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Bulldogs show grit in baseball losses to Wolves
CHS winless in league standings
Brock DeWitt (pictured) and Ceres Highs varsity baseball team will travel to Los Banos this Thursday to play Pacheco. The game will begin at 4 p.m. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High's varsity baseball team dropped to 8-12 on the year and remained winless in Western Athletic Conference play this past week after getting swept by Livingston.

The last-place Bulldogs fell to 0-6 in the WAC.

The second-place Wolves improved to 11-10 overall and 5-1 in the conference standings.

"We've been in almost every game we've played in league," Ceres High head coach Clinton Goblirsch said. "We have to find a way to finish. We got to play a full seven innings."

Ceres High lost 11-7 to visiting Livingston on Thursday at Art McRae Field.

The Wolves erased a three-run deficit by scoring seven runs in the top of the seventh inning.

"We couldn't close it out in the last inning," Goblirsch said.

Bulldog starting pitcher Caleb Cannella earned a no-decision.

Cannella surrendered three runs and five hits with six strikeouts and four walks over five innings.

"He threw well," Goblirsch said. "He worked his fastball and curveball. He did a good job keeping their guys off-balance."

Cesar Alvarez batted 1-for-2 with one run.

Michael Aveytia led the way on offense, finishing 2-for-4 with one homer, four RBIs and one run.

Josh Pernetti finished 1-for-3 with one double, two RBIs and two runs.

Cesar Alvarez batted 1-for-2 with one run.

Joe Valenzuela finished 1-for-3 with one run.

Brock DeWitt and Austin Schmidt both scored once.

Brock Moore singled.

Ceres High squandered a 7-4 lead in the final inning.

Livingston edged visiting Ceres High 7-6 on April 16.

The Bulldogs' comeback attempt fell short in the top of the seventh inning. Ceres High scored four times to cut the deficit to one run.

Ceres High was forced to rally thanks in large part to its defense.

The Bulldogs committed five errors during the game.

"We gave ourselves a chance to win," Goblirsch said. "We had the tying run on second base and winning run on first base when the game ended. We battled until the last out."

Ceres High ace pitcher Adrian Magdaleno totaled eight strikeouts.

The Bulldogs had a host of contributors on offense.

Aveytia batted 1-for-3 with two RBIs and one run.

DeWitt batted 2-for-4 with one run and one RBI.

Cannella batted 2-for-3 with one RBI and one run.

Pernetti batted 1-for-3 with one homer, one RBI and one run.

Moore batted 1-for-3 with one double and one run.

Magdaleno batted 1-for-4 with one RBI.

Schmidt scored one run.

Efrain Brito singled.

Ceres High will face third-place Pacheco twice this week.

The Bulldogs will travel to Los Banos to play the Panthers tomorrow at 4 p.m.