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Just another breeze for DHS baseball

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From page B1 | May 01, 2013 |

Blown away. Plain and simple.

For the fourth consecutive baseball game between the two schools (dating back to April 27, 2012), Davis High evoked the mercy rule on visiting Monterey Trail, wrapping up a tidy 10-0 Delta Valley Conference victory on Tuesday.

With a constant wind hitting gusts up to 40 mph, Blue Devil pitcher Bobby Young threw four no-hit frames before Jake Miille put the sparse home crowd — and the Mustangs — out of their collective miseries with a scoreless inning of relief.

The locals are now 19-5, 12-0 in league and head out to play The Trail on Thursday in their season-series finale.

After that, things get interesting …

DHS and second-place Elk Grove meet across the Causeway on Friday before the Thundering Herd comes back here next Tuesday — two games apparently destined to decide the DVC pennant.

But before getting into that drama, the Devils efficiently dispatched struggling Monterey Trail (2-22, 0-12) with another display of small ball.

Chris Daunt’s grounder and Matt Trask’s triple drove in two, first-inning runs before the flood gates opened in the second.

Catcher Hayden Duer’s single started things for Davis. One out later, Brett Bloomfield also singled. Lead-off hitter Joe Murray then smacked a Jermaine Bell fastball into center, scoring Duer.

John Ariola was hit by a pitch to load the bases just before Daunt’s single to left plated Bloomfield and Murray. Young walked, reloading the bases — allowing Trask’s sacrifice fly to bring home Ariola.

After shortstop Ryan Kreidler drew the second walk off Bell, Mustang skipper James Therriault went to his bullpen (actually to his left fielder Javee Miranda).

A passed ball scored Daunt and Duer’s second hit of the inning sent Young plateward. Before getting the final out, Monterey Trail found itself in an 8-0 hole — just a couple of innings away from another early exit.

Miranda put the Blue Devil onslaught on hold by pitching a scoreless third, but Therriault again went to new pitcher. And this time, DHS found its magic number against reliever Paul Gooden.

Trask reached on an error just before Kreidler’s base hit. A flyout was followed by C.K. Hicks’ fielder’s choice, which erased Kreidler but scored Trask.

Then — with the wind semi-calm for one of the first times in the game — Bloomfield seized the opportunity, turning on an inside pitch and launching a ball off the left-field fence, 330 feet from home plate. On the play, Hicks trotted home, Bloomfield pulled in at third with an RBI triple and the Devils grabbed a 10-run lead.

Miille came on to get the final outs, No. 3 coming when new DHS backstop Hudson Forrester gunned Demond Simmons trying to steal third.

As a team, the Blue Devils went 8-for-21 and raised their batting average to .323. In the last five games against the likes of Grant, Laguna Creek and now Monterey Trail, the locals have added 31 points to that average.

Bloomfield’s 2-for-3 performance took his BA over the .300 mark, and Young improved to 5-3, while lowering his earned run average to 2.56.

Both players drew praise from DHS coach Dan Ariola.

“When Brett is on, our offense is a lot more productive,” the veteran coach said of his No. 9 hitter. “It’s always good to have a hitter like Brett down there for the top of the order. (Lead-off batter) Joe Murray is my best hitter, so having (Brett) on when Joe comes up does a lot for us.”

Ariola went on to tip his cap to “another good effort by Bobby. He’s been solid for us all year.”

Notes: Josh Guerrero (2-1, 3.41 ERA) gets the call against Monterey Trail on Thursday with Trask (6-1, 0.93) on the hill Friday at Elk Grove (19-4, 11-1). … Murray scored twice Tuesday. He came into the game hitting .408 and went 1-for-2. Trask, also 1-for-2, came in at .439. … Davis has outscored the Mustangs 55-3 in their last five meetings.

— Reach Bruce Gallaudet at bgallaudet@davisenterprise.net or 530-747-8047.

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