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Defensive woes continue for Bulldogs' baseball
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Ceres High School's varsity baseball team wrapped up its preseason schedule last week.

The Bulldogs (2-4-1) lost two of three games in a four-day span. Ceres High committed 17 errors on defense.

"Part of our weakness is ourselves," head coach Bret Durossette said. "We're just not fundamentally sound right now. Until we play as one, we're going to struggle."

The Bulldogs beat Los Banos 5-4 on Tuesday, March 9 at Art McRae Field despite making four errors.

Dustin Baisdon scored the winning run when Tyler Cummings hit a high chopper to third base. The throw to home was late.

Baisdon was also the winning pitcher. Dustin struck out 11 and allowed just two hits in seven innings.

"He didn't want to come out," Durossette said. "He's a competitor."

The Bulldogs battled back from an early 4-2 deficit.

Ceres High outscored Los Banos 3-0 in the final four innings.

The Bulldogs collected 10 hits on offense.

Sophomore Nick Welsh batted 2-for-3 with a double and two runs.

Ceres High lost 12-11 to visiting Grace Davis on Monday, March 8.

The two teams combined for 18 hits, including 12 by the Bulldogs.

Welsh homered, drove in a pair of runs and scored twice.

The Spartans scored twice in the final inning to beat Ceres High.

The Bulldogs contributed to their own demise by committing seven errors.

Ceres High sustained a 7-1 loss at Downey on Thursday.

Once again, the Bulldogs failed to get the job done on defense.

"We had six errors, including three on one play," Durossette said. "It's getting ridiculous."

Ceres High begins Valley Oak League play this week with a two-game series against Sonora. The Bulldogs host the Wildcats on Friday at 4 p.m.

"The preseason is behind us," Durossette said. "It doesn't matter what our record was. We start over with league."