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Bulldogs win crosstown battle against Hawks
Freshman Brooklyn Hefferman and Ceres High’s varsity softball team beat crosstown-rival Central Valley 23-2 on March 13. Hefferman batted 2-for-5 from the plate with one homer, one triple, three RBIs and three runs. - photo by Dale Butler

Ceres High continued its run of dominance against crosstown-rival Central Valley in varsity softball last week.

The visiting Bulldogs improved their all-time record versus the Hawks to a perfect 25-0 with a 23-2 mercy-rule victory on March 13.

“We did what I expected us to do,” Ceres High head coach Mike Corsaut said. “It was a pretty good day.”

Freshman Megan Yorba starred at pitcher for the Bulldogs.

She gave up one earned run and three hits with 10 strikeouts and no walks in five innings.

“I knew Megan was going to throw well,” Corsaut said. “She hit her spots consistently.”

Central Valley ace pitcher Scarlett Lloyd was sidelined with a back injury.

Lloyd allowed just one earned run and four hits with 10 strikeouts and two walks in the Hawks’ 2-1 extra-inning loss to the Bulldogs last season.

“They didn’t have Scarlett,” Corsaut said. “The girls know how good she is. We wanted to face her.”

Ceres High posted a team-batting average of .611 against Central Valley.

The Bulldogs collected 22 hits and nine walks.

“That’s a lot of baserunners,” Corsaut said. “You’re going to score a lot of runs.”

Yorba batted 3-for-4 with one RBI and one run.

Priscilla Chavez batted 3-for-3 with one double, five RBIs and two runs.

Sophomore Angelique Cochran batted 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs.

Freshman Brooklyn Hefferman batted 2-for-5 with one homer, one triple, three RBIs and three runs.

Rebecca DeLeon batted 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs.

Vianney Perez and Cheralyn Durossette both batted 3-for-4 with one double, two RBIs and three runs.

Sophomore Lysaida Munoz batted 1-for-2 with three RBIs and three runs.

Isabel Vizcaino batted 1-for-1 with one RBI.

Freshman Gabrielle Ramirez scored one run.

“We swung the sticks and hit the ball hard,” Corsaut said.

Ahead by eight runs, Ceres High scored 10 times in the top of the fourth inning to increase its lead to 20-2.

No longer in the same league due the Sac-Joaquin Section’s conference realignment plan, Ceres High and Central Valley faced off in preseason last week.

“We’ll continue to play them one game a year,” Corsaut said.

Hawk infielder Montana Burns throws out a Bulldog runner at first base during last week’s crosstown showdown.