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Long-awaited new lights brighten nights at ball fields in Turlock park

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In a ceremony Thursday evening, the city of Turlock threw the switch on the brand-new LED lights now illuminating Pedretti Park. The ball fields at Pedretti Park are used daily from February through November for programs including city league softball, Turlock Little League, Turlock Christian School’s sports teams and more.

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Local ballplayers set for spring training

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Next week, spring training will get underway for all 30 Major League Baseball organizations. Among the hundreds of big leaguers and top prospects reporting to camp will be a handful of Turlockers, each at different levels and with varying goals for 2024.

Tyler Soderstrom, Oakland Athletics

Turlock High graduate Tyler Soderstrom will be reporting for his fourth consecutive major league spring training on Tuesday in Mesa, AZ., though it will be his first with MLB experience under his belt. After making his debut with Oakland Athletics on July 14, the catcher and first baseman admittedly struggled at the plate,  just .160 with a .472 OPS, three home runs and 43 strikeouts in 138 plate appearances over 45 games. 

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Kade Morris gets fourth-biggest MLB bonus of any Nevada Wolf Pack baseball alum

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Kade Morris will forgo his senior season at Nevada after signing a contract over the weekend with the New York Mets, who used a third-round pick to select the Wolf Pack fireballer with the No. 101 pick in this month's MLB draft.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound right-hander from Turlock, Calif., signed for his full slot bonus amount of $666,500, per MLB.com's Jim Callis. Morris, who was the eighth-highest draft pick in Wolf Pack history, gets the fourth-largest MLB bonus of a Nevada alum.

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Coaches reward local talent

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A combined seven members from Central Valley’s and Ceres High’s baseball programs were honored for their stellar play this spring.

Hawk teammates Ryan Estermann, Fernando Dominguez, Garret Garcia and Diego Delahoya were recognized during the Central California Conference’s year-end head coaches’ meeting at Geneo’s Pizza in Livingston on May 8.

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It’s spring break, but there is still local baseball and softball taking place

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Spring break has slowed the area sports scene, but it has by no means ground to a halt.

The schedule this week called for two local high school baseball tourneys, and the Righetti Best of the West Softball Tournament, which will take place Thursday through Saturday.

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SF Giants will have another outfielder with Bay Area ties in spring training

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It has been one modus operandi of Farhan Zaidi’s to stock the San Francisco Giants’ roster with players who grew up in the baseball-rich Bay Area, and Monday they agreed to bring one more into big league camp this spring.

The latest local is outfielder Stephen Piscotty, who signed a minor-league deal and was one of 37 non-roster players invited to major-league spring training, the team announced.

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San Mateo American 10s: Nor Cal champs!

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TURLOCK — Oh, those baseball virtues of pitching and defense. With what the no-no kids accomplished this summer on the Little League All-Stars 10-and-under stage — throwing four no-hitters all told — San Mateo American’s superb defense is every bit as essential to that remarkable accomplishment.

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Turlock Little League all-stars impress in district tournaments

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Turlock National Little League (TNLL) and Turlock American Little League (TALL) each had their four all-star teams compete over the course of the past two weeks at the District 73 tournaments.

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TC offense comes alive in first game of NorCals

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The Turlock Christian baseball team kept the good times rolling as they took down the Mendota Aztecs in the opening game of the Division V CIF Northern California Regional playoffs. The Eagles once again saw a stellar pitching performance from junior Gavin Farinha, who tossed six shutout frames.

Farinha dominating for TC is nothing new to the rest of the team, but a major difference in Tuesday night’s contest was run support. After scoring one run in the section championship game, the Eagles offense exploded to score six against Mendota.

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Northern California minor league baseball teams gear up for opening day

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Despite the ongoing MLB lockout, it’s business as usual for minor league baseball teams across the Valley.

The Sacramento River Cats are safe at home this season as they gear up for their 2022 campaign. While players on the major league 40-man roster will remain locked out, it’s the perfect time to catch the hot Giants' prospects in action.

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