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Ceres High baseball skid hits six games
Dawgs drop to 2-6 in WAC
Haaydn Martinez and Ceres High will face Pacheco twice in WAC play this week. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High School's varsity baseball team opened Western Athletic Conference play with a two-game sweep of crosstown-rival Central Valley in March.

The Bulldogs have lost their last six WAC contests.

"We haven't been able to put all aspects of the game together the last three weeks," head coach Clinton Goblirsch said. "We've hit a rough stretch. We have to have faith and believe in our ability. We got to get on the same page."

Ceres High dropped to 2-6 in the conference standings following its 6-3 loss at Livingston on Monday.

The Bulldogs collected just three hits against the Wolves.

Adrian Lujan batted 2-for-3 with one homer, one double, two RBIs and two runs.

Freshman Brock DeWitt batted 1-for-2 with one RBI.

Livingston shut out Ceres High 4-0 on Friday at Art McRae Field.

Lujan, Steven Brown, Austin Kubala and Ricky Lopez all singled while accounting for the Bulldogs' four hits.

The Bulldogs struck out 22 times during their two-game series versus the Wolves.

"I thought we pitched really well both games," Goblirsch said. "We had too many strikeouts and didn't get any timely hits on offense. We need to be a little more aggressive early in the count. We're taking too many good pitches."

Fourth-place Ceres High will face last-place Pacheco (1-9) twice this week.

The Bulldogs will host the Panthers today and play at Pacheco on Friday.

Both games will begin at 4 p.m.

"We're in a tough league," Goblirsch said. "We got four games left. We want to play our best baseball. It's going to take mental toughness."