Navari pitched eight innings, allowing one run on five hits in the loss
The series begins at 6 p.m. on Friday at Pete Taylor Park in Hattiesburg
The Bulldogs led by six runs after five and a half innings of play
Tuesday's game is set to begin at 6 p.m. at Gary Hogan Field in Little Rock
Three runs in the fifth, including a solo homer in the sixth by Thomas Simoneaux led Tech to victory
2013: Saw action in 26 and started 14 at shortstop for the Bulldogs in his freshman campaign ... Posted a .271 batting average with a double, eight RBI, 11 runs and seven walks ... Recorded the first base hit of his career Feb. 17 at UT Arlington ... Totaled three multiple-hit games during the season ... Had a career day at the plate April 23 at Grambling after a 2-for-4 performance with his first career double, four RBI, three runs scored and two walks to help lead Tech to a 17-9 win over the Tigers ... Successfully stole three bases in four attempts ... Hit safely in three straight games on three separate occasions in his freshman season with the Bulldogs.
High School: Recorded a .415 batting average with a .425 batting average with runners in scoring position from the leadoff spot... Ended the 2011 season with 38 runs scored and 21 RBIs... 1st Team 1-5A all-District shortstop as a sophomore and a junior... Honorable mention all-city as a junior... Led Byrd HS to the quarter-finals of the state tournament before losing to Catholic High... Was named District MVP as a senior at Byrd under head coach Al Cantwell... Member of Key Club, National Honor Society and Top Jarrets in high school... Was a two-sport athlete who lettered in baseball and soccer.
Personal: Full name is Robert Taylor Love... Son of Gary and Lisa Love... Older brother Austin (22) is a senior at LSU-Baton Rouge and sister Hannah (17) is a sophomore at CE Byrd HS... Born Feb. 1, 1994.