Friday, March 27, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

DNLL 11-12s bow out of D64 tourney with close loss

By
From page B1 | July 07, 2013 |

Davis National's Travis Cosgrave takes a swing during a District 64 11-12 tournament game. On Friday, the locals hit and pitched well, but were knocked out of the tourney, 11-9, by Woodland American. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise file photo

VACAVILLE — A baseball win can come in many fashions.

Sometimes, pitching is overwhelming and just one run can be the difference. Frequently, the pitching fails and enough offense can outdistance a foe.

Then there are games — like Davis National’s on Friday — in which pitching can be good with the offense clicking and the team still loses. In those games, errors make the difference.

In bowing out of the Little League District 64 11-12 tournament, Davis had a general defensive lapse in falling to Woodland American, 11-9, at Centennial Park.

National skipper Scott Carrell said it was just one of those things …

“All of our pitchers pitched exceptionally well,” Carrell told The Enterprise. “We threw strikes, got a lot of ground balls, but we were a little flat … and made all those errors.”

The local offense came out swinging, putting up eight runs in the first two innings.

But because the Nationals played fast and loose with the ball when Woodland was at the plate, Davis couldn’t shake the opposition.

Despite a first-inning Adrian Sanchez homer (his third of the tourney) and key hits by Shinye Ho, Zach Bergevin and Sanchez in a six-run second, DNLL led only 8-7 going into the third frame.

But of the seven Woodland runs, just two were earned. Those darned errors …

By the time the fourth inning was complete, Davis had used Zach Carrell, Ho and Caden Neel on the mound, but none — although pitching “very well,” according to the coach — could turn off the WALL run production.

In fact, had Neel not made a diving stop of grounder with runners on second and third and thrown to first for the final out in that fourth inning, the damage could have been worse.

Woodland tallied twice in the fifth, providing the margin of victory, but even after that the Nationals had a couple of late hits — Neel and Bergevin — and runners on base in the final two innings as they tried to work their way back into contention. But WALL rose to the occasion, keeping DNLL off the board in those frames.

“Despite the errors, our pitchers stayed composed,” Carrell continued.

“It was a phenomenal three weeks together. We had 11 different players start games. We had really, really good players. This was a very deep team.

“All 12 kids could throw strikes. Actually, I thought our pitching was much better than theirs (Friday) night.

“We just couldn’t make all the plays.”

Woodland and Vacaville Central were scheduled to play in Saturday’s District 64 championship game. WALL needs to win two to wrest the title from VCLL.

“No one hung their heads,” Carrell noted. “I’m just really proud of them. Unfortunately, the ball didn’t bounce our way.

“It was an honor and a privilege to coach them.”

— To view galleries or purchase prints of Davis Little League tournament team photos, visit http://davisenterprise.zenfolio.com

Comments

comments

Enterprise staff

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    Anti-gay initiative puts AG in a bind

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

     
    County supervisors consider options for historic courthouse

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Two found dead of apparent shooting in West Davis home

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    New Paso Fino design trims lots

    By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1

    Woodland police warn of kidnapping phone scam

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

     
    Co-pilot may have hidden illness, German prosecutors say

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Senate’s Harry Reid announces he won’t seek re-election

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Need a new best friend?

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3 | Gallery

     
    Lawyer disputes police’s hoax claim in California kidnapping

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A3

    Empower Yolo offers peer counselor training

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Davis Flower Arrangers meet Wednesday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Sign up for Camp Shakespeare

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    State loosens sex offender residency restrictions

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

     
    Neighbors invited to adopt Willow Creek Park

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

    Sing along on April Fool’s Day

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

     
    Three nabbed in counterfeiting probe

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A6

    .

    Forum

    Can he get life back on track?

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    Blame Reid for impasse

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7

     
    Practice cancer prevention each day

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

    Turnabout is fair play

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7

     
    Be aware and be afraid

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7

    .

    Sports

    UCD’s Hawkins, Harris to shoot at Final Four

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Home sweet home: Aggie women win a tennis match

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

    Devil boys grind out a net win at Franklin

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    DHS baseballers fall to Vintage in eight innings

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

    UCD men edge Hawaii on the court

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    DYSA roundup: Recent youth softball games feature big hitting

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

    Sacramento get its second straight win

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

     
    Sharks get a key win over Detroit

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B10 | Gallery

     
    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    UCD Student Fashion Association presents charity fashion show

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

     
    ‘Get Hard’ comes across as rather limp

    By Derrick Bang | From Page: A8 | Gallery

    Monticello announces April live-music shows

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

     
    Leonardo Tuchman’s work shows at UC Davis Craft Center Gallery

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

    Sacramento Youth Symphony holding open auditions

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

     
    Preview Art Studio Tour participants’ work at The Artery

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

    Smokey Brights to perform at Sophia’s

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

     
    ‘Deserted Destinations’ is April exhibit at Gallery 625

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9 | Gallery

    .

    Business

    Camry Hybrid takes a step forward

    By Ann M. Job | From Page: B3

     
    .

    Obituaries

    Celebrate Rusty Jordan’s Life

    By Creator | From Page: A4

     
    .

    Comics

    Comics: Friday, March 27, 2015

    By Creator | From Page: B4