Baseball: Bulldogs battles Lodi for first place
by TP staff
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Tracy and Lodi continue to battle for first place in the San Joaquin Athletic Association, with the Bulldogs winning the latest contest 8-4 at Lodi on Wednesday, April 24.

Senior starting pitcher Jonah Wesely struck out 14 batters, allowed three hits and one earned run during six innings.

Oscar Moreno pitched the seventh inning and gave up two hits and three runs, two of them earned.

Tracy (11-10-1, 7-2-1 SJAA) batters backed them up with eight hits, while Lodi (14-8, 8-2 SJAA) had five hits.

Wesely tripled and singled and batted in two runs, junior Braeden Oki doubled and singled and drove in three, and Moreno batted in two with two singles.

The win follows Tracy’s 16-3 win over Chavez on Friday, April 19, at Monte Vista Middle School.

Tracy senior pitcher John Jaeger gave up two hits, one unearned run and struck out five batters over four innings to get the win.

Jaeger also singled, doubled and batted in five runs, and junior Anthony Nunez had two hits and drove in four runs.

Millennium 8, Big Valley Christian 2

The Millennium Falcons took a step forward in the Central California Athletic Alliance with a win at home over the Big Valley Christian Lions.

Senior Austin Larson pitched seven innings for the win and gave up three hits and struck out six batters.

The Falcons (11-10, 4-3 CCAA) banged out 10 hits, including three for senior Gavin Compton, who batted in three runs. Senior Mark DeWitt and junior Daniel Gutierrez each batted in two runners.

The Falcons previously handed the Elliot Christian Eagles (15-2, 6-1 CCAA) their first league loss, 4-3, on Friday, April 19, at the Tracy Learning Center.

The Eagles took a 3-0 lead in the top of the second, but the Falcon’s four-run rally in the third helped them rally for the win.

Compton pitched all seven innings for the win. He gave up three hits, 10 walks, three earned runs and struck out 11 batters.

St. Mary’s 10, West 1

The St. Mary’s Rams knocked five hits off junior starting pitcher Mitch Cowles to score five runs in the first inning Tuesday, April 23, at St. Mary’s High in Stockton.

Senior Jacob Thomassen came in to pitch in the second, but three errors in the second allowed the Rams to score four more runs.

West took a tough loss at home on April 18. The Wolf Pack watched a 5-3 lead disappear in the top of the seventh inning as the Tokay Tigers took advantage of a series of walks to score five runs and win, 8-5.

West’s three-run second inning included base hits from Cowles and seniors Jackson Nott and Cameron Naraval. Junior Garrett Speckman and senior Chase Martinez also batted in runs.

Senior starting pitcher Kevin Oetken got no decision after he pitched six innings and allowed five hits and four runs. Thomassen pitched two-thirds of an inning of relief and gave up four runs for the loss.

Kimball 16, Weston Ranch 2

Kimball High (15-5, 6-3 Valley Oak League) collected 14 base hits, including a home run and two singles for senior Kris Bartlett, to finish off the Weston Ranch Cougars (0-16, 0-8 VOL) in Stockton on April 18.

Junior Brennan Bowman also had three hits, junior Trevor Trew doubled twice, junior Zack Orr singled and doubled, and senior Zack Perugi singled twice.

Kimball followed with an 11-8 win over McNair in Stockton on Saturday, April 20, and an 8-3 win at Sonora on Tuesday, April 23. Details of those games were not available.
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