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Hitting their stride: Devils’ Bloomfield says his 6 shutout innings ‘can be better’

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DHS' Brett Bloomfield delivers a pitch during an early-season game. Bloomfield pitched well on Thursday as the visiting Blue Devils beat Grant, 8-1. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise file photo

SACRAMENTO — Brett Bloomfield says he’s pitched better — and promises his best game is ahead of him.

Considering the right-hander held Grant scoreless in six innings of five-hit ball on Thursday, one wonders what the Davis High senior has in store for an encore.

After beating the Pacers, 8-1, on the road, the Blue Devils (11-8-1) kept pace with Elk Grove atop the Delta Valley Conference standings at 7-2.

Despite what appeared to be a gem to those in attendance, Bloomfield (3-2) was self-critical afterward.

“There weren’t enough first-pitch strikes. I need to get ahead early,” he told The Enterprise. “I thought my four innings against Franklin (in a 1-0, nine-inning DHS win on March 27) was my best outing this year.”

Bloomfield did point out that his squad was “getting better and better,” which it showed Thursday by beating Grant’s Polo Portela, a fire-balling junior who limited the Devils to four hits in a 3-0 shutout against Bloomfield last month.

Davis made an early statement on this day.

In the first, John Ariola opened with a walk, went to second on Bloomfield’s sacrifice and eventually scored on Matt Trask’s double (just inside the bag down the right-field line).

An inning later — with Quentin McCray and Jared McNece aboard on singles — Trey Golston started his big performance with a two-bagger over the head of Grant left fielder Jose Ivarra.

McCray scored easily, but a perfect Ivarra-to-Ruben Garza-to-Sammy Reveles relay nailed McNece at the plate.

However, the Blue Devils weren’t quite finished in that frame. Ariola worked his second walk in as many innings before RBI singles from Bloomfield and Ryan Kreidler made it 4-0.

Three frames later, Drew Gnos scored triple-maker Trask with a single.

As Bloomfield was mowing ‘em down, Golston added some late-game fireworks.

In the sixth, the senior third baseman homered to left. In the seventh, his single up the middle brought in DHS’ next-to-last tally. When the dust finally settled, Golston was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs.

The Devils hammered upstart Grant (11-8, 4-5 in DVC) this week — winning 13-3 Tuesday before Thursday’s victory. Davis raised its team average to .271.

Like Bloomfield explained, his team is “getting better and better.”

Among Thursday’s 13 local hits, McCray had two, scoring twice. Trask’s line was 2-for-3, with an RBI and one run with a walk. Ariola scored after each time he walked.

Blue Devil coach Dan Ariola thought Bloomfield’s effort was “about what we expect from him. He’s been solid all year like that for us.”

Grant got an unearned run off unlucky Davis reliever Ted Riffle in the seventh.

Friday, DHS sophomore Pierce Tujo gets the ball at home against Laguna Creek (10-11, 3-6).

Notes: Portela (3-1) got his formerly 0.29 ERA messed up as Grant coach Danny Chavez let his ace go the distance. … From the Derek Jeter Would Be Proud Dept.: Devil shortstop Kreidler went deep in the hole to backhand a Paul Hampton grounder, pirouetted high in the air and threw to a stretching Trask, erasing the Pacer runner to end the fourth inning. … Bloomfield walked only two and fanned seven, but fell behind 12 batters — the subject of his concern: “I’ll correct it,” he promised. … With Franklin outslugging the Cardinals, 17-10, Thursday, it remains a game behind the Thundering Herd and Devils at 6-3 in league. In losing four straight DVC games, Grant is fading from the postseason picture. Three teams from the league will earn berths to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.

— Reach Bruce Gallaudet at [email protected] or 530-320-4456.

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