Head Coach - Vic Alkire
Assistants - Tony Crivello, John Goulding, Jake Shull
2 DeBie, Trevor (SR)
3 Deneau, Noah (SR)
4 Henderson, Chase (SR)
5 Frederick, Drew (JR)
6 Conti, Joey (JR)
9 Corona, Kyle (SR)
10 Delong, Clayton (SR)
11 Pereira, Cameron (SR)
12 Giannini, Drew (JR)
13 Behrmann, Daniel (SO)
14 Cortinas, Josh (SO)
15 Vasquez, Isaiah (JR)
16 Wilcox, Cooper (JR)
17 Verduzco, A.J. (SO)
19 Peltz, Kiefer (SR)
21 Fowler, Michael (JR)
23 Canada, Matt (SR)
24 Bowen, Shane (SR)
25 Jones, Jacob (SO)
26 Ramirez, Nick (SR)
Lodi Flames 0|1| 0|0|0|5|0| 6|8|1
Tracy Bulldogs 1|0|0|0|1|0|1| 3|5|8
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"This was the first time in my memory that one of my Bulldog baseball teams committed eight errors in one game. The errors were certainly the low light of the game and spelled our demise," said head coach Vic Alkire. "For the first five innings I thought that Giannini and Cooper did a pretty nice job except for some walks that they gave up, but they grinded through it. I didn't think they were on their best game but we had a 2-1 lead before we made six errors in the last two innings. You can't fault the pitchers for this loss because you cannot give Lodi eight extra outs in a 7 inning game. To their credit, the Flames hung in there and took advantage of our mistakes."
"We can't let this affect tomorrow's game. I like this group of young players we have and I'm sure we will flush this game and respond well on Wednesday."
Josh Cortinas will get the start vs Kimball at Monte Vista.
deBie 4AB, 1R, 1H
Giannini 2AB, 0R, 0H, BB
Peltz 0AB, 0R, 0H
Deneau 2AB, 0R, 0H, BB, SB
Corona 3AB, 0R, 1R, 1RBI
Bowen 3AB, 1R, 0H
Delong 0 AB
Pereira 3AB, 0R, 0H
Behrmann 2AB, 1R, 1H, 1RBI, BB, SB
Henderson 3AB, 0R, 0H
Cortinas 2AB, 0R, 2H, 1RBI, BB
Giannini 4 IP, 1R, 4H, 6K, 1BB, 0ER, 1HBP, 71 pitches
Wilcox (L), 1 1/3 IP, 5R, 2H, 0K, 2BB, 0ER, 2HBP, 39 pitches
deBie 1 2/3 IP, 0R, 2H, 0K, 2BB, 18 pitches
St. Mary's Rams 0|1|0|0|2|2|0|0 |0|0| 5|10|1
Tracy Bulldogs 0|0|0|0|2|0|3|0|0|1 | 6|11|1
Video of final play above.
200 photos here
In the most exciting game of the year Tracy, the Bulldogs made this game feel like one of the 2016 or 2017 playoff games with St. Mary's. For Tracy, the first half of the game could be called a tale of squandered opportunities as they had several chances in the 3rd and 4th innings to do some real damage, but they walked away with no runs through the first 4 innings of play. Drew Giannini tied it in the 7th and Drew Frederick won it in the 10th on some clutch late game hitting.
Game Summary: Trevor deBie started on the mound and competed with the tough Rams offense as he limited them to 3 hits and 2 earned runs through his 5 inning start.
The Bulldogs got on the board in the 5th to pull to within 3-2 as Josh Cortinas and Daniel Behrmann each started off with singles. A sac fly by Kyle Corona gave Tracy their first run. Drew Giannini then singled to bring in Behrmann for the 2nd run.
St. Mary's kept the pressure on the Dogs in the 6th by adding two more on the board with Jacob Jones taking over on the hill. Now with a 5-2 Rams lead the Bulldogs could not generate a score in the 6th thanks to a some good defense and a Rams double play.
Drew Giannini had a chance to contribute more as the game wore on as he pitched a scoreless 7th to give his team a chance in the bottom of the inning. Behrmann led off with a walk, deBie singled, Corona hit into a fielders choice, Bowen grounded out to score Behrmann, and then Giannini punched a ball (photo above) into deep right center to score Canada (pinch runner) and himself to tie the game.
