High-octane offense highlights DLL majors play

Another busy week in Davis Little League majors-division play saw some close games and high-octane offense as the weather continued to cooperate with the schedulemakers. Here’s a recap of recent action … Brewers 10, Cubs 6 — Birthday boy Tyler Babcock went 2-for-2, as did Paul Buhlman as winning pitcher Dan Shuman combined on the […]

Sports briefs: UCD has a 12-shot lead at Big West Championships

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA — Leader Alice Kim and teammate Demi Runas, in third, pace the four Aggies who finished Monday in the top 10 as the 19th-ranked UC Davis women’s golf team opened a 12-stroke lead after the second round at the Big West Championships. The defending champion Aggies led second-seeded Long Beach State by […]

Runs, runs and more runs in Little League AAA

Lots and lots of runs came from Davis Little League AAA teams as rain-out games were made up and the bats sang in the sunshine (or under the lights). Here’s look at recent games … Mariners 12, A’s 6 — Jack Carsel and Kyle Kordana combined to pitch five shutout innings as Jesse Keenan, Shaan […]

Highlanders get past Aggies in tennis

RIVERSIDE — The UC Davis men’s tennis team had singles wins from Nick Lopez and Connor Coates despite a 5-2 loss to UC Riverside on Sunday at the Student Recreation Center Tennis Courts. The Aggies remained winless in road games this season while the Highlanders snapped a 10-match losing streak and won their first Big […]

Oregon strikes early in lacrosse win over UCD

EUGENE, Ore. — Five different Duck players scored hat tricks as Oregon rode a 10-1 start to a 19-7 victory over UC Davis in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women’s lacrosse action Sunday afternoon at Papé Field. For the Aggies, senior Gina Hoffmire tallied three goals and an assist. UCD falls to 10-4 for the season […]

UCD, Kim take early leads at Big West golf championships

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA — Sparked by a 6-under 66 from first-day leader Alice Kim and a hole-in-one from sophomore Demi Runas during her round of 70, the defending champion UC Davis women’s golf team took the early lead Sunday at the Big West championships. The 19th-ranked Aggies fired a 3-over 291 and lead second-seeded Long […]

49ers sweep softball series with 3-1 win over Aggies

LONG BEACH — Long Beach State took a series sweep over the UC Davis softball team, after a 3-1 win Sunday at the 49er Softball Complex. Long Beach State held the edge in the pitcher’s duel, with Erin Jones-Wesley taking her second victory of the weekend. Jessica Thweatt and Alex Holmes combined to allow just […]

Community, campus mourn death of popular athlete

Davis High School students, teachers, coaches, alumni and UC Davis and community leaders are grieving in the wake of the death of Scott Heinig, 22. Heinig, a Davis resident and DHS and UCD graduate, died Sunday just after noon at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. He was rushed by ambulance to the hospital […]

River Cats rally for a win over Rainiers

TACOMA, Wash. — The Sacramento River Cats came from behind to beat the Tacoma Rainiers 3-1 Saturday night in front of a crowd of 5,017 fans at Cheney Stadium. Carrying a 1-0 lead, Rainiers reliever Edward Paredes surrendered a two-RBI double to designated hitter Eric Sogard in the eighth inning that scored Jai Miller and […]

Doughty leads Kings past Sharks, 4-0, in Game 2

SAN JOSE — The talk before Game 2 centered on how much Los Angeles was missing in the middle of the ice. Drew Doughty and Jonathan Quick showed the Kings still had plenty of pieces left even without two of the team’s top centers. Doughty had two goals and two assists, Quick made 34 saves […]

Oakland beats Detroit’s Verlander

OAKLAND — Dallas Braden allowed an unearned run in five innings before leaving with stiffness in his pitching shoulder, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers, 6-2, on Saturday night for their second home win this season. David DeJesus and Hideki Matsui had two hits apiece as Oakland knocked around Detroit ace Justin Verlander […]

NBA playoff roundup: Bulls edge Pacers with late run

CHICAGO — Derrick Rose scored 39 points, Kyle Korver nailed the go-ahead 3-pointer and the top-seeded Chicago Bulls rallied from a late 10-point deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers, 104-99, in their playoff opener. Trailing 98-88 late in the game, the Bulls showed the resolve that carried them to a league-best 62-20 record, outscoring Indiana […]

Devils ready for a deep breath in Fresno

After back-to-back Delta Valley Conference losses to Elk Grove and Franklin, the Davis High baseball team saw the doctor … “Take two games against Grant and call me after the Fresno Easter Classic,” was the advice. Blue Devil coach Dan Ariola and his crew — thanks to consecutive 11-1 victories over the Pacers — seem […]

M-O-T-A spells relief for Giants

PHOENIX — Someone, it seemed, always picked up the slack and provided what was needed for the San Francisco Giants during their World Series run last year. The same thing is happening now. Barry Zito went down in the second inning with a sprained right foot Saturday night but Guillermo Mota came on for 4 […]