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TOO MANY ERRORS IN DOGS LOSS TO BRUINS

TRACY 3 - BEAR CREEK 4

Bear Creek  4R, 6H, 0E

Tracy  3R, 5H, 3E


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

"We had some critical errors today that were our downfall," said Coach Alkire.  "A two out throwing error in the 2nd inning gave Bear Creek their first two runs.  We were not good in the field all day long.  In the outfield I believe we could have played better and gotten to some balls that ended up being registered as hits."


Alkire went on to highlight his frustration when talking about the offense.  "We had 10 strikeouts.  When half of your bats are strikeouts it narrows the gap on you being successful offensively.  We took a lot of first pitch strikes today that were fastballs.  We also had four instances with a runner on 1st with nobody out where we attempted a sacrifice bunt, but all four times the ball went directly back to the pitcher who got the lead runner."


Tracy's offense came in the 4th inning when Ryan Dzoan led off with a triple.  Kieran Davis doubled and Cameron Pereira then drove in both for two RBIs.  


"Kyle Mulhern was really good on the mound for us giving up just one earned run.  He deserved a better fate.  It was a tough loss for us today."


Williams 3AB, 0R, 0H, BB

Dzoan 4AB, 1R, 1H, 3B

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

Mulhern 0AB, 0R, 0H

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

Dibble 3AB, 0R, 0H

Giuliacci 1AB, 0R, 0H

Crivello 2AB, 0R, 0H

Bergmann 3AB, 0R, 1H

Corona 3AB, 0R, 1H

Ditleveson 0AB, 0R, 0H

Corso, M. 0AB, 0R, 0H

Martinez 3AB, 1R, 0H


Pitching

Mulhern (L) 6IP, 4R, 1ER, 6H, 3K, 0BB, 77 pitches


Photos courtesy of Carla Bicomong and Steve Dzoan.

VARSITY DEFEATS ALAMEDA 5-2

ORNELLAS HAS IMPRESSIVE DAY ON THE MOUND

Tracy 5R, 9H, 1E

Alameda 2R, 4H, 3E


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

Dzoan 4AB, 0R, 2H, 1RBI, 2B

Corso, M. 1AB, 0R, 0H

Corso J. 1AB, 0R, 0H

Ornellas 2AB, 0R, 0H

Pereira 3AB, 1R, 2H, BB, SB

Martinez 0R, 0H, 0H

Dibble 3AB, 1R, 1H, 1RBI, SB

Ditlevson 3AB, 0R, 0H

Bergmann 3AB, 0R, 2H, 1RBI, 2B (2)

Corona 2AB, 0R, 1H

Davis 1AB, 0R, 0H

Patino 0AB, 1R, 0H

Giulliaci 1AB, 0R, 0H

Crivello 1AB, 1R, 0H, BB


Pitching

Corso, M. 2 IP, 1R, 1ER, 2H, 2K, 0BB, 34 pitches

Corso, J. 2 IP, 1R, 0ER, 1H, 2K, 0BB, 39 pitches

Ornellas  (W) 3 IP, 0R, 0ER, 1H, 1K, 1BB, 32 pitches


"This is two games in a row where we had played really tight games and came back to win, with the last one being Liberty earlier in the week," said Coach Vic Alkire.  "It was a good test for us and we responded well being down 2-0 to rally back and win.  Their were two keys to the victory today.  The first was Devin Williams getting his first start of the game.  He came up in the 6th in a  2-2 game and got a 2 run double driving in what would end up being be the two winning runs.  He was also on base three times for the day.   The pitching of Blake Ornellas was the other key.  He probably did not expect to pitch today or if so, for just an inning.  Blake really responded well which was a key for us being a bit short on pitching.  He only gave up 1 hit in the 3 innings he pitched.  Both Devin and Blake really contributed big for us," said Coach Alkire.


600 photos from Saturday here.

Blake Ornellas

Blake Ornellas

VARSITY DEFEAT PACHECO 13-3

WILLIAMS HAS VERSATILE DAY SUPPORTING DOGS

March 9, 2019


Tracy 13R, 11H, 0E

Pacheco 3R, 6H, 1E


Williams 3AB, 1R, 2H, 2RBI, 2B (2)

