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Hawks, Bulldogs tally one win each in baseball
Central Valley's and Ceres High's baseball teams participated in the 24th Annual Lee Hampson Summer Classic last week.

The Bulldogs managed to win one of their three games at Modesto Junior College despite competing without three key starters.

Tyler Cummings and Brent Ward missed the event to play for their travel ball teams in Arizona.

Nick Welsh was vacationing with his family in Mexico.

"It would have been nice if we played a little better," Ceres High coach Bret Durossette said. "I think the kids are learning."

The Bulldogs opened the tournament with a 14-4 victory over Lincoln on Wednesday.

Ceres High lost 12-6 to East Union on Friday and 10-0 to Ripon Christian on Thursday.

Dustin Baisdon made his first appearance for the Bulldogs this summer. The two-year, varsity starter hasn't fully recovered from his recent illness.

Baisdon pitched and played shortstop against East Union, and logged playing time at first base versus Ripon Christian.

"He's very driven," Durossette said.

The Hawks tallied one win, two losses and a tie at Johansen.

Central Valley defeated Orestimba (9-1) and tied Grace Davis (7-7) on Saturday.

Junior Grant Wolff pitched a complete-game, two-hitter in the Hawks' lone win.

Greg Guerra led the way on offense with three hits. David Dart and William Mestas had two hits apiece.

Scott Myatt drove in two runs.

The Hawks lost to the host Vikings (6-0) on Friday and Los Gatos (7-2) on Thursday.

First baseman Michael Melton damaged two teeth against Los Gatos while crashing into a chain-link fence as he tracked a foul ball down the right-field line.

"He staggered away with the catch, but with blood dripping down his face," Central Valley coach Greg Magni said. "He then returned to action on Saturday and collected a base hit and threw a few innings of relief. I am truly impressed with his toughness and character."