TRACY HIGH BASEBALL: Welcome

VARSITY
JUNIOR VARSITY
FROSH/SOPH



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Clear But Crisp Conditions Greeted Opening Day

Friday, February 22
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Kyle Mulhern Started What Should Have Been Game 1

FALSE START AS FIRST "GAME" PLAYED WITH NO UMPIRES 

Varsity (unofficial) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7   R H E
Antioch Panthers 0 0 0 3 0 0     3    
Tracy Bulldogs  2 0 0 8     10     

435 varsity photos HERE.   

Opening day got off to a not so spectacular start as there were no umpires available to make this a legal game.   Both teams took advantage of the situation though to play a practice game in a near real game situation.   More to come. 

Coaches Comments - "It was good for us to see our team perform under "almost" game conditions," said Coach Vic Alkire who has just started his 26th season as skipper of the Bulldogs.  "Our coaching staff was able to evaluate our players against outside competition and it definitely benefited both the players and staff.  Our players and coaches both learned a lot today."

"I was very happy with our effort, focus, and hustle today.  I like how the players supported each other.  That should be a nice benefit as we move forward this season."

"Next week will be a big challenge for us as Foothill and Liberty are both very good teams," said Alkire.   Alkire and his team will face not only strong opponents but also the fury of mother nature in 2019 as more rain is predicted many days next week.

Coach Alkire has stated that this game will be made up to be official in the near future. 

Reminder - Website will improve over the weekend as I move to a new platform.  Address tracyhighbaseball.com stays the same. 



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Ryan Dzoan Makes a Tag Late In The Game

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Matt Giuliacci Picks Up Some Clutch RBIs In The 6th
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Robert Crivello Delivers In Friday's "Practice" Game

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Coach Crivello Conducts a Meeting of the Minds

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Octavio Martinez Legs Out a Hit

Friday, February 22
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Starter Jacob Shrout (Courtesy of Carla Bicomong)

 JV IMPROVES IN LATE INNINGS TO TIE GAME

JV - Booster Tourney Gm 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7   R H E
Antioch Panthers  0 2 0 0 1 0      
Tracy Bulldogs  0 0 0 0 0 0      

JV photos courtesy of Carla Bicomong

"We got better as the game went on today," said Coach Daniel Bauer.  "We did not have the best approaches at the plate early and I don't think we had a lot of swagger in the first five innings, but as the game played into the final 2 innings, we really got aggressive at the plate and things really turned around offensively.  The mistakes we did make today can all be easily fixed," said Bauer.    "Our players learned a lot today and the light went on for many of our guys in the later innings as they identified how to approach various situations.   Our coaching staff did a lot of in-game instruction in the first five innings."

Jacob Shrout threw the first 2 2/3 innings but Coach Bauer pulled him at 49 pitches for pitch count purposes.  Conner Johnson threw the next 2 2/3 and got to 46 pitches.    Matt Pombo was very impressive finishing the game to hold the Panthers in check.  "Matt brought some real spirit and swagger to the late innings that I think was noticed by much of the team, it helped us offensively as well," said Bauer.



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Photos Courtesy of Carla Bicomong

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Matt Pombo
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Donovan Treolo

Thursday, February 21

WEBSITE CHANGES COMING

The platform this website has been on for 12 years has all of sudden stopped supporting their customers and have turned off many of my features.  I'm quickly moving all the material over to a new website and it will keep the same tracyhighbaseball.com name.   I'll keep this site active through the first game on Friday and then transfer over to the new look.

If there is a temporary disruption in service, please go direct to stujosseyphotography.com to see photos of the game.  

Sorry for the disruption, could not have come at a worse time. 



ON DECK

SU MO TU WE TH FR SA 
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Fr/So host Kimball 3:30 p.m. 

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V / FrSo at Foothill 3:30 p.m. 


JV host Foothill at 3:30 p.m. 

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V/JV host Liberty 3:30 p.m. 


Fr/So at Liberty 3:30 p.m. 

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Mar 1

Picture Day 

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Var/JV host Pacheco in Tracy Tourney 10:45 a.m. 

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New 

JV & Fr/So host Turlock at 3:30 p.m.

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V & JV host Freedom 3:30 p.m. 


Fr/So at Turlock 3:30 

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Var/JV

Tracy Tourney conclusion

TBA

Spring Forward at end of night 



2019 SCHEDULE (updated 2-22-19)

2019 FULL SCHEDULE

New game added on March 4.

