Friday, October 24, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Trask helps Davis sweep Franklin, 4-1

By
From page B1 | April 19, 2013 |

ELK GROVE – Last year Franklin — the third-place finisher in the Delta Valley Conference — knocked Davis out of the Sac-Joaquin Section baseball tournament.

On Thursday, while Blue Devil skipper Dan Ariola heard no talk of “payback,” the locals rode the three-hit pitching of Matt Trask to a 4-1 victory on the road.

The win marked the first-ever Davis three-game season sweep of the Wildcats.

“We didn’t talk about last season,” Ariola told The Enterprise. “But we were eager to get the sweep … that we talked about it.”

With Franklin reeling from a 3-2 loss to Davis earlier this week, the task at hand didn’t get any easier with junior righthander Trask staring in for the signs.

Trask (5-1, 0.71 earned run average) not only limited Franklin to a solo run in the sixth, his lead-off double started the Blue Devils’ four-run, fourth-inning outburst.

After Trask’s hit, DHS made an out before Hayden Duer singled to put runners at the corner. Trey Golston’s single plated Trask. Then, with two outs, Joe Murray hit a line single to left but Duer couldn’t advance and the bases were full.

John Ariola got an RBI when Franklin’s Trent Spallas hit the centerfielder. Then Davis got a break…

Chris Daunt grounded to third, but a wild throw meant Daunt was safe and Golston and Murray came plateward.

That was all Trask and Company needed.

Golston’s web gem and a double play got the Devils out of a second-and-third, one-out jam in the sixth and another double play (Ryan Kreidler to first) helped close out Franklin (8-10, 3-4) in the final frame.

“We played great defense today,” Ariola offered. “(Shortstop and second baseman) Kreidler and Murray have really been solid up the middle for us … and in that sixth, Matt really bore down.”

With only one down, a run in and two runners in striking distance, Trask put out the fire by posting struckouts of Kyle Zanzi and Riley Simmons (on each side of an intentional walk to ’Cat slugger Tyler Blake).

Spallas (2-2) was unlucky. His ERA is 1.12 and the big fourth-inning error — given the way Trask was throwing — sealed his fate.

Davis (14-5, 7-0) is one game ahead of arch-rival Elk Grove (13-4, 6-1).

Grant – who the Devils travel to today at 4:15 p.m. – and Laguna Creek (which meets Davis next week in Thursday and Friday games) are positioned to put pressure on Franklin for third place in DVC. The section postseason planners will take the top three Delta schools.

The Pacers are 10-9 and 2-5, while the Cardinals are 6-13, but 3-4 in conference.

Murray and Trask led Davis at the plate Thursday, each going 2-for-4.

Comments

comments

Enterprise staff

.

News

 
A-Z: Downtown Davis is the place to celebrate

By Kimberly Yarris | From Page: C1

Courageous Thompson tapped for cycling shrine

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
UC researchers: How low-water can our landscapes go?

By Katie F. Hetrick | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Host families needed for students and teachers from Mexico

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

Halloween Dance set Friday for teens

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Yoga and chanting workshop planned

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Downtown menu: coffee, boba tea, dessert

By Wendy Weitzel | From Page: C3

 
Can you give them a home?

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3 | Gallery

Scientists work to save endangered desert mammal

By Kat Kerlin | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
Video highlights Props. 1 and 2

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

Meet Poppenga at dog park Sunday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Celebrate origami at Davis library

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Garden sale and open house features water-wise demos

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: C4

 
Day of the Dead folk art class set

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Flea Market planned Sunday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Red-hot tunes set at Blues Harvest

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Enjoy A Taste of Capay at historic ranch

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Learn how to fill a cornucopia with flowers

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

‘Homeopathy at Home’ program planned

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Bay Bridge art project needs $4 million to keep shining

By San Francisco Chronicle | From Page: A5 | Gallery

Weir honored, a year early

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
For a good cause

By Fred Gladdis | From Page: A6

Americans, internationals make connections

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6

 
Explorit: Poison-proof your home with free lecture

By Lisa Justice | From Page: A6

School board hopefuls discuss homework policy

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A7

 
Sutter auxiliary seeks volunteers

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

Walkers welcome to join Sierra Club outings

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

 
Project Linus seeks donations

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

.

Forum

What’s next with Ebola?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

 
More theories on the abstention

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

Rights beget responsibilities

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

 
Water returns to its source

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

A solution to the drought

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

 
Experience nature’s treasures

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

 
Subs have other concerns

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A10

 
.

Sports

DHS footballers take on Pleasant Grove

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

 
Bye No. 2 comes at perfect time for nicked up UCD

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Shhh. Are Aggie women BWC’s best-kept secret?

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

 
Bump, set, playoffs: Blue Devil girls clinch spot in postseason

By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Aggies expect a bonny meeting in Sacramento

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

 
UCD roundup: Preseason awards roll in for Aggie hoopster Hawkins

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Sharks suffer from road woes

By The Associated Press | From Page: B12

 
.

Features

.

Arts

DMTC plans ‘My Fair Lady’

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

 
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra to perform

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

Calling all artists for upcoming show

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

 
‘St. Vincent:’ Quite a character

By Derrick Bang | From Page: A11 | Gallery

Rumpledethumps to play at Village Homes Performers’ Circle

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11 | Gallery

 
.

Business

.

Obituaries

Lewis Melvin Dudman

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Ann Foley Scheuring

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

.

Comics

Comics: Friday, October 24, 2014

By Creator | From Page: B3