2020 VARSITY BASEBALL

Head Coach - Vic Alkire

Assistants - John Goulding, Kenny Serrano, Tyler Sanfilippo, Jake Shull

2020 Schedule HERE

Roster


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2020 VARSITY ROSTER

2 Williams, Devon (SR)

3 Crivello, Robert (SR)

4 Henderson, Chase (JR)

5 Martinez, Octavio (SR)

6 Ornellas, Blake (SR)

9 Corona, Kyle (JR)

10 Patino, Jonathan (SR)

11 Pereira, Cameron (JR)

12 Giannini, Drew (SO)

13 Shrout, Jacob (JR)

14 Francis, Chris (JR)

15 Pombo, Matt (JR)

16 DeBie, Trevor (JR)

17 Dibble, Dax (SR)

18 Giuliacci, Matt (SR)

19 Bicomong, Rey (SR)

21 Davis, Kieran (SR)

22 Canada, Matt (SR)

23 Cortinas, Josh (FR)

24 Delong, Clayton (JR)

25 Bowen, Shane (JR)

27 Corso, Marcus (SR)

30 Mulhern, Kyle (SR)

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FINAL GAME

VARSITY DOMINATE IN BITTERSWEET GAME

Friday, March 13, 2020

BEAR CREEK 0R | 2H |3E

TRACY 14R | 10H | 1E

5 Inning Affair


Coaches Summary

Several days after this game I caught up with Coach Alkire to ask him his thoughts on player performance.  He was ready to target two guys who have been absolute delights to coach this year.  Matt Giuliacci came out late from soccer and he didn't play at all until the 3rd game.   Shane Bowen arrived at Tracy High for the first time this year as a Junior and didn't make a start until the Atwater game.  They were both  prepared when their opportunity arrived and have had excellent attitudes in practice and during the games.   They worked so hard and responded at first call that I had to continue to give them more playing time.  Matt went from batting 8th in his first game, to 6th, and finally 2nd in the lineup for this game against Bear Creek.   Matt ended up batting .545 and Bowen was sitting at .500 with 2nd most RBIs on the team   These are the kind of athletes you root for," said Alkire.


Alkire was also very impressed and proud of Marcus Corso.  "He battled injuries last year and could not pitch for us.  We discussed at the first practice this season about getting him another chance to start and boy did he have a game last Friday on the hill and at the plate.  It had to be one of the most rewarding moments of his baseball career," said Alkire.


Corso went all the way in this one pitching 5 innings of shutout ball and only giving up 2 hits.  His offense was hot right out of the gate collecting 7 in the first, 2 in the 4th, 4 in the 3rd, and 1 in 4th for a total of 10 hits.   Shane Bowen muscled a homer and went 1-2 with 4RBIs.  Matt Giuliacci kept his hot bat going with a 2-2 3 run performance.  Dieran Davis doubled for 2RBIs, Trevor DeBie was 2-4 with 2RBIs, 3 runs and 2 doubles. 


OFFICIAL STATS

Williams 2AB, 1R, 0H, 0RBI, 1BB

Giuliacci 2AB, 2R, 2H, 0RBI 2RBI, 2BB, SB

Davis 3AB, 1R, 1H, 2RBI, 2B

DeBie 4AB, 3R, 2H, 2RBI, 2B (2)

Dibble 1AB, 2R, 0H, 0RBI, 1BB

Bowen 2AB, 1R, 1H, 3H, 1RBB, 1HR

Corso 3AB, 1R, 2H, 1RBI

Pereira 

Giannini 1AB, 1R, 1H 0RBI

Crivello 1AB, 0R, 0H, 1RBI

Corona 2AB, 1R, 1H, 1RBI

Ornellas 1AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI


Corso (W) 5 IP, 0R, 2H, 0ER, 5K, 63 pitches


varsity at james logan 3-10-20

VARSITY DOGS SUFFER TOUGH BOTTOM OF 7TH LOSS AT JAMES LOGAN

TRACY  4R | 8H | 2E

JAMES LOGAN  5R |9H | 4E


Drew Giannini gave Tracy a stellar pitching performance  through 6 innings striking out 11 and giving up only 1 run and 4 hits   With a 4-1 lead heading into the bottom of the 7th, disaster struck for the Bulldogs as they allowed James Logan to steal the win.    


Shane Bowen had a great night going 3-3 with a double and several stolen bases.  Trevor DeBie was 2-4 with 2RBIs and a stolen base.  Kieran Davis doubled in the 7th.


