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DHS softball snaps five-game skid with rout

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From page B1 | April 11, 2013 |

DHS' Sarah Allen-Sutter tags out a Grant runner at second base in the Blue Devils' 14-0 mercy-rule win over the Pacers on Wednesday at home. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

It was an efficient softball victory.

Davis High coach Art Guerra got a raft-full of his players in and — most importantly — the Delta Valley Conference decision snapped a five-game losing streak.

“The kids are loose again and having a good time, finally,” Guerra told The Enterprise after his Blue Devils smacked 15 hits in a 14-0, mercy-rule-shortened win over struggling Grant on Wednesday.

The home game, played under a cloudless sky with temperatures in the mid-80s, evened DHS’ record at 8-8-1 (1-1 DVC), while the Pacers fell to 0-10 and 0-2 in league.

After Sarah Sutter-Allen threw a one-hit, shutout first inning, Madi Benner came on to pitch a nifty four frames. The versatile hurler fanned four, walked but one and didn’t allow a hit in the 72-minute contest.

“She pitched great … kept the ball down,” Guerra said of his sophomore standout, who also plays outfield. “Between her and Allen-Sutter, we have two very good pitchers, but Madi did throw the ball exceptionally well (Wednesday).”

The Devil circle tandem received a ton of early offensive support …

A nine-run first inning featured two-RBI doubles from Davis’ Emily Ginn, Allen-Sutter and Stephanie Cello, as well as singles by Sydney Rosenblum, Maddie Asta and Catherine Slabaugh.

Leading by nine, Guerra immediately begin changing his lineup.

The local attack continued in the second …

Madi Yule — the birthday girl — opened with a double (but was erased at third). Faith Harlan came off the bench to reach on an error before Allen-Sutter blooped a single to left. Freshman Slabaugh followed with a two-run knock to right. Another error and a Kaitlyn Lagattuta liner to left brought in Olivia Schmidt and Slabaugh.

Asta’s third-inning single accounted for the final DHS tally (catcher Ashley Dufresne scoring her second run on the hit).

Allen-Sutter, Benner, Ginn and Schmidt all laced doubles — and Asta, Allen-Sutter and Slabaugh (the 7-8-9 hitters) each went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

The Blue Devils, who were 21-7 and earned a share of the DVC crown with Elk Grove last year, have a busy two weeks ahead.

Laguna Creek comes calling on Monday before Davis heads to Monterey Trail on Wednesday. A nonleague game at River City on April 19 is followed by conference crucials with Elk Grove (April 22) and Franklin (April 24). Both games are at DHS.

The Thundering Herd are bopping along at 13-5 and unbeaten in DVC. Monterey Trail is 2-15 and, like Grant, struggling. Franklin, meanwhile, has a leg up in any tiebreakers with Davis, thanks to last week’s dramatic 8-7 victory over the Devils.

Notes: A postponed game with Del Oro, according to Guerra, will be made up. Scheduled for Tuesday, DO backed out because the team had been swept by cases of pink eye. “Their coach didn’t want it to spread to us in the wind,” Guerra explained. … There are new foul poles in place at DHS. The new standards are part of a $50,000 Davis schools funding project. A new flag pole should be in place new week, the coach says. Guerra adds “Everything is getting redone, except for the backstop. We’ll be fundraising after the season, trying to match what the district provided.” Part of the remodel will include better stands and, if fundraising goes well, a scoreboard. The city of Davis, which owns part of the property on which the softball complex sits, issued an easement last month, allowing the softballers to make carte blanche improvements. … Former Blue Devil Melanie Habib was making an impact (.274, 15 RBI) as a freshman at Pacific when the talented infielder went down with left shoulder separation. After surgery (which went well, according to her dad Anthony) all-CIF shortstop Habib will miss the rest of 2013. The Tigers split with UC Davis on Wednesday at La Rue Field.

— Reach Bruce Gallaudet at bgallaudet@davisenterprise.net or 530-747-8047. View galleries and purchase prints of Blue Devils sports photos at http://davisenterprise.zenfolio.net.

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