Ceres High’s softball team inched closer to claiming the Western Athletic Conference South Division title this past week.
The first-place Bulldogs beat the Pacheco Panthers twice in a three-day span and improved to 13-0 in the WAC standings.
“It’s where we expected to be,” Ceres High head coach Mike Corsaut said. “The girls do a good job of staying focused, playing hard and playing for each other.”
Ceres High topped host Pacheco 8-2 on May 19 in Los Banos.
Brooklyn Heffernan (8-3) starred at pitcher.
She surrendered no earned runs and three hits with 12 strikeouts and one walk in seven innings.
Heffernan batted 2-for-4 from the plate with two doubles, two RBIs and one run.
Cheralyn Durossette batted 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs.
Sehren Martinez batted 2-for-3 with one double and two runs.
Jayme Olvera batted 1-for-3 with one RBI and one run.
Bethanie Thornberry batted 1-for-4 with one RBI.
Kareli Hernandez batted 1-for-3 with one run.
Angelique Cochran batted 1-for-3.
The Bulldogs won a pair of games against the Panthers on Senior Day in Ceres on May 17.
Durossette, Cochran and Thornberry, Ceres High’s three upperclassmen, garnered special recognition and took pictures with family members between the two contests.
“They’ve done a fantastic job. They’re consummate team players. They deserve to go out winners and that’s what they’re doing.”Coach Mike Corsaut
“They’ve done a fantastic job,” Corsaut said. “They’re consummate team players. They deserve to go out winners and that’s what they’re doing.”
Heffernan tallied nine strikeouts, allowed one earned run and surrendered two hits during Ceres High’s 8-3 victory over Pacheco during Game 1 of the doubleheader.
Heffernan batted 2-for-4 from the plate with one RBI and one run.
Isabela Giraldes batted 4-for-4 with one double, three RBIs and one run.
Martinez batted 1-for-4 with one RBI and two runs.
Megan Yorba batted 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Thornberry batted 3-for-4 with one run.
Durossette batted 2-for-3 with one run.
Cochran batted 1-for-3 with one run.
Alayna DeLaTorre knocked in one run.
The Bulldogs won Game 2 of the doubleheader, 13-6.
Ceres High had a host of contributors on offense.
Giraldes batted 2-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs.
Martinez batted 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs.
Heffernan batted 1-for-3 with one triple, three RBIs and one run.
Yorba batted 2-for-3 with one RBI and one run.
Cochran batted 1-for-3 with two runs.
Thornberry collected one RBI and one run.
Olvera collected one RBI and one run.
Aryana Maldonado singled.
Heffernan pitched a complete game.
She gave up three earned runs, scattered 11 hits and struck out 10 batters.
The Bulldogs had an overall record of 14-3 as of Monday morning.
“It’s been a different year because of COVID,” Corsaut said. “I’m just glad the girls have gotten an opportunity to play and do something they enjoy.”