Ceres High School's varsity softball team split a pair of non-conference games this past week at home.
Freshman Mahlena O'Neal crushed a three-run homer over the left-center field fence in the bottom of the fourth inning and the Bulldogs held on for a 5-3 win over the Tokay Tigers on March 12.
O'Neal, Ceres High's catcher, also threw out two base runners.
"Mo was at her best," Bulldogs head coach Donnie Donaldson said.
Ceres High teammates Camrynn Broumas, Sabrina Baisdon, Nicole Bates, Mikayla Whatley and Kaytlin Donaldson and MacKenzie Veuve also contributed.
Broumas batted 1-for-2 with one RBI and one run.
Baisdon and Bates both finis
hed 1-for-3 with one run.
Whatley scored once.
Kaytlin and MacKenzie both pitched.
Donaldson started. She gave up three runs and four hits with no strikeouts and three walks in five innings.
Veuve tossed two scoreless innings of relief to earn the save. She allowed three hits, struck out none and walked one.
Hughson, which won back-to-back Sac-Joaquin Section Division-V titles the previous two seasons, shut out host Ceres High 7-0 on Wednesday.
The Bulldogs mustered just five hits on offense.
Broumas, Baisdon, Donaldson, Dia Borden and Megan McCormick all singled.
Ceres High committed five errors on defense.
The Bulldogs dropped to 8-3 on the year.