13 (innings) is lucky for Cats

WEST SACRAMENTO — Eric Sogard led off the top of the 13th inning with a home run on Tuesday, giving Sacramento a 9-8 victory over Tacoma at Cheney Stadium. Hours earlier, the River Cats looked like they would cruise to their fourth straight win. But with the Cats up 7-2, Tacoma used back-to-back three-run innings in […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Oswalt owns Oakland in Rangers win

OAKLAND — Roy Oswalt baffled Oakland’s batters to beat the Athletics for the first time, and Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre each hit solo home runs in the Texas Rangers’ 6-1 victory on Tuesday night. Elvis Andrus, Craig Gentry and Mike Napoli hit RBI singles off Bartolo Colon (6-8) for the AL West-leading Rangers, who […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Giants bust Braves behind Posey’s power hitting

ATLANTA — Georgia native Buster Posey finally had a homecoming to remember. Posey drove in five runs with three hits, Barry Zito combined with two relievers on a five-hitter and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves, 9-0, on Tuesday. Posey, from Leesburg in southwestern Georgia, had been only 1-for-11 at Turner Field before […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Raber’s run continues with U.S. Amateur berth

UC Davis senior Tyler Raber, a Davis High graduate captured the third and final qualifying spot for the 2012 U.S. Amateur golf tournament on Monday. Just five days after a one-stroke victory at the Trans-Mississippi Championship, Raber defeated three other players in a two-hole playoff at a sectional qualifier at the Marin Country Club in Novato […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Motekaitis: the coach behind Aggie Olympian Weltz

By Will Robinson Pete Motekaitis and his star pupil Scott Weltz — the former Aggie swimmer-turned-Olympian — have worked together for so long that each man can order the other’s favorite sandwich at Subway … At least that’s how Motekaitis — a critical, enduring presence in the Davis swimming community — phrased it. He understands […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Aggies could have uphill climb in Big Sky

When UC Davis left the Great West Football Conference after the 2011 season — the league’s final campaign before disbanding — it knew it was taking a step up in terms of competition by joining the Big Sky. And while a preseason ranking isn’t proof of that, the 2012 coaches’ and media polls sure agree […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Sign up for summer sports camps

Young softball players can learn from members of the UC Davis squad that finished 14-7 to take third place in the Big West Conference last season at two UCD camps later this summer. The Aggies are set to host a three-day College ID Camp beginning Tuesday, and an All-Skills Camp on Aug. 25 at LaRue […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Greiner Athlete of the Week (7/18/12): Yolo’s Galen Hoshovsky

Facing elimination in a pair of games following an extra-inning loss to Manhart in the American Legion District 6 Tournament opener on Wednesday, Yolo didn’t panic on Thursday and Friday, even though a defeat either day could have ended its season. In fact, Post 77 seemed to thrive under the pressure, especially in the batter’s box. […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Homer-happy Cats capture road contest

TACOMA, Wash. — Adam Rosales and Kila Ka’aihue homered for Sacramento in Monday night’s series opener at Cheney Stadium, leading Sacramento to a 5-2 win over the Tacoma Rainiers. Trailing 1-0 early, the Cats got on the board with a solo blast by Rosales, tying the game in the bottom of the second inning. Ka’aihue’s […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Looking back on a magical Little League season

Little League baseball. It’s a piece of the puzzle that makes Davis special. And win or lose, traveling near or far, the residents of this Sacramento Valley town take their kids’ accomplishments to heart. Every Little League season brings thousands of parents, relatives, neighbors and players’ friends down to the complex at F Street and […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Fedrigo finishes first in 15th stage of Tour de France

PAU, France — Bradley Wiggins knows he’s well-positioned to win the Tour de France. But with the banged-up, frenetic and weary pack nearing the final rest day of the three-week race, he wasn’t taking any chances Monday. A hasty, nervous start to Stage 15 in the Pyreness foothills ultimately gave way to a stage victory […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: UCD’s new league has a new logo

With four new members — including football-only competitor UC Davis — joining the conference beginning this season, the Big Sky has used the opportunity to begin a branding campaign that includes a new logo, unveiled Monday. “A dream finally came true with the rebranding of the Big Sky Conference,’’ said league commissioner Doug Fullerton. “We […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Four Aggies are preseason All-Big Sky picks

UC Davis senior center Ray Wilburn has already been named to several national All-America squads, so it came as no surprise that his name came up when the Big Sky picked its preseason all-conference squad recently. Wilburn made the first team, and was joined by Aggie teammates Bobby Erskine, Kevyn Lewis and Colton Schmidt, who were […]

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