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Central Valley baseball team improves to 2-2-2 on the year
Devon Bolivar (22), Adrian Alvarez (9) and Central Valleys varsity baseball team battled to a 3-3 tie with Lathrop on March 8 in Ceres. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley's varsity baseball team won, tied and lost once in non-conference play this past week.

"We pitched well," Hawks head coach Derrick Goblirsch said. "We played decent defense. We're just waiting for our bats to come around. We've had some timely hits."

The Hawks improved to 2-2-2 on the year after edging out Grace Davis 5-3 on Thursday in Ceres.

"We're just trying to get better each week," Goblirsch said.

Israel Anaya, Central Valley's starting pitcher, earned his first victory of the season.

Anaya had seven strikeouts and two walks in five innings.

Israel allowed three runs (two earned) and two hits.

Alex Solis picked up the save while pitching two-thirds innings of relief.

The Hawks had a host of contributors on offense.

Moses Ghiorso collected two runs and two stolen bases.

Adrian Alvarez singled and knocked in one run.

Leandro Mercado tallied one run and one stolen base.

Solis and Johnny Pittman both scored once.

Anaya singled.

Central Valley crushed visiting Waterford 10-0 in five innings on Wednesday.

Alvarez batted 1-for-3 with one double, three RBIs and two runs.

Angel Gonzales batted 1-for-1 with two RBIs and one run.

Mikie Lopez collected two RBIs and one run.

Ghiorso chipped in with two runs and one RBI.

Solis and James Andres both singled and scored once.

Andrew Sen scored one run.

Hawk Ty Borchardt pitched a complete-game shutout.

Borchardt surrendered just two hits with seven strikeouts and one walk.

Central Valley and Lathrop tied 3-3 on March 8.

Lopez started at pitcher for the Hawks.

Mikie allowed three runs (two earned), scattered eight hits, struck out seven and walked one in seven innings.

Gonzales, Central Valley's relief pitcher, retired all three batters he faced in the eighth inning.

Angel had one strikeout.

Ghiorso led the way on offense with one RBI.

Alvarez, Sen and Robert Nieto scored one run each.

Lopez, Devon Bolivar and Bryan Saaty all singled.

The Hawks will play four times this week.

Central Valley will begin the Western Athletic Conference portion of its schedule against crosstown-rival Ceres High next week.

The visiting Hawks will face the Bulldogs on Wednesday.

Central Valley will host Ceres High on Thursday.

Both games will get underway at 4 p.m.

"We've tried to get in as many games as we can," Goblirsch said. "We had to reschedule three because of the weather. We got rained out."