UNOFFICIAL STATS

Williams 4AB, 1R, 1H, 0RBI

Giuliacci 4AB, 1R, 0H, 0RBI, 3SB

Davis 3AB, 1R, 1H, 0RBI,  2B, 1BB

DeBie 4AB, 1R, 2H, 2RBI, 1SB

Pereira 4AB, 0R, 0H, 1RBI

Dibble 4AB, 0R, 1H, 1RBI, 1SB

Bowen 3AB, 0R, 3H, 0RBI, 2B, 4SB

Crivello 2AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI, 1HBP

Henderson 2AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI

Corso 1AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI


Pitching

Giannini 6 IP, 1R, 4H, 1ER, 11K, 4BB

Pombo (L)  1/3 IP, 4R, 4H, 3ER, 0BB, 11 pitches

Canada 0R, 1H, 2 pitches

 

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FROSH  SOPH LOSE 3-1

JV LOSE IN 8 INNINGS 3-2




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TRACY BATS DAMPENED IN 2-1 LOSS

200 Varsity Photos HERE


Devin Williams kept his hot bat alive on a cool Saturday morning but his two hits and Matt Giuliacci's solo hit were not enough energy to overtake Alameda.  Kyle Mulhern threw a solid 6 innings only giving up 6 hits, but a two run second inning was all the offense the Hornets needed against the waterlogged Tracy bats.


In his postgame presser, Coach Vic Alkire really only had one player to spotlight.  "I thought Kyle Mulhern had a big improvement over his first start from last Saturday.   "He only gave up one earned run over six innings and I saw glimpses of the command and dominance he had last year. "   


After the game, Alkire addressed his squad who have been struggling at the plate coming out of the gate in the 2020 season.  "You will find your swing, I'm confident it will all come together for you as we progress.  Don't get down on yourself," was Alkire's message to his team who currently sits with a .158  team batting average.


Dibble 2AB, 1R, 0H, 0RBI, 2BB, SB

Williams 3AB, 0R, 2H, 1RBI

Davis 1AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI, 2BB

Pereira 2AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI, Sac

DeBie 3AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI

Giannini 2AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI, 1BB

Giuliacci 2AB, 0R, 1H, 0RBI, 1BB, SB

Corso 3AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI

Corona 3AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI


Pitching

Mulhern (L) 6 IP, 2R, 6H, 1ER, 4K, 2BB, 99 pitches 


Courtesy Photo - Bicomong

VARSITY - ATWATER 6 - TRACY 2

March 4, 2020

Tracy     2R | 3H | 2E

Atwater  6R | 9H | 3E


Tracy could only muster 3 hits on the day as Atwater scored one in the first, two in the 2nd and added another three in the 4th to cruise to victory.  Tracy faced a talented Atwater pitcher who mowed down 14 Bulldog batters.  Tracy got on the board in the top of the 7th with their two runs with a single from Matt Giuliacci and a 2 RBI single from Devin Williams.  Giuliacci had two hits on the day and Williams collected two RBIs.   Robert Crivello and Chris Francis shared the pitching duties with Crivello taking the loss.


"We were just off and out of sync in our approach at the plate today, but we did face a good pitcher and he deserves credit since we struck out 14 times," said Coach Alkire.  "Everybody in the lineup struck out at least once except Shane Bowen.  The heart of our lineup contributed to 10 of the 14 strikeouts."  


Coach Alkire did find a few positives in the long trip to the heart of the Central Valley today.  "Matt Giuliacci made his first appearance at the plate for the year and went 2-3.  It was good to see that since he came out late to our program this year because of his soccer play.  Chris Francis also appeared for the first time on the mound in relief and pitched 2 1/3 innings with no runs and no hits, two strikeouts and one walk.  That was nice to see.  Both Francis and Giuliacci were ready to play when their number was called."


Dibble 2AB, 1R, 0H, 0RBI, 1BB, HBP

Williams 3AB, 0R, 1H, 2RBI, HBP

Davis 4AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI

Pereira 3AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI

DeBie 3AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI

Giannini 3AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI

Giuliacci 3AB, 1R, 2H, 0RBI

Crivello 2AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI

Francis 0AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI

Corso 1AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI

Bowen 2AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI, 1BB


Pitching

Crivello (L) 3 2/3IP, 6R, 9H, 4ER, 1K, 1BB, 72 pitches

Francis 2 1/3IP, 0R, 0H, 0ER, 2K, 1BB 31 pitches

TUESDAY RESULTS

Varsity - Kimball 3 - Tracy 0

JV -  Kimball 3 - Tracy 9

Frosh/Soph - Tracy 26 (not a typo) - Kimball 5

VARSITY GAME SUMMARY KIMBALL 3 - TRACY 0

The Bulldogs could only generate 1 hit against Jaguar pitching on Tuesday leaving many of the batters who reached on walks, stranded on the base paths (7).    The 1-1 Bulldogs will be back in action Wednesday afternoon for their first road trip of the 2020 campaign at Atwater High.


