Bulldogs slip and slide to rainy win

Crestview baseball

Crestview pitcher Corey Armstrong fires a pitch against Navarre on Thursday.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, March 7, 2014 at 02:44 AM.

NAVARRE — It might be two months before the Crestview High School baseball team knows the full impact of Thursday’s District 1-7A baseball game with Navarre High School.

Come tournament time, if there are ties or multiple ties in the standings, Crestview could benefit from the 6-3 road win.

“I think it’s big,” Crestview Coach Tim Gillis said. “That’s a tie breaker down the line. Any time you can win a district game on the road it’s a big deal.

“I’m proud of our guys.”

On a rainy night that turned the Raider baseball field into a baseball mud pit, Crestview broke a 1-1 tie with five runs in the top of the seventh inning to secure the win for sophomore pitcher Corey Armstrong.

Armstrong went the distance and struck out seven Raider batters while giving just four hits and no earned runs.

“Let me tell you something,” Gillis said. That was a gutsy, big time effort by Corey Armstrong. He just answered the call and kept going out there and firing strikes. I can’t make more proud for him.”

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