The Tracy bats would go quietly in the 8th and 9th innings as Giannini kept the Rams from scoring. In fact in the final three critical innings, he would only allow two walks and one single to keep Tracy in striking distance as they awaited their offensive production. It would come in the bottom of the 10th as the light in the sky began to fade. With one out, Giannini got his 3rd hit of the day. Cameron Pereira singled and then Drew Frederick followed with a walk-off single to score Peltz (pinch running) who went head first into home in a cloud of victory dust (30 second video at top of web page).
Coaches Comments: "Drew Giannini came up big for us today on both sides of the ball giving us 3 hits, 3RBIs, a 7th inning game tying homerun, and 4 innings of shutout baseball to claim the victory. Our plan going into the game was to throw him one inning, but once he tied the game, we decided to keep him in for the duration.," said Alkire.
"I thought Trevor deBie did a nice job throwing the first five 5 innings on the mound. This was our 8th game in 12 days and all of our pitchers are beginning to get some wear, but deBie really helped our entire staff out today and he had a nice day on the mound."
"This was only Drew Frederick's second start for us this year on varsity. He was on base three times today and his walk-off game winning hit was great to see and should be a confidence booster for him. We will be playing him a lot the remainder of the season."
"Josh Cortinas in the last three games has been doing a nice job as our lead off batter. He is another guy that has stepped up for us and given excellent contributions," said Alkire.
Tracy now heads to Lodi on Thursday and comes back home Saturday for a game vs Mtn House.
Cortinas 5AB, 1R, 2H, 0RBI
Behrmann 3AB, 2R, 1H, 0RBI, BB, SB
deBie 5AB, 0R, 1H, 0RBI
Corona 3AB, 0R, 0H, 1RBI, Sac
Canada 1AB, 1R, 0H, 0RBI
Bowen 2AB, 0R, 0H, 1RBI, 3BB
Giannini 5AB, 1R, 3H, 3RBI, HR
Peltz 0AB, 1R, 0H, 0RBI, Game Winning Score as pinch runner
Jones 3AB, 0R, 1H, 0RBI
Pereira 2AB, 0R, 1H, 0RBI
Frederick 3AB, 0R, 1H, 1RBI, 2BB Game winning hit in 10th.
Henderson 4AB, 0R, 1H, 0RBI, 2B
deBie 5IP, 3R, 3H, 2ER, 4K, 3BB, 97 pitches
Jones 1 IP, 2R, 5H, 2ER, 2K, 0BB, 23 pitches
Giannini (W) 4 IP, 0R, 2H, 4K, 3BB, 56 pitches
TRACY BULLDOGS 4R|5H|0E
ST. MARY'S RAMS 5R|7H|0E
Our thanks to Coach Crivello who called in to summarize the game today:
"Noah Deneau was our offensive star this afternoon going 2-4, with 2RBIs to include an inside the park homerun, " said Crivello. Other highlights were:
Drew Giannini 1-3
Kyle Corona 1-2, 1RBI
Chase Henderson 1-3
Crivello was pleased with the pitching staff today as Jacob Jones had his first varsity start going 3 2/3 innings giving up 5 runs, 6 hits, 6 strikeouts, and 1 walk in the loss. Coming in for very solid relief was Trevor deBie going 2 1/3 innings, with no runs issued, 1 hit, 2 strikeouts, and only 1 walk, "Jacob was very competitive in his first varsity game, and deBie was excellent, keeping the game close and giving us a chance."
"It was a clean game, and I'm pleased with the pitching staff after the first week of the season," said Crivello.
The Bulldogs finish the week 1-2 and will host Lodi next Tuesday.
JV lost 7-6.
Frosh/Soph was cancelled.
Mtn House 0|0|0|0|0|2|0| 2|5|0
Tracy 1|0|2|0|1|0|X| 4|8|1
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The game did not have the excitement of our recent extra inning games, but the boys were out playing baseball in 2021 under sunny Saturday skies and came away with a victory. Maybe surpassed by the victory was the return of Nick Ramirez onto the ball field. Ramirez would enter in the top of the 6th to get a key strikeout.