Coaches Comments: Pending


Dibble 3AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI, HBP, SB

Williams 1AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI, 2BB

Davis 2AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI, 1BB

Giuliacci 0AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI

Pereira 2AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI, 1BB

DeBie 3AB, 0R, 1H, 0RBI

Corso 3AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI

Corona 2AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI, 1BB

Crivello 3AB, 0R, 1H, 0RBI

Henderson 2AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI

Bowen 1AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI


Pitching

Giannini (L) 5 IP, 3R, 6H, 3ER, 2K, 3BB, 80 pitches

Pombo 2 IP, 0R, 2H, 0ER, 0K, 1BB, 26 pitches



COACHES COMMENTS FROM TUESDAY VARSITY GAME

Kimball’s pitching was excellent today limiting us to a deBie single in the 2nd inning and a Crivello single in the 7th. Kimball sprinkled in 5 walks but we could never take advantage of the few opportunities we had. Soph Drew Giannini made his 1st varsity start on the mound and did a nice job shutting out Kimball through 4 innings before giving up 3 runs in the 5th. Matt Pombo came in and threw the final 2 innings for us shutting down Kimball’s very good offense.

 

I was very happy with our pitching today. We also played well on defense today, playing errorless ball.


No time to think about today as we travel to Atwater tomorrow to play a very good Falcon team coming off a 25-6 record last year going deep into the playoffs. They are off to a good start this season with wins over Manteca (7-6) and Sierra (6-3).

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BULLDOG BATS SPARK 8-5 OPENING DAY VICTORY

KIMBALL  5R|6H|4E

TRACY      8R|7H|1E


Devin Williams and Trevor DeBie showed their muscle hitting homeruns  to propel Tracy over Kimball 8-5 in six innings.  Williams was 2 for 2 with 3 RBIs, Kieran Davis, Dax Dibble, Chase Henderson, and Cameron Pereira each had doubles.   After a challenging first two innings, Kyle Mulhern settled in and gave Tracy 4 innings on the mound striking out 4.  Drew Giannini came in for the final two innings  giving up no hits and no runs.


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OFFICIAL STATS

Dibble 4AB, 2R, 1H, 0RBI, 2B, SB

Williams 2AB, 2R, 2H, 3RBI, HR, 2BB

Davis 1AB, 1R, 1H, 0RBI, 3BB, 2B

Francis 0R, 0H, 0R

Giuliaccci 0R, 0H,0R

Corso 3AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI, 1BB

Giannini 3AB, 1R, 0H, 1RBI

Pereira 3AB, 0R, 1H, 1RBI, 2B, SB

Crivello 0R, 0H, 0RBI

Corona 3AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI

DeBie 3AB, 1R, 1H, 1RBI, 1HR

Henderson, 3AB, 1R, 1H, 0RBI, 2B


Mulhern (W) 4 IP, 5R, 6H, 4ER, 4K, 2BB, 2HR, 74 pitches

Giannini (S) 2IP, 0R, 0H, 0ER, 1K, 1BB, 29 pitches


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COACHES CORNER

After a very long Saturday at the ball field, Coach Alkire connected with me on Sunday to comment on Saturday's 8-5 victory over Kimball.   "I was satisfied with the outcome and really pleased with the offensive production," said Coach Alkire.  We had seven hits and six were for extra base hits.   We have been putting a lot of emphasis on the hitting in the pre-season and it carried over to the game."


In the pitching arena, Coach Alkire highlighted a positive from starter Kyle Mulhern's performance.  "He was not at the top of his game on Saturday, but he battled through four innings and kept us in the game.  When you don't have your best stuff but can hang in there and get the win, that is a real positive.   I was also pleased with Drew Giannini who did well in his two innings of relief."


"It was great to finally see our players perform under game conditions, we learned several things on Saturday and we hope to build on it Tuesday when we face Kimball again."


Alkire mentioned that Giannini will get the start Tuesday.

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BOOSTERS TOURNEY - complete

TRACY HIGH BASEBALL BOOSTERS TOURNEY


VARSITY STANDINGS

Alameda 2-0

Tokay 2-0

Tracy 1-1

West 1-1

Inderkum 1-1 

Kimball 1-1

Chavez 0-2

Edison 0-2


JV STANDINGS

Tokay 2-0

Tracy 1-1

West  1-1

Kimball 1-0-1

Inderkum 1-0-1

Alameda 0-2 

Edison 0-2

Chavez 0-2


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1st WEEK VARSITY RESULTS

 Kimball 5 - Tracy 8

Alameda 11 -  West 7

 Edison 5 - Tokay 22

 Inderkum 9 - Chavez 5


JV RESULTS

Kimball 8 - Tracy 2

West 9 - Alameda 2

Tokay 10- Edison 0

Inderkum 7 -  Chavez 2

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2ND WEEK (MAR 7)

VARSITY RESULTS

 Tracy 1 -  Alameda 2

Kimball 5 -  Inderkum 4

Tokay 16-  Chavez 5

Edison 0 - West 7 


JV RESULTS

 Tracy 11 - Alameda 6

Kimball 4 - Inderkum 4

Tokay 9 - Chavez 1

Edison 4 - West  14

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Saturday (March 14)

8:15 a.m. Kimball vs Edison

10:45 a.m. Tracy vs Tokay

1:15 p.m. Chavez vs West

3:45 p.m. CANCELLED