Recent Tracy High graduate Oscar Moreno Jr. emerged as an all-star among all-stars on July 11 at the 23rd annual High School Baseball and Softball All-Star Classic at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton.
Moreno, the starting pitcher for the North baseball team, struck out six of the first seven South batters he faced. He also scored a run in the bottom of the eighth inning as the North won the game 9-7.
For his performance, Moreno, who will play baseball at NCAA Division III Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minn., was named most valuable player for the North team and was awarded a $500 scholarship.
Former Tracy High pitcher Jonah Wesely was also invited, but he is already in Tempe, Ariz., with the Arizona League Angels, the Rookie-class affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels.
Local players on the South team included Chase Martinez, Kevin Oetken and Jacob Thomassen from West High and Gavin Compton, Kyle Murawski and Mark DeWitt of Millennium High.
On the softball side, Tracy High was represented by Angela Mariani, who contributed a run during the South team’s seven-run, sixth-inning rally on the way to the South’s 11-10 win over the North.
Also playing for the South softball team were Tracy High’s Brianna Warner and Millennium High’s Breana Reyes. West High players Celena Carrisosa, Ciara Ervin, Jalissa Sims and Ashley Tornio were invited but did not attend.
The annual event, which brings together recent graduates for one more game with their longtime rivals, is hosted by the United Way of San Joaquin County, Recreational Sports Club of San Joaquin, Anzaldo Insurance & Financial Services of Tracy and other businesses and nonprofits.
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