Saturday, April 21
Friday, April 20
VARSITY MAKE LARGE COMEBACK TO SALVAGE SERIES AGAINST TOKAY
Photos uploading HERE
Tracy rebounded from a bad start thanks to good relief pitching and extra special hitting from Josh Alvarado, Kieran Davis, Carlos Vasquez, and Ryan Dzoan.
After the first inning, things were not looking good for Tracy as they had a 6 run hole that required extraction. It would not take long to breathe life back in the Tracy dugout as with 2 outs in the 2nd, Will Schaff worked a walk, Daniel Turner singled, and then Josh Alvarado took a 1-0 pitch over the fence in left to give Tracy a spark and cut the Tokay lead to 6-3.
With Joey Corso on in relief for Kyle Mulhern, Corso settled things down and kept Tokay in check while the Tracy bats worked their way back and then piled on some needed insurance. In the bottom of the 3rd, Kieran Davis hit a hard double to left, Drew Tavares walked, and then Carlos Vasquez tripled to collect two RBIs and get the score to within one run at 6-5.
In the bottom of the 4th, Tracy sealed the win as Alvarado singled, Davis doubled again to score Alvarado, and Tavares walked. Ryan Dzoan then singled hard to right to score Njamfa (running for Davis) and Tavares. Brentley Bergmann singled, Will Schaff singled to score Dzoan. Myles Walker (running for Bergmann) would eventually score on a throwing attempt in the infield. This gave Tracy a comfortable 11-6 lead.
As Kieran Davis held Tokay in check in the 5th with his variety of pitches, Tracy added 3 more runs as Bejines walked, Tavares was hit by a pitch, and Vasquez tripled to score Bejines and Corso who was pinch running. Vasquez later scored the final run when Dzoan singled to right. For Vasquez, he led all batters with 4 RBIs and 2 triples.
For Coach Alkire, he thought the early part of the game might go the same way as Thursday night. We were down several runs and we already had 5 outs recorded with no offense. I thought, here we go again, and then Will Schaff was patient at the plate and worked a walk. Daniel Turner had a nice infield single, and then Josh hammered the ball over the fence. It felt good to finally bust some offense open," said Alkire.
Alkire also illuminated another key element of the game that happened early. "We had to go to Joey Corso in the game very early as the first 8 batters of the game had done some damage against Kyle Mulhern. Joey gave up two hits, but then got that important 3rd out of the first inning. In the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th innings he retired all the batters and that just settled things down giving us time to get back in the game. Kieran Davis followed Joey and also performed well keeping Tokay off the board."
Alkire also referenced the hitting of Carlos Vasquez as a key to the game. "He had a 2 run triple in the 3rd inning and another with 2 outs in the 5th. He had a nice day at the plate helping to propel us to victory."
"We asked our players to evaluate the difference between Thursday's game and today's, and the answer was pretty straight forward. We took the balls up the middle or to right and made the adjustments that we couldn't do last night."
For Tracy they finish the second week of league at 4-2 wishing they had a little better league record as they now enter the toughest two weeks. The first game next week will be at St. Mary's on Tuesday with Matt Nunes getting the ball for the Bulldogs.
Kyle Mulhern 2/3 IP, 6R, 4H, 6ER, 1K, 1BB, 31 pitches
Joey Corso (W) 3 1/3 IP, 0R, 3H, 0ER, 1K, 1BB, 33 pitches
Kieran Davis 2 IP, 0R, 0H, 0ER, 0K, 0BB, 2HBP 23 pitches
Bejines 1 IP, 2R, 3H, 0ER, 0K, 0BB, 17 pitches
Lincoln edged Lodi 10-9
St. Mary's handled West 13-1
Tracy defeated Tokay 14-8
Friday, April 20
JV GET WIN AGAINST TOKAY 11-3
Pending coaches input for game summary.
Friday, April 20
FRESHMEN FINISH OFF TOKAY ON FRIDAY
Noah Deneau and Kyle Coronoa each had 3 hits as Matt Canada pitched a 2 hitter in the 5 inning game at Tokay.
