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Central Valley ends seven-game slide on diamond
Hawks edge Spartans
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Central Valley High School's varsity baseball team snapped a four-game losing streak this past week.

The Hawks defeated the Spartans of Grace Davis twice.

Central Valley (5-8, 0-2) won the pair of non-conference games by a combined score of 10-7.

"Every move you make as a coach has a direct impact on the game," Hawks leader Derrick Goblirsch said. "You have to be 100 percent focused."

Central Valley edged Grace Davis 4-3 on Thursday in Modesto.

Hawk starting pitcher Israel Anaya allowed three runs and seven hits with six strikeouts and three walks in seven innings.

Gaige Martinez pitched three innings of scoreless relief while picking up the save.

Martinez gave up just one hit and fanned one batter.

Andrew Brekke led the way on offense, batting 2-for-4 with two RBIs and one run.

Central Valley dominated early and held on for a 6-4 win over Grace Davis on March 24 in Ceres.

The Hawks led 5-0 at the end of the second inning.

Lopez was the winning pitcher.

Mikie struck out four and walked one over five innings.
Lopez surrendered just one run and five hits while shutting down the Spartans.

Brekke finished 2-for-2 with one double, one RBI and one run.

Jorge Alvarez finished 2-for-4 with one RBI.

Andrew Sen scored twice.

Ben Ortiz plated one run.

"We pitched well," Goblirsch said while assessing his team's overall performance versus Grace Davis. "That's been our strength all year. Defensively, we played better than we have been. We're going to have to hit better for us to be successful down the road."

Central Valley and Western Athletic Conference-rival Pacheco (0-4) will face off twice this week.

The Hawks will play at Pacheco today and host the Panthers on Thursday.

Both games will get underway at 4 p.m.

"I expect it to be a competitive series," Goblirsch said.