Conf), and have an Opponents Batting Avg of . 288 (3rd in Conf). On the mound this weekend they will have these guys throwing:
Fr RHP Tyler Navarro-4-1, 2.49 ERA, 47.0 IP, 30 K’s
So RHP Chandler Dean (Uncommitted)-9-1 (1st in Conf in Wins), 3.95 ERA (4th in Conf), 68.1 IP, 42 K’s
So LHP Corbin Bozosi (Southeastern Louisiana Commit)-3-5, 4.53 ERA, 43.2 IP, 41 K’s
Out of the Bullpen this weekend look for them to go to Soph RHP Brody Curry (Cameron Commit)- 15 App, 2-3, 22.1 IP, 9.27 ERA, 20 K’s.
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