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A Raley Field tie: Davis and Jesuit end in a deadlock

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From page B1 | March 23, 2014 |

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DHS pitcher Brett Bloomfield reacts after striking out a Jesuit batter with the bases loaded in the seventh inning of a game Friday night at Raley Field. The two teams played one extra frame before the contest was called an 4-4 tie. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

WEST SACRAMENTO — Clutch. Big-time. At his best under pressure.

Davis High fans are running out of adjectives to describe the performances of senior Brett Bloomfield.

On Friday night at Raley Field, the Blue Devil baseball team used some timely hitting and a masterful pitching performance from Bloomfield in order to hold onto a 4-4 tie with Jesuit.

“It was a great game, we didn’t play very well on Tuesday (in a 7-1 home loss to Pleasant Grove) and we came back Friday and played with a lot of intensity,” said DHS coach Dan Ariola. “It was a great effort, great game.

“It’s unfortunate for it to end in a tie, but I’m not disappointed. We played a good ballgame, we played hard.”

Fast forward to the bottom of the seventh inning, with the Marauders (4-1-1) and Devils (3-2-1) deadlocked at 4-4. Brian Morley singled, but Bloomfield used a sneaky pick-off move to nab the Jesuit runner at first.

Two consecutive bloop singles — by David Mickle and Mychael Goudreau — put runners on first and third with one out, and Ariola had Bloomfield intentionally walk the next batter to load the bases.

And since he has made clutch plays with DHS basketball and baseball games on the line several times this school year, it wasn’t a surprise that Bloomfield came up big once again.

The right-hander put Jesuit cleanup hitter J.C. Montemayor in an 0-2 hole, then blew a fastball right by the slugger as he swung wildly.

And when Anthony Geremia came up to bat, after hitting a ball that nearly cleared the 380-foot fence in his previous at-bat, Bloomfield went right at him with no fear.

Bloomfield brought heat, heat and more heat to strike out Geremia swinging.

“That was huge, that’s what I’m pumped up about, Brett pitching out of that seventh,” Ariola said. “They had three bloop hits, and he still pitched out of it. He was unbelievable.”

And when Bloomfield wasn’t doing it with his fastball, Davis starter Matt Trask was handling the Marauder lineup with his nasty curveball, which he used to strike out three batters looking.

Trask only threw three innings because Ariola had him on a strict pitch count. He will pitch again Thursday against Franklin.

The Blue Devils struck first in the top of the second inning as Trey Golston hit a single, advanced to third, and scored when the Jesuit first baseman pulled his foot off of the bag prematurely on Quentin McCray’s routine ground ball.

But despite taking the early 1-0 lead, DHS still had to work hard to earn the tie because the Marauders struck back with four runs over the next two innings.

The Devils did it by finding the offensive execution they had lacked in the Tuesday loss for Pleasant Grove.

With his team trailing 4-2, sophomore shortstop Ryan Kreidler led off the top of the fifth by blasting a triple over the right fielder’s head and was visibly fired up after sliding into third.

That energy transferred to the next batter, Golston, who slapped a single to center field, plating Kreidler and closing the gap to one.

And finally, after a string of bad luck in Tuesday’s game, the ball finally started bouncing in Davis’ favor at Raley Field.

Drew Gnos hit a routine ground ball to the second baseman, but after forcing Golston out the Marauder short-armed his attempt to get the double play and the ball skipped past the first baseman. Gnos advanced all the way to third on the play.

Then, when Blue Devil catcher Hudson Forrester slapped another sharp but routine grounder to the second baseman, he again bounced his throw in the dirt in front of the first baseman, allowing Gnos to come home and tie the game.

That’s the way it ended and following two matchups against top-5 teams in the area this week, but no wins, Ariola was nonetheless happy with DHS’ performance.

“I’m not too worried about the outcome, I’m worried about the process,” Ariola said. “I’m worried about how we’re doing things; if we do things right, we’re going to get wins.”

Notes: The Davis High administration — principal Will Brown and vice principals Stacy Desideri and Thomas McHale — made the trip to West Sacramento and former Devil pitchers Jake Miille and Bobby Young also were in attendance.

— Reach Thomas Oide at toide@davisenterprise.net. Follow him on Twitter at @ReporterThomas.

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