Below is the varsity schedule.  The JV play a similar schedule but tourney dates may be different (a specific JV schedule is forthcoming)

Varsity Boras Classic Tourney Brackets released here 

DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME 
Fri Feb 22

Tracy Tourney

Tracy vs Antioch (Var and JV)

Tracy 3:30 p.m. 
Tue Feb 26 Foothill Foothill 3:30 p.m. 
Wed Feb 27 Liberty Tracy 3:30 p.m.
Sat March 2

Tracy Tourney

Pacheco vs Tracy (Var & JV)

Tracy 10:45 a.m.
Mon March 4

NEW ADDITION

Turlock JV and Frosh Soph

Tracy 3:30 p.m. 
Wed March 6 Freedom Freedom 3:30 p.m.
Sat March 9 Tracy Tourney Tracy TBA
   SPRING FORWARD ON TIME    
Wed March 13 Bear Creek Bear Creek 4:00 p.m.
Wed March 20 Turlock Tracy 3:30 p.m.
Sat March 23

7th Annual East Bay vs San Joaquin Showdown against

Monte Vista

Stockton Ports Field

Banner Island Ballpark 

2:30 p.m.
   LEAGUE BEGINS    
Mon April 1 Tokay Tokay 3:30 JV / Var 6 p.m.
Wed April 3 Tokay Tracy 4:00 p.m.
Fri April 5 Tokay Tokay 3:30 JV / 6 p.m. Var.
Tue April 9 Lincoln Tracy

 4 p.m.

Thu April 11 Lincoln Lincoln 4:00 p.m.
Fri April 12 Lincoln Tracy 4 p.m. JV and VAR
  BORAS CLASSIC    
Tue Apr 16

Boras Game 1 vs Granite Bay 

Boras Game 2 vs Franklin EG or Heritage 

Sacramento McAuliffe Field

10:00 a.m. 

1 p.m. 

Wed Apr 17 Boras Game 3 Sacramento McAuliffe Field TBA 
Thu Apr 18  Boras Game 4 Sacramento McAuliffe Field  TBA
  LEAGUE RESUMES    
Mon April 22 St. Mary's Tracy 4:00 p.m.
Wed April 24 St. Mary's St. Mary's 4:00 p.m.
Fri April 26 St. Mary's Tracy 4:00 p.m.
Mon April 29 Lodi Zupo Field 4:00 p.m.
Wed May 1 Lodi Tracy High 4:00 p.m.
Fri May 3 Lodi Zupo Field 4:00 p.m.
Mon May 6 West West 4:00 p.m.
Tue May 7 West (Senior Day) Tracy  4:00 p.m. 
Wed May 8 West West 4:00 p.m. 
  PLAYOFFS    
Freshman schedule HERE


Wednesday, February 20
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FLASHBACK

If you dug into the batters box up through the 2012 season, this was the view from the diamond at the old ball field on campus.  The location was abandonded to make room for the expansion of the football field which opened in the 2014 season.



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How The Diamond Looked For the Last Game on May 9, 2012

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The Final Home Lineup In 2012

Monday, February 18
13th YEAR OF WEBSITE GAME COVERAGE BEGINS FRIDAY

13 years ago I began documenting Tracy High baseball activities on a simple website I created.  Thanks to a lot of support from the coaches and you fans, I'm now entering my 13th year.   The website has generated 635,000 hits on the front page alone in those 13 years.

On Friday I will begin documenting a summary of the games as provided by each coach postgame.  This will include scores, stats, coaches comments in some cases, and photos.  I try to get to a lot of the varsity games, but frankly there are several parents that have been providing some pretty good photos to help fill in the gaps on the games I miss at the varsity, JV, and frosh/soph level.  



Monday, February 5
UPDATED - ALUMNI ACTIVE IN COLLEGE OR PRO BALL

12 alumni that I am aware of, are still playing ball at a JC, 4 year or in the minor leagues. This information is updated as I receive updates from players, parents, or coaches.  Updated February 4, 2019.

Brandon Jossey (10) Assistant Coach, Oberlin College, Ohio Coach
Jon Combs (11) Assistant Coach, Modesto Junior College  Coach
Jonah Wesely (13) Angels Farm System Pitcher
Braeden Oki (14) 2017-19 Cal State Stanislaus OF
Jacob Alvarado (15) 2017-19 University of Pikeville (Kentucky) OF
Cameron Hoff (16) City College of San Francisco  OF 
Kevin Saenz (16) Sac City College C/OF 
Thomas Greely (16) Delta College C
Cody Bolton (17) Pittsburgh Pirates (Minors.  Recovering from injury expected return in 2019 season)
Clayton Borges (17) Folsom Lake College IF 
Justin Crone (17) Feather River College  P
Chandlyr Metal (17) College of the Siskiyous IF 
Dylan Angelo (18) College of the Siskiyous  C
Joseph Saenz (18) College of the Siskiyous  U
   Others?  Please drop me an e-mail  


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 March 1 (revised)

The Tracy Boosters Tourney follows a new format this year to imrpove its chances should rain develop.  Varsity and JV tourney will occur on three consecutive Saturday's Feb 23, Mar 2, and Mar 9.  The Frosh-Soph 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.  



PHOTO LIBRARY

Photos from previous season are always available for viewing/purchase HERE.