Friday, April 18, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Pitching is key as Post 77 advances to Area 1 tournament

By
From page B1 | July 16, 2013 | Leave Comment

Yolo infielder Joe Murray makes an acrobatic catch in Post 77's win over Lodi to capture the District 6 title on Saturday. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise file photo

While Yolo Post 77 has made waves with its explosive offense this summer, the local baseball team’s ability to keep opponents from having that same type of success at the plate may end up being even more vital to its hopes of earning a berth in this year’s American Legion state tournament.

At least that was the case during the Post 77′s run through the District 6 playoffs last week, which ended in them snagging the district trophy and a spot in the Area 1 tourney. In three wins — 2-1 over Fair Oaks and 10-3 and 7-4 over Lodi — Yolo’s pitchers emerged as the difference-makers for the team.

Starters like Robert Daugherty and Thomas Galart gave mostly solid performances, and those who came after them — like reliever Jake Miille and closer Carlos Enriquez — were no less effective, pitching plenty of strikes and giving the Post 77 batters the opportunity to put the locals safely ahead.

“Without solid middle relief,” said Yolo head coach Matt Castles, “we’d be in trouble.

“Those guys have done a good job of coming in when the starters struggle, and throwing strikes.”

The performance of the Post 77 pitching staff should be even more crucial in the Area 1 tournament, which has an eight-team, double-elimination format and kicks off on Wednesday. Yolo’s first opponent will be Petaluma, with whom the locals split games this season. According to Castles, Petaluma is particularly challenging for Post 77 because it has a fearsome lineup that is capable of matching the locals run for run.

“We probably got one of the tougher teams (in Petaluma),” he said. “Offensively, they’re stacked. It’s going to be a challenge for us.”

Castles went on to say that it probably would be easier to knock off Petaluma in the opening game, when they have their best starter Daugherty on the mound, than in a later game, when they might have to rely on one of their less employed pitchers to get the job done.

“Robert’s been a huge part of our success, not only on the mound, but offensively and defensively (as a right fielder),” he said. “He’s been everything and more.”

The combination of Daugherty, Miille and Enriquez could be enough to keep the Petaluma lineup in check, while Yolo hitters like Joe Murray, Adam Castelan, Mike Chavarria, Justin Carlier, Hayden Duer, Daugherty and others go to work.

Regardless of how things turn out for Post 77, it can take solace in the fact that it’s already improved upon last year, when Lodi knocked Yolo out of the District 6 tournament with an 8-0 decision.

— Reach Will Bellamy at wbellamy@davisenterprise.net

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Davis Enterprise does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

.

News

 
Chuck Rairdan joins school board race

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1

Davis United Methodist Church, Holmes Green Team leaders honored

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Old friend helps Brad and others find kidneys

By Dave Jones | From Page: A1 | Gallery

For the record

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

 
UCD to host Global Health Day event

By Cory Golden | From Page: A2

Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
 
Need a new best friend?

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3 | Gallery

‘Hitchhiking’ dog looking for new home

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
A few spots left on history tour

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Chipotle fundraiser boosts Emerson tech upgrade

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Event to provide nature scholarship

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Online K-12 school holds info night

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Volkssporting Club plans North Davis walks

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Schwenger lawn signs available

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A4

Volunteers needed for Grad Night

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Davis grad makes rain collection a business

By Jason McAlister | From Page: A4 | Gallery

Students have new options on leasing front

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5 | Gallery

 
Groups join for a day of service

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

 
NAMI backers walk in Sacramento

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

Food for the hungry

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A10

 
.

Forum

Dad makes mom look bad

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B5

 
Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

In search of great ideas

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6, 1 Comment

 
Please keep the nursery open

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Early help is a great investment

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
More tax money? Answer the question

By Rich Rifkin | From Page: A6

 
UCD IS responsible for students

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

.

Sports

DHS’ Golston goes full-bore on the diamond

By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Devils show more life in loss to Mitty

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

Sharks double up Kings in Game 1

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Aggies lose a slugfest in opener at Riverside

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

Fox coming to UCD; Riffle heads to Florida

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

 
DYSA roundup: Intensity has big week; 10U games dominate schedule

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Sports briefs: Aggies set the academic bar high

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B8 | Gallery

 
Pro baseball roundup: Susac sends Sacramento to a rare loss

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

.

Features

.

Arts

‘Transcendence’: A whole new level of tedium

By Derrick Bang | From Page: A11 | Gallery

 
‘The Bloom’ paves way for Whole Earth Festival

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

DHS tribute to Tony Fields slated for April 25-26

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

 
UCD, city team up for Music on the Green

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

.

Business

Ford turns its Focus to domestic market

By Ali Arsham | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
.

Obituaries

.

Comics

Comics: Friday, April 18, 2014

By Creator | From Page: A9

 
.

Real Estate Review

Featured Listing

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER1

Professional Services Directory

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER2

Lyon Real Estate

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER3

Acacia at Huntington Square

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER4

Jamie Madison

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER4

Yolo FCU

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER4

Travis Credit Union

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER5

Kim Eichorn

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER6

Suzanne Kimmel

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER6

Lynne Wegner

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER7

Kim Merrel Lamb

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER7

Patricia Echevarria

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER8

Chris Snow

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER8

Andrew Dowling

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER9

Sheryl Patterson

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER9

Don Guthrie

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER9

Coldwell Banker

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER10

Coldwell Banker

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER11

Heather Barnes

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER12

Julie Partain & Dick Partain

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER12

Malek Baroody

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER13

Karen Waggoner

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER14

Willowbank Park

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER14

Team Traverso

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER15

Julie Leonard

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER15

Tim Harrison

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER15

Tracy Harris

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER16

Lori Prizmich

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER16

Joe Kaplan

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER17

Raul Zamora

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER17

Coldwell Banker

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER18

Open House Map

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER19

F1rst Street Real Estate

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER20