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Dawgs make MMC team
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Ceres High varsity baseball coach Tim Williams wanted to shore up his lineup, so he promoted Tyler Tresenrider from the JV squad. The sophomore third baseman flourished.

Tresenrider earned second-team, all-Modesto Metro Conference honors for his outstanding play this past season. The announcement was made on May 16.

"We didn't figure he would do that well because of the adjustment," Williams said. "Hopefully that experience will benefit us next year."

Tresenrider batted a team-best .333 from the plate in league for the Bulldogs, who finished fifth in the MMC standings at 4-11. In 12 games, Tresenrider had two doubles, 10 singles, five runs and three RBI.

Derrick Goblirsch was an honorable-mention selection. The senior utility player batted .289 with one homer, two doubles, 10 singles, seven runs and six RBI in 15 league games. He also had one win as a pitcher.

"He deserved it," Williams said.

Williams rewards players

Goblirsch, Tresenrider, Hector Reyes and Brandon Gresham were all honored during the team's award banquet in the picnic area in front of the Dog House last week. Goblirsch, Tresenrider, Reyes and Gresham helped guide Ceres High to a 10-14 overall record. The Bulldogs won just three games in 2004.

Goblirsch won the Most Valuable Player Award.

"He took whatever role we gave. And never complained," Williams said. "That's definitely a sign of a leader."

Goblirsch hit .342 with one homer, four doubles, 20 singles, 14 runs and 13 RBI in 24 games.

"He had the highest batting average overall," Williams said. "He played several different positions."

Tresenrider won the Offensive Player of the Year Award. He hit .326 with three doubles, 12 singles, six runs and four RBI in 16 games.

Hector Reyes won the Defense Player of the Year Award. The senior pitcher compiled a 5-3 record with a 1.47 ERA and 45 strikeouts. Just eight of the 25 runs Reyes allowed were earned.

"He pitched very well for us this year," Williams said. "He had five of our 10 wins. That's why he got that award."

Senior outfielder Brandon Gresham won the Bulldog Award. The senior outfielder hit .254 with four doubles, 14 singles, nine runs and six RBI.

"All of the coaches agreed on that one," Williams said. "He definitely deserved it. He worked hard. And was a team leader." - By DALE BUTLER / Staff reporter of the Ceres (Calif.) Courier