Baseball: Bulldogs sunk by unearned runs
by Bob Brownne
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Bulldogs fall to Flames
Sophomore Jacob Alvarado falls short as he tries to catch a fly ball in the outfield during Tracy High’s 7-4 loss to Lodi High on Friday, March 29.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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Errors sank the Tracy High baseball team in a 6-0 loss to Lodi on Friday, March 29, at Monte Vista Middle School.

Senior starting pitcher Jonah Wesely pitched the first inning for Tracy (6-8, 2-1 San Joaquin Athletic Association) but left the game early because of a sore groin muscle, which had started to bother him the week before at the Banner Island Tournament in Stockton.

He gave up two hits and two unearned runs for the loss.

SJAA leader Lodi High (9-4, 4-0 SJAA) benefitted from six unearned runs that came via three errors.

Tracy junior Brett Curtis gave up five hits and three runs in three innings, and senior John Jaeger struck out five batters in three innings and gave up no hits and one run.

Jaeger was also the leading batter for the Bulldogs, with a double and a single. Junior Braeden Oki and sophomore Robbie Ramirez also singled.

The Bulldogs traveled to Stockton on Wednesday, April 3, to face the Lincoln Trojans, but the game was postponed because of darkness after 12 innings with the teams tied 2-2.

The teams had not scheduled the conclusion of the game as of noon Thursday, April 4.

Millennium 8, Modesto Christian 1

Millennium High senior Austin Larson struck out 13 Modesto Christian High batters and had a no-hitter going until the fifth inning Wednesday in the first game of the Ripon Christian Tournament.

Larson allowed three hits and one run for the win.

The Falcons (8-6, 2-0 Central California Athletic Alliance) had 10 base hits, including three hits and two RBIs by senior Kyle Murawski. Larson doubled and singled and batted in three runs, and senior Mark DeWitt also doubled and singled.

Modesto Christian (3-11) gave up two errors.

The Falcons followed it up with a 3-0 loss on Wednesday to the Ripon Christian Knights. The Knights (8-6-1) got a break in the third inning with a Millennium error, followed by a batter hit by a pitch, a walk, a sacrifice fly and a double to score three unearned runs.

Millennium junior pitcher Manjot Atwal took the loss, giving up four hits over six innings.

The Falcons’ hits included doubles for Murawski and sophomore Eddie Diaz and a single for junior Giocomo Oliveri.

The Falcons also claimed a recent Central California Athletic Alliance win, beating Sierra Ridge-Rite of Passage (1-4, 0-3) at home, 12-2, on March 28.

Millennium collected seven hits and took advantage of six walks and three Sierra Ridge-ROP errors.

Millennium senior Gavin Compton batted in two runs with a double in the fifth inning that ended the game early on the 10-run mercy rule. Larson hit a two-RBI double in the first inning, and Atwal batted in two with a single in the second.

Junior starting pitcher Raymond Delarosa got the win after he pitched two innings and allowed one hit and two earned runs.

Stagg 11, Delta Charter 1

The Delta Charter Dragons lost on the road to the Stagg Delta Kings on Tuesday, April 2.

The Dragons (2-3) trailed 3-1 midway through the fourth after junior Daniel Adams doubled to the right-field corner to drive in junior Justin Rednick.

Senior Tyler Daugherty also had a hit for the Dragons.

Stagg (8-4) ran away with the game with a seven-run rally in the bottom of the fourth.

Delta Charter starting pitcher Rudnick took the loss after he pitched 31/3 innings and allowed nine runs, seven of them earned.

Ceres 3, Kimball 2

The Jaguars were nearly able to make a sixth-inning comeback against Ceres in the second game of the Art McRae Tournament in Ceres on Monday, April 1.

With Ceres (14-2-1) ahead 3-1 and two out, the Jaguars (10-3, 2-2 Valley Oak League) drew two walks and senior Alec Barba loaded the bases when he reached base on a dropped third strike.

Junior Zack Orr walked to bring in a run, but the inning ended on senior Kris Bartlett’s groundout.

Senior starting pitcher Logan Finley gave up four hits and two runs in three innings and took the loss.

The Jaguars started the tournament by beating Orestimba (9-5), 11-4, earlier on Monday.

The Jaguars overcame an Orestimba lead with a five-run rally in the third inning.

Among Kimball’s leading hitters was Orr, who singled, doubled and drove in four runs. Senior Corbin Lis singled twice and doubled, and seniors Zack Perugi and Alec Barba had two hits each.

The winning pitcher was Kimball senior Nick Przybyla. He gave up eight hits and four runs, one of them earned, in six innings.

The tournament followed an 11-0 Valley Oak League defeat for Kimball at Oakdale (9-6, 3-1 VOL) on March 28. Senior Zack Perugi had Kimball’s only hit.

Sophomore starting pitcher Ryan King took the loss after he gave up four hits, six walks and five runs over three innings.

West 3, Millennium 1

The Wolf Pack logged a win over the visiting Millennium Falcons on Friday, March 29.

West (2-10) had a 3-0 lead at the end of two innings after freshman Jacob Rebar drove in two runs and senior Andrew Benns batted in another. West collected six hits, including two for Rebar.

West senior starting pitcher Jacob Thomassen got the win, and senior Nick Gandall was credited with the save.

Millennium senior Gavin Compton got the loss after he pitched six innings and struck out five batters.

The Falcons had five hits, including two by junior Daniel Gutierrez and an RBI single by junior Raymond Delarosa.

West traveled to Antioch on Saturday, March 30, for a 9-2 loss to the Antioch Panthers (5-6).

West scored in the first inning when Chase Martinez led off with a triple and came in on Jacob Rebar’s two-out single.

The Wolf Pack scored again in the second when Andrew Benns singled in Jacob Thomassen.

Antioch took control of the game in the fifth inning with a six-run rally.

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