VACAVILLE — Both teams looked rusty after rain and wet fields limited their preseason practices but it was Vacaville that had just enough to edge visiting Davis High, 2-1, on Tuesday in the season opener for both squads.
The Blue Devils, who haven’t gotten time on the field in eight days, got a strong start from left-hander Walter Bolle. The junior held the Bulldogs without a run until the fourth inning, when they scratched one across.
DHS, meanwhile, finally broke through in the top of the sixth as senior Brett Bloomfield singled and stole second to get the rally started. Two batters later, sophomore Ryan Kreidler doubled to knock in the Devils’ only run.
Vacaville got the lead back in the bottom of the frame and that was it.
The other two Davis hits came from UCLA-bound senior Matt Trask, who doubled, and Trey Golston, who took over on the mound in the fourth inning before giving way to Bloomfield in the sixth.
“It seemed like we had one or two guys on in almost every inning but they never let us get (a rally going),” said veteran Blue Devil coach Dan Ariola. “I’m not disappointed, there were just some little things we didn’t do and I made a few mistakes.
“We just need to get on the field and get some innings in.”
DHS next chance to do that comes Saturday, when Yuba City is in town for a 1 p.m. contest.