Sports briefs: Three Devils still alive in section tournament

If it wasn’t for a matchup against the top seed in the singles portion of the Sac Joaquin Individual Boys Tennis Tournament — a contest where Davis High’s Robert Lipman won the first set before falling 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 to Jesuit’s Suresh Eswaran — the Blue Devils would have all four of its qualifying players […]

Pelfrey helps Mets avoid a Giant sweep

NEW YORK — Expected to be an ace, Mike Pelfrey pitched that way against the San Francisco Giants. The fact that the defending World Series champions trotted out a limited lineup, well, no matter to the New York Mets. Pelfrey stayed strong into the eighth inning, Carlos Beltran homered and the Mets averted a Giants […]

Indians need 12 innings to outlast A’s

OAKLAND — Music blared throughout the Cleveland Indians clubhouse. From one track to the next, a few players belted out lyrics. Some could even be heard in the hallway outside. One thing is for sure: the Indians are making noise again. Jack Hannahan and Lou Marson had RBI singles in the 12th inning, and the […]

Aggies are in 4th out of 24 teams at NCAA women’s golf regional

Entering the 24-team NCAA West Regional seeded eighth, the UC Davis women’s golf team cut that in half during Thursday’s opening round and sit in fourth place. Aggie sophomore Demi Runas had four birdies over a six-hole span on her way to a 3-under 69 and is tied for second individually at the Washington National […]

‘Nachos’ or ‘not yours,’ it’s all softball fun

Anybody who has ever walked or driven by a local softball field during a girls softball game would not be surprised to hear the loud, coordinated cheers coming from each team’s dugout. These softball cheers are a big part of the game of softball for the players. It’s not something you see in baseball. In […]

DYSA splits with Woodland in busy week

The Davis Enforcers topped Woodland, 12-7, in recent Davis Youth Softball Association under-14 competition, thanks in part to Madison Lowrie’s two-run double. Mikaela Hiatt pitched a complete game for the Enforcers and Lowrie and Renee Schuman played terrific defense. McKenna Miller, Sara Wixson, Jordan Vermette and Schuman all had key hits for the winners. In […]

Aggies get an exciting comeback baseball win

San Jose State has no one to blame but itself. After the Spartans came into town on April 26 and ran all over the UC Davis baseball team, the Aggies kicked it into gear and haven’t lost since. On Wednesday, it took some late-inning heroics, but UCD came from behind to win its fourth straight […]

Wrong Davis comes out on top in DVC clash

ELK GROVE — Just like that, the focus in the Davis High baseball season has shifted. With Cal State Fullerton-bound J.D. Davis throwing a one-hitter while striking out 11, Elk Grove clinched the Delta Valley Conference title with a 4-0 nod over the visiting Blue Devils on Wednesday. As Davis’ fastball and the afternoon temperature […]

Two homers from unlikely source carry A’s past Indians

OAKLAND — David DeJesus hit his first two home runs of the season, Trevor Cahill pitched another gem and the Oakland Athletics snapped Cleveland’s seven-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory over the Indians on Wednesday night. DeJesus’ two solo shots handed Josh Tomlin (4-1) his first loss of the year. They were two of […]

Youth lacrosse: Knights win battle with Gladiators

The Davis Knights’ U15 boys lacrosse team defeated the Elk Grove Gladiators, 9-6, on Sunday. In the first half, Davis took control as Emory Filmer led the scoring with two goals, while Issiah West and Yared Haile each had one. Still, the Knights clung to a 4-3 lead at intermission. Haile won the second-half face-off, […]

Youth soccer: Royal Arsenal takes down Boca in U14 boys action

The Royal Arsenal, a U14 boys soccer team, beat Boca, 2-1. Matt Cheung scored first for Davis off an assist from Francis Avoce, then Elgin Lovell scored in the second half, ensuring the win. Boca played hard, but could not get past defenders Daniel Perez, Chris Marelich, Matt Rowen and Thomas Lloyd. Keeper Javi Nieves had […]

Lincecum, Burrell lead Giants past Mets

NEW YORK — With a boisterous bunch of orange-and-black clad fans in the crowd and weather conditions similar to home, Tim Lincecum knew the formula was right for a special night. He sure provided one. Lincecum struck out 12 to surpass Christy Mathewson for most double-digit strikeout games in Giants history and Pat Burrell hit […]

Setoguchi’s hat trick lifts Sharks in OT

DETROIT — Devin Setoguchi scored 9:21 into overtime to finish a hat trick, and the San Jose Sharks took a commanding 3-0 lead over the Detroit Red Wings in the Western Conference semifinals with a 4-3 win Wednesday night. “You need people to step up,” Sharks coach Todd McLellan said. “He’s got a tremendous trigger.” […]

Youth roundup: Diamonds show Flower Power

Davis Diamonds saw some of its gymnasts blossom  in the Junior Olympics Flower Power meet on Sunday, a final test before Xcel State Championships. Attempting level 6 in competition for the first time, Davis’ Kate Miller, Isabella Franke, Aubrey Lee-Smith, Kalysta Holder and Cordelia Hsiao each confirmed their ability with individual successes. Miller had one […]