"I thought Jacob Jones did an admirable job on the mound," said Coach Vic Alkire. "This is probably his 4th start of the year and I'm seeing improvement with every appearance. He worked out of jams and I'm real happy with his evolution as a sophomore pitcher on varsity."
"Drew Giannini really has been solid hitting the ball the last 5-6 games. He was 2-3 today with a double and a triple. He has been on a pretty good streak for us and is hitting with power."
"The obvious feel good story of the day was the appearance of Nick Ramirez in the game after a long journey back from a serious health issue. It was really nice to see the team get motivated and bond with him as he entered and left the game. I know from the dugout, I wanted every pitch to be a strike. He had the dugouts full attention which is not always an easy task with any team in the dugout. It was an emotional moment knowing what he has had to work through and the journey he has taken to get back on the field of baseball. He is such a nice kid and we are really happy for his comeback and success," said Alkire.
"Defensively, our infield was pretty tight today and improving as we make some changes as the season progresses. I think our hitting has some areas for improvement, but it is a work in progress."
Coach Alkire closed with some comments about the opponent. "I was really impressed with the Mountain House pitcher, Tyler Yuki. He threw strikes, had some velocity and got 10 of our Bulldogs to swing and miss. I think the Mountain House program is up and coming and is well coached."
The Bulldogs start next week on the road Tuesday at Tokay, 3 p.m. for JV and then Varsity 6p.m. both at Zupo Field in Lodi.
Thursday home vs West
Saturday home vs Bear Creek (Senior Day)
JV won 12-10
Freshmen won 12-0
Josh Cortinas 2AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI
Daniel Behrmann 2AB, 2R, 1H, 1RBI, 2B, HBP
Trevor deBie 3AB, 1R, 2H, 1RBI
Kyle Corona 3AB, 0R, 2H, 2RBI, 2B
Shane Bowen 3AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI
Drew Giannini 3AB, 0R, 2H, 0RBI, 2B, 3B
Cameron Pereira 3AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI
Joey Conti 3AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI
Chase Henderson 2AB, 1R, 1H, 0RBI, SB
Clayton Delong 1AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI
Drew Frederick 1AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI
Jacob Jones (W) 5 2/3 IP, 2R, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 4K, 1BB, 76 pitches
Nick Ramirez 1/3 IP, 0R, 0H, 0ER, 1K, 6 pitches
Matt Canada (S) 1 IP, 0R, 0H, 0ER, 1K, 13 pitches
Ny'Zaiah Thompson 4AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI
Tyler Hingco 3AB, 1R, 2H, 0RBI, 2B
Cameron Valentine2AB, 1R, 0H, 0RBI, BB, SB
Miguel Lomeli 3AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI
Taylor Yuki 2AB, 0R, 0H, 1RBI, Sac
Isaiah Castillo 3AB, 0R, 1H, 0RBI
Chase Patrizio 3AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI
Jordan Rimando-Fabro 3AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI
J.J. Higgins 2AB, 0R, 2H, 0RBI
Blake Sherbino 1AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI
Tyler Yuki 6 (L), 6 IP, 4R, 8H, 3ER, 10K, 0BB, 91 pitches
Tracy Bulldogs 5R 7H 1E
Lincoln Trojans 2R, 5H, 3E
Trevor deBie 3AB, 3R, 3H, 3B, BB
Drew Giannini 4AB, 1R, 2H, 1RBI, SB
Noah Deneau 3AB, 1R, 1H, 2RBI, 1BB, SB
Kyle Corona 4AB, 0H, 0R
Cameron Pereira 3AB, 0H, 0R
Matt Canada 1AB, 0R, 0H
Daniel Behrmann 3AB, 0R, 1H, 1RBI
Drew Frederick 1AB, 0R, 0H
Clayton Delong 0AB, 0R, 0H
Shane Bowen 2AB, 0H, 0R, 1RBI, BB
Chase Henderson 2AB, 0R, 0H, BB
Josh Cortinas 3AB, 0R, 0H
Pitching Drew Giannini (W) 4 IP, 0R, 4H, 4K, 0BB, 0ER 1HBP, 54 Pitches
Cooper Wilcox 3IP, 2R, 1H, 2KK, 0BB, 1ER, 3HBP, 35 pitches
"Our coaches have been working on attacking the ball and being aggressive at the plate," said Coach Vic Alkire. "That is exactly what we did today. With a lot of early swinging in the count it paid off with 7 hits. For the first outing of this unusual year, it was pretty clean baseball.
