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CHS baseball drops final game
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The Ceres High varsity baseball team concluded the 2005 season with an 11-3 loss to Grace Davis at Art McRae Field in Ceres on May 12.

Ceres coach Tim Williams started all of his seniors against the Spartans, including Derrick Goblirsch, Hector Reyes, Brandon Gresham, Brian Borges, Jake Garrett, Nick Eudy, Conrad Valor, Alfredo Delgadillo and Ben Hurt.

"It was a tribute to them for all of their hard work over the years," Williams said. "It's good for the parents too. They got to see their kids play in their last home game."

The Bulldogs went 10-13 overall and finished fifth in the Modesto Metro Conference standings with a 4-11 record. Ceres lost seven of its final eight games.

In 2004, the Bulldogs dropped 16 of 17 league games.

"We definitely played much better this season," Williams said. "The kids never gave up."

Ceres and Davis battled for four innings.

Tied at 1-all, the Spartans took control with three runs in both the fifth and sixth innings and four in the seventh.

"They started hitting the ball and we made a couple of errors," Williams said.

The Bulldogs scored twice in the bottom of the six inning.

Golbirsch and Reyes reached on errors and advanced to third and second, respectively, on wild pitches. They scored when Davis' shortstop booted Garrett's grounder.

Davis starter Micah Spencer allowed just three hits and struck out 11 over seven innings. He went 2-for-5 from the plate with a homer and three RBIs.

"He's the best pitcher in the league," Williams said. "You put him on a Beyer team and he probably goes undefeated."

Goblirsch pitched a complete game for the Bulldogs. He scattered nine hits, struck out three, walked five and hit one batter. Five of the 11 runs he allowed were unearned.

"He's a competitor," Williams said.

Ceres and Davis both scored in the third inning.

Gresham singled, moved to second on Eudy's sacrifice bunt and scored when Davis' second baseman mishandled Goblirsch's grounder. - By DALE BUTLER / Staff reporter of the Ceres (Calif.) Courier