UCD’s Hansen reaches quarterfinal of California State Amateur Championship

SANTA BARBARA — Matt Hansen’s dominating run through the 101st California State Amateur Championship continues after he claimed a 4 and 3 victory over Cal’s Michael Weaver on Thursday to advance to Friday’s quarterfinals at the La Cumbre Country Club in Santa Barbara. Hansen tied for sixth overall and earned the No. 7 seed to […]

June 29, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Weltz reaches 200 breaststroke final at Olympic Trials

OMAHA, Neb. — Scott Weltz posted the second-best time in Thursday’s preliminary heats, then finished fourth in the semifinals of the 200-meter breaststroke to advance to the event finals at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials at the CenturyLink Center. Weltz, who serves as a volunteer assistant with the UC Davis women’s swimming and diving […]

June 29, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Salt Lake spoils Sacramento’s homecoming

WEST SACRAMENTO — Pacific Coast WHIP leader Bruce Billings gave up six runs in seven innings on Wednesday night at Raley Field, as the Sacramento River Cats fell to the visiting Salt Lake Bees, 7-2. Billings began as good as ever, striking out the side in a perfect first inning. He wasn’t as sharp in […]

June 28, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

DLL Juniors open home tourney with a win

The Davis National Little League Junior All Stars beat Vacaville National on Wednesday at Playfields, but if there’s a rematch between the two teams — and there very well could be, considering the double-elimination format of the District 64 Tournament — it will be far from an easy call. In Wednesday’s opener, DNLL used an […]

June 28, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

No offense, L.A., Giants move into first

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum threw his 167-pound body in front of the plate to save a run. He pounded the strike zone like the Lincecum of old. More than anything, he pitched the San Francisco Giants into first place while winning again at last. The Freak’s funk is over — for now, anyway. Lincecum […]

June 28, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Parker pitches A’s past Seattle

SEATTLE — Oakland manager Bob Melvin had a concise assessment of starter Jarrod Parker. “He’s good,” Melvin said. Parker earned that praise with seven dominant innings and a career-high nine strikeouts Wednesday in the Athletics’ 2-1 win over the Seattle Mariners. The A’s mustered just two hits against four Seattle pitchers, but both left the […]

June 28, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Raber advances to match play before losing at California Amateur

As the final qualifier for the round of 32, UC Davis senior golfer Tyler Raber, a Davis High graduate, was knocked out by the event’s top-ranked opponent as match play got under way Wednesday at the 101st California Amateur Championship. Playing at the La Cumbre Country Club in Santa Barbara, Raber was matched up with […]

June 28, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: Stampede goes undefeated at Fairfield Playdate

The Davis Stampede, a U11 girls soccer team, did not lose in three games on Sunday at NorCal Playdate 6, hosted by the Fairfield North Bay Elite FC. The locals got things started with a 5-0 rout of Elk Grove as Yasmeen Dmeiri converted two penalty kicks, while Adeline Umphress, Sophia Karperos and Lily Byrne each […]

June 28, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Unlikely Mariner has key hit to beat A’s

SEATTLE — Brendan Ryan works with Seattle hitting coach Chris Chambliss every day, and it appears something is working. Ryan hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning to send Seattle to a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday. The light-hitting infielder has a .182 average but is batting .323 with seven RBIs in […]

June 27, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Dodgers still can’t score against Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Ryan Vogelsong picked up where Barry Zito left off and the San Francisco Giants had the Los Angeles Dodgers once again searching for answers and runs. Vogelsong pitched seven innings to outduel San Francisco nemesis Clayton Kershaw for the second time this season and Melky Cabrera homered to help the Giants move […]

June 27, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Straily pitches well but Cats still lose to 51s

LAS VEGAS — Starting pitcher Dan Straily allowed two runs with eight strikeouts in six innings, but the Sacramento River Cats fell to the Las Vegas 51s, 11-1, on Tuesday at Cashman Field. Las Vegas got the scoring started early, tallying once in the second and scoring another run in the fourth inning. The Cats […]

June 27, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Davis National doesn’t go quietly at 9-10 tournament

DIXON — In a well-played game that belied the fact that its participants were 9 and 10 years old, Davis National exited the District 64 Little League Tournament via a 3-0 loss to Vacaville Central on Tuesday at Hall Park. But after the dust settled, the local youngsters and their coaches knew they gave it […]

June 27, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Undefeated DALL will play for the D64 title

DIXON — For the Davis American 9-10 all-stars, there were myriad ways to celebrate on Tuesday night. First, the local squad is the lone unbeaten team in the District 64 Little League Tournament after dispatching Dixon, 10-0, thanks to a five-inning mercy ruling. Second, Adam Dapkewicz and reliever Payne Barksdale combined on a no-hitter. Then, […]

June 27, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Aggies make presence felt at Olympic Trials

OMAHA, Neb. — UC Davis graduate and assistant swimming coach Scott Weltz finished fourth overall in the finals of the 100 breaststroke on Tuesday in the U.S. Olympic Trials at the CenturyLink Center, just half a second shy from advancing to London for the 2012 Games. Weltz clocked in at 1:00.68, just a second behind […]

June 27, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,