"Trevor deBie was one of our offensive stars with a 3 for 3 plate appearance and a triple.
Drew Giannini was very good on the mound with his 4 innings of 4 strikeout ball. We did not want to overuse him as he hit the 50 pitch mark."
"Clayton Delong had a nice defensive play in left field when we only had a 2-0 lead. With 2 on, Lincoln hit a 1 hopper to him that looked to score a run, but Delong threw a strike to Corona at the plate and eliminated the threat."
"Tomorrow we play Franklin at Tracy and then Thursday @ St. Mary's with 4 p.m. starts," said a satisfied Alkire.
Due to some logistical issues I cannot be at the games this week, but my photo coverage of Tracy High Baseball will begin next week.
1|2|3|4|5|6|7| R |H |E
Kimball 1|0|0|0|3|1|0 5| 3 | 3
Tracy 4|2|2|0|3|0|x 12|14| 3
UPDATE: We missed a run in the scorebook on Wednesday's game. Trevor deBie had another run, making the score 12-5.
The Jaguars got on the board in the top of the first but then Tracy took control scoring 4 in the first, and continuing to add on throughout the game.. Josh Cortinas threw the first four with Matt Canada keeping things in check for the final three innings.
"We cleaned up our defense a bit from yesterday allowing only three errors today," said Coach Vic Alkire. I say only three, but even that is a bit too much for a 7 inning game. I liked our aggressiveness at the plate and hustle with six infield hits today. Daniel Behrmann had all four of hits on the infield and that speaks to the hustle and speed the kid has."
"Shane Bowen caught a good game today and he hit the ball well with his 3RBIs and double. He had been hitting it hard this season, but today it fell in for him," said Alkire.
The 2-2 Bulldogs host Tokay in a league game on Thursday at 4 p.m.
deBie 3AB, 2, 0, BB
Wilcox 1AB, 0R, 1H
Behrmann 4AB, 4R, 4H, 2SB all infield hits beat out
Deneau 3AB, 3R, 2H, 1BB, 3SB
Giannini 1AB, 1R, 0H, 1RBI, SB
Pereira, 1AB, 0R, 0H
Corona 1AB, 0R, 0H, 2RBI
Delong 1AB, 0R, 0H
Bowen 4AB, 1R , 3H, 3RBI, 2B
Frederick 2AB, 0R, 1H, 1RBI
Canada, 1AB, 0R, 0H, BB
Henderson 2AB, 1R, 2H, BB, SB
Peltz 1AB, 0R, 0H
Cortinas 3AB, 0R, 1H
Cortinas (W) 4IP, 4R, 2H, 1K, 4BB, 3ER, 68 pitches
Canada 3IP, 1R, 1H, 2KK, 1BB, 1ER, 53 pitches
1|2|3|4|5|6|7| R| H | E
Tokay Tigers 2|0|1|0|0|2|0| 5 | 6 | 3
Tracy Bulldogs 3|0|2|3|0|3|x| 11|10| 2
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Jacob Jones pitched an excellent game going 5 2/3 of four hit ball limiting Tokay to one earned run until Coach Crivello made a pitching change to limit his pitch count. After a sluggish start in the first where he faced six batters, Jones immediately settled down and cruised to victory thanks in part to the offensive firepower of his teammates. "I seem to always start a bit rough, but this game was like many others for me and I felt more comfortable after a few batters," said Jones in a dugout interview. " It was an excellent outing by our sophomore Jacob Jones," said Coach Alkire. "He was dealt a rough start with bases loaded and no one out, but our defense generated a double play and a put out to extinguish the inning. After that he came back and struck out the side in the 2nd. That mental makeup is going to pay him dividends as a pitcher," said Alkire. "He was nearly perfect the rest of the way."