Corso, M. 1Ab, 0R, 0H

Dzoan 2AB, 1R, 1H, 3RBI, BB

Coros, J. 1AB, 0R, 0H

Pereira 2AB, 1R, 0H, BB

Mulhern 1AB, 0R, 0H

Davis 2AB, 2R, 1H, 2RBIs, BB

Bergmann, 0R, 0R, 0H

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

Patino 1AB, 2R, 0H, 2BB

Saenz, 2AB, 1R, 1H, 2RBI, BB

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

Martinez, 2AB, 1R, 1H, 1RBI

Giuliacci 1AB, 0R, 0H


Pitching

Bergmann 2 IP, 1R, 1ER, 1H, 2K, 0BB, 37 pitches

Williams (W) 2 IP, 0R, 0ER, 1H, 3K, 2BB, 40 pitches

Crivello 1 IP, 2R, 2ER, 2H, 1K, 0BB, 14 pitches


"Devin Williams went 2-3 with 2 RBIs, played the infield in this game as well as shortstop and had just a really versatile day including a win on the mound" said Coach Alkire.  "It was a full day for him.  It was also good to see Dax Dibble get 3 hits.  Ryan Dzoan continued his hot hitting that had started back during the Liberty game as he had 3RBIs today.  Derek Saenz got his first start as catcher with a single and 2RBIs  as well as Robert Crivello who had a single and 2RBIs.  


It was a really nice full of hard work as we got all 8 tournament games in today.  Our Booster Club did a fantastic job getting it all done especially Shane Davis who headed it all up," said Coach Alkire.


Hundreds of photos from Saturday HERE.

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2019 VARSITY BASEBALL

Head Coach - Vic Alkire

Assistants - Tony Crivello, John Goulding, Kenny Serrano, Tyler Sanfilippo


2 Ryan Dzoan SR

3 Robert Crivello JR

4 Logan Fife JR

5 Dax Dibble JR

6 Blake Ornellas JR

9 Nick Ditlevson SR

10 Johnathan Patino JR 

11 Cameron Pereira SO

12 Octavio Martinez JR 

13 Kyle Corona SO 

14 Kyle Mulhern JR

15 Matt Giuliacci JR

17 Derek Saenz JR

19 Joey Corso SR

21 Kieran Davis JR

22 Brentley Bergmann SR

23 Devin Williams JR

24 Chase Henderson SO

27 Marcus Corso JR

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VARSITY VS FREEDOM - 3-5-19

Tracy defeats Freedom 3-2 To Get First Win of the Season

Tracy 3R, 7H, 0E

Freedom 2R, 5H, 0E


Tracy 1 run scored in the first, and two in the 3rd

Freedom 1 run scored in the 2nd, and 1 in the 4th


"When you get excellent pitching and defense you are going to win most games, said a satisfied Coach Alkire whose team go their first victory of the wet 2019 season.  The game also generated the fist set of runs scored by the Bulldogs who had been in a scoring drought.  "Our at bats were good.  Ryan Dzoan hit a homerun over the fence in 1st inning.  He had other excellent at bats doubling to center in the 3rd and then hitting a very had ball to shortstop in the 7th. With Ryan positioned in the number two spot today he really came alive.  It was nice to see him break out of a batting slumber," said Alkire.


"We struck out seven times which is not great, but at least we were not registering 11 K's  like we did in our last game.  Overall I was very satisfied with the effort our guys had playing in cold and windy conditions.  We did not even  know if we were going to play until just before bus departure time."


Alkire also praised his pitcher.  "Kyle was very consistent on the hill.  He had a low pitch count just about every inning.  He did not have an inning he struggled in.  He set the tone for us.  He only walked two and there were plenty of balls in play today for our defense to stay alert and active.  There were four innings today when Kyle threw 7 pitches or less. 


The Dogs are now 1-2 and will play two games on Saturday at home.


Batting

Fife - 3AB, 1R, 0H, HBP

Dzoan 3 AB, 1R, 2H, 1RBI, 2B, 1HR, 1BB 

Corso, M. 2AB, 0R, 1H, 1RBI, 1BB, 1HBP, 1SB

Pereira 3AB, 0R, 1H, 1RBI, SAC FLY

Dibble 4AB, 1H, 1SB

Ditlevson 3AB 0R, 0H

Bergmann 3AB, 0R, 1H

Corona 3AB, 0R, 1H

Giuliacci 0AB, 0R ,0H

Henderson 2AB, 1R, 0H, 1BB

Mulhern 0,0,0


Pitching

Mulhern (W) 7IP, 2R, 5H, 2ER, 2BB, 1K, 77 pitches

VARSITY VS FOOTHILL

Friday, March 1, 2019

TRACY 0 Runs, 5 Hits, 2 Errors

FOOTHILL 4 Runs, 5 Hits, 1 Error

Foothill 1 run in the 2nd, 3 runs in 5th


The Bulldogs are still waiting to score a run in 2019, but Coach Alkire is not worried.   "I'm confident things will turn around and this team will improve as the season progresses," said Alkire.   "For the second game in a row I thought our pitching was very good.   Marcus Corso tossed five innings against a very good Foothill team and did not allow an earned run."


