River Cats match Vegas early but can’t stay in the game

WEST SACRAMENTO — Sacramento survived an early barrage of runs by Las Vegas to tie things up in Monday’s game, but the 51s slowly took another lead and held off the River Cats for a 6-3 victory at Raley Field. The Cats watched Las Vegas’ Brett Lawrie and Eric Thames open up the contest and […]

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Suzuki’s blast in the 10th wins it for A’s

CHICAGO — In a rare matchup between perfect starting pitchers, it was a young reliever and a catcher that made the difference for the Oakland Athletics. Catcher Kurt Suzuki homered on a 1-2 pitch from Jesse Crain with two outs in the 10th inning, giving Oakland a 2-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday […]

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Sports briefs: Heylman gets Big West weekly baseball award

After batting .562 in four games, UC Davis shortstop Scott Heylman has been named on Monday as the Big West Conference Player of the Week. Heylman drove the Aggie offense during four road games, leading the team to its first two conference wins by going 9-of-16 and posting three doubles, a triple and seven RBIs. On […]

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Little League roundup: Padres clip Brewers in Majors action

So much for a spring break, at least for some Davis Little Leaguers. Instead of taking the past week off, one Majors game and several AAA matchups were played to make up for contests that were washed away by rain earlier this season. Here’s a look at the action: Majors Padres 7, Brewers 4: lights […]

UCD roundup: Aggies drop finale in Long Beach

LONG BEACH — Ryan Allgrove was 3-for-3 while Karl Kobler’s two hits were both doubles, but the strong performances weren’t enough as the UC Davis baseball team fell, 3-1, at Long Beach State on Sunday in the series finale at Blair Field in Long Beach. The Aggies — who still got the series win — […]

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‘The right way of doing things — that’s Aggie pride’

The coaching legend who coined the phrase “Aggie pride” and a staff member who spent his career shepherding student government finances are the marshals of this year’s Picnic Day Parade. Jim Sochor coached the UC Davis football team to a 156-41-5 record from 1970 to 1988, including a then-national record 18 consecutive conference titles, and […]

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Sharks win their regular season finale

SAN JOSE — Having completed their long climb from 12th to second place in the Western Conference in the final three months of the regular season, the San Jose Sharks can now start looking ahead to the most important time of year. Joe Pavelski scored his 20th goal of the season and Antti Niemi made […]

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Giants capture some of last year’s magic after getting rings

SAN FRANCISCO — Miguel Tejada galloped around first base like his old Oakland self of a decade ago, thrilled to produce his first game-winning hit for the World Series champion Giants. Tejada hit a two-run double that glanced off the glove of center fielder Colby Rasmus with two outs in the ninth inning and San […]

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“Heartbreaking” loss for DHS baseball team

What started as a small struggle to close out an apparent victory morphed into a nightmarish collapse for the Davis High baseball team on Friday at Bobby Jones Field. Facing perennial section power Elk Grove in a key Delta Valley Conference game, the Blue Devils entered the top of the seventh inning with a seven-run […]

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Aggie offense comes alive at Long Beach

LONG BEACH — Barely resembling the team that had struggled to score runs in the first month of the season, the UC Davis baseball team has hit its offensive stride. After winning 8-1 on Friday in the Big West Conference series opener at Long Beach State, the Aggies were even more explosive on Saturday in […]

Late runs kill the Cats

WEST SACRAMENTO — After shrugging off a tough start that had them trailing early, the Sacramento River Cats finally got on the board Saturday, tying the game in the bottom of the eighth. But as quickly as the Cats made it a whole new ballgame, Tacoma answered with two runs of its own in the […]

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Unearned run is the only score of the game in A’s win

MINNEAPOLIS — Gio Gonzalez was locked in a 0-0 duel with Nick Blackburn when the Minnesota Twins opened the fifth inning with two straight singles. That’s when second baseman Mark Ellis paid him a visit, telling the young lefty to not worry if he gave up a run or two. The Oakland Athletics’ offense, Ellis […]

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Fan’s homer helps UCD earn a softball split

The UC Davis softball team normally draws a good number of supporters, and the enthusiasts cheer pretty loudly after each big play. But on Saturday, the team got a reminder of who is its most important Fan. Junior Kylie Fan blasted her first career home run over the left-field foul pole to give the Aggies […]

UCD roundup: Irvine edges Aggies in women’s water polo

In another disappointing Big West contest for the 17th-ranked UC Davis water polo team, No. 10 UC Irvine took a slim first-period lead on Saturday at Schaal Aquatics Center, and try as they might, the Aggies could never quite equalize or go ahead. Despite a game-high four goals from sophomore attacker Carmen Eggert, UCD fell […]