Baseball returns on January 3rd with conditioning for the season followed by tryouts on January 26th.
Here is the schedule for the upcoming season with official games starting on February 24th.
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I'm excited to enter my 18th season offering players, families and fans socal media coverage of Bulldog Baseball. It was this sport where I started my hobby of covering Tracy High Sports in 2007.
Enjoy - Stu
Coaches Award - Wyatt Brandt & Darrian Marieiro
Outstanding Player - Daniel Behrmann
Outstanding Pitcher - Jace Johnson
Outstanding Teammate - David Madrid
Best Bat Boy - Walter Muniz
Coaches Award - Tex Hoff
Outstanding Player - Jack Karle & Dylan Giannini
Coaches Award - Brandon MacDonald
Outstanding Players - David Goularte & Jacoby Freitas
I want to thank all of you who visited my page this season. Since February there were 22,000 hits on the front page of this website bringing the grand total to 768,324 front page hits since I started the page in March 2007.
Remember I have thousands of pictures for you to view here. If you want to buy them (I sell them for a very small amount to help with my expenses) you can buy direct on the website or contact me for a reduced cash price.
If you have interest in other Tracy High Sports, remember to follow my other sites: tracyhighsports.com, tracyhighsports instagram, and my very busy tracyhighfootball.com website which will get very active as the summer progresses.
Thank you again - Stu
Coach Muniz is mic'd up in this 15 minute video covering both games. Video coverage improves on the 2nd game when I have a 2nd camera assisting me.
We have a new Tracy High Baseball Career Batting Average Record Holder. Daniel Behrmann hit .400 in his Sophomore year getting 26 hits in 65 at bats. This year he batted .485 gaining 33 hits in 68 at bats. That computes to a .444 varsity career average surpassing a .429 record that stood for awhile by Braeden Oki (13-14) and Steven Ramos (07-08). Congratulations Daniel on a stellar year and two year varsity career.
OTHER TEAM LEADERS
2023 Season Batting Average - Behrmann .485, Hall .397, Gutierrez .371, Celestine .340, Madrid/Romano .333
RBIs - Hall 16, Jones 15, Gutierrez/Romano 14, Behrmann 11, Contrereas 10
Hits - Behrmann 33, Hall 25, Romano 21, Jones 19, Celestine 16
Runs - Behrmann 28, Hall 17, Jones 15, Romano 14, Gutierrez 11
Doubles - Behrmann 11, Hall/Jones 6, Gutierrez 5, Contreras, Cortinas 4
Stolen Bases - Behrmann 24, Gutierrez 10, Jones/Hall 6, Romano 5
Innings Pitched - Jones 47, Johnson 39 1/3, Hall 31, Oneto 20 1/3
Wins - Jones 5, Johnson/Hall 4
Strikeouts - Johnson 50, Jones 43, Hall 24, Oneto 19, Brandt 14, Contreras 10
ERA - Johnson 1.25, Jones 2.23
1|2|3| 4 |5|6|7| R | H | E
West Wolfpack 0|0|0| 0 |0|x|x| 0 | 0 | 2
Tracy Bulldogs 0|1|3|10|x|x|x| 14 | 11 | 0
Video of game coming in the future.
With a cool breeze and intermittent light rain coming down, Tracy put up a 10 run 4th inning to catapault this game to an early end after West batted in the top of the 5th. Jordan Hall probably wished the game would have gone on as he was cruising with a no hitter and had struck out 8 Wolfpack. Hall also ripped a triple and scored twice.
The offensive moment of the game was Tony Romano belting a homerun in the bottom of the 3rd to left field with Hall on base who had just tripled. Romano was all smiles and full of energy as he rounded the bases and was greeted by his teammates. Behrmann, Madrid and Gutierrez all had multiple hits.
"We had an early release today and our players did not take any batting practice and just got right to work," said Coach Muniz postgame. "I was pleased with how the field looked and how prepared the team was. Jordan kept the ball down and was rewarded with what I thought was his best game of the year."
Coach also called out the hitting of Wyatt Brandt and Elijah Gutierrez. On defense he had positive comments about David Madrid who caught Hall and the play of Kayden Mattos in right field.
Behrmann 3AB, 2R, 2H, 2RBI,HBP, 1SB
Jones 3AB, 1R, 0H, 1RBI, 1BB
Hall 3AB, 2R, 1H, 1RBI, 1BB, 3B
Romano 3AB, 1R, 1H, 2RBI, HR
Contreras 3AB, 1R, 1H, 1RBI
Brandt 3AB, 2R, 1H, 1RBI,
Madrid 2AB, 2R, 2H, 1RBI, 1BB
Mattos 1AB, 2R, 1H, 1RBI, 2BB, 1SB
Gutierrez 3AB, 1R, 2H, 2RBI, 2B
Hall (W) 5 IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 3BB, 1HBP, 8Ks, 65 pitches
May 3, 2023 (Final Game)
1|2|3|4|5|6|7| R | H | E
Tracy Bulldogs 2|2|1|1|0|0|0| 6 | 7 | 0
West Wolf Pack 0|0|0|2|2|0|1| 3 | 7 | 1
Video of game and SR Day festivities coming in the near future.
