Tuesday, July 22, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Daugherty’s gem is just enough in Post 77 tourney opener

Yolo's Chris Gnos, a 2011 Davis High graduate, follows through after smashing an RBI double during the seventh inning of Post 77's 2-1 victory over Fair Oaks in the District 6 tournament on Thursday at Clark Field. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

By
From page B1 | July 12, 2013 |

WOODLAND — At the beginning of the season, Yolo Post 77 coach Matt Castles said his American Legion baseball squad would be deep in solid arms.

Opening the District 6 double-elimination tournament Thursday with a 2-1 victory over a strong Fair Oaks team, Robert Daugherty and Carlos Enriquez once again proved Castles knew what he was talking about.

Daugherty threw seven nifty innings, allowing four hits and one run before Enriquez picked up the save by erasing in order the six batters he faced. Top-seeded Yolo is hosting the tournament at Clark Field in Woodland.

“It was a great pitching performance by Daugherty, keeping us in the game and giving us a chance,” Castles told The Enterprise. “We didn’t swing the bats that well. We didn’t execute that well … we certainly didn’t come up with the big hits with guys on base. Offensively, we struggled.”

But a two-run rally in the bottom of the seventh, highlighted by Chris Gnos’ RBI double, was enough to overcome the Oaks’ only tally in the top of the frame.

After Fair Oaks starter Taylor Jones and lefty Daugherty went toe-to-toe through six shutout innings, Post 383 broke through …

Mike Hatfield drew a one-out walk and immediately stole second. After Dustin Masculus flew out deep to center fielder Adam Castelan, Keith Judd bounced a single to left.

Outfielder Gnos, a 2011 graduate of Davis High who now plays at Holy Names University (Oakland), came up throwing. But his one-hopper was off-line and Hatfield scored. It marked the first time the Oaks had even gotten a runner as far as third base, let alone across the plate.

What would be Daugherty’s last pitch of the night got Mike Phelen to fly out, again deep to center.

Trailing 1-0, Daugherty would be made a winner with the ensuing Post 77 rally …

Yolo’s Nico Sandoval opened with a sharp single to center. Ethan Chrisp ran for Sandoval and promptly swiped second.

On a 3-1 pitch, Bobby Young surprised everyone with a drop bunt. Intending to sacrifice to Chrisp to third, Young did that — but also beat Jones’ tardy throw to first base.

With runners at the corners and nobody out, Gnos launched a long fly ball to right. Masculus almost got to the ball, but it bounced off the fence, just out of the Fair Oaks fielder’s reach. In came Chrisp, but Young stopped at third.

Jones settled in and got Joe Murray and Castelan to fly out to right before Mike Chavarria took his place at the plate.

Before the Cosumnes River College slugger popped out to third, Jones uncorked a wild pitch that scored Young.

With catcher Joey Thompson hustling after the ball, his throw to Jones arrived when Young did. The safe call started an argument from the various members of the Oaks.

In the end, the run stood, but at least one visiting coach was ejected.

With the locals now leading 2-1, Enriquez relieved Daugherty (4-0) in the eighth and, on this night, was The Answer as he retired all six batters he faced.

Post 77 will meet Lodi at 7 p.m. Friday. Earning the top tourney seed thanks to a 26-7 regular-season mark, Yolo is in terrific position with its deep pitching staff.

Thomas Galart will get the start.

“Pitching well enough to win 2-1 is good to know,” Castles added. “But we have to come out and swing the bat better (Friday) if we want a chance to beat Lodi.

“But I definitely think in a short tournament like this, we have the depth to get through a five-team tournament. Pitching-wise we’re in good shape. We have plenty of arms left.”

Lodi stopped West Sacramento, 8-2, opening the tournament on Wednesday. Fair Oaks had spanked Manhart, 11-5, in the nightcap of Day 1.

Earlier on Thursday, West Sac was eliminated, falling to Manhart, 12-6. Manhart and Fair Oaks meet Friday (3 p.m.) in an elimination game.

Notes: A full-dress Post 77 color guard presented the U.S. flag before Lisa Parente’s stirring rendition of the national anthem. Parente of Davis just last month sang the anthem at an Oakland A’s game. … Daugherty, a Pioneer High grad, will be headed to the University of Washington this fall on a baseball grant. As a Patriot this spring, Daugherty went 6-2 with a 2.25 ERA, striking out 67 in less than 50 innings pitched. … Infielder Murray made a slick play in charging a Judd fifth-inning grounder to start a second-to-first double play. … Former Blue Devils Young and Gnos were the only players with two hits in the contest. … Daugherty fanned six and walked two.

— Reach Bruce Gallaudet at bgallaudet@davisenterprise.net or 530-747-8047.

Bruce Gallaudet

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Davis Enterprise does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

.

News

Somewhere, over the rainbow

By Wayne Tilcock | From Page: A1

 
More homes for sale in Davis, at higher prices

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1, 3 Comments | Gallery

Girls sleep safely at Myanmar school, thanks to generous Davisites

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Davis teen succumbs to head injuries

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1

Police seek suspect in Woodland robbery spree

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

 
Poppenga files to run for Davis school board

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A2

Pets of the week

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2 | Gallery

 
Driver dies in rural crash

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

 
Explore the night sky at Tuleyome Astronomy Night

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Appeals panel upholds race in admissions for UT Austin

By New York Times News Service | From Page: A3

 
Parents’ Night Out planned Friday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Saylor welcomes visitors at ‘office hours’

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Summer produce, yummy treats featured at Sutter market

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3 | Gallery

STEAC needs donations of personal care items

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3, 1 Comment

 
Drop off school supplies at Edward Jones offices

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Tickets on sale now for DHS Hall of Fame dinner

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A5

 
Yolo County CASA seeks volunteer child advocates

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

 
.

Forum

Korean teenagers welcome us with open arms

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Time to support people with disabilities

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

Shame on the Palestinians

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A4, 3 Comments

 
Kimble left a swimming legacy

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A4, 1 Comment

Any treasures at The Cannery?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A4

 
Questions about city revenue

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A4

John Cole cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A4

 
Son-in-law has them worried

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

Not up for full-time caregiving

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
.

Sports

Tour leader Nibali: A ‘flag-bearer’ against doping

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Yolo Post 77 looks to avenge last year’s outcome

By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Thompson shines as Republic falls

By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

River Cats overpower Chihuahuas

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

 
Area sports briefs: Heintz returns to UCD

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2

MLB roundup: Duvall, Kontos help Giants beat Phillies

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
.

Features

.

Arts

‘Grease’ is the show at WOH

By Bev Sykes | From Page: A7 | Gallery

 
Winters Fourth Friday Feast celebrates cycling

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

 
Lincoln Highway rolls into Central Park

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7 | Gallery

Rock Band campers perform at E Street Plaza

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

 
Acme Theatre to present ‘The Rememberer’

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

Video highlights walking The Camino

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7 | Gallery

 
.

Business

.

Obituaries

.

Comics

Comics: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 (set 1)

By Creator | From Page: B5

 
Comics: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 (set 2)

By Creator | From Page: B7