On the offensive side the Dogs struck out 11 times.   "It is problematic when 11 of 21 times you don't put the ball in play," said Alkire.  "We did not generate a walk either, so between that and the strikeouts you have a pretty good representation for what our offense was like for the day."  "Our coaching staff did see some improvement in the plate approach of our hitters but it might not be evident looking at the stat sheet or reading this game summary."   The Bulldogs were up against a solid Foothill pitcher who has hopes of moving on to a prestigious college with his astronomically high GPA.  


Monday Turlock Frosh and JV at Tracy 3:30

@ Freedom on Wednesday with Frosh/Soph

JV will play at home


Fife 3AB, 0R 1H

Martinez 2AB, 0R, 0H

Henderson 1AB 0R, 0H

Dzoan 2AB, 0R, 0H

Williams 1AB, 0R, 0H

Dibble, 3AB, 0R, 0H

Ditlevson, 3AB 0R, 1H

Pereira 3AB, 0R, 0H

Giuliacci 2AB, 0R, 1H

Corso, J. 1AB, 0R, 0H

Corso, M. 0AB, 0R, 0H

Bergmann 2AB, 0R, 1H

Patino 0AB, 0R, 0H,  1HBP

Corona 1Ab, 0R, 1H, SAC

Saenz 1AB, 0R, 0H

Crivello 0AB, 0R, 0H

Ornellas 0AB, 0R, 0H


Pitching

Marcus Corso (L) 4 IP, 1R, 2H, 3K, 1BB, 0ER, 49 pitches

Robert Crivello 1 IP, 3R, 3H, 2K, 0bb, 3ER, 16 pitches

Ornellas 1 IP, 0R, 0H, 2K, 2BB, 0ER, 23 pitches


ON DECK

Monday Turlock Frosh/Soph and JV at Tracy 3:30
Wednesday Varsity and Frosh Soph @ Freedom 3:30 p.m. 

JV host Freedom at 3:30 p.m

VARSITY FALL TO LIBERTY IN GAME 1 OF THE SEASON

LIBERTY 2 - TRACY 0

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

LIBERTY LIONS - 2 RUNS, 6 HITS  0 ERRORS
TRACY BULLDOGS - 0 RUNS, 4 HITS, 2 ERRORS


190+ photos here


"I liked our pitching today and I thought our trio did an admirable job on the mound against the Lions," said Coach Alkire.  Junior Kyle Mulhern pitched a solid 5 innings to start and then Joey and Marcus Corso each had an inning keeping Liberty in check.  


"Offensively, we struggled in the box today.  Some of our returning players did not have the best of at bats and looked a bit overwhelmed.   I was happy though with the at bats of  Cameron Pereira and Jonathan Patino," said Alkire.  Pereira in the DH role had three at bats with 1 hit and a walk.   Patino came up in a pinch hitting role and lined a single to the outfield.  "They were both aggressive in their approaches at the plate.  They did not seem overwhelmed by the Liberty pitching," said Alkire.


Fife 2AB, 0R, 0H, 2BB, 1SB

Martinez 3AB, 0R, 1H

Dzoan 3AB, 0R, 1H

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

Ditlevson 2AB, 0R, 0H, 1BB

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

Mulhern 0AB

Corso, J. 0AB

Corso, M. 2AB, 0R, 0H, 

Henderson, 0AB

Giuliacci 1AB, 0H, 0R

Bergmann 2AB, 0H, 0R

Ornellas 0AB, 0R, 0H, BB

Williams 0AB

Corona 2AB, 0R, 0H

Patino 1AB, 0R, 1H

Crivello 0AB


Pitching:

Mulhern (L) 5 IP, 2R, 5H, 0K, 0BB, 1ER, 65 pitches

Corso, J. 1 IP, 0R, 0H, 0ER, 0K, 1BB, 15 pitches

Corso, M. 1 IP, 0R, 1H, 0ER, 1K, 0BB 13 pitches




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SCHEDULE

FALSE START TO SEASON AS GM1 BECOMES SCRIMMAGE WITHOUT UMPS

Kyle Mulhern Delivers a Pitch To Start Game

Kyle Mulhern, Tracy High Baseball

Opening Day got off to a not so spectacular start as there were no umpires available to make this a legal game.  Both teams took advantage of the situation though to play a practice game in a near "real game" situation.  Photos located here


Coaches Comments - "It was good for us to see our team perform under "almost" game conditions," said Coach Vic Alkire who has just started his 26th season as skipper of the Bulldogs.  "Our coaching staff was able to evaluate our players against outside competition and it definitely benefited both the players and staff.  Our players and coaches both learned a lot today."

"I was very happy with our effort, focus, and hustle today.  I like how the players supported each other.  That should be a nice benefit as we move forward this season."

"Next week will be a big challenge for us as Foothill and Liberty are both very good teams," said Alkire.   Alkire and his team will face not only strong opponents but also the fury of mother nature in 2019 as more rain is predicted many days next week.

Coach Alkire has stated that this game will be made up to be official in the near future.