Big League Time

March 21, 2014

Today was the big Raley Field game. Annual event. It’s a big deal for the Davis High baseball guys who get to play on a AAA field maintained just like a major league ball field (which it is). The grass is lush and carefully manicured, the infield surface is flawless, the dugouts are huge and beautifully equipped. It doesn’t come cheap–each family has to pony up $200, but it comes in the form of vouchers for Rivercats games, so it’s a win-win. DHS traditionally square off against Jesuit, a private school in Sac that always has a top flight team.

And.. the weather was exceptional.

Turned out to be a good game. Jesuit got an early 3-0 lead in the first, Davis put up 2 in the third, Jesuit scored another in the fourth, and going into the final seventh, Davis trailed by 2.  We managed to tie the game with an exciting two-run double by one of our two freshman players, but in the bottom of the inning, with bases loaded, Jesuit hit a high fly to right. The runner on third tagged up and scored: Walk-off sacrifice, final score 5-4.  Close, exciting.. couldn’t ask for more.  Interestingly, the varsity also took a 4-4 tie into the 7th. They gave them an extra inning to settle things, but nobody scored, and their game ended in a tie.

Here are a few shots of my favorite player of all time:

Squaring up for his first at-bat, which would be a ground-out to third:


Coming in to take a throw at second, which he turned into a double play, wOOt wOOt:


At his second at-bat, he walked, then moved to second on a ground-out by Solly, so here he is hanging at second, waiting for a chance to advance to third (which did not happen):


2 Responses to “Big League Time”

  1. Great photos and write up! 🙂

  2. Elliot Margolies Says:

    You could be a play by play announcer. Very exciting. Put me in Coach!

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