Tracy - 2 runs in top of the 1st and 3 in the top of the 3rd
Bear Creek scored 1 in the bottom of the 6th
Matt Canada 6 IP, 5H, 1R, 4K, 0BB, 71 pitches. He had a perfect game through the first 3 2/3 innings.
Drew Giannini 1 IP, 1H, 1K, 1BB,
Bulk of the offense was:
Clayton DeLong 1-3, SB, 1 run scored
Drew Giannini 2-4, 2R, 1RBI, 2 SB
Trevor DeBie 3-4, 1RBI, 2SB
Aidan Souza 2-4, 3RBIs,
"We had 6 stolen bases and a couple of sacrifice bunts. Our first 5 innings were some of the best baseball we played this year," said head coach Daniel Bauer. "Matt Canada was awesome on the mound and the defense was great behind him. I was pleased with our aggressiveness at the plate and on the base paths. We have to learn to play a complete 21 outs and not take our foot off the gas. The kids are learning how to play an aggressive style of baseball."
Coach Bauer stated he is actively looking to add a makeup game for next week and is reaching out to other coaches. "We need to be flexible with our scheduling for players and parents," said Bauer.
Saturday, March 9, 2019
"It was a good win against a quality team," said Coach Bauer. "We have room for improvement but it was a good win nevertheless."
Pitching was divided between Trevor DeBie who went 4 1/3 IP, 2R, 1H, 2K, 2BB and Drew Giannini went 1 2/3 1R, 1H, 2K, 1BB.
Trevor DeBie 2-3, RBI, 2R
Aiden Souza 2-3, 2RBI, 1R
Clayton Delong 1-3, 1R, SB
Drew Giannini 1-2, 1BB, 1R, 2SB
Chase Henderson, 1 RBI
"We played well with some really good at bats and strong pitching. We did not give up too many free passes. We looked good winning inning by inning on this game," said Bauer.
Coach Bauer had the following summary.
Jacob Shrout pitched the first 2 2/3 innings, giving up 1 run, 2 strikeouts, 3 walks. Clayton DeLong threw the rest of the way going 4 1/3 IP, 1K, 1BB. "He pitched to contact and we played good defense behind him," said Bauer. "He faced no more than 4 batters in any inning."
"In the 4th inning with 2 outs our bats came alive," said Bauer. "Trevor DeBie hit a single, Matt Canada reached on an error, Aiden Souza ripped a double to score two. Donovan Treolo drove the ball up the middle and got another RBI single to put us up 3-1. In the 6th, Conner Johnson reached on a single and stole 2nd and 3rd, and then reached the plate when they tried to back pick him. Matt Canada walked, Aiden Souza reached on a walk, and then Tommy Chavez hit into the 5-6 hole scoring 2 but was called out at first on a bad look by the umpire.
Coach Bauer had high praise for his catcher Aiden Souza. "He did an absolutely fantastic job catching both games. He threw out 4 out of 5 base runners. I was really impressed with his command of the game and communication."
The JV our now 2-3 in the early season.
JV game photos from Stu Jossey here
Drew Giannini (photos courtesy of Carla Bicomong)
Monday, March 4, 2019
Turlock lit up the scoreboard scoring 4 in the first, 2 in the 3rd, 1 in the 4th, 1 in the 6th, and 5 in the 7th. Tracy could only muster 2 runs in the final inning. "It seemed like we were back on our heels most of the day fielding batting practice for Turlock," said Coach Bauer. "I know there is a lot of talent on this team but the difference from last Friday to today was several steps backwards."
Bauer did compliment a few Tracy batters. "Steven Garcia hit the ball well with two singles and a run scored. Trevor DeBie doubled in the fourth after working a full count. John Palmer was 1-2 with walk. He singled up the middle for the first Tracy hit of the game."
On the mound Drew Giannini went 3 innings with a line of 6R, 1K, 3BB, 5ER
Donovan Treolo 1 1/3 IP, 1R, 2H, 1BB, 1ER
Matt Canada 2 2/3 IP, 6R,, 2H, 1K, 1BB, 3ER
Friday, March 1
Coach Bauer held a very positive and upbeat press conference postgame even though his team was defeated by Foothill. "We made some real positive steps today and played at a high level and with professionalism" said Bauer.
With Tracy facing the ace of the Foothill staff, Tracy was only able to score two runs in the 2nd inning. Steven Garcia and Donovan Treolo generated RBIs. Chris Francis scored the first run of the game after reaching on a single.
On the mound Tracy started with Trevor DeBie who threw 3 innings of 48 pitch ball. Coach Bauer pulled him after Tracy had a 2-1 lead. Rey Bicomong came in for an inning and Chris Frnacis finished the game but got the loss as Foothill got the go ahead run. "Our staff generated 6 strikeouts today and no walks, I think that was a good outing."
As the game ended, emotions were running a bit high but Coach Bauer was so pleased at how his players handled everything. "They ended the game with poise and professionalism. I'm very optimistic the wins will be coming, I'm pleased with our direction."
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
The Liberty JV team placed 3 runs on the board in the 3rd and another one in the 4th to prevent Tracy from gaining their first victory of the season. Drew Giannini pitched 3 innings giving up 1 earned and 2 unearned runs. Matt Pombo gave up one unearned run in the final 3 innings. "Pitching was a bright spot for us today," said Coach Bauer. "I thought our guys did okay striking out four and giving up no walks."
On the offensive side, Bauer was not as pleased. "We struck out 14 times today half of them looking. We only put the ball in play 7 of our 21 outs. We left six runners on base. Matt Pombo generated the only Tracy high which came in the 2nd inning."
"We did not play really bad today, but we could not get anything cranking offensively. We have got to improve the mental breakdowns were having in the early season," said Bauer.
JV is back in action for the Tracy tourney on Saturday at 8:15 a.m.
Matt Pombo With The Only Bulldog Hit
"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.