Davis National lays 21 on opponent in District 64 win

DIXON — If you have Luke Carrell on your fantasy baseball team, you’re off to a fast start this week. Carrell, in pacing Davis National to a 21-9 District 64 Little League Tournament victory over Vacaville National on Monday, went 3-for-5 with six RBIs and two runs scored. He also pitched 3 1/3 innings of […]

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Zito, Giants beat L.A.

SAN FRANCISCO — A month ago, the Giants trailed the Los Angeles Dodgers by a season-high 7 1/2 games, and Melky Cabrera almost singlehandedly produced the offense. Suddenly, San Francisco is right back in the chase, and well before the All-Star break. Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run double and sacrifice fly to help Barry Zito […]

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Donaldson paces Cats in Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Josh Donaldson went 4-for-5 with five RBIs on Monday at Cashman Field, propelling the Sacramento River Cats to a 9-8 victory over the Las Vegas 51s that extended their division lead to 2 1/2 games over Fresno. Donaldson fell just a triple short of the cycle, finishing with a three-run homer, a […]

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

A’s rookie Milone sets record in victory

SEATTLE — Tommy Milone wasn’t surprised or overly impressed by the fact that he is the first Oakland Athletics’ rookie to win eight games before the All-Star break. After all, that is his job. Milone (8-5) allowed seven hits, struck out five and didn’t walk anyone in Oakland’s 1-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on […]

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Arizona captures CWS championship

OMAHA, Neb. — Arizona coach Andy Lopez thought he had the makings of a national championship team four years ago. Better late than never. Arizona ended South Carolina’s two-year run of dominance at the College World Series with a 4-1 victory on Monday, delivering the long-awaited national title to the coach who took over Arizona’s […]

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Weltz speeds into 100 breast finals at Olympic Trials

UC Davis graduate Scott Weltz qualified for the men’s 100-meter breaststroke finals with the second-fastest time in the semis on Monday at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. Competing at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb., Weltz took fourth overall with a 1:00.48 in the initial round. The former Aggie then cut 0.28 seconds off his […]

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Giants beat A’s in a wild game

OAKLAND — Twelve pitchers combined to throw 385 pitches in a game that lasted 4 hours, 15 minutes — among the longest nine-inning games the Athletics and Giants have played. After a wild finish, Brandon Belt’s big swings were nearly forgotten in it all. Belt hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning, Buster […]

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Cats go down in Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Sacramento staked Las Vegas an early 5-0 lead on Saturday and could not come back, dropping the series opener at Cashman Field, 7-2. The 51s tagged River Cats starter Brad Peacock (6-4) for five runs over the game’s first three innings, putting Sacramento in an early hole. Las Vegas chased Peacock after […]

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

MLB roundup: Thome’s blast beats Tampa Bay

PHILADELPHIA — Pinch-hitter Jim Thome hit a home run leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies over the Tampa Bay Rays, 7-6, on Saturday after Jonathan Papelbon blew his first save in 18 chances this season. Juan Pierre and Jimmy Rollins also homered for the Phillies, helping manager Charlie […]

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: UCD’s Hearn, former Aggies compete at Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. — Ashley Hearn, whose third-place finish in the discus at the NCAA Division I Track and Field Championships vaulted her to All-America status earlier this month, officially completed her outstanding UC Davis career on Friday during qualifying at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Hearn captured her second Big West Conference championship in the event […]

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Yolo wins three games in a busy couple of days

Playing American Legion doubleheaders on both Friday and Saturday, Yolo Post 77 won three of four games against San Mateo and Manhart. The busy stretch — which continues Sunday with a 7 p.m. contest against Manhart at Clark Field — began Friday afternoon with Yolo’s Thomas Galart throwing a seven-inning complete game to beat San […]

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Bass Devils? Maybe DHS should hook up this sport

If you give a Blue Devil a striped bass, that student will eat for a day. But if you teach that same kid how to fish … he’ll bring home a section title? There are 27 varsity sports at Davis High — a number of athletic opportunities rarely matched by other schools throughout the nation. […]

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

DHS fall sport tryout, practice schedules released

As summer gets into full laze mode for most area kids, Davis High School athletes continue to burn the midnight oil. From showcase basketball tournaments to lacrosse camps and club volleyball and softball, Blue Devils playing sports have tons of opportunities to keep their favorite pursuits going almost year-round. Now, DHS officials have released the fall […]

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

City swimming pools welcome summer lovers

Bust out the sunscreen and floppy hat, the city pools are in full swing for the summer. Manor Pool, 1525 Tulip Lane, and Arroyo Pool, 2000 Shasta Drive, are open for recreational swimming. Summer hours are: * Arroyo Pool is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, plus 7:15 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and […]

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Aquatics | Tagged ,