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Cards can’t stop red-hot DHS bats

DHS' Joe Murray runs to first after connecting with a pitch in the fourth inning of the Blue Devils' 13-1 home win over Laguna Creek on Friday. Murray had two hits in the game, including one of Davis' four triples. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

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From page B1 | April 28, 2013 |

Laguna Creek cycled through a large portion of its bullpen on Friday night, looking for anyone who could help stem the flood of hits coming from the Davis High baseball team.

They never found him.

The Blue Devils battered four Cardinal pitchers in 4 and 1/2 innings, turning in one of their better offensive performances of the season in a 13-1 mercy rule-shortened victory at the DHS field.

DHS (18-5, 11-0 Delta Valley Conference play) was led by designated hitter Matt Trask, who went 2-for-2 with a double, a triple and two RBIs, and Joe Murray, who was 2-for-2 with a triple and three RBIs. John Ariola and Trey Golston each added three-baggers as the locals had four triples in all.

“We came out and played well,” Devil head coach Dan Ariola said afterward. “We got on them early. Jumped on them in the first. Hit some balls hard. Joe hit a ball hard. John hit a ball hard. And we just got going there in the first inning. And then just kept adding to it, so I’m really happy. (During Thursday’s 8-3 win at Laguna Creek), we got a lead and kind of backed off.

“(Friday), we kept going.”

Murray opened the bottom of the first inning with a single, then scored on a triple by Ariola to put the Blue Devils up from the start. Davis went on to score four more times in that frame, with Chris Daunt, Bobby Young, Trask and Hayden Duer all crossing the plate.

The locals made it 7-0 in the second inning when Murray scored on a fly ball by Young, and Daunt came home on a Trask’s triple to center field.

The roll continued in the bottom of the third as Duer and Golston each singled, Brett Bloomfield drew a walk to load the bases before Murray drove everyone home with his triple down the right-field line.

Murray scored when Ariola reached on an error, and the coach’s son then rounded out the inning by touching home plate on a double by Young.

The Devils’ 13th and final tally came when Daunt singled to set up a score by Murray in the bottom of the fourth.

The Cardinals started Cruz Ramos on the mound before switching to Zachary Wassall in the second inning, then tried Jaycob Ruiz and Jack Walsh in the third. Walsh came in for Ruiz midway through the third and ended up finishing the game for Laguna Creek. None of the pitchers could find a way to keep the Blue Devils from scoring.

The locals, on the other hand, stuck with Adam Inouye for all four and a half innings. Inouye gave up only one run — which came in the top of the third — and added several strikeouts.

“He did a great job. He was pounding the zone. (He was) real competitive and did a good job,” coach Ariola said. “(In) that one inning, the first two hitters got hits off of him. Two guys on. He had good damage control and just gave up the one run. He did great.”

The victory was yet another in what is becoming quite the streak for Ariola and company. The Blue Devils have won their first 11 DVC contests and currently sit one game ahead of perennial power Elk Grove, whom they dispatched 2-1 earlier in the year. However, Ariola said his team still has room to improve down the stretch of the regular season:

“We’ve got a long ways to go. We got Monterey Trail and then we’ve got to get to Elk Grove (again). (But), hey, we’re 11-0. You’ve got to feel good about being 11-0 in league play.”

DHS will play Monterey Trail at home on Tuesday (4:15 p.m.) then again on the road Thursday before finishing the regular season with two key games against Elk Grove (Friday and Tuesday, May 7).

— Reach Will Bellamy at wbellamy@davisenterprise.net

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