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Bulldogs sweep Tigers, move into first-place tie
Ceres High School's varsity baseball team defeated Patterson in league play this past week.

The Bulldogs totaled 24 runs and 28 hits during their two-game sweep of the Tigers.

"Offensively, we're swinging the bats really well right now," Ceres High head coach Bret Durossette said. "A lot of the kids are seniors. It's their time to showcase their abilities and they're doing that."

The Bulldogs (10-3, 5-1) moved into a tie for first place in the Western Athletic Conference standings with Central Catholic. The two teams will play today in Ceres and Friday in Modesto at 4 p.m.

"We understand we have a big task ahead of us," Durossette said. "They're a well-coached team. They have some good athletes. We're going to show everybody what we have."

Ceres High won by the mercy rule, 10-0, against Patterson on Friday at Art McRae Field.

The Bulldogs piled up 16 hits in five innings.

Tyler Brenning led the way on offense, finishing 2-for-3 with one double, one RBI and two runs.

Dustin Baisdon batted 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

A.J. Fontana batted 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs.

Brandon Aravalos and Matt Cardelli both collected two hits and two runs.

Jeremy Cagle had a single and an RBI.

Winning pitcher Tyler Cummings tallied eight strikeouts and allowed just three hits.

The Bulldogs won 14-1 at Patterson on Wednesday.

Ceres High posted a team-batting average of .364 (12-for-33).

Jonathan Medeiros doubled, singled, drove in two runs and scored once.

Baisdon finished 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run.

Nick Welsh batted 3-for-5 with two runs.

Cardelli, Aravalos, Jimbo Pernetti and Haydon Turpin all chipped in with one RBI apiece.

Baisdon, Ceres High's ace pitcher, gave up just one run and allowed three hits in six innings. He had eight strikeouts.

The Bulldogs had a commanding 7-0 lead at the end of the third inning.

"We have a lot of guys that have been contributing," Durossette said.