Wednesday, November 26, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Winning week puts DHS softball in first place

A Franklin player and coach are unhappy as DHS infielder Maddie Asta records an out in the Blue Devils' key 6-4 Delta Valley Conference win over Franklin on Wednesday. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

By
From page B1 | April 25, 2013 |

The Davis High softball team didn’t secure the Delta Valley Conference crown this week, but after two big wins — including one Wednesday over Franklin — the Blue Devils feel a lot more confident in their ability to finish the league season on top.

Behind the pitching of Sarah Allen-Sutter and Madi Benner, and some solid hitting from up and down the lineup, the locals knocked off the Wildcats, 6-4, at the DHS softball field. The win, coupled with a victory over Elk Grove on Monday, put the Devils (13-8-1, 4-1 DVC) firmly in the conference driver’s seat. The two Davis triumphs this week broke a three-way tie with FHS and EGHS for first place in the DVC.

Allen-Sutter was instrumental in the win, striking out two batters and surrendering only four runs in 6 1/3 innings of action. When Allen-Sutter — who continued to play even after taking a line drive to the arm in the sixth inning — finally began to wear down with one out remaining, Benner stepped in and sealed the deal.

The two pitchers had to be sharp to offset a handful of Blue Devil errors.

“I was a little concerned when (Allen-Sutter) got hit, but she kept throwing,” said DHS head coach Art Guerra. “And it’s tough in those conditions (Wednesday). At last count, I think we were at seven errors. And you’re just giving (the opposing team) extra outs and you just keep fighting and fighting and fighting. She gave up a couple of long ball hits that were doubles, but for the most part, I thought she pitched very, very well.

“I’ve got to say (I’m proud) of Madi. It’s hard to sit there for seven innings and then get asked to go get the last out, especially when she’s been pitching a lot.”

Sydney Rosenblum, Ashley Dufresne and Kaitlyn Lagattuta led the way offensively for Devils, as Rosenblum went 3-for-4 with a double, Dufresne was 3-for-3 and reached base a fourth time on an error, and Lagattuta smacked a pair of doubles.

With their team down 2-0 in the bottom of the first, Rosenblum singled, Lagattuta doubled and Stephanie Cello drew a walk to load the bases. Dufresne followed with a single, but Rosenblum was tagged out just short of home plate.

Tarah Kalinen finally got the locals on the board with a single that brought Lagattuta around, and Maddie Asta had the big hit of the inning with a two-run double to left. The blast plated Cello and Faith Harlan, who was running for Dufresne.

The Wildcats tied it at 3-3 with a tally in the top of the second and the two teams remained deadlocked for two innings before the Blue Devils finally found their rhythm again. With two outs in the fifth, Rosenblum and Lagattuta mirrored their first inning efforts, singling and doubling, respectively. Cello then brought both of them home — and put DHS up 5-3 — with a long single.

The locals got one more run in the bottom of the sixth, when Rosenblum doubled then scored on a hit by Kalinen.

In the top of the seventh inning, the Devils got two quick outs before allowing Franklin to load the bases and squeezing in a run. After that, Benner came in and induced the final out.

Davis now heads into next week’s road games at Grant (Monday) and Laguna Creek (Wednesday) hoping to hang on to first place.

— Reach Will Bellamy at wbellamy@davisenterprise.net

Comments

comments

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    Food fight … in a good way

    By Tanya Perez | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Fremont Weir parking lot remains closed

    By Elizabeth Case | From Page: A1

    Occupy movement settles in at UC Davis

    By Tanya Perez | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Time to give thanks for nature’s beauty

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Second cat-hoarding suspect arrested

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

    Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

     
    Weather affecting Thanksgiving travelers

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

    Year-end films to see, or not, on KDRT

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3 | Gallery

     
    LCI marks 50 years with special service

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Pedal around Davis on weekly bike ride

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Happy Thanksgiving from The Enterprise

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Learn to use Skype at Connections Café

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Girls who volunteer may apply for grant

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Round up at the registers for Davis schools

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Davis Community Gift Project brightens holidays for children

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A4

     
    Speaker proposes changes in humanities doctorate

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4 | Gallery

    Senior Center hosts holiday sing-along

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Sutter sponsors qigong for holiday de-stress

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Boy Scouts start Christmas tree sales on Friday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    Volunteers needed to grow plants for habitat restoration

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5 | Gallery

    Rainbow City community meeting set Dec. 1

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12

     
    .

    Forum

    She wants more from him

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

    Musings in the wake of Ferguson decision

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

     
    Rich Rifkin: Is it time to be a bear or a bull?

    By Rich Rifkin | From Page: A6

    Planting love at new home

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

     
    Innovation parks comparison

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

    .

    Sports

    Blue Devils prepare for a new season on the mat

    By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    No excuses, but there’s hope for UCD after 2-9 season

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

    Joseph, Manzanares lead 10 All-Big Sky Aggie picks

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    DHS wrestling is not just for boys

    By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Let’s not lose another good DHS coach

    By Chris Saur | From Page: B1

     
    Davis Little League offers early sign-up discounts

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2

     
    Kings get past Pelicans

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

    .

    Features

    Salute to non-steamed broccoli

    By Dan Kennedy | From Page: A7 | Gallery

     
    .

    Arts

    It really is ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

    By Debra DeAngelo | From Page: A11 | Gallery

     
    .

    Business

    .

    Obituaries

    Elzyne Thompson

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Death notice: Buddy Ralph Mills

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    By Creator | From Page: A9

     
    .

    Ready, Set, Shop!

    Shop locally: You can have your pie and eat it too

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: RSS1

    Santa’s little helper: secrets to happy holiday shopping

    By San Francisco Chronicle | From Page: RSS2

    Make sure it gets there: deadlines for shopping and shipping

    By The Associated Press | From Page: RSS2

    Downtown lights up at holiday open house

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: RSS3

    Full of warm wishes and over-sharing, the holiday card lives on

    By The Associated Press | From Page: RSS4

    Shop smart: Protect your wallet and your identity this shopping season

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RSS5

    Woodland celebrates the holidays downtown

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RSS5