UCD roundup: Aggie baseball swept away by Highlanders

The UC Davis baseball team held a slim lead entering the top of the sixth, but host UC Riverside rallied from two runs down to sweep a three-game series from Aggies with a 4-2 win Saturday afternoon at the Riverside Sports Complex. The Aggies fell to 16-20 overall and 3-9 in Big West Conference play, […]

Devils burn up the track

Northern California track teams are well-acquainted with just how fast the girls of Davis High School can get around an oval. After Friday’s 4×1,600 at the 56th annual Mt. SAC Relays in Southern California, schools across the nation are now looking up Davis on MapQuest. The quartet of Sofia Castiglioni, Sophie Meads, Jeanne-Marie McPherson and […]

New short-range facility to aid Aggie, El Macero golfers

A short-game practice facility that is expected to be a feather in the cap of the UC Davis golf program will be constructed at El Macero Country Club. Construction, due to begin in two weeks, will be funded by alumni, families and friends of the Aggie men’s and women’s links teams. It will cost $250,000 […]

UCD softball shut out by Santa Barbara

A three-hit gem from freshman pitcher Dana Cruse was wasted as the UC Davis softball team (15-27, 4-8) failed to generate any offense and dropped a 1-0 game to UC Santa Barbara (28-17, 8-4), which won the series. “I am so proud of Dana Cruse throwing a (three-hitter) off a team that has faced some great […]

Aggie men shoot 9-under, lead own tourney

Luke Vivolo, Ben Corfee and Matt Hansen all broke par as UC Davis took control of the El Macero Golf Classic after a dazzling second-round team performance on Saturday. Vivolo’s 4-under 68 tied Sacramento State’s Owen Taylor for the day’s lowest round and helped give the Aggie men a 562-578 bulge over second-place Cal State […]

Sharks double up Kings in Game 1

SAN JOSE — Tomas Hertl and Raffi Torres both scored in their first game together as teammates and the San Jose Sharks jumped on top of Jonathan Quick and the rival Los Angeles Kings with a 6-3 victory in their playoff opener Thursday night. Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Marc-Edouard Vlasic also scored for the […]

Aggies lose a slugfest in opener at Riverside

RIVERSIDE — UC Davis junior Kevin Barker finished 5-for-6 with a run scored and a pair of RBIs and three other Aggies had three hits on the night, but a seven-run sixth inning rally came up just short as host UC Riverside held off the the locals, 12-9, on Thursday night at the Riverside Sports […]

Pro baseball roundup: Susac sends Sacramento to a rare loss

WEST SACRAMENTO — By going 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs, former Jesuit High star and current Fresno catcher Andrew Susac led the Grizzlies past Sacramento, 7-3, on Thursday at Raley Field. The Fresno victory sent the River Cats to 9-6, ending their six-game win streak. Cats right-hander Josh Lindblom (1-1, 7.79 ERA) took his […]

DHS’ Golston goes full-bore on the diamond

It would be easy to get lost among Davis High baseball stars like Matt Trask, Ryan Kreidler and Brett Bloomfield. But senior Trey Golston has been a staple in the Blue Devil lineup and at third base for the past two seasons, and has grown into an even bigger role this year. “My dad got […]

Devils show more life in loss to Mitty

SACRAMENTO — Facing only high-level squads at the Boras Classic tournament the past three days, wins and losses weren’t the only way Davis High coach Dan Ariola judged his team’s performance. So after an 8-4 loss to Archbishop Mitty on Thursday, Ariola wasn’t totally pleased, but he liked the way the Blue Devils worked, as […]

Fox coming to UCD; Riffle heads to Florida

From the If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em Department: Josh Fox, a 6-foot-6 swingman from City College of San Francisco, is headed to UC Davis — hopefully adding some much-needed defense to the Aggie basketball lineup. Fox played his freshman season at UC Riverside before returning to the junior college ranks this past winter. […]

Sports briefs: Aggies set the academic bar high

Five UC Davis women’s gymnasts — seniors Madeline Kennedy and Anna Shumaker, junior Lisa Wiktorski, sophomore Jamie Yamashita and redshirt freshman Katy Nogaki — were honored on Thursday when the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation announced its All-Academic squad. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must hold a GPA of 3.0 or higher, have at least sophomore […]

DYSA roundup: Intensity has big week; 10U games dominate schedule

Going 3-1 in its recent outings, the 14U Intensity of the Davis Youth Softball Association scored 48 runs in the four games. First came a 10-9 Thursday win in Woodland, then a 9-7 loss at Lincoln the following day. After an 11-10 thriller — in which Davis scored three in the final frame to grab […]

Angels get past A’s in extras

ANAHEIM — Chris Iannetta homered with two outs in the 12th inning against Drew Pomeranz, giving the Los Angeles Angels a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Angels on Wednesday night. Pomeranz (1-1) retired David Freese on a grounder to second base and Raul Ibanez on a foul pop to the catcher before Iannetta drove the […]