Deneau 4AB, 3H, 3RBI, 2B
DeBie 2AB, 1R, 1H, 2RBI, HBP
Pereira 3AB, 3R, 2H, 3RBI, 1BB, 2B
Sauceda 3AB, 2R, 1H, 2RBI, HBP
Gilliam 3AB, 1H, 1RBI, BB
Souza 4AB, 4R, 2H, 1RBI
Henderson 2AB, 2R, 1H, BB(2)
Corona 3AB, 3R, 3H, 2RBI, 2B (2)
Montenegro 1AB, 1H, 1RBI, BB
Pitching: Canada (W) 5 IP, 0R, 2H, 2K, 2BB, 2HBP, 0ER
Thursday, April 19
TRACY STUMBLES IN 2-1 LOSS TO TOKAY
The Bulldogs could only generate 4 hits, all of which came in the first three innings, and then never placed a runner on base after the third as Tokay pushed what would be the winning run across the plate in the bottom of the 6th to upset Tracy on Thursday. In addition to quiet hitting, the Bulldogs were infected with 5 errors in this game which now gives them 32 in the 15 games played.
Marcus Corso threw well and deserved a win had his offense helped him just a little. Ethan Bejines came on in relief for the last two outs in the 6th inning. Corso was 5 1/3 IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, 3K, 1BB.
For Coach Alkire, it was a frustrating evening watching the team come up short when Marcus Corso was having such a good day on the mound. "Marcus really was the high point for us. He did very well and deserved a win today, but we had too many errors and our bats did not perform as we had hoped they would," said Alkire. "We had emphasized in practice being patient at the plate but we made it easy on Tokay with 13 fly ball outs and only 4 ground balls to field today." Alkire complimented the Tokay pitcher as well. "Nick Frisk was solid out there for the Tigers, as he retired our last 13 batters of the game."
Another positive nugget in the game was the play of Drew Tavares behind the plate. "He was outstanding defensively for us. In the third and fourth inning, Drew made diving and sliding catches on pop ups and also threw out a runner trying to steal second base. In all three instances, he helped get us out of some jambs," said Alkire.
Alkire had a positive way to flush the loss. "We don't have to dwell on this one very long, as we go right back out tomorrow at 4 p.m. and try to take the series. Kyle Mulhern will be on the bump for us at Monte Vista."
Bottom of the 6th. Tokay has singled, bunted, and had a sac fly to score a run and take the lead.
Bottom of the 4th: Tracy has had two errors in this inning allowing an unearned run.
Top of the 2nd: Angelo singles to start off the inning and advances on a stolen base. Bergmann singles him home.
Thursday, April 19
JV DEFEAT TOKAY 17-14
Thursday, April 19
FRESHMEN PRODUCE 13 HITS AS SHROUT PITCHES 3 HITTER FOR EASY WIN
Offical Stats from Coach HERE.
Jacob Shrout got the win in a 6 inning 3 hit performance as he struck out 8 Tigers.
DeBie 3AB, 1R, 1H, 1RBI, 2B
Pereira 4AB, 1R, 2H, 3RBI, 2B, 3B
Sauceda 2AB, 1R, 2H, 1RBI, 1BB, 3B
Andora 4AB, 2R, 2H, 1RBI, 2B
Garcia 1AB, 1R, 1H
Henderson 3AB, 1R, 2H, 2B
Corona 2AB, 1R, 2H, 2RBI, 2B
Perry 3AB, 1H, 2RBI
Wednesday, April 18
QUICK CLIP OF MATT NUNES PITCHING
Here is a 30 second clip of Matt in action on Tuesday. VIEW HERE
Tuesday, April 17
We are sad to hear the news of the passing of Kennette Lynn Sanfilippo, 56 who lived in Tracy for 25 years. She was the mom of Tyler who played baseball from 2008-2011. Kennette and her husband Chuck were big supporters of Tracy High Baseball and brought a lot of fun and enthusiasm to the ball field.
Tracy Press notice
VARSITY SCHEDULE BELOW
Saturday, April 14
Batting (minimum 25 at bats)
Team batting average .301
Saturday, March 17
ALUMNI ACTIVE IN COLLEGE OR PRO BALL
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TRACY HIGH BASEBALL