Ceres High’s and Central Valley’s softball teams faced off for the 26th time this past week.
The Bulldogs kept their perfect record intact versus the crosstown-rival Hawks with a 10-0 road victory on April 21.
“We will never take CV lightly,” Ceres High head coach Mike Corsaut said. “It’s a rivalry game. You have to step up and play. Any team can beat you.”
The Bulldogs improved to 3-3 overall and 2-0 in the Western Athletic Conference South standings.
The Hawks dropped to 0-3 and 0-2.
“I’m always rooting for CV except when they play us,” Corsaut said. “They’re getting better and better. They got some good talent over there. They got two really good pitchers. They’re going to win games with those girls.”
Ceres High pitcher/Stanislaus State commit Brooklyn Heffernan totaled 14 strikeouts, surrendered no walks and allowed four hits while tossing a complete game shutout.
“She (Brooklyn Heffernan) was dialed in. That’s the hardest and best I’ve seen her throw all year. She was on fire.”Coach Mike Corsaut
“She was dialed in,” Corsaut said. “That’s the hardest and best I’ve seen her throw all year. She was on fire.”
Heffernan also helped her own cause by batting 1-for-2 from the plate with one run.
Cheralyn Durossette batted 3-for-4 with one double, a career-high five RBIs and one run.
“She’s seeing the ball really well right now,” Corsaut said.
Jaime Olvera batted 1-for-4 with two RBIs and one run.
Freshman Isabela Giraldes batted 3-for-4 with three runs.
Angelique Cochran batted 2-for-4 with two runs.
Bethanie Thornberry batted 1-for-3 with one RBI.
Sophomore Sehren Martinez batted 1-for-4 with one run.
Central Valley’s Janessa Godinez (sophomore) and Janet Valencia (freshman) split playing time at pitcher against Ceres High.
Sophomore Victoria Lloyd accounted for three of the Hawks’ four hits.
She collected two doubles and one single.
Sammy Espinoza singled.
Ceres High will look to continue its run of dominance against Central Valley on May 10.
The Bulldogs and Hawks will play back-to-back games with the first contest starting at 2 p.m.
Ceres High has never lost to Central Valley in softball.
“I don’t want to see that happen under my watch,” Corsaut said.
Ceres High will play host to Los Banos today.
Central Valley will face Pacheco on the road.
Both games will get underway at 3:30 p.m.