Aggies drop a one-run contest at Irvine

Coming into the first game of a Big West baseball series against UC Davis, UC Irvine had won all 15 of its 2011 home games. The Anteaters made it 16 straight at Anteater Ballpark, but the Aggies didn’t make it easy on Thursday. UCD’s Daniel Cepin hit an RBI single in the top of the […]

Cats score in the ninth to win 11-10

After the teams had split the first two games of the series — with each winner scoring in double digits — it was inevitable that Thursday’s third contest between the Sacramento River Cats and the Reno Aces would be a slugfest. Coming off of a 14-run outing on Wednesday, Sacramento scored four in the eighth […]

Why the Davis girls love their softball so…

Softball is a sport that means a lot of things to a lot of girls. Davis Youth Softball Association board member Cathy Price asked local players to respond to “Why I Love softball.” The kids’ answers provide some interesting insight… Shelby Bernauer, 14U Davis Dynamite: “I love softball because it’s a fun way to stay […]

DYSA schedule full of runs, excitement

Another action-packed week of Davis Youth Softball action took place as high-scoring battles seemed to be the norm. In the under-14 division, the Davis Enforcers dropped a 17-9 decision. However, the local bats were alive as Madison Lowrie blasted a grand slam home run, Mari O’Brien went 2-for-2 and Neia Wixson was 2-for-3. Adding to […]

UCD seniors have swan song against Stanford

Already eliminated from postseason play, the high-scoring UC Davis women’s lacrosse team finished its 2011 season on Wednesday at Aggie Stadium with a 21-9 loss against No. 7 Stanford. The game was less about the final score, however, and more about six Aggie seniors having some fun and completing a 10-5 season with a solid […]

Youth basketball: Hoops JV team wins three games at Slam-N-Jam

The Davis Hoops Wildcats junior varsity-age boys basketball team went 3-1 at the renowned Drew Gooden Slam-N-Jam tournament in Hayward last weekend. The locals went 3-0 in pool play, defeating Team Las Vegas, 61-44, the Modesto Slam N Jam, 69-60, and CAL Elite, 64-42. In tournament play, the Wildcats fell just short, 72-68, against the […]

Eckels keeps the Blue Devil fire burning

FRESNO — No one could have asked more of a baseball team. Ravaged by the death Sunday of their pitching coach and former player Scott Heinig, the Davis High baseball squad, on Tuesday and Wednesday, was forced to play 24 innings in less than 24 hours against some of California’s top prep schools. Despite the […]

Youth soccer: Davis has enough Mojo to win Comstock

The Davis Mojo, a U14 boys soccer team, won the title at the Comstock Shootout in Carson City last weekend. After an easy 4-0 win over Pleasant Hill, Davis moved on to its key battle of the tournament against Bishop, where it won 2-1. Bunky Hampton scored the first goal of that game, off an […]

Youth water polo: DWPC dominates Cal Cup League

The Davis Water Polo Club’s Girls 18U team went undefeated in the third round of the Cal Cup League-Northern California competition on Sunday. Davis defeated the Nor Cal Water Polo Club from Atherton, 11-5, in its first game, then came out ahead, 11-6, against the 680 Drivers in Game 2. The wins set up a […]

Youth roundup: Capcity Kidz paint the town after winning a tourney

The Capcity Kidz — a local paintball team featuring Harper Junior High eighth-graders Adam Emmons, Niko Pandeleos and Kyle Clancy — took first place on Sunday in the opening tournament of the Paintball Field Owners Association season. The locals faced four other teams in eight preliminary games, then played a best two of three semifinal […]

Youth lacrosse: Knights of all ages shine Saturday

The Davis Knights, a U15 boys lacrosse team, went 2-0 at Playfields on Saturday. In the first game, Davis beat the Redding Red Hawks, 12-6. Leading the scorers were Isaiah West (four goals), Jake Hammond (three), Sam Eaton (two), Jed Arvin (two) and Yared Haile (one). Assists came from Eaton and Arvin, with two apiece. […]

Red Sox slow A’s Gonzalez’s roll

OAKLAND — A short turnaround against a pitcher throwing better than anyone in the majors presented a tough environment for the Boston Red Sox to come up with their first road win of the season. Kevin Youkilis and Jed Lowrie homered off the previously untouchable Gio Gonzalez and the Red Sox ended their season-opening seven-game […]

Rockies avoid getting swept by Giants

DENVER — Even though it’s only April, Colorado viewed this game as a chance to send a message to the world champions: The road back won’t be easy and the Rockies are going to be along for the ride. Jorge De La Rosa overcame a shaky start to pitch seven sharp innings and Ty Wigginton […]

Cats bounce back in a big way

After getting crushed their first night in Reno, the Sacramento River Cats had a huge offensive day in a Wednesday afternoon game. Scoring in every inning except the fourth, the Cats won 14-7 at Aces Ballpark. Sacramento used 17 hits — two of them home runs by Jai Miller — to get a measure of […]