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Bulldogs salvage split with Raiders, keep WAC title hopes alive
Ceres High School's varsity baseball team moved into a three-way tie for first place in the Western Athletic Conference standings last week after salvaging a split with Central Catholic.

The Bulldogs won the second game, 2-0, on Friday in Modesto.

Ceres High bounced back after being humiliated 12-2 by the Raiders two days earlier at Art McRae Field.

"That shows you the type of caliber of kids we have," Bulldogs head coach Bret Durossette said. "They understand what it takes to win. They're not going to quit."

Tyler Cummings turned in a brilliant pitching performance for Ceres High (6-2). The right-handed senior allowed just two hits with two strikeouts while tossing a seven-inning, complete game. He carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning.

"He did an outstanding job throwing strikes and mixing up his pitches," Durossette said. "He was in total command and we played solid defense behind him."

Ceres High won despite collecting just one hit and striking out 14 times against Central Catholic's Billy Flamion.

Nick Welsh singled.

Jimbo Pernetti and Matt Cardelli both scored a run in the top of the first inning.

"We capitalized on their mistakes," Durossette said.

Ceres High will face crosstown-rival Central Valley twice this week.

The Bulldogs will host the Hawks today and play at CV on Friday.

Both games will begin at 4 p.m.