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CV ties for third
Greg Guerra had another solid outing for Central Valley High School's varsity baseball team.

The junior pitcher struck out nine while allowing just one earned run and three singles as the Hawks closed out the 40th Annual Dick Windemuth Spring Break Classic with a 7-2 win over Downey on Thursday in Modesto.

Central Valley finished in a three-way tie for third place with Grace Davis and Hughson at the the 14-team tournament. The Hawks, Spartans and Huskies posted identical 3-1 records.

"Overall, I'm really pleased," head coach Greg Magni said. "We started doing all the things we've been practicing. A lot of the guys stepped up. We just hope it carries over to our last six league games."

Central Valley tallied all seven of its runs during the first four innings of play and accumulated 10 hits against Downey.

Martin Gomez batted 3-for-3 from the plate with a double and a run scored.

Scott Myatt doubled, singled, drove in a run and scored once in three at-bats.

Israel Trevino singled and scored twice.

Jesse Perea collected a double and an RBI.

Central Valley edged Enochs 6-5 on Wednesday.

Brian Creek and William Mestas both pitched.

Creek started and earned the decision. Brian struck out four, walked three and allowed five hits in four innings.

Mestas logged three innings of relief. He allowed one run and two hits while striking out four.

Gomez led the Hawks' offense with three singles, two RBIs and two runs.

Trevino finished 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base.

Michael Melton tallied two runs and one stolen base.

Central Valley won one of two games during the first day of the tournament.

The Hawks dropped their opener, 6-4, to Grace Davis in the morning on Tuesday, April 14.

Mestas doubled, drove in two runs and scored once.

Trevino singled twice and scored a run.

Jesse Hatfield doubled.

Gomez and the Hawks topped Modesto High 9-1 in the afternoon.

Martin starred at pitcher and on offense.

He gave up two hits, fanned 10 and walked one in seven dominant innings.

Gomez collected a double, a single, a run and two RBIs in five at-bats.

Weston Ranch will play host to Central Valley on Thursday at 4 p.m.