Saturday, January 5
TIME TO WARM UP
Every year the coaching staff observes players who come to conditioning and tryouts out of shape or those that have not done any advance throwing only to have a sore arm after the first couple of days of practice. Make sure you are utilizing these first couple of weeks of January to get your body and arm in shape for the season ahead.
Wednesday, December 19
SPRING SPORTS REGISTRATION READY TO GO
Family ID the online tool used for sports registration by Tracy Unified School District is now open for Spring (baseball) registration. Access the site HERE.
Saturday, December 15
BULLDOGS PREPARE TO RETURN TO THE DIAMOND IN 2019
2019 brings a few changes to the program and the TCAL league.
Tyler Sanfilippo (a 2011 graduate) returns to Bulldog baseball and will be an assistant varsity coach. Adam DeHaro who played for Coach Alkire 1996-1998 returns to assist the JV team.
There are some changes in the TCAL league coaches. Pete Pigl returns to the TCAL after leaving St. Mary's several years ago and then having a short stint with Bear Creek. He will now be the Lincoln coach. Tracy alumni Dante Dell'aringa will be the West High varsity coach.
The parents meeting will occur on February 19th after the rosters are solidified.
Tracy will host thier first scrimmage vs West on February 15th. A 2nd scrimmage at Kimball will happen February 18th.
Team pictures will be on February 21
The Tracy tourney follows a new format this year to imrpove its chances should rain appear. Varsity and JV tourney will occur on three consecutive Saturday's Feb 23, Mar 2, and Mar 9. The Freshman tourney will happen during the week of March 11 - 16th.
Players and fans will see new trees planted in the complex along with new fence artwork on the varsity field. Artwork will also appear on the JV fenceline.
Numerous players signed up at the informational meeting last week held on campus. Tracy graduated 12 senior baseball players last year so there will be a lot of open spots to fill. There were only 4 junior players last year on varsity so much of the varsity team this year wil be new junior and sophomore players rounding out the 4 seniors that may be on this year's team. Of course tryouts may find new players at all levels entering the mix.
Coach Alkire is excited to get things started in 2019. Conditioning will begin on January 22-24. Pitchers/Catchers begin throwing on the field January 28 - Feb 1. Full tryouts begin Feb 4-9 and 11-16.
2019 SCHEDULE (subject to change and more addition)
Wednesday, August 8
A LATE GIFT TO CELEBRATE 400 WINS
Back on May 12th the Bulldogs won a late season game which gave Vic his 400th career win as head coach of the Bulldogs. I finally got around to presenting Vic with a photo gift this past weekend.
Friday, May 18
VARSITY TEAM AWARDS ANNOUNCED
MVP - Carlos Vasquez
Most Improved - Daniel Turner
Most Inspirational - Andrew Tavares
Captains - Matt Nunes and Will Schaff
Thursday, May 17
TCAL ALL LEAGUE ANNOUNCED
With all TCAL teams now out of the playoffs, here is the all-league. With Tracy in a 4th place TCAL finish, there were extreme limitations on placement of Bulldog players to the team.
1st Team - Josh Alvarado - OF
2nd Team - Ryan Dzoan - IF
Honorable Mention - Andrew Tavares
Full list HERE
Saturday, May 12
JV TEAM AWARDS FOR 2018
MVP - Robert Crivello
Offensive Player of the Year - Blake Ornellas
Defensive Player of the Year - Alejandro De La Torre
Saturday, May 12
FRESHMAN TEAM AWARDS
Most Improved - Aiden Souza
Most Inspirational - Gabe Andora
Coaches Award - Chase Henderson
MVP Cameron Pereira
Tuesday, May 15
BASEBALL WEBSITE INFO
Just a reminder as the season winds down, I will have the varsity all-league selections posted here the moment they can be officially released when the last TCAL team records the final out of their season. Off season reminders for returning players post here throughout the summer and fall. Football begins to heat up shortly on my tracyhighfootball.com website and all Tracy High Sports info can be found on my tracyhighsports.com website.
Congratulations again to the 12 seniors.
We started the page with 580,000 hits on February 1 and ended the final game with 620,080. Thanks for the 40,000 hits to the website during the regular season. Don't leave, more to post in the near future!
Tuesday, May 15
SEASON ENDS WITH FANTASTIC PITCHERS DUEL
Matt Nunes was amazing on the mound today in his final Bulldog pitching performance, unfortunately so was Pitman's Brett Hagen. Nunes gave up 2 hits and 1 unearned run while striking out 9 through his 6 innings. Hagen went 7 innings striking out 11 and giving up 4 hits. Tracy had an excellent chance to tie the game in the 7th when they had a runner on 3rd with no outs, but they could not get the run across as Hagen stayed focus on the strikezone. The game lasted 1 hour and 57 minutes.
"I thought it was a very well played baseball game. A true high school pitching duel which you rarely see happening on both sides during the same game. Hagen and Nunes matched each other pitch for pitch. Nunes had a small hicup in the 4th when he hit a batter, gave up a walk and then had a throwing error. That was the only chink in the armor and Pitman capitalized on it for the only run. To Matt's credit he cruised the rest of the game," said Alkire.
"We had a promising start in the first inning with runners on 2nd and 3rd and 1 out, but Hagen got two strikeouts and the door was shut until our final opportunity in the top of the 7th."
In conclusion Coach Alkire was proud of his 2018 squad. "I think this season our record might not reflect our effort, and our determination. We battled hard and never gave up until the final out of each game. Especially in this 27th game of the season it came right down to the final pitch."
"For our returning players, the 2019 campaign really begins now. They should already be planning and preparing how they are going to conduct themselves in the off-season and the summer/fall baseball opportunities that will be presented to them."
In other scores:
Lodi loses to Buhach Colony 3-1
St. Mary's defeated Chavez 15-0 in 5 innings.
Lincoln loses to Turlock 3-2.
Nunes (L) 6 IP, 1R, 2H, 0ER, 9K 1BB, 99 pitches
Sunday, May 13
FRESHMAN YEAR END STATS
Full Stats at this link. Summary below:
Highest Batting Average
Corona/Pereira - 26
DeBie - 24
Pitching Wins and ERA
DeBie 5-1 / 3.45 ERA
Canada 4-2 / 2.77
Pereira 2-2 /9.92
Shrout 1-1 / 2.80
Andora 1-1 / 0.37
Monday, September 24
ALUMNI ACTIVE IN COLLEGE OR PRO BALL
Photos from previous season are always available for viewing/purchase HERE.
TRACY HIGH BASEBALL