Ceres High’s youth-laden softball team continued its hot streak this past week.
The Bulldogs improved to 8-2 overall and 4-0 in the Western Athletic Conference standings after topping Los Banos and Pacheco.
“We did the little things right,” said coach Mike Corsaut. “That’s huge.”
Ceres High rallied for an 8-4 win over host Los Banos on Thursday.
Down 4-1, the Bulldogs scored five runs in the top of the fourth inning and two in the seventh to complete the comeback.
“These girls know how to hit. They make adjustments. They show great discipline at the plate.”Coach Mike Corsaut
“These girls know how to hit,” Corsaut said. “They make adjustments. They show great discipline at the plate.”
Ceres High sophomore Angelique Cochran batted 1-for-3 from the plate with two RBIs and two runs against Los Banos.
Vianney Perez bated 1-for-3 with one double, two RBIs and one run.
Rebecca DeLeon batted 2-for-3 with one RBI.
Freshman Gabrielle Ramirez batted 1-for-2 with one double and one run.
Shania Evans batted 1-for-4 with one run.
Isabel Vizcaino scored once.
Bulldog pitcher Brooklyn Heffernan surrendered two earned runs and seven hits with six strikeouts and one walk while pitching a complete game.
“The last three innings, she was nails,” Corsaut said.
Ceres High pulled away for an 8-1 victory against visiting Pacheco on March 26.
The Bulldogs scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
“We finally got to their pitcher,” Corsaut said.
DeLeon batted 1-for-3 from the plate with two RBIs and one run.
Evans batted 2-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI and two runs.
Heffernan batted 2-for-4 with one run.
Ceres High freshman pitcher Megan Yorba had three strikeouts. She allowed one run and six hits.
Yorba shut out the Panthers during the final six innings. “She got stronger as the game went on,” Corsaut said.