In game 2 Tracy (playing as the visiting team), did not have as much offensive firepower as in Game 1, but their 6 runs was enough insurance to protect the victory as West scored 3 runs later in the game.
As the seniors played their final game with excitement and pride, they generated some highlight reel material on the field. Daniel Behrmann and Darrian Marieiro were tremendous in the middle infield fielding balls and making plays. Trevor Jennings saw a lot of action in left field as he tracked down several long hit balls late in the game.
Coach Muniz was in awe of the stellar shortsop play of Behrmann. "He made two plays in the game that reflected his whole season. Outstanding, no one better. He does things you cannot teach," said a passionate Muniz. Behrmann would make a name for himself around the league as he finished this season with a .485 batting average and 23 stolen bases.
Jacob Jones in his last time on the hill as a Bulldog went the first 4 2/3 limiting West to 4 hits and 2 earned runs. He also struck out 6. Auston Oneto would go the rest of the way to get the save giving up 3 hits and striking out 3. "Oneto came in for us in a stressful 5th with the bases loaded and with the first pitch got us out of the inning. We were a bit lucky though as the ball was hit very hard," said Muniz.
"I thought we came out confident in this final game and that had mixed results. It is always good to have confidence, but we might have been stuck in a lower gear than I would have wanted. You have to give the West High pitcher in this game credit. He pitched well and the Wolfpack did not go quietly as they gave us a threat late in the game."
Behrmann 3AB, 3R, 2H, 0RBI, 1BB, 2B, 2SB
Jones 3AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI
Contreras 1AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI
Hall 3AB, 1R, 1H, 1RBI, 1BB, 2B
Celestine 4AB, 0R, 2H, 3RBI, 2B
Cortinas 4AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI
Verduzco 2AB, 1R, 1H, 0RBI, 2B, HBP
Romano 1AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI
Jennings 2AB, 0R, 1H, 1RBI, 1HBP
Oneto 1AB, 1R, 0H, 0RBI, 1BB, 1HBP
Marieiro 2AB, 0R, 0H 0RBI
Jones (W) 4 2/3 IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 6K, 86 pitches
Oneto (S) 2 1/3 IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 3K, 32 pitches
FINAL THOUGHTS FROM THE COACH ABOUT THE SEASON
"I believe we were playing our best ball the last two weeks of the season and I wish it could have gone on. I just love this senior class and I wish I had another year with them. The seniors and the entire team all get along and they root for each other. The way they carry themseleves and communicate with others will carry them far in life and utlimately success."
"I had the time of my life this year. Everyone on the team came to every event. No issues, no mental lapses, nobody late for practice. I came into a great situation here at Tracy High."
NEXT UP: May 17 Awards Dinner - 6:00 p.m. Hosted by the Boosters.
"We came on late but powerful," said Coach Deharo. The Bulldogs would plate 14 runs on 13 hits and allowed only 1 error while West had 1 run on 3 hits and 3 errors. "For the first three innnings West was making the defensive plays on us but we opened things up with 3 in the 4th, 1 in the 5th and 5 runs in each of the last two innings."
Josh Giuliacci started for the Dogs and went 2 2/3 innings giving up just 1 hit while collecting two strikouts. "He kept the ball down and was effective," said Coach Deharo. Dylan Giannini came in for 2 1/3 innings of work and gave up 2 hits and 1 run and the game was finished by Jake Tyler with 2 innings of no hit ball and 4Ks. "Overall my staff generated 9 strike outs today that was impressive," said Coach.
"Lyman Ellzey really stepped up today with a 2-2 day, Giannini was 2-2, Marc Anzo was 2-5 with 2 RBIs, Malakai Jacobo was 2-4, and Aiden Juran was 1-2 and hit the ball hard. Tex Hoff gave us all some spirited offense and defense. He got on base and scored the first run of the game and also made a play in right field. It was great to see this."
"I enjoyed coaching this crew this year. They are a great group of young men who have a team first mentality and they all seem to enjoy baseball and being into the game," said Coach Deharo.
Six years removed from helping pitch the Bulldogs to two South Section Championships, Cody Bolton got his MLB mound debut in a Pittsburgh Pirates uniform on Saturday night vs the Washington Nationals. Cody would pitch the 7th and 8th recording 2 innings of 1 hit ball, 1K, 0BB, on 26 pitches. He had a 1-2-3 7th inning to start and gave up the sole infield hit in the 8th. The Pirates would go on to win the game 16-1 and remain in 1st place in the NL Central. Bolton is the first Bulldog to appear in the Majors, but we fully expect Noah Denoyer to be next sometime this year.
8 minute video
Tracy High has undergone some coaching changes in the 2022/23 off-season.
Several Bulldogs who graduate each year move on to play at JC's in the area. A few land in a four year program, while an elite few head into the MLB. View the active list here.
NEW -Just updated the historical pitching stats and now have the batting updated through the seniors of 2022.
Historical Records are posted HERE
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