Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tuesday Baseball and Pope Update

Lots of games Tuesday ....

Baseball:

Davis 5, Elk Grove 4 ... The Herd (4-1 DVC) scored a pair in the seventh but a fluke double play spoiled Elk Grove's comeback attempt. Ben Eckels can throw bee bees (for Davis, also 4-1).

Pleasant Grove 7, Oak Ridge 6 ... as sad as losing Monday to the Trojans was to him, Rob Rinaldi sounded upbeat in talking about winning this one in El Dorado Hills. Nico Toni and Michael Yanez each had three hits and PG (4-1 DRL) scored four times in the seventh inning to pull this one out.

Franklin 4, Monterey Trail 1 ... This is two wins in a row for the Wildcats (3-2 DVC).

Waiting word on Ponderosa/Sheldon and Laguna Creek/Grant.

Another note:
I talked today to Malik Pope, the outstanding sophomore basketball player who last week suddenly left Luther Burbank and enrolled at Laguna Creek High School. I had heard from two sources at the time, including his older brother, that the family moved to Elk Grove so that he could enroll at Sheldon.

He didn't say why he ended up enrolling at Laguna instead of Sheldon. Rather I asked if he was looking forward to playing next season for the Cardinals. He said, "I didn't want to leave (Burbank). I wanted to stay. We moved."

He was in a hurry at the time and couldn't talk long, but I wished him the best at Laguna Creek and he said he was looking forward to playing for coach Paul Casey.
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