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Bulldogs see mixed results at tourney
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Cole Carrigg of Turlock High attempts a throw during a game against Pitman earlier in the year. Turlock went 1-1 in the first two games of the Mark Dickens Tournament this week (Journal file photo).

The Turlock High varsity baseball team is 1-1 in the Mark Dickens Tournament after their second day concluded on Tuesday following a close 3-2 loss to Oakdale High.

After the loss, Turlock snaps a five-game winning streak.

The one-run loss to Oakdale also marks the fourth loss of the year where the game was decided by one run or less.

So far this year, Turlock has managed to outscore its opponents, 155-57.

As a team, Turlock is currently batting .340 and they have eight regular starters batting .310 or higher.

Their fielding percentage is .957 while the defense has committed 28 errors total for the year.

Turlock’s ERA combined is 1.82 after 150 innings pitched.

Every pitcher, except for three, that have appeared for Turlock this year so far has an ERA of 2.21 or lower.

To start off the week, Turlock defeated Escalon with a 15-2 final on Monday.

They then faced Oakdale on Tuesday in a game that came down to the wire.

Oakdale went up 2-0 heading into the start of the fourth.

Turlock scored one of its two runs in the top of the fourth.

Trailing 2-1, Oakdale extended their lead to 3-1 after notching a run in the bottom of the sixth.

Turlock scored a run in the top of the seventh, but failed to mount a comeback.

Following the loss, Turlock is currently boasting an overall record of 17-6.

The ‘Dogs are also 11-1 in the Central California Athletic League.

Turlock will next take on Central Catholic from Oakdale High at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.