After Tokay took a quick 2-0 lead, Tracy immediately responded with singles in the bottom of the first by Daniel Behrmann and Noah Deneau. Kyle Corona who had been hitting the ball deep the last few games but only had a 1-10 start at the plate this season to show for it, finally got what he deserved as he collected 3RBIs on a homerun to give his team the lead they would never relinquish. "That homerun by Kyle was a real spark to our team and may have been the turning point, albeit early in the game, to get us out of an early deficit and play loose the rest of the game," said Alkire.
As Jones began to cruise on the mound, Tracy added on in the 3rd thanks to some sloppy play by Tokay. Corona singled that inning to collect another RBI. Josh Cortinas led off the bottom of the 4th with a single and Behrmann reached based on an error. Drew Giannini then crushed a ball to collect his first ever homerun and 3 RBIs giving Tracy an 8-3 lead at that point. "Drew just unloaded on that ball and it was hit over the batters eye fence in straight away center," said Coach Alkire. "I can't recall another homerun while we have been at Monte Vista for the past 10 years that was hit over that 30 foot fence," said Alkire.
Cooper Wilcox relieved Jones with 2 outs in the 5th after Jones had limited the Tigers to 4 hits and 3 runs at that point. A homerun and a couple of singles gave Tokay a rally, but then Wilcox settled down and shut down the Tigers the rest of the way. The Bulldogs gave Wilcox some insurance in the bottom of the inning when Cortinas and deBie started off with walks, Behrmann singled to collect an RBI, and then Deneau doubled to gain another RBI. Giannini singled that inning to place Tracy at 11 runs entering the 7th and final inning.
I liked how the team attacked the ball today and was ready to take on the first pitch in the zone. We have improved in this area the past three games. I also am happy to see the trend of errors declining game over game," said the head coach.
"On Saturday we face an exciting opponent in De La Salle, I'm interested to see how our young guys take on this unique opportunity. Islander Field is a very nice venue and we will have an excellent opponent to face," said Alkire. - See agenda and rules of Islander Field in article below.
Coach Alkire also wanted to clear up some confusion from the Kimball game. We increased the reporting of the Tracy score by one run, because we missed a run scored by Trevor deBie early in the game. Our thanks to Bob Brownne of the Tracy Press who alerted the coaching staff. The final score was 12-5. The stats were updated.
deBie 2AB, 1R, 0H, BB, SB
Behrmann 3AB, 4R, 2H, 2RBI, 3SB
Deneau 3AB, 2R, 2H, 2RBI, SB
Giannini 3AB, 2R, 2H, 2RBI, BB, HR
Corona 3AB, 1R, 2H, 4RBI, BB, HR
Bowen 4AB, 0R, 0H
Delong 0AB, 0R, 0H
Jones 2AB, 0R, 0H, BB
Wilcox 0AB, 0R, 0H, BB
Henderson 0AB, 0R, 0H
Canada 3AB, 0R, 0H
Pereira 1AB, 0R, 0H
Cortinas 2AB, 1R, 2H, BB, 2B
Jones (W) 5 2/3 IP, 3R, 3H, 5K, 3BB, 1ER, 92 pitches
Wilcox 1 1/3 IP, 2R, 3H, 1K, 1HBP, 2ER, 30 pitches
1|2|3|4|5|6|7| R |H|E
Millennium Falcons 0|0|2|1|0|2|0 5|8|3
Tracy Bulldogs 1|0|1|4|2|2|X 10|10|0
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Game stats final per Coach Alkire below:
Coaches Comments: It was a tight game for the first three innings, then we caught some breaks and broke it open with four runs in the 4th. To Millennium's credit, they came back with two runs in the 6th to make it 8-5 and put some pressure on us.
deBie hit the ball hard this evening even though he had no hits on the scoring sheet. Two different times he had Sac flies and both balls were hard hit to the outfield. It was good to see Cameron Pereira have a good day at the plate . His 2-3 performance was his first multiple hit game this season. Jacob Jones played in the outfield today for us and had a multiple hit game with 3 RBIs.
We are working around illnesses and injuries, but this is a versatile team and we have good kids who are flexible and willing to go anywhere they are assigned. Each player who has been brought in to new situations have responded for us.
We are at West tomorrow and Jacob Jones will be our starter.
