April 8, 2011
Elk Grove baseball stuns Davis with 10-run, last-inning rally

Elk Grove High School baseball coach Jeff Carlson isn't sure if he can take much more.

Fresh off a dramatic come-from-behind 8-7 walk-off win against Delta Valley Conference rival and No. 4 Franklin on Monday, the No. 3 Thundering Herd did one better today at Davis in another heavyweight league bout.

Elk Grove (7-2, 4-0) scored 10 times in the top of the seventh off four different pitchers to rally for an 11-8 win over the No. 5 Blue Devils (9-2, 3-1).

"I was proud of my guys because it all happened with two outs," Carlson said. "But I also told them I might not be around much longer if they keep doing this."

He called it the biggest comeback he's witnessed in his 11 years as head coach and four others as an assistant at Elk Grove.

"We've never done something like that in that situation, against a team that's so strong and being apparently down and out so early," Carlson said.

Davis scored five runs in the first, one in the second and two in the fourth to lead 8-0.

-Bill Paterson

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