Baseball: Tracy takes advantage in quest for league crown
by Bob Brownne
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Senior Oscar Moreno’s two-run single was just what the Tracy High baseball team needed to beat the Lincoln Trojans 6-5 on Wednesday, May 1, at Monte Vista Middle School.

Moreno was looking for a fastball up the middle on the 3-2 count with two out and the game tied 4-4 in the bottom of the fourth.

“I was going to hit it wherever it was pitched and just drive it,” he said. “I knew that would put us in the lead.”

Moreno had two of Tracy’s 11 hits, and senior John Jaeger and junior Anthony Nunez had two hits each. Sophomore Robbie Ramirez also batted in two on a second-inning single.

Senior starting pitcher Jonah Wesely finished the game with six strikeouts and gave up five hits and four runs, two of them earned.

The win gives the Bulldogs momentum going into Friday, May 3, when Tracy (13-10-1, 9-2-1, San Joaquin Athletic Association) travels to again face Lincoln (18-2-2, 8-3-1 SJAA) in a regular game and resumption of a 2-2 12th-inning tie that was postponed because of darkness April 3.

Tracy also defeated Lodi 3-0 on Friday, April 26.

Edison 6, West 4

West collected eight hits to Edison’s four Tuesday, April 30, at West High, but that couldn’t save the Wolf Pack from a series of errors that helped Edison rally for six runs in the third inning.

Seniors Andrew Benns, Chase Martinez, Kevin Oetken and freshman Jacob Rebar contributed hits in a two-run third inning for West (3-17, 1-6 Tri-City Athletic League), and Martinez got another hit as the team scored two more in the fourth.

Junior starting pitcher Mitch Cowles got the loss after he allowed Edison (2-12, 1-6) up three hits and five runs, none of them earned.

West also lost to St. Mary’s, 5-2, at home on April 25.

Millennium 21, Stone Ridge Christian 2

The Falcons ran away with the game early with a 13-run first inning at Stone Ridge Christian in Merced on Tuesday, April 30.

Sophomore Eddie Diaz and junior Manjot Atwal had four hits each, and junior Daniel Gutierrez drove in four runs.

Atwal started on the mound for Millennium (13-10, 6-3 Central California Athletic Alliance). He struck out five over two innings and earned the win.

Kimball 10, Sonora 0

Kimball senior Kris Bartlett connected for three triples April 25, giving the Jaguars 16-6, 7-4 Valley Oak League) the spark to beat the Sonora Wildcats (10-12, 2-9 VOL) in six innings.

Bartlett said the team is improving at the plate just in time to face top league rivals in the last two weeks of the regular season, adding that upcoming games against East Union could decide if the Jaguars make playoffs.

“We’ve set ourselves up pretty nice,” Bartlett said.

On April 25, Kimball totaled 10 hits, including a triple and a single for senior Jack Perugi. Senior pitcher Nathan Van Katwyk gave up three hits over six innings.

The Jaguars took a 10-1 loss at Manteca on Tuesday, April 30. Details of that game were not available.

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