Cats provided fireworks on Fourth of July

FRESNO — Josh Donaldson and Adam Rosales combined for four home runs and 10 RBIs on Independence Day at Chukchansi Park, leading the Sacramento River Cats to a 18-4 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies in the season opener. Rosales hit a two-run homer and a grand slam, while Donaldson hit a three-run shot and a […]

July 05, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: New U14 soccer squad plays well against older competition

The Davis Manchester United, a U14 boys soccer team, posted a good performance at the recent Independence Cup in their first tournament together as a team. Playing up in a U16 bracket, Manchester United opened with a 4-1 loss to American River. Davis’ Jordan King floated a pass from Jay Kraft over the keeper’s head […]

July 05, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DALL posts football-like numbers (23-7) in 10-11 victory

VACAVILLE — For the Davis American 10-11 all-star squad, the formula was simple: score, score and score some more. In a 23-7 victory over Woodland National on the Fourth of July at Keating Park, the local kids banged out 18 hits to score seven or more runs in three separate innings and set up Thursday’s […]

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Nats beat Bumgarner, Giants

WASHINGTON — At a time when he’s usually sleeping or eating breakfast back home in San Francisco, Madison Bumgarner was on the mound facing the Washington Nationals. Maybe it was the early starting time, or the way the ball carried on a steamy day in the nation’s capital that led to his uncharacteristically poor performance. […]

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Moss leads A’s to sweep of Red Sox

OAKLAND — Brandon Moss might just make Boston miss him yet. Moss homered among his three hits for the Oakland Athletics in Wednesday’s 3-2 win and completed a three-game sweep of the Red Sox. He finished 6-for-8 with five RBIs and three runs scored against his former club that traded him away. “Playing against a […]

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A day at the races

Thousands of cycling fans watch on Wednesday as riders of all ages and skill levels pedal around the downtown course in the 36th annual Davis Fourth of July Criterium. Metromint Cycling’s Amanda Seigle, who helped the UC Davis cycling team win the 2006 National Women’s Team Time Trial, took first place in the Women’s 1/2/3 […]

July 05, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Out at the ol’ ball game: Fourth of July at DLL never disappoints

The Fourth of July exhibition games have been part of Davis Little League’s tradition as far back as many can remember. Each year, representatives from Davis’ American and National Leagues face off, with teams made up of four players from each of the spring season teams. A full slate of games were played on Wednesday, including […]

July 05, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

National 10-11 spilt means all-Davis matchup

VACAVILLE — The recent District 64 Tournament roller-coaster ride by the Davis National 10-11-year-old Little Leaguers actually all worked out for the baseball-crazy fans of our university town. First stopping Woodland American, 9-8, Tuesday on a walk-off, two-run single by Adrian Sanchez, it meant Davis would meet Vacaville Central in a battle of unbeatens on […]

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Wake-up call for DNLL sets up Davis vs. Davis in 11-12 tourney

VACAVILLE — Sometimes it takes a while for the Pop Tarts to kick in. Playing a 10 a.m. game on Wednesday, just 16 hours after a win over Dixon the night before, Davis National found itself listless and trailing to Vacaville American in an elimination contest in the Little League 11-12 District 64 Tournament at […]

July 05, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Greiner Athlete of the Week (7/5/12): Davis American 11-12 player Jonah Watts

When a baseball team has a true power hitter, it makes the entire lineup better. When Barry Bonds was hitting home runs at a record pace for the San Francisco Giants, opposing managers always knew when his spot in the order was coming up. The Davis American 11-12 all-stars have that kind of slugger in […]

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Mixed bag for Davis Little League tournament teams

VACAVILLE — It was high drama for the Davis American 10-11 tournament team as it lost 5-4 to Vacaville American; the local 11-12 Nationals rallied to stop Dixon, 11-6; and the 11-12 Americans were never in it in a 9-1 loss to Vacaville Central as Little League District 64 play continued on Tuesday at Keating […]

July 04, 2012 | Posted in Sports

No weakness again for DALL 11-12 tourney team

VACAVILLE — A word to the wise … Better start pitching around the girl. By going 2-for-2 in the first inning, then finishing the game with three hits and four runs batted in, Kelsey Forrester helped lead Davis American to a 15-2 mercy-run victory over Vacaville American in the Little League 11-12 District 64 tournament […]

July 03, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

That’s a tough bounce: Vaca Central beats Davis National

VACAVILLE — Vacaville Central infielder Zach Perlstein sure knows how to ruin a party. With a third-inning home run and the game-winning tally in the bottom of the sixth, Perlstein paced his squad to a 2-1 victory over Davis National on Monday night at Arlington Park. The Little League 11-12 District 64 playoff setback means […]

July 03, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

A’s top Red Sox as Parker pitches well

OAKLAND — Jarrod Parker looked as if he might finally run into a rough start after falling behind just two batters into the game. After that, it was a typical Parker outing. Parker matched an obscure mark by allowing one run or less for the 10th time in 14 career starts, pitching the Oakland Athletics […]

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