Baseball defeated by Vacaville in season opener

Junior Reed Hessl swings at the ball during the game against Vacaville.

By Diana Lee, Staff–

The Davis High varsity baseball team started off its season with a 4-2 loss to Vacaville on Tuesday, March 1.

Things took off quickly at the baseball diamond — Davis scored within the first two innings. While the odds were seemingly looking to the Devils’ favor, Vacaville quickly caught up during the remaining five innings, eventually pulling ahead to win the game.

In the first inning, junior Reed Hessl, the leadoff hitter, hit a double. Junior Ryan Holgate then hit a single, making the score 1-0.

During the second inning, Davis pulled even further ahead when junior Jack Painter hit a double to drive in senior Max Thompson with a lucky hit that left him at second base.

However, Vacaville, by the fourth inning, made a comeback and swiftly caught up to Davis when a wild pitch brought a runner in from third. Bulldog Jordan Giggey hit a single in the sixth inning, making the score 4-2.

The rest of the game continued without any other runs.

“I am not satisfied with the loss, but I think we will be able to bounce back pretty easily in our next game,” Hessl said. “I think we are a great group of guys and always have lots of energy from start to finish. I think most importantly we all like to have fun when we play. We all contribute to the game in different ways. It takes all nine players to win a game so I think everyone played great.”

The baseball team will continue their season by playing Woodland High School this upcoming Saturday.

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