Softball: Bulldogs go 4-0 at Rivals Unite tournament in Stockton
by Bob Brownne
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Tracy went 4-0 at the Rivals Unite to Fight Breast Cancer softball tournament March 21 and 22 at Arnaiz Fields in Stockton. 

The annual event brings the teams from the San Joaquin Athletic Association and Tri-City Athletic League together for non-league competition.

The SJAA had the top teams this year, as Lincoln and Lodi also went 4-0 for the weekend.

Tracy High (9-2, 3-0 SJAA) wrapped up the event with a 5-0 win over West High on Saturday . Junior Haley Nunes had three of Tracy’s nine base hits, two singles and a double, and batted in three runs in the Bulldogs’ five-run second inning.

Freshman Mikayla Coelho and junior Alee Balanon also had two hits each. Senior pitcher Tayler Misfeldt struck out 11 batters over five innings and gave up one hit.

West junior Shelby Weeks got the Wolf Pack’s only hit, and sophomore pitcher Janae Sims took the loss after she gave up five hits over four innings.

During the game, Tracy leadoff batter Ellie Fisher suffered an injury that will keep her off the field for three weeks. Coach Greg Smith said she was hit in the face by a pitch and has a hairline fracture to her jaw. He said Fisher, a senior, will most likely be ready to play again in time for the Nor Cal Classic Tournament at the Tracy Sports Complex, April 24 to 26.

Also on Saturday, the Bulldogs bashed out 14 hits in a 12-0 win over McNair High. Nunes had four hits, including a double, a triple and two RBIs, and junior Felicia Suniga singled, doubled and tripled and batted in two runs. Fisher and junior Madison Ledda added two hits each. Senior pitcher Kimberly Paschal allowed two hits and struck out five batters over five innings.

West also played Franklin High on Saturday for a 12-5 win. The Wolf Pack had 11 hits, including a triple and a single by Weeks, and sophomore Hailey Martin singled twice and tripled. Sims got the win after she pitched two innings and gave up no hits.

On Friday, Coelho’s bases-loaded triple was the highlight of the Bulldogs’ six-run fifth inning as Tracy beat St. Mary’s 6-2. Nine hits for Tracy included two each by Nunes and Balanon. Misfeldt allowed five hits and struck out seven batters over five innings for the win.

Tracy opened the tournament with a 12-0 win in five innings over Tokay. Suniga led the Bulldogs with two doubles and three RBIs, and Coelho batted in three with a single and a triple. Junior Brooke Ornellas singled, doubled and drove in two, Balanon had two hits and two RBIs and junior Rebekah DelaRosa singled, tripled and batted in a run. Paschal went five innings and allowed four hits and no runs for the win.

West took two losses Friday, including a 7-3 loss to Lincoln. The Trojans had a 6-0 lead going into the fourth inning before the Wolf Pack got on the scoreboard. Senior Haley Hollis had two of West’s five hits, and Sims had a hit and batted in two runs. Sims pitched all six innings and gave up 12 hits for the loss.

Bear Creek blanked West 8-0 in the opening game Friday. West got one hit each from Martin, Sims, junior Samantha Asbra and freshmen Marisa Galindo and Mikaylah Diaz. Sims took the loss after she gave up eight hits and eight runs, only two of them earned, as the Wolf Pack committed six errors in the field.

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