Southern Miss out-scored the Bulldogs, 11-3, over the course of the weekend
Navari pitched eight innings, allowing one run on five hits in the loss
The Bulldogs led by six runs after five and a half innings of play
Three runs in the fifth, including a solo homer in the sixth by Thomas Simoneaux led Tech to victory
The series finale begins at 11 a.m. Sunday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park
2013: Started 43 of the 46 games he appeared in as the Bulldogs' everyday third baseman after coming back from an arm injury in 2012 ... Posted a .207 batting average with two doubles, a home run, nine RBI and 20 walks, the most of any other Tech player ... Had a .356 on base percentage for the 2013 season ... Led the Bulldogs after successfully stealing five bases in seven attempts during his junior campaign ... Recorded multiple-hit games on five separate occasions ... Hit his first and only home run of the season and the first of his Bulldog career April 14 at Texas State in a 2-for-3 effort with a home run, two RBI and run scored ... Recorded two RBI in three different games in 2013 ... Scored a season-high three runs April 23 at Grambling.
2012: Received medical hardship after an arm injury forced him to sit out the season
San Diego Mesa CC: Played third base and hit fifth in the batting order for the Olympians... Named team MVP after ending the season with a .320 batting average, 23 RBIs and 10 doubles... Named to first team all-conference in 2011... Batted .330 in conference play.
Sunnyslope High School: Three year letterman for the Vikings... Led Sunnyslope to three consecutive state playoff appearances... Was named to the first team all-district 4A, all-state team and team's most valuable player his senior season... Recipient of the Church O'Conner's Baseball Scholarship... Named to the second team all-District 4A his junior season... Also played power forward for the basketball team for two seasons and golf for one season.
Personal: Full name is Ryan Scott Jones... Born on Jan. 31, 1990... Transferred to San Diego Mesa CC after his freshman season at Grand Canyon University... Son of Rick Jones and Amy Behr... Has one brother, Grayson and two sisters, Jenner Jones and Lily Behr... Dad played baseball at Grand Canyon University and Mesa State... Grandmother played for the Rockford Peaches (professional women's softball)... Majoring in business administration.