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CHS remains in first place in Valley Oak League
Kaycee Creek made her Valley Oak League pitching debut for Ceres High School's varsity softball team last Friday.

The right-handed freshman limited visiting Sonora to one run and four hits, while striking out nine during the Bulldogs' 19-1, five-inning victory.

"She got her opportunity and took advantage of it," head coach Donnie Donaldson said.

Ceres High (3-1) moved into a three-way tie for first place with East Union and Oakdale in the VOL standings. The last-place Wildcats dropped to 0-4 in conference play.

Kaycee started in place of ace Vaneza Hoover, who missed the game for an undisclosed reason. Creek improved to 3-0 on the year. She's tallied 38 strikeouts in 22 innings.

"I got a lot of confidence in Kaycee," Donaldson said. "She's worked hard to get where she's at."

The Bulldogs capitalized on 11 walks, six hit batsmen and nine errors during their one-sided VOL matchup with Sonora.

"We didn't have to work for a lot of the runs," Donaldson said.

Ceres High totaled seven hits.

Jode Johnson led the way with a grand slam.

Older sister Mika Johnson batted 2-for-3 from the plate with one stolen base and two RBIs.

Sophomore Ryan Norton went 2-for-5.

The Bulldogs will travel to Oakdale today and Weston Ranch on Thursday. Both games begin at 4 p.m.