Wednesday, April 1, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Early offense powers DHS softballers on Senior Day

By
From page B1 | May 07, 2013 |

DHS senior first baseman Tarah Kalinen catches a ball for an out in the Blue Devils' 17-2 victory over Monterey Trail on Monday. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

It’s not often that you win a softball game in the first inning.

But that’s exactly what Davis High did against Monterey Trail on Monday night.

The Blue Devils scored 13 runs in the bottom of the first, then cruised the rest of the way in a 17-2 victory over the Mustangs at the DHS field.

The electrifying performance couldn’t have come at a more fitting time as the Devils sent 12th-graders Sydney Rosenblum, Tarah Kalinen and Stephanie Cello out on a high note as part of the team’s Senior Day celebration. Fittingly, all three played integral roles in the victory, with Rosenblum going 2-for-4 and Kalinen and Cello each finishing 2-for-3.

“All three of them had a great day,” Davis head coach Art Guerra said afterward. “On Senior Day, you always want the best for them.

“I was very proud of them. It was hard (for) that group, being my second year here and they went through a lot last year with me.”

Junior Ashley Dufresne knocked in a pair of home runs and, along with her senior counterparts, was a big reason why the Blue Devils were able to get off to such a fast start.

After Kaitlyn Lagattuta and Cello singled to open the first inning, Dufresne sent a pitch careening over the left-field fence and into the field beyond to put DHS up 3-0.

The gap between the two teams continued to grow as Kalinen and Emily Ginn each singled and then scored on a triple from Maddie Asta, who crossed the plate on a single by Olivia Schmidt. After advancing to second on an error drawn by Catherine Slabaugh and to third on a single by Rosenblum, Schmidt made it home on a single by Lagattuta.

Things spiraled completely out of control for the Mustangs when Cello smashed a double through the middle to bring Slabaugh, Rosenblum and Lagattuta to the plate, and Dufrense added her second homer to set up another two scores.

Kalinen capped off the barrage by doubling and scoring on a Ginn sac fly.

Monterey Trail brought in new pitcher Elizabeth Corona after the first inning. She was able to hold the Devils scoreless in the second and third frames, but couldn’t keep them at bay forever.

In the bottom of the fourth, Faith Harlan smashed a pitch deep into center field and beat the ball home for an inside-the-park home run that put DHS up 14-2.

From there, Lagattuta, Madi Yule and Kalinen all added runs to give the Blue Devils their grand total of 17, and pitcher Sarah Allen-Sutter made short work of the Mustangs in the top of the fifth to end the game.

Allen-Sutter came in for starter Madi Benner midway through the third and went on to strike out three batters while surrendering only two runs. Benner had three strikeouts of her own.

On offense, Lagattuta finished 4-for-4 with three singles and a double, while Asta was 3-for-4 with a double and a triple.

After the game, DHS honored its three seniors with a brief ceremony at home plate followed by a barbecue.

All in all, the day was a light one for the team. But a much more difficult — and pivotal — task lies ahead.

With Monday’s victory, the Blue Devils (16-8-1, 8-1 Delta Valley Conference) are tied with Elk Grove (19-6, 8-1) at the top of the conference. The two teams will decide the DVC title, and which will get the league’s top seed in next week’s Sac-Joaquin Section Tournament, with a 4:15 p.m. contest at Elk Grove on Wednesday.

— Reach Will Bellamy at [email protected]

Comments

comments

  • Recent Posts

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

  • .

    News

     
     
    Woodland Library’s community room reopens

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Museum celebrates Easter with candy-filled eggs

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Easter egg hunt set Sunday at Atria

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    AquaMonsters open summer registration

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

    Cancer fighters will gather Saturday for Relay For Life kickoff

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

     
    Poet laureate emerita celebrates at book-release party

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

    UCD gets grant to look at open access to published research

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

     
    Odd Fellows will host a big birthday bash

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

    Tamblyn presents a comedy concert

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6 | Gallery

     
    AARP’s free tax-prep services continue

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

    Round up at the registers for Davis schools

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

     
    ‘Sip and Shop’ kicks off Child Abuse Prevention Month

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

    Pain management lecture slated April 8

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

     
    Seniors invited to join new social group

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A8

    Pence Gallery: See artists at work during Garden Tour

    By Natalie Nelson | From Page: A10 | Gallery

     
    .

    Forum

    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: B4

     
    Is Davis on the cusp of an evolutionary change?

    By Rich Rifkin | From Page: B4

    .

    Sports

     
    UC Davis represents well at Final Four in Indiana

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Descalso looks back at Aggie days, ahead to new Rockies gig

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Blue Devils drop softball game at CBS

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

    Aggies get ready for Hawaii by rolling over St. Mary’s

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    JV/frosh roundup: DHS younger girls soccer squad stomps Grant

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

    UCD roundup: Nunez powers Aggies to softball win

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

     
    Gibson’s heroics ensure a DHS split at Boras Classic

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B10

    .

    Features

    Spring is a busy time for honey and hives

    By Dan Kennedy | From Page: A8 | Gallery

     
    .

    Arts

     
    Fiery bluesman brings guitar pyrotechnics to The Palms

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

     
    Bluesman and guitarist Buddy Guy comes to Davis

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A9 | Gallery

     
    .

    Business

    .

    Obituaries

    .

    Comics