WOODLAND — One day after dropping an 8-4 American Legion baseball outing at Lodi’s Zupo Field, Yolo Post 77 split a doubleheader against the same squad on Sunday at Clark Field.
The locals got their victory in Sunday’s opener as Carlos Enriquez was brilliant on the mound for all seven innings.
Despite Enriguez’s best efforts, Yolo still trailed through 5 1/2 frames.
But that’s when Post 77’s Trey Golston, a recent Davis High graduate, got his team started by earning a walk. Kiki Gonzalez followed with a two-run homer to put the locals ahead to stay.
The rally wasn’t done there, however, as Nico Sandoval singled and pinch runner Andrew Bolich — a Blue Devil during prep play — went to second on a passed ball. Jake Miille, another former DHS standout, then smacked an RBI single.
Enrqiuez set Lodi down 1-2-3 in the top of the seventh to finish off the victory.
In the nightcap, Yolo’s Thomas Galart hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the first to tie the game, but Lodi kept the pressure on and eventually pulled out an 18-5 win.
“Lodi is a very mature team,” said Post 77 coach Dave Ryan. “They have a lot of returners and four 19-year-olds, and that experience really shows.”
Next up for Yolo is the Fairfield Fourth of July Tournament, which begins Wednesday. That day, Miille will start for Post 77 in a 4 p.m. matchup with Chico, then Gonzalez is on the hill for a 7 p.m. contest against the host Expos. After taking Thursday off, Yolo will play at 11 a.m. on Friday.