Josh Cortinas 4AB, 2R, 1H, 1RBI, 2SB
Daniel Behrmann 2AB, 2R, 1H, 1RBI, BB, 3SB, 1HBP
Trevor deBie1 AB, 1, 0, 2RBI, 1SB, 1BB, 2 Sac Flies
Kyle Corona 2AB, 1R, 0H, 1RBI, 1Sac Fly, 1HBP
Drew Frederick 0AB, 0R, 0H
Canada, 0AB,0R, 0H
Shane Bowen 3AB, 1R, 1H, 1HBP
Drew Giannini 2AB, 1R, 1H, 2BB
Cameron Pereira 3AB, 1R, 2H, 1RBI, 1Sac Fly, 2B
Jacob Jones 3AB, 1R, 2H, 3RBI, 1HBP
Clayton Delong 2AB, 0R, 0H
Keifer Peltz, 2AB, 0R, 0H
Josh Cortinas 3 1/3 IP, 3R, 3H, 6Ks, 3BB, 3ER, 1HBP, 73 pitches
Matt Canada (W) 3 2/3 IP, 2R, 5H, 1K, 1BB, 2ER, 49 pitches
Miles Brown 3AB, 1R, 1H, 1BB
Diego Ruiz 3AB, 0R, 2H, 1BB
Caden Duke 4AB, 0R, 0H
Jacey Zuniga 3AB, 0R, 0H
Brandon Locke 2AB, 1R, 0H
David Martinez 0AB, 0R, 0H
Anthony Gonzales 2AB, 1R, 1H, HBP
Chad Maciel 0AB, 0R, 0H
Alijah Gandall 2AB, 1R, 1H, 1BB
Jake Abad 3AB, 1R, 2H, 3RBI
Elias Almanza 0AB, 0R, 0H
Jason Piazza 2AB, 0R, 1H, 1BB
Caden Duke (L) 3 1/3, 4R, 2H, 4K, 3BB, 2ER, 2HBP, 72 pitches
Gandall 2/3 IP, 2R, 1H, 0K, 0BB, 1ER, 18 pitches
Piazza 1 1/3 IP, 4R, 4H, 2K, 0BB, 3ER, 1HBP, 45 pitches
Martinez 2/3 IP, 0R, 0H, 1K, 0BB, 0ER, 1HBP, 14 pitches
1|2|3|4|5|6|7| R| H| E
Tracy Bulldogs 6|2|0|0|1|2|2| 13|13|1
West Wolfpack 2|0|0|0|1|2|0| 5 | 7| 4
In his postgame press conference Coach Vic Alkire summed up the game at West High on Tuesday afternoon. "We jumped off to an 8-0 lead after two innings which was great, but I thought we got complacent in the 3rd and 4th innings and lulled ourselves to sleep a bit. We also left 12 runners on base today which is a significant area to improve upon. It was a grind of a game today that ran two hours and forty five minutes with a lot of walks and full counts."
"In the positive category, we had numerous players who had two or more hits. Cortinas, Behrmann, Bowen, and Giannini. I thought that Jacob Jones did a nice job on the mound for us. With only four days rest and not a lot of varsity experience to date, he did an admirable job for us on the bump." His two runs were unearned on a first inning error by our defense. He battled all the way through his four innings of work."
Our hitting has picked up in the last four games, if you exclude the encounter with De La Salle, we have scored in double digits lately and I think we have seen some quality pitchers," said Alkire.
Alkire also wanted to thank the parents that ran the Gamechanger. The quality of their work on the plays/stats was well done.
Cortinas 6AB, 2R, 2H, 1RBI, 2 doubles
Behrmann 5AB, 2R, 3H, 1RBI, 1BB, 2B
deBie 3AB, 2R, 1H, 2BB, SB(2)
Corona 5AB, 1R, 1H, 2RBI, SB
Bowen 3AB, 2R, 2H, 1RBI, 2BB, 2B
Pereira 3AB, 0R 1H, 1RBI
Canada 0AB, 1R, 0H, 0RBI
Giannini 5AB, 2R, 2H, 3RBI, 3B, SB(2)
Jones 3AB, 1R, 0H, 1RBI
Wilcox 3AB, 0R, 1H, 2RBI, 1BB, SB
Peltz 1AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI
Jones (W) 4 IP, 2R, 3H, 0ER, 1K, 3BB, 71 pitches
Wilcox 3 IP, 3R, 4H, 3ER, 1K, 1BB, 46 pitches
Once again Tracy went deep into extra innings but they were on the losing side of this one as they took their 2nd loss this season against Lodi, this time 4-3.
