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Central Valley compiles 10-6 record
Ceres High School's varsity baseball team had a successful summer campaign.

The Hawks compiled a 10-6 record.

Central Valley beat Orestimba and Riverbank twice, and Beyer, Johansen, Grace Davis, Enochs, Patterson and Oakdale once.

The Hawks dropped two games to Turlock, and one to Johansen, Sonora, Central Catholic and Golden Valley. Two of Central Valley's losses were by one run.

"We had a great summer overall," Hawks head coach Greg Magni said. "I'm very pleased with the way things turned out. It feels good to have some success. Our pitching exceeded my expectations. Our defense was a strength. We had a lot of late-game heroics. We performed. I knew we had some talent."

Central Valley secured a split during the final week of the season last month.

The Hawks posted a 7-4 victory over Patterson on Monday, June 28 in Ceres.

Alex Lomeli (five innings) and Kristian Olsen (two innings) both pitched for Central Valley.

Chris Moscozo, Grant Wolff and Andy Lomeli had multiple hits on offense.

The Hawks lost 7-2 to host Turlock on Wednesday, June 30.

Moscozo tallied seven strikeouts and surrendered one earned run in four innings.

Bulldog ace Kevin Kramer, who verbally committed to UCLA and was a major contributor on the 2009 U16 USA Baseball National Team, struck out 10 in four innings. Kramer notched two wins against Central Valley this summer.

Hawk Jeremy Lasater collected two hits during the second game.

Central Valley will become a member of the the Western Athletic Conference in 2011.

The Hawks will face Ceres High, Central Catholic, Livingston, Patterson and Los Banos.

"Both Ceres schools have a wealth of talent and experience," Magni said. "Every team is good. All of the games are going to be tight and matter. It's going to be a fun ride. I can't wait."

Moscozo, a soon-to-be senior, will in all likelihood be the Hawks' ace pitcher.

Greg Guerra (2007-10) filled that role last season.

Martin Gomez (2007-09), Central Valley's greatest player, was a three-year starter.

"Chris could develop into someone of that caliber," Magni said. "He's strong. He's got the right mechanics. It's a matter of consistency."

Wolff, Olsen, Lasater, Alex Lomeli and Ruben Casas will also pitch.

Magni has utmost confidence in all of his players.

Dart (shortstop) and Scott Myatt (catcher) are defensive standouts.

"This team has desire and does not give up," Magni said. "This team is hard-nosed and battle-tested. This team is good enough to compete for the playoffs."