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Dawgs win Lodi tournament title
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Ceres High School's varsity softball team emerged unscathed after competing at the Jim Elliot Christian High School Tournament, April 15-16, in Lodi.

The Bulldogs won all three of their games.

"It was a good overall weekend for us," head coach Donnie Donaldson said. "There wasn't as much pressure because it wasn't league."

Pitcher Kaycee Creek allowed five hits and struck out three while leading Ceres High to a 5-0 victory over the host Eagles in the championship game on Saturday, April 16.

Elliot Christian had a perfect 17-0 record prior to losing to the Bulldogs.

Freshman Camrynn Broumas tallied five strikeouts and gave up two hits in Ceres High's 13-0 win against Turlock Christian.

She also pitched against Millenium of Tracy. Ceres High won, 8-4.

LB 3, CHS 1

The Bulldogs struck first when Creek crushed a solo homer over the center-field fence in the top of the fourth inning.

First-place Los Banos stormed back for a 3-1 victory over visiting Ceres High on Tuesday, April 19.

"One bad inning cost us," Donaldson said. "It is frustrating."

The Bulldogs dropped to 9-6-1 on the year and 3-4 in the Western Athletic Conference standings.

The Tigers improved to 11-8 and 7-1.

Ceres High posted a team-batting average of .160 (4-for-25) with 11 strikeouts against Los Banos' Kelsie Monroe.

Jessica Ellsworth collected three singles.

"We're a better hitting team than that," Donaldson said. "We're just not seeing the ball really well right now."

Creek allowed six hits and struck out one. She worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the fourth inning. Kaycee induced a popout and double play.

The Bulldogs committed several errors en route to allowing three unearned runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.

"They capitalized on our mistakes," Donaldson said.

Ceres High has three games remaining on its WAC schedule.

The Bulldogs will play Patterson (May 3), Livingston (May 5) and Central Catholic (May 10).

Ceres High, Central Catholic (3-4) and Livingston (2-5) are vying for the conference's third and final playoff berth.

"If we lose one more game, we're done," Donaldson said.


Bulldogs 29, Hawks 2

Ceres High School's junior-varsity softball team beat crosstown-rival Central Valley by the mercy rule for the second time this season.

Ceres High pounded the host Hawks 29-2 in three innings on Thursday, April 14.

The Bulldogs won the first game, 23-2, on March 22.

Ceres High pitcher Tessa Corsaut tallied six strikeouts during the rematch. She batted 2-for-3 with five RBIs and two walks on offense.

Alexis Ghent batted 3-for-4 with three RBIs.

Laura Story scored four runs and walked five times.