Kelly named to regional NCAA All-Tournament team
Ty Kelly of Tracy was named this week to the Stanford Regional All-Tournament Team in recognitions of his efforts at third base and at the plate for the UC Davis Aggies baseball team in NCAA Division I post-season play.
Kelly, a sophomore at Davis, went 8-for-13 during three games at the tournament for a .615 batting average. That included two doubles for 10 total bases and a slugging percentage of .769. He finishes his first full season with the Aggies as the team leader at the plate with a .397 batting average and a .527 slugging percentage.
Kelly is the son of Patrick and Diane Kelly of Tracy and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Stockton in 2006. As a senior at St. Mary’s, he batted .345 with a slugging percentage of .828 and was named All-League for the Tri-City Athletic League.
Also named to the All-Tournament team was Aggies pitcher Eddie Gamboa, who handed Stanford a 4-2 loss in the first game of the tournament. Stanford has five All-Tournament players, Pepperdine has two and Arkansas has one.
After the first-round loss, Stanford then won four in a row to claim the regional title and move on to Fullerton Super-Regional tournament, which concludes today at Cal State Fullerton, with one more game possible Sunday at Stanford.
Holtz places eighth in NCAA regional track meet
Sacramento State junior Kristina Holtz, a 2005 graduate of Tracy High School, placed eighth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, with a time of 10:27.53, at the NCAA West Regional meet at Cal State Northridge on Sunday.
It was the highest showing of any individual woman on the Hornets team, but Holtz ended up short of qualifying for next week’s NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championship meet this week at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, which took only the top five finishers from regional meets.
Sacramento State is sending senior sprinter Jody Johnson, who came in second in the men’s 200 meters and third in the 100 meters.