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CHS dominates Hughson in opener
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Ceres High School's varsity baseball team slugged its way past Hughson, 19-9, during Saturday's season opener on Saturday at Art McRae Field.

The Bulldogs collected 12 hits en route to winning by the mercy rule.

"We swung the bats well," head coach Bret Durossette said.

Brent Ward batted 2-for-3 from the plate with a homer, three runs and three RBIs.

A.J. Fontana (two singles, three RBIs, three runs), Matt Cardelli (three singles, two runs), Jimbo Pernetti (one homer, one single, two RBIs, one run), Dustin Baisdon (two singles, two stolen bases, two runs), Nick Welsh (one single, two RBIs, one run), Brandon Aravalos (three runs), Tyler Brenning (two runs) and Tyler Cummings (one run) also contributed.

Baisdon was the winning pitcher. He allowed no runs and one hit with six strikeouts and zero walks in three innings.

Brenning tossed 21/3 innings of relief. He allowed two runs, scattered four hits and fanned four.

"He (Dustin) had really good command of his stuff," Durossette said.

Ceres High's offense provided plenty of run support.

The Bulldogs scored three times in the first, second, third and fourth innings.

Ceres High increased its lead to 18-7 with a six-run barrage in the top of the fifth inning.

The Bulldogs will play host to the Pitman Pride today at 3:30 p.m.