Friday, April 24, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

It’s a tale of two Juniors games for DALL, which lives to play another day

By
From page B1 | June 25, 2014 |

0625AmericanJrsW

Davis American players Rogrik Davis, left, and Ryan Berry share a smile after a good defensive play in their team's 17-13 victory over the DNLL Juniors. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

Davis American opened its Little League District 64 Juniors tournament run with two games in two days, and the results couldn’t have been more different.

It’s opener, a matchup against crosstown rival Davis National, started Monday but didn’t end until Tuesday afternoon with DALL on top 17-13.

That set up a winner’s bracket contest against Dixon later Tuesday, which finished with Davis American on the wrong end of a 19-0 score.

But after a wild couple of days at Playfields, those scores don’t matter as DALL is poised to face Vacaville Central in an elimination game Wednesday at 7 p.m. — with an eye on getting a second chance against Dixon in the tournament title tilt.

“We’re going to fight (Wednesday) and hopefully get Dixon again Thursday,” said Davis coach Robert Berry.

DALL could afford a loss in the double-elimination event because it outlasted Davis National, despite having to wait overnight to close it out.

With Davis American up 17-9 in the top of the seventh on Monday night, the sprinklers lining the edges of the field went off. The two teams attempted to play through the mist, but additional sprinklers and the realization that the lights were about to shut off, convinced coaches and officials to halt play.

The game was picked up Tuesday afternoon with DNLL rallying for four runs before succumbing 17-13.

For the local Americans, a six-run third inning on Monday gave them control after entering that frame with a slim 3-2 lead. Theo Blewett kicked off the surge with a single into center field that brought Mason Blackman home. Blackman was followed across the plate by Blewett, Sam DeWit, Matt Vinh, Rogrik Davis and Michael Baca, each of whom scored either on singles or wild pitches to give their team a 9-2 advantage.

In the fourth, Sam Seiler, Baca, Ryan Berry and Blackman all knocked in runs as Davis American pushed its lead to 14-4.

“We hit the ball really well (and) we pitched pretty well in that game,” coach Berry said. “We got in some sticky situations, but our pitchers did muscle through and got us through those innings with minimum damage.”

It was a different story on Tuesday as starter Davis cruised through the first two innings with just one run allowed before Dixon scored seven in the top of the third.

Still, Davis — who threw close to 100 pitches — and reliever Blackman combined to go the distance against the powerful Dixon lineup, which could be key for the locals as they were able to save other pitchers for the later rounds.

“It was a rocky start, but we were able to get through it. Dixon is a great team,” coach Berry said. “Rogrik pitched great, they’ve just got a murderers’ row over there in Dixon. Then Blackman went out there and got us through the game.”

In the loss, DALL got singles from Manuel Costa, Davis, Seiler and Ryan Berry. After he left the mound, Davis also made a nice play at shortstop, snaring a hot grounder up the middle, stepping on second, then throwing the first to complete an inning-ending double play.

For Dixon, Rob Nagle threw five shutout innings and went 2-for-4, with a triple and four RBIs at the plate.

— Reach Chris Saur at [email protected] or 530-747-8049. Will Bellamy contributed to this report

Comments

comments

  • Recent Posts

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

  • .

    News

    New design submitted for conference center

    By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Water and power have a troubling interdependency

    By New York Times News Service | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Bob Dunning: Fairness is an afterthought for them

    By Bob Dunning | From Page: A2

    Los Angeles march to commemorate Armenian killings

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Hostage deaths a reminder of risk of ‘deadly mistakes’

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Walkers head out three times weekly

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4Comments are off for this post

     
    Got bikes? Donate ‘em!

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Need a new best friend?

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4 | Gallery

    Beginning tai chi classes start May 5

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    College Night set April 30 at DHS

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    School board hears report on health services

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A5

     
    Tour of co-ops precedes Sacramento conference

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

    Mamajowali will perform at benefit house concert

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6 | Gallery

     
    Explorit: Celebrate International Astronomy Day

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

    Learn basics of composting in Woodland

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

     
    Raptor Center welcomes visitors at May 2 open house

    By Trina Wood | From Page: A8 | Gallery

    Take a peek at region’s past at Tremont Mite Society’s social

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8 | Gallery

     
    BeerFest expands to include cider

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

    Winkler Dinner raises funds for enology, viticulture activities

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8 | Gallery

     
    Mapping where human action is causing earthquakes

    By New York Times News Service | From Page: A9

    Hummingbird health: Appreciating the little things

    By Kat Kerlin | From Page: A12 | Gallery

     
    .

    Forum

    Thanks for supporting the arts

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

     
    Bike Swap another success

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

    Drink is a tasteless insult

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

     
    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: B4

    The fight for gender pay equity

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B4

     
    It’s a depressing beat

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    .

    Sports

    Lehner talks about the UCD student-athlete experience

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

     
    Reeling Blue Devils stop skid against Sheldon

    By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Aggie Spring Game environment will up the gridiron fun factor

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Rare DHS track loss still full of highlights

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    DYSA roundup: Lester, Osborne lead Storm over Dixon

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

    Lady Demons’ fundraiser a smash hit

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

     
    Pro baseball roundup: River Cats lose their fourth straight

    By Staff and wire reports | From Page: B12

    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

     
    ‘Ex Machina': The perils of playing God

    By Derrick Bang | From Page: A10 | Gallery

    Ceramicist works will be featured at The Artery

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11 | Gallery

     
    .

    Business

    Chamber expands Korean sister-city opportunities

    By Felicia Alvarez | From Page: A5 | Gallery

     
    Car Care: Tips for buying your first ATV

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B6

    Subaru goes rear-wheel drive with sporty BRZ coupe

    By Ann M. Job | From Page: B7 | Gallery

     
    .

    Obituaries

    Whitney Joy Engler

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Valente Forrest Dolcini

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Friday, April 24, 2015

    By Creator | From Page: B5