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CV compiles 1-3 record
Central Valley High School's varsity baseball team lost its first three games at the Windemuth Classic due to inconsistent play on defense (11 errors).

The Hawks made just one error during its 5-0 shutout of Modesto Christian during Thursday's tournament finale at Grace Davis High School.

The victory snapped a six-game losing streak for Central Valley, which improved to 7-7 on the season.

Hawk Greg Guerra allowed five hits, surrendered no walks and retired 10 batters by strikeout while pitching a complete game against the Crusaders (4-9).

Guerra led Central Valley's 10-hit attack on offense. The right-handed slugger batted 2-for-3 with one RBI, stolen and run.

Kristian Olsen (two singles, one RBI, one run), Andy Lomeli (single, RBI), Jesse Perea (two singles, one run), Luis Rodriguez (single, run), David Dart (single, stolen base), Shaun Chisolm (run) and Scott Myatt (single) also contributed.

Two of Central Valley's losses at the Windemuth tourney were by a combined three runs.

The Hawks committed three errors on their way to an 8-7 setback to Enochs on Wednesday at Downey High School.

Freshman Ruben Casas singled and drove in two runs for Central Valley, which squandered a 7-4 lead.

Central Valley fell 11-9 to Hughson and 8-0 to second-place Downey on Monday, April 5 in Modesto.

The Hawks totaled eight errors.

Central Valley lost to Hughson despite accumulating 14 hits.

Dart finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs.

The Hawks will face VOL rival Manteca (9-6-1, 4-2) twice this week. The second contest will be held on Thursday in Ceres at 4 p.m.

Frosh finally win

Jeremy Cruz and his Central Valley freshman baseball teammates had reason to be elated after defeating Modesto High 18-11 at the Johansen tournament on Friday.

The Hawks (1-8, 0-4) broke into the win column for the first time this season.

"They were all smiling," head coach Jorge Olmedo said. "It was good to see them go through that experience."

Jeremy Cruz pitched a complete game against the Panthers. He had eight strikeouts.

Central Valley and Modesto High combined for 29 runs.

"That's freshman baseball for you," Olmedo said. "We had key hits by everyone."

The Hawks compiled a 1-2 record in tournament play. Central Valley lost to Enochs and Beyer.

"I'm very happy with how we're progressing," Olmedo said. "Our pitching has improved. Our hitting is coming along. Hopefully, we'll continue that for the rest of the season."

The Hawks will play against VOL rival Manteca this Thursday in Ceres at 4 p.m.