Millennium 8, Riverbank 3
The Falcons scored in the first and second innings to take a 6-1 lead at home Monday and had solid defense from shortstop Daniel Yanez and third baseman Joe Bains to take the 8-3 win.
Tanner Carroll pitched four innings, gave up five hits, an unearned run and struck out three batters for the win. Drew Carroll and Jose Avila pitched relief and allowed three hits between them over three innings.
Avila was the Falcons leading batter with two doubles, a single and four RBI’s, including three from his bases-loaded double in the second inning. Tanner Carroll, Kyle Murawski Bains and Yanez also had two base hits each.
Millennium’s junior varsity team beat Riverbank 23-0. Pitcher Manjot Atwal pitched a complete game as he struck out 13 batters.
The win follows the Falcons' opening game, a 17-1 win over Delta Charter on Friday, Feb. 24. Millennium’s varsity plays next at Turlock Christian on Friday, and the JV team plays at Kimball on Thursday.
Freshmen: Tracy 8, Kimball 2
Tracy got nine hits and took advantage of five Kimball errors in Monday’s 8-2 win at Tracy High. Dylan Sandoval pitched three innings, struck out four and allowed no hits and one run for the win, and Michael Brown and Daniel Canada pitched relief. Jacob George, Robbie Ramirez and Brandon Russell each singled twice, Ramirez with two RBI’s, and Taylor Mellick doubled. Kimball’s statistics were not reported.
Freshmen: Tracy 9, Castro Valley 8
Castro Valley started off hot in the first game of a double header on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Castro Valley, scoring eight runs in the first inning before Daniel Canada came in to pitch relief with one out and finished the inning and then pitched two more, giving up two hits and no runs. Robbie Ramirez pitched two inning sand allowed no hits as Tracy’s batters cut Castro Valley’s lead to 8-3, and Taylor Mellick allowed one hit and got the win after the Bulldogs rallied for a 6-run sixth inning.
Tracy collected 14 hits. Jacob Alvarado and Nick Tobeck each singled twice and doubled, Ramirez doubled twice, Michael Brown singled and doubled, and Jacob George singled twice.
Freshmen: Tracy 8, Castro Valley 3
In game two of Saturday’s double-header at Castro Valley, the Bulldogs collected eight hits and had a 6-0 lead in the fifth inning before Castro Valley scored its three runs for the day. Jacob Alvarado started on the mound and pitched four innings for the win as he struck out four and allowed three hits and no runs. Brandon Russell pitched relief, struck out four, walked five and allowed one hit and three runs. Chris Ramon tripled and singled and batted in a run, Brandon Russell singled twice and batted in two runs, and Jacob George doubled and singled.
Varsity: Bishop O’Dowd 14, Tracy 4
Tracy High’s varsity baseball team started its season by giving up nine runs in the top of the first inning of the Bulldogs’ home opener against Bishop O’Dowd High of Oakland Friday.
The Dragons logged six base hits off Tracy’s starting pitcher John Jaeger and exploited four Tracy errors in the first, which was all the Dragons needed to stay in the lead for the rest of the game. They also scored two runs in the fourth and fifth off of reliever Reilly Oki, and three in the sixth and seventh innings off closing pitcher Devon Denholm. The Dragons collected 15 hits in all, while Tracy’s defense committed nine errors.
Bishop O’Dowd’s pitchers logged 12 strikeouts against Tracy and the Bulldogs had four hits for the day. Aside from Cody Daniel’s bases-loaded double in the first inning, which brought in three of Tracy’s runs, the Bulldogs were mostly unable to bring baserunners home.
Base hits included a single for Oki in the sixth, and a double for Matt Loscavio and a single for Denholm in the seventh, which brought in Loscavio for the Bulldogs’ fourth run. Tracy also reached base on nine walks, two batters hit by pitches, and an infield error, and ended two innings with the bases loaded.
Tracy plays again at home on Tuesday against West High.
Sophomores: Bishop O’Dowd 6, Tracy 4
Tracy’s sophomores opened their season at Monte Vista Middle School on Friday with a 6-4 loss to Bishop O’Dowd. Tracy’s starting pitcher Brett Curtis allowed five runs, four of them earned, no hits, six walks and struck out two. Chaz Samaniego pitched relief in the second and gave up two hits and an unearned run and struck out one.
Tracy scored in the third when Braeden Oki, coach Ryan Hern’s offensive player of the game, doubled, stole third and came home when Aaron Denholm reached on an error. Steven Schreppel reached second on an error in the fourth and pinch runner C.J. Butcher scored on Josh Brakkee’s single.
Brakkee, Hern’s defensive player of the game, pitched in the fourth inning and shut down the Dragons for the rest of the game. He gave up two hits, no runs and no walks and struck out one. The Bulldogs also had four errors over the course of the game.
Cameron Pham and Oki each scored for Tracy in the fifth, and in the seventh Tracy had the tying run on second base with two out when Butcher hit a hard shot to second and the Dragons made the play to end the game.