"It was a game of missed opportunities," said head coach Vic Alkire. "Although we scored two runs in the 4th to take the lead, we still had bases loaded with just one out and did not score. In the 7th inning we scored the go ahead run but again had the bases loaded and could not add-on giving us a one run lead going into the bottom of the 7th. We got the first out of the inning but misplayed a long fly ball to the outfield which ended up tying the game and sending it to extra innings."
"Cooper Wilcox had his best outing of the year on the mound today. He was outstanding for us as he had a 8 1/3 inning complete game hurling 93 pitches. It was great to see Cooper go out and battle for the 8 plus innings and working out of some pretty big jams."
Cortinas 5AB, 1R, 0H, 0RBI
Behrmann 4AB, 1R, 2H, 0RBI, 1BB, 1SB
deBie 5AB, 1R, 2H, 1RBI, 2B
Corona 3AB, 1R, 2H, 0RBI, 1BB
Bowen 4AB, 0R, 0H, 2RBI
Giannini 3AB, 0R, 1H, 1RBI, Sac Fly
Pereira 4AB, 0R, 1H, 0RBI
Frederick 4AB, 0R, 1H, 0RBI
Henderson 2AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI, 1BB, Sac
Wilcox 8 1/3 IP, 4R, 9H, 4ER, 4K, 2BB, 93 pitches
Bulldogs 5 - Tokay 4 (8innings) Bulldogs get 2 key runs in the 7th and 1 in the 8th to secure victory.
Tracy Bulldogs 0|1|1|0|0|0|2| 5|10|4
Tokay Tigers 0|0|0|3|0|0|1| 4| 3|1
The Bulldogs would get on the scoreboard first in this night game when in the 2nd inning Shane Bowen singled. Cameron Pereira would follow with an RBI double. Tracy added on in the 3rd when Kyle Corona doubled, was pinched run by Joey Conti. Bowen would then single to score Conti.
Drew Giannini pitched spectacularly through the first 3 innings not allowing any baserunners. In the 4th some Tokay singles and Tracy errors combined to give Tokay a 3-2 lead. The score would remain this way until the top of the 7th.
With lead off walks to Giannini and Bowen, Pereira advanced the runners on a fielders choice. Drew Frederick then had a key single to score two and give Tracy the lead back. In the bottom of the inning and hoping to take home a victory, once again some singles and errors plagued Tracy and allowed the Tigers to tie the game.
In the 8th, Cortinas led off with a walk and Behrmann was hit by a pitch. Wilcox generated a perfect bunt down the 3rd base line and beat it out. Kyle Corona then hit a sac fly to center to give Tracy the go ahead run which they would not relinquish in the bottom of the 8th.
Comments from the Head Coach:
"Giannini was very good on the mound tonight. He was perfect through the first 3 innings before running into trouble in the 4th giving up 3 hits and 3 runs. After the 4th inning he got back on track and finished strong. He reached the pitch limit with 2 outs in the 8th and was relived by Clayton Delong. who got the final out of the game and a SAVE."
"Although we left 13 runners on base tonight we did battle all the way to pull out this victory. This was our 3rd extra inning game in the last 4 games. We are not afraid of pressure and have proven we will battle with anyone as long as it takes. I like how our guys do not give in" said Coach Alkire.
