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Central Valley knocks off heavily-favored Ceres High
Ceres High's and Central Valley's varsity baseball teams were moving in opposite directions before playing each other twice.

The Bulldogs were forged in a three-way tie atop the Western Athletic Conference standings.

The Hawks slipped four games under. .500 after enduring a six-game losing streak.

Central Valley surprised just about everyone when it completed an improbable two-game sweep of heavily-favored Ceres High this past week.

The Hawks improved to 4-6 in the WAC.

The Bulldogs dropped to 6-4 in league play.

The Hawks won the second game against the Bulldogs, 3-0, on Friday at Central Valley.

Southpaw Jeremy Lasater pitched a complete game, seven-hit shutout with three strikeouts.

Central Valley's Ruben Casas and Andy Lomeli hit back-to-back solo homers off Ceres High's Tyler Cummings with two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning.

The Hawks tallied their first run in the opening inning.

Chris Moscozo doubled off the fence in right-center, and advanced to third and scored on passed balls.

Lasater and Frank Hernandez both singled against the Bulldogs.

Ceres High's Dustin Baisdon singled three times.

Cummings doubled twice.

Brent Ward and Jimbo Pernetti both collected one hit.

Moscozo tallied seven strikeouts and batted 3-for-5 from the plate with two RBIs and one run while leading Central Valley past Ceres High, 8-5, on Wednesday at Art McRae Field.

Chris allowed one earned run and scattered seven hits.

Hawk teammate Shaun Chisholm finished 2-for-3 with one RBI and two runs.

David Dart had two singles and one RBI.

Lomeli chipped in with a