Baseball: Bulldogs stay on top with close win
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The Tracy High baseball team kept its hold on first place in the league with a 6-4 win at home on Tuesday, May 1, against the Bear Creek High Bruins.

Tanner Turner got the Bulldogs (19-4 overall, 11-1 San Joaquin Athletic Association) started with a solo home run, his first of four base hits for the day, to lead off the bottom of the first. Catcher Jake Shull hit a sacrifice fly to score another in the inning.

It was still a tie game, 2-2 going into the third inning, when Tracy rattled off four runs, with singles from David Miranda and Turner, and back-to-back doubles from Cody Daniel and Matt Loscavio.

Starting pitcher John Jaeger made short work of the Bruins (9-13, 4-8) in the third, but Tracy’s infield kept Bear Creek’s base runners in check during the fourth and fifth innings.

Reliever Reilly Oki hit two Bruin batters with pitches in the fifth and another swung at a wild pitch for the third strike and then beat Shull’s throw to first base. A wild pitch and an infield error brought in two runs.

With the potential tying run on first, Oki finished the inning with a strikeout. The Bruins again go the potential tying runs on base in the top of the seventh but they were left stranded.

Jaeger allowed five hits and two runs over five innings and got the win. Daniel, Jonah Wesely and David Miranda had two hits each and Jaeger also had a hit.

Elliot Christian 11, Millennium 1

The Falcons hit a big obstacle in their quest for a Central California Athletic Alliance title losing its first league game this season to Elliot Christian Tuesday, May, 1, at the Tracy Learning Center.

Spencer Blackwell tripled in the second inning and Manjot Atwal singled to bring in the only run for the Falcons (16-6, 8-1 CCAA), while the defense’s three errors in the game turned out to be costly.

The Eagles (15-6, 9-0 CCAA) tied it up 1-1 in the fourth, and while Millennium mustered five hits for the day, the Eagles collected 14 base hits as they scored in each of the last three inning for the win.

Blackwell went 4 1/3 innings as starting pitcher for the Falcons and gave up five hits and three runs for the loss.

Tanner Carroll, Jose Avila and Gavin Compton all pitched in relief. Compton, Carroll and Austin Larson also had hits for Millennium.

Falcon coach Drew Reyes said that the league title now rests on Millennium’s final CCAA game against Elliot at Zupo Field in Lodi on Friday.

“It will be tough to win league now,” Reyes said. “We need to win Friday by more than 10 runs, which will be a tall order.”

Tioga 10, Delta Charter 9

Errors cost Delta Charter in their second game of a doubleheader at Tioga in Groveland on Friday, April 27.

The Dragons committed five errors in all, and of the seven runs scored off of starting pitcher Tyler Daugherty, none of them were earned. Daugherty would give up seven hits while striking out three batters during 3 1/3 innings. Darren Silva pitched the final 2 2/3 innings allowing no hits and striking out four.

Silva had three base hits, stole base twice and scored three times. Daugherty singled, doubled and batted in two runs. Justin Rudnick and Tyler Riselvato both scored twice, and Miyuki Shibata and Ravon Irvin both batted in runs.

Defensive miscues doomed the Dragons from the start of the first doubleheader lose at Tioga 9-6.

The Timberwolves scored two in the first inning on throwing errors, and five more Dragon errors would prove costly.

Starting pitcher Jonathan Palmer allowed six runs, two of them earned, and gave up three hits and struck out six batter over four innings and took the loss.

Sophomores: West 9, Stagg 0

Wolf Pack pitcher Gabe Culver struck out 10 Stagg batters and threw a complete game in West’s home win on Thursday, April 27.

Devin Bell led the team with three hits and Brody Kooreman batted in three runs. Peter Creasman and Brian Noble had two hits each. AJ Lowe and Jesse Alameda each had and Jesse Alameda drove in two runs. The win puts West at 1-3-1 in Tri-City Athletic League play.

The two teams played to a 1-1 tie the day before, as Michael Alameda threw 6 2/3 innings in Stockton.

Tyler Durant pitched 1-1/3 innings to finish the game. Brian Noble led the Wolf Pack at the plate with two hits, and Peter Creasman, Austin Mayes, Michael Alameda, A.J. Lowe, Brody Kooreman, Jesse Alameda also collected hits.

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