Cortinas 1-3, 2B, 2BB
Behrmann 1-4, 1HBP, 3B
Wilcox 0-0, 1BB
Corona 1-4, 1RBI
Conti 0-1, 1R
Bowen 2-4, 1R,1RBI, 1BB 1SB
Pereira1-4, 1R, 1RBI, 2B
Frederick 2-3, 2RBI, 1BB
Jones 0-1, 1BB
Giannini (W) 7 2/3 IP, 4R,3H, 0ER, 7K, 3BB. 112 pitches
Delong (S) 1/3 IP, 0R, 1H, 0ER, 0K, 0BB, 5 pitches
JV HAVE BIG AFTERNOON VS TOKAY
An 11 run first inning for the Bulldogs, leads to a 24-0 rout of Tokay on Tuesday afternoon at Zupo Field. Kiet Lau was 2-3 with 3 RBIs, Tyler Pahulu was 3-4 with 6RBIs and 3 runs scored. There were numerous Bulldogs with multiple hits. Lau, Pahulu, and Jonathan Lau all had triples.
Pitching a shutout was Logan Estabrook with 4 innings of 6 strikeout ball and Isaiah Vasquez finished the final inning with a strikeout.
West Wolfpack 0|0|0|0|1|0|0| 1|4|2
Tracy Bulldogs 0|0|0|3|1|0|X| 4|8|1
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Trevor deBie took the mound on a nice Thursday afternoon with the typical Tracy wind coming off the Altamont and began cruising through the West lineup. Through the first several innings he had only allowed a couple of baserunners, but unfortunately, the Tracy bats were silent making things a bit interesting as the scoreboard read 0-0 after 3 innings. deBie would have an easy top of the 4th and then he would help himself to get Tracy on the board in the bottom of the inning. Drew Frederick led off with a single, followed by an excellent bunt down the 3rd base line by Chase Henderson. deBie immediately hit a Sac Fly to right field to score Frederick and get Tracy on the scoreboard. Henderson would eventually score on a Josh Cortinas ground ball and error by the West 3rd baseman. Kyle Corona stroked a double to score Cortinas for Tracy's 3rd run.
In the top of the 5th, West generated some offense against deBie as they took advantage of a lead off walk a single, a sac bunt and another single to get one run across the plate. Tracy would answer that run though in the bottom of the inning as Shane Bowen singled and moved up two bases on defensive woes and then crossed the plate on a Frederick ground out.
In the 6th, West began to mount more offense and Coach Crivello warmed up the bullpen, but deBie buckled down and got out of the inning with the help of some good infield defense . deBie would then cruise in the 7th to secure his complete game 91 pitch victory.
Coaches Comments: "I thought Trevor deBie was pretty dominating going the full seven innings on 91 pitches. He had a few hiccups but he got out of trouble pretty easily. He has a nice tempo on the mound and that helps to keep our defense on their toes. He is probably the best on our staff with producing a nice rhythm," said Alkire.
"We got two wins this week but we left 13 runners on base earlier in the week at Tokay and 10 more today. That's 23 batters LOB in 13 innings. This is a pattern we want to extract ourselves from or it will cost us a win in the near future."
"Drew Frederick was our leading hitter, he has come in and played 4 of the last 5 and we see him getting better defensively and offensively every game. He is blossoming into a solid varsity player," said Alkire.
Behrmann 3AB, 0R, 1H, 0RBI
Cortinas 2AB, 1R, 0H, 0RBI, 2HBP (ouch)
Corona 3AB, 0R, 1H, 1RBI, 1B, 2B
Giannini 4AB, 0R, 1H, 0RBI
Bowen 2AB, 1R, 1H, 0RBI, 1BB
Pereira 3AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI
Frederick 3AB, 1R, 2H, 1RBI
Jones 1AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI
Henderson 2AB, 1R, 1H, 0RBI, Bunt
deBie 2AB, 0R, 1H, 1RBI
deBie (W) 7 IP, 1R, 5H, 0ER, 4K, 3BB, 91 pitches
Ryan Villena 3AB, 0R, 1H, 0RBI
Michael Marin 3AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI
Chris Chan 2AB, 0R, 1H, 0RBI, 1BB
William Aviles 3AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI
Andrew Simms 2AB, 1R, 0H, 0RBI, 1BB
Kyler Hickman 2AB, 0R, 1H, 0RBI, 1BB
Freddie Morales 2AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI
Gavin Mcdonald 3AB, 0R, 1H, 1RBI, Sac
Trenten Wood 2AB, 0R, 0H, 0RBI
William Aviles (L) 6 IP, 4R, 0ER, 8H, 4K, 3BB, 98 pitches