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2020 SacTown High School Players to Watch

March 9, 2020

Joey Adge, C, Del Campo, 6-0, 190, junior College Commitment: Washington 2019 Stats: .308 average, 29 RBI, 24 runs, 1 double, 3 triples, 5 home runs. Honors: Sacramento Bee second-team All-Metro. Carson Blatnick, C, Oakmont, 5-11, 185, senior College Commitment: Washington 2019 Stats: .448 average, 26 RBI, 28 runs, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home

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UC Davis Wins 24-Inning Marathon

March 1, 2020

At 2:01 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, UC Davis (7-3) right-hander Brett Erwin fired a strike to Loyola Marymount (3-7) left fielder Kenny Oyama for the first pitch of a three-game series with the Lions. Little did anyone at Dobbins Stadium that day know that was just the start of what would become the longest

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Five Area Players Make BA’S Top 200

February 18, 2020

Five Sacramento regional players — four high school players and one college player — show up on Baseball America’s Top 200 draft list for 2020. They are Vacaville first baseman Michael Brown, Franklin outfielder Chase Davis, UC Irvine pitcher Trenton Denholn (Oak Ridge), Oakmont pitcher TJ Nichols and Jesuit catcher Daniel Susac. No. 57 –

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Baker Dealing with Scandal

February 18, 2020

Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker (Del Campo) has gone from hoping aloud that fallout from his new team’s sign-stealing scandal would go away quickly to accepting that the back-and-forth is lingering. ”You realize it’s going to take a while to move on. You don’t just move on, just ’cause you say, ‘Move on.’ We do

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Minor Leaguers To Get Raise

February 17, 2020

The Associated Press has reported that Major League Baseball had agreed to a significant salary raise for minor leaguers starting with the 2021 season. According to the report, the minimum weekly salary for players on Rookie-level and short-season teams would move from $290 to $400 (a raise of roughly 38 percent), players at Class A

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Two Locals Land on BA’s Top 150

February 14, 2020

UC Irvine right-hander Trenton Denholm (Oak Ridge) at No. 34 and California second baseman Darren Baker (Jesuit) at No. 130 appear on Baseball America’s revised Top 150 college players for the 2020 season. Denholm, a junior, was 9-4 with a 1.81 ERA in 2018. He struck out 93 in 99.2 innings of work. Undersized at

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Pedroia Still Suffering

February 14, 2020

The latest injury update on Boston Red Sox veteran second baseman Dustin Pedroia (Woodland) is unsurprising. Pedroia, who continues to deal with a nagging left knee injury, will not report to Red Sox spring training on Monday when position players arrive, according to interim manager Ron Roenicke. “He’s still sore,” Roenicke said, according to ESPN’s

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Book Signing at Limelight

February 12, 2020

Marshall Garvey, author of “The Hidden History of Sacramento Baseball”, will hold a book signing event on Saturday at 10 a,m, at the Limelight Bar & Cafe, 1014 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816.

Woodland Ace Commits to UC Davis

February 10, 2020

Adam Walker (Woodland) signed a National Letter of Intent to join the UC Davis Aggies in the fall of 2020. “We’re trying to get better each year,” Aggies coach Matt Vaughn (UC Davis) said. “Each class has been a little bit better than the last and we feel like this group is right in line

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Two Hornets Make Preseason All-Conference Team

February 10, 2020

Senior outfielder Matt Smith (El Dorado) and junior right-hander Scott Randall (Del Oro) have been named to the Western Athletic Conference preseason all-conference team. In addition, Sacramento State was picked second in the coaches’ poll. Smith is coming off a strong season in which he was named to the WAC first team all-conference as well

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