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Hawks win, lose and tie during opening week
Central Valley High School's baseball program won, lost and tied once during the opening week of summer play.

"We played well," head coach Greg Magni said.

Hawk second baseman Raul Godinez collected six hits.

"He's been our leader," Magni said.

Host Central Valley erased a 3-0 deficit and salvaged a 7-7 tie with crosstown-rival Ceres High in extra innings on June 7.

"It was a competitive game," Magni said.

The Hawks and Bulldogs battled for nearly three hours. Both coaches agreed to stop the contest at the end of the eighth inning.

"We decided that was enough," Magni said. "We got some work in."

Central Valley evened the score in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Andrew Brekke knocked in Michael Collins with a two-out single.

The Hawks used three different players at pitcher, including Collins, Isaiah Gonzales and Ruben Casas.

Collins started and lasted 22/3 innings.

Isaiah Gonzales logged 21/3 innings of relief.

Ruben Casas pitched the final three innings.

Ceres High junior first baseman Dylan Canatsy belted a three-run homer over the right-field fence in the top of the first inning.

The Hawks lost 3-1 at Riverbank on Wednesday.

Central Valley scored its lone run in the top of the fifth inning.

Michael Ereso drove in Godinez with an RBI triple.

Godinez also pitched (five innings).

Gonzales tossed one inning of relief.

Tied at 1-all, the Hawks committed one error on their way to allowing two unearned runs with two down in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Central Valley edged Modesto High 6-5 on Tuesday, June 5 in Ceres.

Ereso pitched a complete game.

"He just threw strikes, nothing overpowering," Magni said.

Godinez collected three hits and three RBIs.

The Hawks struggled on defense while finishing in fourth place in the Western Athletic Conference standings during the 2011-12 school year.

Central Valley totaled just four errors in three games last week.

"So far, it's been encouraging," Magni said.