Thursday, July 31, 2014

River Cats snap three-game losing streak

WEST SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats snapped a three-game losing streak by pounded out 12 hits en route to a 7-2 victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes on Wednesday afternoon at Raley Field. The River Cats (63-49) got to Isotopes starter Drew Carpenter (2-1, 7.76 ERA) early, picking up three runs in the first inning. Left fielder Shane […]

Davis’ golden girls

Not that long ago, Davis Water Polo Club coach Doug Wright wasn’t even sure he’d be able to cobble together an under-10 girls team. On Tuesday, he watched as all the pieces came together to make DWPC history. The local under-10 girls team battled through the four-day, six-team National Junior Olympics tournament at Stanford University and emerged with gold […]

Aggie Silva mixed school and strikes; wins Reno tourney

His stroke is getting better by the day. He’s bowled a perfect game. Another time he linked 14 strikes in a row. And now 21-year-old UC Davis student Trevor Silva is top dog in the Classified All-Events division of the 2014 U.S. Bowling Congress Open Championships. The recent, four-month-long Reno tournament — which had more than 12,000 amateur bowlers […]

Lucky No. 7: Giants snap losing streak

By Janie McCauley SAN FRANCISCO — Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants ended their six-game losing streak in the most wacky way. They don’t care how it happened, any break is welcome these days. A timely, heads-up glance by Machi helped San Francisco take advantage of a huge baserunning blunder by Pittsburgh, and the […]

Nightmare on Ballpark Drive for River Cats

WEST SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats battled back from one of the more nightmarish starts to a game imaginable but still came up short against the Albuquerque Isotopes on Tuesday night. After surrendering home runs to two of the first four batters it faced, Sacramento pulled itself together and forced Albuquerque to stay on […]

Morse homers but Giants lose 6th straight

By Michael Wagaman SAN FRANCISCO — It’s been quite some time since Giants manager Bruce Bochy heard booing from the home crowd at AT&T Park. With his club struggling to pull itself out of a deepening funk at the waterfront stadium, the sounds of discontent are growing louder with each game. Mike Morse hit his […]

A’s rally to win

HOUSTON — Brandon Moss was having a frustrating night before the ninth inning. Mired in an 0-for-14 rut, Moss turned things around on one pitch. He hit a go-ahead single during a six-run rally in the ninth inning that sent the Oakland Athletics to a 7-4 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Josh […]

Fiona Buck pushes the limits in para-athletics

While many teenagers spend their summer vacation sprawled on the couch watching Netflix, it’s a summer of sunscreen and protein shakes for Fiona Buck, a local para-athlete who swims like there’s no tomorrow. Buck, 18, grabbed a global spotlight by setting three world records at an international swim competition for para-athletes in Guayaquil, Ecuador, in […]

Houston continues to be a problem for A’s

HOUSTON — It all fell apart for Oakland starter Jesse Chavez in a very brief span. Chavez gave up a career-high three homers as the Houston Astros snapped a five-game skid with a 7-3 win over the Oakland Athletics. Chris Carter, Jason Castro, Marc Krauss and Matt Dominguez each hit a home run — the […]

Thorpe named UCD head softball coach

Erin Thorpe, who posted 30-win seasons three times since 2011 as Boise State’s first-ever softball coach, has been named head softball coach at UC Davis, it was announced on Monday by Director of Athletics Terry Tumey. Thorpe joins the Aggies after compiling an overall record of 173-150-1, including an impressive 53-15 (.779) home record during the […]

Legacy ’99 girls just miss title in elite San Diego Surf Cup

SAN DIEGO — Going undefeated in the first five games, the Davis Legacy Soccer Club ’99 girls came up just short in a rematch with SD Surf Academy, losing 1-0 in the championship game at the Soccer Loco San Diego Surf Cup on Monday. Ranked 28th nationally by Got Soccer magazine (No. 3 in Northern California), […]

Cats let win slip away in Tacoma

Sacramento pitcher Matt Buschmann and the River Cats defense retired the minimum number of Rainier batters through six innings on Monday at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. However, the seventh inning was the beginning of the end for Sacramento, which led 3-0 after six before falling 4-3 to the Tacoma Rainiers. In the bottom half of the […]

Republic sets attendance record

SACRAMENTO — Thanks to a sell-out crowd of 8,000, who witnessed a 5-0 win against Pittsburgh at Bonney Field on Sunday night, Sacramento Republic FC broke the single-season USL PRO total attendance record with 118,107 total fans. Republic FC has five more home dates to augment its record, which broke the previous mark of 112,748 set by Orlando City Soccer Club […]

Kershaw throws 2-hitter as Dodgers beat Giants 5-0

By Rick Eymer SAN FRANCISCO — Clayton Kershaw continued to spoil his manager with another brilliant performance. Kerhaw pitched a two-hitter to win his ninth straight decision, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night. “You end up counting on him to go at least six,” […]