The Bulldog bats showed up late in Friday’s home baseball game against Lincoln High on Friday. When Tracy did start hitting the ball it wasn’t enough to overcome the Trojans’ early lead, giving Lincoln the 8-5 win.
The loss takes away Tracy’s (8-4, 3-1 San Joaquin Athletic Association) hold on sole possession of first place in the league, with Lincoln (7-5, 3-1 SJAA) also taking a share of the lead.
Lincoln scored right away on three consecutive base hits in the first inning, and scored four more in the third, leaving Tracy senior starting pitcher Anthony Nunez with the loss. Nunez gave up eight hits over three innings.
“Lincoln outplayed us in all phases of the game,” Tracy coach Vic Alkire said. “They were better in the field, they were better at bat, they were better on the bases. When that happens you can’t expect any other outcome.”
Tracy’s Nunez who was one-for-three at the plate, and senior Braeden Oki, who went three-for-four, both got hits in the first inning, and junior Joey Cocoles singled in the fifth, but the Bulldogs didn’t score until the sixth, when junior Jacob George reached on an error and Oki singled. Senior Dustin Dibble doubled to deep left-center field to drive in two. Oki hit a two-RBI double in the seventh, advanced on a passed ball and then stole home.
Lincoln totaled 13 hits for the day, and scored two runs off sophomore relief pitcher Brett Mansell and another off freshman closer Chandlyr Metal.
Millennium 11, Brookside Christian 6
The Falcons got a big win on the road against defending Central California Athletic Alliance champion Brookside Christian High at Billy Hebert Field in Stockton on Friday.
Millennium (10-1, 3-0 CCAA) overcame Brookside’s (7-5, 2-1 CCAA) 6-0 lead starting in the fourth inning with junior Eddie Diaz’ bases-loaded double to drive in three runs. Millennium tied it up in the fifth, scored another in the sixth and rallied for four runs in the seventh.
Millennium totaled 15 base hits. Diaz went four-for-five for the day, senior Spencer Blackwell went three-for-three with two RBIs and senior Raymond DelaRosa had two hits and batted in one.
Senior starting pitcher Manjot Atwal went all seven innings, giving up six hits and striking out nine for the win.
Sierra 8, Kimball 2
Kimball High’s offense couldn’t overcome Sierra’s five-run second inning, when the Timberwolves scored with two hits and four walks. Senior starting pitcher Trevor Trew was finished after two innings and got the loss. Sophomore Chad Hanville finished the game and gave up three hits and three runs, one of them earned, over five innings.
Kimball (3-8, 2-4 Valley Oak League) had 12 hits to Sierra’s (10-2, 3-0 VOL) five, but also left eight runners stranded, including five in scoring position. Junior Ryan King went four-for-four, including an RBI double down the third base line in the seventh, senior Brennan Bowman had three base hits, and senior Matt Rodriguez hit an RBI singled in the first inning..
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