Tracy Babe Ruth’s 15-year-old All Stars started their state qualifier tournament with a win and a loss this past weekend in Lodi.
Jackson Nott was the winning pitcher for Tracy for Friday’s 8-2 win over Modesto. Tracy’s top hitters were Ricardo Aries, who went four-for-four, and Shane Fansler, who was three-for-four.
Tracy lost to Lodi 6-0 on Saturday against tough pitching from the Lodi team. But Tracy still put up tough defense, with catcher Darren Silva allowing no stolen bases, just as Sean Lloyd, who caught for Tracy on Friday, also did not allow any stolen bases.
Tracy must now come up through the losers bracket, and faces Ripon on Monday.
Tracy’s 14-year-olds played in a four-team double-elimination tournament in Hollister. Lodi, Manteca and San Benito are also in the bracket, with opening games this past weekend. Scores were not available as of Monday evening.
In their state qualifier tournament in Hollister, Tracy’s 13-year-old All Stars took a forfeit win on Thursday over Modesto, and then lost 11-0 to the host team from San Benito on Saturday.
Tracy plays Lodi on Monday for a chance to play San Benito again in the district championship on Tuesday.