Tuesday, April 24
RAMS SWEEP THE BULLDOGS ON TUESDAY
Varsity, JV, and Freshman games all went to the Rams on Tuesday afternoon
VARSITY SLIP FURTHER BACK IN TCAL WITH LOSS TO ST. MARY'S
Coach Alkire was direct and to the point in his late night press conference on Tuesday. "St. Mary's is a very good team this year and you can't make many mistakes or you will pay," said Alkire. "Even though it may not look like it in the stats on display, Matt Nunes did a pretty good job on the mound today for us. It was not until the 3rd inning that he gave up a hit to St. Mary's. Where are team got into trouble was the free passes. We had six walks, three hit by pitches, and three errors today. When you put twelve runners on base without them earning a base hit, you are going to pay for it. They certainly broke the game open in the 4th with five runs."
"I thought we had a lot of good at bats today. We ended up with seven hits against Dylan Fagundes who may just be the best pitcher in our league," said Alkire.
Nunes (L) 5 IP, 6R, 6H, 5ER, 3K, 6BB, 112 pitches
Mulhern 1 IP, 0R, 0H, 0ER, 0K, 0BB, 6 pitches
St. Mary's defeated Tracy 6-3
Lincoln defeats Tokay 7-1
Lodi at West
Tuesday, April 24
SOPHOMORES LOSE 9-5 AT ST. MARY'S
Coaches Comments: "We struggled to overcome a bad first inning. We had an error in the first defensive play, and then before we knew it, we were down by five. We kept fighting and chipped away today but we could not get all the way back. Their starter was good, but we could have done so much more at the plate and really inflicted some damage. We got some of our guys on base today but we struck out too much because we did not have good discipline at the plate. We did not do the little things right today."
"Robert Crivello did a good job on the mound today He pitched four innings and gave up seven earned runs and 2 walks. We did not play good defense behind him to provide him the support he needed. Alejandro De La Torre was solid behind the plate throwing a runner out. Jonathon Patino went 1 1/3 innings and then Conner Johnson came in and did a good job containing the damage of an inning that could have been worse."
"Matt Giuliacci ripped the ball four times at the plate today and had nothing to show for it in the stat sheet. He had great at bats. I felt bad for him for as well as he made contact today," said Coach Bauer.
Coach Bauer also praised Ray Bicomong who entered the game unexepectedly. "He went 0-0 with 2 walks and a run scored. Ray played a nice first base and a solid two at bats working 11 pitches."
Tuesday, April 24
FRESHMAN FALL TO ST. MARY'S 14-4
Cameron Pereira had a 2 run homerun and a double going 3 for 3 with 3 RBIs, but Tracy gave up 16 hits to the Rams in a 14-4 loss.
Deneau 1AB, 1R, 1HBP
Pereira 3AB, 2R, 3H, 3RBI, 2B, HR
Andora 2AB, 1R, 1H
Souza 2AB, 1H, 1RBI
De Bie (L) 2 IP 8R, 5H, 1K, 5BB, 8ER
Pereira 5R, 6H, 1BB, 5ER
Andora 0R, 0H, 1K
Gilliam 1R, 3H, 1K, 2BB, 2HBP
Perry 0R, 2H, 1K
Monday, April 23
TEAM LEADERS (through Week 2 of league)
Batting (minimum 25 at bats)
Stolen Bases - Paxton Andrade (5 of 6 attempts)
Team batting average .308
Sunday, April 22
VARSITY SCHEDULE BELOW
Friday, April 20
VARSITY MAKE LARGE COMEBACK TO SALVAGE SERIES AGAINST TOKAY
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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
Saturday, March 17
ALUMNI ACTIVE IN COLLEGE OR PRO BALL
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TRACY HIGH BASEBALL