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CV ends preseason with 18-4 loss
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Central Valley High School's varsity softball team dropped its final preseason game, 18-4, to Pitman last week in Ceres.

"It is disappointing because we know we're better than that," Hawks head coach Manny Bejaran said. "We just fell apart."

The Pride avenged a 10-3 loss to Central Valley at the Ceres High Bulldog Classic.

Ahead 3-2, the Hawks made a handful of defensive miscues during the rematch en route to surrendering eight runs in the top of the fourth inning.

Central Valley totaled 12 errors. Pitman capitalized with 16 unearned runs.

Hawk starting pitcher Molly Littmann turned in a respectable performance.

"She did well," Bejaran said. "We just made too many errors. We didn't give her any help on defense."

Central Valley (2-4) will travel to Oakdale today for its first Valley Oak League game of the season. The contest will get underway at 4 p.m.

Bulldogs 11, Warriors 1

Ceres High School's varsity softball team pounded Orestimba in non-conference play on Wednesday in Newman.

"We finally hit the ball a little bit," Bulldogs' head coach Donnie Donaldson said.

Donaldson's comment was an understatement.

Ceres High piled up 17 hits with just two strikeouts in 39 at-bats against the Warriors.

Kaycee Creek batted 3-for-5 from the plate with a double, three RBIs and one run.

Jode Johnson had a double, two singles, two stolen bases, two RBIs and three runs.

Ryan Norton (two singles, one RBI, two runs), Erica Reyes (two singles, one run), Taiylor Sakurada (two singles), Hillary Haley (single, RBI, run), Jessica Ellsworth (single, run), Jamie Beck (single, run), Cierra Hammons (single) and Shalaina Carvahal (two stolen bases) chipped in as well.

Beck pitched a complete game for the Bulldogs. The 6-foot-2 junior allowed just one run and three hits with three strikeouts and two walks in seven innings.

"She threw strikes and our defense went to work," Donaldson said.

Ceres High tallied three runs in the top of the fourth inning, two in the both the fifth and sixth, and four in the seventh. The Bulldogs also took advantage of eight Orestimba errors.

Ceres High compiled a 3-3-1 record during the preseason.

The Bulldogs begin the Valley Oak League portion of their schedule this week. Ceres plays host to Sonora today and Manteca on Friday. Both games will start at 4 p.m.