By Skyler Blume,
The Davis High varsity baseball team held off a late Jesuit comeback to end the game in a 4-4 tie at Raley Field on March 21.
While giving up two hits and an earned run, Matt Trask looked dominant, as the Marauders could barely handle his speed and the movement on his curve. Meanwhile, a walk, a wild pitch, and an error at first turned a single from Trey Golston into Davis’s first run. The next time the Blue Devils came to the plate Brett Bloomfield drew a walk, and was helped home by a long double by Trask and another wild pitch.
Jesuit put up its first runs in the third, however, after a triple from Liam McIntyre and a wild pitch.
After striking out four batters, Trask moved to first base at the start of the fourth inning. Davis held a 2-1 lead. Jesuit took advantage quickly, scoring three runs in the fourth inning to go ahead 4-2.
The Devils answered in the fifth with a triple from Ryan Kreidler and a single from Golston. Jesuit’s defense made three errors in a row, thing the game at 4-4.
Despite getting runners in scoring positions with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, Bloomfield’s clutch pitching brought two strikeouts to end the danger and bring the game into extra innings. Both teams were unable to score however, and the game ended in a tie after the eighth inning.
Head Coach Dan Ariola was pleased with the team’s performance and was not disappointed at all with the result of the game. Ariola was especially impressed with the pitching of Trask, Bloomfield and Golston, which showed the team’s promise on the mound.
The setting of the game also benefitted the team according Ariola. “That’s a playoff atmosphere type game,” Ariola said. He also also added that the caliber of the opponent helped the team as well.