Bell rings again as Padres, Pirates tie, 7-7

Ryan Bell hit his third home run of the season for the Padres, but Pirate Griffin Duisenberg countered with a two-run blast as the two teams tied 7-7 in a Davis Little League majors-division contest last week. The Pirates led 5-2 until Bell’s blast knotted things in the fourth. Bell also doubled. Padre hitters Aaron […]

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AAA Rangers have big week in Little League

The Rangers of the Davis Little League AAA division rolled through last week unbeaten, but it wasn’t easy, thanks to a hard-fought 10-9 victory over the Rockies. The Rangers also managed 8-3 triumphs over the potent Blue Jays and 13-4 against the Cardinals. In the game against the Jays, Will Smith drove in two runs […]

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Baseball equipment: What goes around, comes around

By Gregg Schwab It seems like Little League baseball — after the players — is all about the equipment. Suppose your youngster was interested in playing baseball with Davis Little League and wanted to know all about how the equipment works. What follows here is a hypothetical interview concerning equipment needs of DLL … Q. […]

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Junior baseball competition deep into season

Tough out-of-town competition has been the hallmark of Davis Little League 13-14 division play. The local Athletics, 2-4 in their last six outings, nipped visiting Vacaville Central, 12-11, last week — scoring twice in the bottom of the final inning to snatch the win. The A’s used a six-run sixth, highlighted by key hits from […]

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Sports briefs: UCD women seeded eighth at NCAA golf regional

The 23rd-ranked UC Davis women’s golf team has been seeded eighth for the West Regional as the Aggies open play in the NCAA Division I championship on May 5 at Washington National Golf Club in Auburn, Wash. UCD, which automatically qualified for the 72-team field by winning its second straight Big West Championship last week, […]

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Halsted adds flavor to Halden meet

If you were lucky enough to be on hand to watch Blue Devil distance runner Trevor Halsted win the 1,600-meter race at the rebirth of invitational track at Davis High, you’re probably still rubbing your eyes in disbelief. Halsted, the reigning Sac-Joaquin Section cross country champion, turned in a performance without peer in the 25-school […]

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River Cat rally comes up just short

Sacramento rallied for five runs after the fifth inning but still fell short in a 7-5 loss to Tucson on Easter Sunday at Raley Field. After a pregame Easter Egg Hunt for the littlest River Cats fans, Sacramento’s offense was on a troublesome hunt for runs in the early innings, falling behind 6-0 after four […]

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Kings stave off elimination with Game 5 win over Sharks

SAN JOSE — Jonathan Quick used his pads, glove and just about every other part of his equipment and body to make sure the Los Angeles Kings would hold onto this big lead and stay alive in their playoff series against San Jose. Quick made a Los Angeles playoff-record 51 saves and Kyle Clifford and […]

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NBA roundup: Roy leads Blazers in huge comeback

PORTLAND, Ore. — Brandon Roy’s go-ahead bank shot with 39.2 seconds left capped Portland’s 23-point second half comeback and the Blazers beat the Dallas Mavericks, 84-82, on Saturday, evening the first-round playoff series at two games apiece. Roy, who has struggled to find his place on the team since undergoing arthroscopic surgery on both knees […]

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A’s offense comes to life in Seattle

SEATTLE — Cliff Pennington didn’t wait for something better to come, taking advantage of a situation that has eluded Oakland during its recent scoring struggles. One pitch after a potential inning-ending diving catch became an RBI single for Kevin Kouzmanoff, Pennington hit a two-run homer, part of Oakland’s season-high scoring output in a 9-1 win […]

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River Cats return home for a victory

Even after successful road trip, it’s always good to be home. The Sacramento River Cats celebrated their homecoming on Saturday by scoring three runs in the top of the first and cruising to a 4-2 victory over Tucson at Raley Field. Cats second baseman Jemile Weeks got the party started with a leadoff home run […]

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Halden Invitational boon for DHS track

The prep track world came back to town Saturday as the Halden Invitational drew more than 3,000 athletes and fans to Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. Members of the Davis High Blue and White Foundation promised six years ago that a refurbished campus stadium would mean renewed pride, greater safety for athletes, a focal point […]

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UCD roundup: Aggies can’t recreate Friday’s magic in Irvine

Coming off of an exciting extra-inning victory at UC Irvine on Friday, UC Davis came into Saturday’s rubber match with a chance to win their second Big West Conference baseball series of the season. But despite Kevin Grove going 2-for-3 with a triple and starter Anthony Kupbens striking out four batters in seven innings for the […]

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Hudson outduels Lincecum as Giants fall to Braves

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum’s tough day began with back-to-back walks, the first two of what became a career-high six overall. The Giants ace doesn’t yet look like himself, the offense is equally as inconsistent and the World Series champions are still trying to find themselves during a difficult opening month. “It’s early, just a […]

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