Aces fold against Cats pitching

A’s top prospect Jarrod Parker and four River Cats relievers combined on a two-hitter Saturday night, leading Sacramento to a 6-0 win over the Reno Aces in the series opener at Aces Ballpark. Parker struck out four in just 2 2/3 innings of work, and the Cats bullpen did the rest. Neil Wagner, Erick Threets, […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devil girls get a weekend split

The Davis High girls lacrosse team was able to beat Northgate, 20-10, on a hot Friday evening even with four starters missing and just three available subs. But when the Blue Devils took on St. Ignatius, the top-ranked team in the Central Coast Section and one of the best squads in the state, on Saturday, […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

DHS grad headed to national equestrian competition

When Davis High alum Gina Miles stood on the podium at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, collecting a silver medal in equestrian for individual eventing, she couldn’t have known she was charting a path for another young Blue Devil to follow. But indeed she was. At the time, Jenny Kerr was just entering her senior […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Wacky ending gets Mets past Giants

NEW YORK — Moments after getting a huge break, the San Francisco Giants gave it right back. In a wild ending, Ruben Tejada scored the winning run on a throwing error by catcher Buster Posey and the New York Mets beat the bumbling Giants, 5-4, on Saturday after blowing a three-run lead in the ninth […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Grant still no match for Devils on the diamond

Arriving early for their Friday matchup at Grant High — the fourth game in five days for Davis — the Blue Devils sat around for a few hours soaking up the heat. Once the contest began, DHS stayed hot and finished out its busy week with a 17-4 Delta Valley Conference victory over the Pacers. […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

A’s drop Angels again

ANAHEIM — Kurt Suzuki and Kila Ka’aihue drove in runs, Oakland scored two more on C.J. Wilson’s throwing error in his home debut, and the Athletics beat the struggling Los Angeles Angels, 4-2, on Thursday for their third straight victory. Tommy Milone (2-1) allowed seven hits in five innings in his native Southern California to […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Sharks fall behind 3-1 with loss to Blues

SAN JOSE  — Brian Elliott made 24 saves, B.J. Crombeen and Andy McDonald scored and the St. Louis Blues moved one win away from the second round of the playoffs, beating the San Jose Sharks 2-1 in Game 4 on Thursday to take a 3-1 series lead. Patrik Berglund and David Perron each assisted on […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Tacoma shuts down Sacramento

WEST SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats were shut out for the third time in 2012, falling to the Tacoma Rainiers for the second night in a row, this time by a score of 1-0. Neither team was able to put a run across the board until Rainier catcher Guillermo Quiroz hit a solo home […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Big second inning sends DHS softball past Franklin

As the classic playground song goes, “first is the worst, second is the best.” The Davis High softball team endured a turbulent first inning on Wednesday against visiting Franklin, but pulled away in the second frame en route to a 12-8 Delta Valley Conference victory. Blue Devil pitcher Kaitlyn Lagatutta tossed a complete game, another […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Aggie women net third straight win

The UC Davis women’s tennis team is one victory away from clinching the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Big West Conference championships after beating Pacific, 5-2, on Thursday at the Hall Nelson Tennis Courts in Stockton. The victory was the third straight for the Aggies (10-11, 5-2), while the Tigers (4-14) fell to 1-6 […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Grant power too much for Blue Devils

The Davis High boys volleyball team ran into a strong Grant squad on Thursday in a home Delta Valley Conference match, and lost in three games. The defeat — which followed two consecutive DVC wins this week — is the third loss in five league matches for the Blue Devils (11-10), while the powerful Pacers […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

DHS girls bask in glow of sun, win

What a difference the sun makes. Well, the sun and a stellar half-time adjustment. The Davis High girls soccer team thrived with both on Thursday as the Blue Devils topped Laguna Creek, 3-0, in a Delta Valley Conference match at Yudin Field. In the teams’ first meeting on March 26, DHS struggled on a rain-soaked […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Time for California to take the lead in baseball holiday

Before I get to California Gov. Jerry Brown, let me recall the first time I saw Major League Baseball. I was 9 years old. It was spring training, really. But at old Wrigley Field in Los Angeles, the Chicago Cubs were playing the Baltimore Orioles. Not a scintillating matchup, but I remember it like it […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Good all-around play highlights DYSA slate

In a week that featured a couple of nail-biters, the Davis Youth Softball Association reported four well-played games over the past few days. While all the other contests were all-Davis matchups, 14U competition found the local Outlaws taking on a squad from Dixon … Dixon 5, Davis Outlaws 4: After Davis plated three runs in a […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,