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Dawgs rally for 6-5 victory over Huskies
Bret Durossette could be overheard from the dugout during the latter part of the Ceres High School varsity baseball team's non-league game with Hughson.

"We still got two innings to play," he said.

The Bulldogs battled back from a four-run deficit on their way to posting a 6-5 victory over the Huskies on Thursday at Art McRae Field.

Ceres High lost 5-4 in extra innings to Atwater earlier in the week.

"The kids never quit," Durossette said. "They have the heart and will to succeed. It was nice to see."

Tyler Brenning played a major role during the Bulldogs' comeback win.

The junior pitcher picked up the win in relief. He allowed one run and no hits with four strikeouts and one walk in three innings.

"He threw strikes and kept the ball down," Durossette said

Tyler also collected the winning hit with one out in the bottom of the seventh.

His line-drive single scored Brent Ward.

Ceres High junior Matt Cardelli evened the score at 5-all earlier in the inning when he belted a three-run homer over the left-field fence.

"The minute he hit it, I knew it was gone," Durossette said.

The Bulldogs batted .379 (11-for-29) as a team against Hughson.

Cardelli homered, doubled and scored twice in four at-bats.

Ward had a double, two singles and a pair of runs.

Tyler Cummings singled twice and drove in one run.

Chad Atchison doubled, stole a base and knocked in a run.

Sophomore Nick Welsh singled and scored once.

Josh Jones added a run.

"We had some clutch hits at clutch times," Durossette said.

Ceres High didn't play its best but found a way to win.

"It just shows you the poise and resiliency these kids have," said Durossette, whose team trailed 5-1 through five innings of play. "They stepped up and did what they're capable of. They believe they can be winners."