The series begins at 6:35 p.m. Friday at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park in College Station
The rubber match begins at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park
The senior did not allow a Tulane hit or run past the third inning
Game 3 begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park
This will mark the first meeting between the two teams since 1988
2013: Made 11 appearances and seven starts on the mound in his first season with the Bulldogs ... Posted a 6.52 ERA and 23 strikeouts ... Began the season in the weekend rotation as the Sunday starter and started the first seven Sundays of the season before moving to the bullpen ... Had his longest outing of the season March 9 vs. Nebraska after pitching 5.2 innings ... Struck out a season-high seven batters March 3 at McNeese State ... Picked up his first win in a Tech uniform March 17 vs. Stephen F. Austin after shutting out the Lumberjacks and allowing just two hits in five full innings of work for a 12-2 victory.
Scottsdale CC: Led the Artichokes to a conference championship in 2012 under head coach Alex Cherney and pitching coach, Marcus Clapp, who is fifth all-time on Tech single-season appearances record. Clapp also coached one season at Tech as a graduate assistant after his playing days... Appeared in five games, striking out three in 9.1 innings in 2011... Medical red-shirt as he underwent Tommy John Surgery in 2010... Earned a spot in the starting rotation before his season-ending injury... Originally signed letter of intent with Duquesne University... Pitching coach is former Bulldogs Marcus Clapp, who is tied for third all-time in appearances made by a pitcher in a single season. (28 games in 2001) ... Invited to the area code tryouts by the New York Yankees in 2009.
High School: Guided Plum High School to a WPIAL playoff spot his senior season... Three year varsity baseball letterman as pitcher and third baseman... Voted to the WPIAL all-Section team as an infielder in 2008 and 2009 and as a pitcher in 2009... Selected to the WPIAL all-star team in 2009... A 1st team all-conference pitcher/infielder.
Personal: Full name is Richard Benjamin Navari... Son of Rich and Debbie Navari... Has two siblings, an older brother Michael, 24 and a younger sister Amanda, 20... Born April 21, 1991 in Pittsburgh, Pa.