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Bulldogs tie, Hawks lose
Ceres High School's varsity baseball team squandered a four-run lead and had to settle for a 4-4 tie with Modesto High on Thursday at Art McRae Field.

The non-league contest was stopped after six innings of play due to darkness.

"We had an opportunity to win but didn't close the door on them," Bulldogs head coach Bret Durossette said. "Hopefully, we'll learn from this game."

Ceres High wasted a solid pitching performance by starter Dustin Baisdon, who threw a one-hit shutout. The right-handed junior had five strikeouts in four innings.

"He was throwing strikes and we were playing defense," Durossette said.

The Bulldogs led 4-0 at the end of the fifth inning.

Ceres High allowed four runs in the top of the sixth.

"We made some errors and they were able to tie the game," Durossette said. "We didn't execute."

The Bulldogs (1-2-1) will face Downey on Thursday in Modesto. The game will get underway at 3:30 p.m.

Non-league slugfest

Central Valley High School's varsity baseball team lost 10-8 to visiting Modesto High in a back-and-forth. non-league game on Saturday at hitter-friendly Streeter Field.

"It was a wild one," Hawks head coach Greg Magni said.

Michael Melton, Central Valley's starting pitcher, surrendered three runs on three hits over four innings. The senior tallied two strikeouts and no walks.

"He pitched well enough to get the win," Magni said.

The Hawks had multiple contributors on offense.

Chris Moscozo led the way with a double and three RBIs.

Scott Myatt homered, drove in two runs and scored once.

David Dart finished 2-for-4 with a double, a run and two RBIs.

CV built a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning.

Klayton Miller's grand slam to center highlighted a five-run sixth for the Panthers.

"I'm not upset," Magni said. "This type of effort will keep us in a lot of games in our league."

The Hawks will host Hughson (3:30 p.m.) on Friday and play at Archbishop Riordan (12 p.m.) on Saturday.