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Dawgs rally past Eagles
Unfazed by an early deficit, Ceres High's varsity softball team rallied to beat Enochs 5-2 in a non-conference season opener on Friday at Rainbow Fields.

"I wasn't real concerned," Bulldogs head coach Donnie Donaldson said. "I know the power that we have in the lineup."

Ceres High senior pitcher Vaneza Hoover allowed two hits and a pair of unearned runs over seven innings. She had 13 strikeouts, one walk and a hit batsman.

"I thought she threw pretty well for her first game out," Donaldson said.

Hoover received more than enough run support.

The Bulldogs batted .323 (10-for-31) from the plate as a team.

Hoover singled and scored a run.

Jode Johnson had two singles, one run and an RBI in four at-bats.

Amanda Lampley tallied one double, two singles and a run.

Shaye Farriester singled, scored once and drove in a run.

Taiylor Sakurada contributed a single and an RBI.

Hillary Haley and Mika Johnson both collected an RBI.

Kaycee Creek doubled and scored once.

Shalaina Carvajal added a run.

Ryan Norton doubled.

The Eagles took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning thanks in large part to two passed balls and one hit batsman.

The Bulldogs plated two runs in both the fourth and sixth innings, and one in the seventh.

Johnson and Sakurada had RBI singles in the fourth inning.

Creek scored on Haley's infield single and Farriester came home on leadoff batter Mika Johnson's sacrifice bunt in the sixth inning.

Hoover accounted for Ceres High's final run. She scored on Farriester's groundout in the seventh inning.

"I knew we were going to come back," Vaneza said. "I was really confident because we never give up."