Saturday, May 05, 2012

DVC/DRL Baseball Set For Interesting Conclusions

This coming week has the word "interesting" written all over it when it comes to local high school baseball.

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Jesuit and Pleasant Grove face off for the Delta River League championship in a three game set. Oak Ridge has landed the #3 seed for the post-season out of the the DRL.

In the Delta Valley Conference Davis plays Franklin on Monday and Wednesday. The Wildcats (10-3) could win a share of the conference title  if Franklin sweeps the Blue Devils this week, assuming Elk Grove (also 10-3) wins both of its games against Grant, too.

Davis (11-2) will win the DVC outright and the #1 seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section's Division I North tournament if they sweep Franklin. A split would mean Davis and Elk Grove would share the DVC championship, again, assuming the Herd beats Grant twice this week. If this happens, Davis would still have the #1 seed and Elk Grove #2 because the Blue Devils took two of the three contests against the Herd.

Friday's 15-10 win over Elk Grove not only was ugly but revealed some pitching weaknesses on this year's Herd team. Rowdy Tellez pitched six pretty strong innings and Elk Grove had a 10-8 lead going into the top of the seventh inning. Jordan Koch, Mikey Wright and Mason Crump then gave up seven runs on only one hit to Davis. Walks, hit batsmen and misplayed balls abounded for the Herd in a dreadful half-inning.

For the game, the Blue Devils got just five hits and the Herd committed seven errors.

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