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CV Hawks snaps 2-game losing skid
Central Valley High School's varsity baseball team compiled a 1-2 record in non-conference play this past week.

The Hawks scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and coasted to a 6-2 victory over previously-unbeaten Riordan of San Francisco on Saturday in Ceres.

"That was the big difference," Central Valley head coach Greg Magni said.

Grant Wolff pitched a complete game for the Hawks, who improved to 3-4 on the year. The right-handed senior posted a 2.00 ERA, scattered five hits, struck out five and walked none in seven innings.

"He wasn't overpowering but threw strikes," Magni said. "He kept them off-balance."

Seven different players collected at least one hit for Central Valley.

Frank Hernandez batted 2-for-3 from the plate with a double, two RBIs and one run.

Scott Myatt doubled, knocked in one run and scored once.

Andy Lomeli finished 1-for-2 with one RBI.

Chris Moscozo collected one double and one run.

Alex Lomeli tallied a single and a run.

Shaun Chisholm and David Dart also scored.

Wolff tossed six scoreless innings before surrendering two runs.

Magni decided not to rely on his bullpen.

"The last two times we took starters out with leads, we didn't hold on," Magni said.

Central Valley lost 5-3 at Manteca on Wednesday.

"We actually had the lead," Magni said. "We just couldn't finish."

The Hawks collected just two hits and struck out six times against Buffaloes pitcher Kevin Peck.

Alex Lomeli had a double and two RBIs in three at-bats.

Jeremy Lasater drove in one run and scored once.

Hernandez contributed a single and a run.

Lasater, Central Valley's starting pitcher, was very effective. Jeremy allowed two runs and five hits with six strikeouts in five innings.

The Hawks held a 3-2 lead when Jeremy exited the game.

"He threw well," Magni said.

Down by one run, Manteca scored three times in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Hughson edged visiting Central Valley 5-4 on Tuesday, March 8.

The Hawks squandered a one-run lead in the final inning.

"It's frustrating, but at the same time, it's a learning experience," Magni said.

Moscozo had a stellar outing on the mound for Central Valley. He surrendered just one earned run, allowed four hits and retired six Hughson batters via strikeout.

"We wasted a great pitching performance," Magni said.

The Hawks totaled five hits on offense.

Lasater led the way with two singles. Chisholm, Hernandez and Myatt all singled.

Central Valley will face Western Athletic Conference rival Patterson twice this week. The Hawks will play host to the Tigers today and compete on the road on Friday. Both games begin at 4 p.m.