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Ceres High earns two-game baseball sweep of Central Valley
Izaiah Hernandez and the Bulldogs beat the Hawks twice in WAC play this past week.

Ceres High's varsity baseball team swept crosstown-rival Central Valley last week.

The Bulldogs won by blowout and rallied for a victory while taking a pair of Western Athletic Conference games from the Hawks.

"We want to beat every team we play," Ceres High head coach John Bussard said.

Ceres High improved to 9-3 overall and 2-0 in the WAC standings.

Central Valley dropped to 3-8 and 0-2.

The Bulldogs won a share of the conference title last season.

"We're definitely expecting to be right there again," Bussard said while talking about the possibility of winning back-to-back WAC championships. "We're playing fairly well right now."

Ceres High didn't face much of a challenge in beating host Central Valley 7-0 on Wednesday.

The two teams combined to make 10 errors, including six by the Hawks.

Drew Stahl, formerly of Beyer High School, pitched a gem of a game while leading the Bulldogs past the Hawks.

Stahl had six strikeouts and two walks in seven innings. He allowed just three singles.

Drew also helped his own cause, finishing 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs.

Bulldog teammates Izaiah Hernandez and Brad Bussard were major contributors on offense.

Hernandez batted 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs.

Bussard batted 1-for-3 with two RBIs and one run.

Jorge Alvarez, Israel Anaya and Robert Vargas all collected one hit for Central Valley.

Hawk starting pitcher Mikie Lopez allowed one earned run and four hits with four strikeouts and two walks in five innings.

Ceres High pulled away for a 9-2 win over Central Valley on Friday at Art McRae Field.

The Bulldogs trailed 2-0 through three innings of play.

"Even though we lost the game, it gives us a little momentum going into the next few weeks," Hawks head coach Derrick Goblirsch said. "We showed a little fire."

Brad Bussard turned in a strong outing at pitcher. Bussard gave up one earned run and five hits with six strikeouts and two walks over seven innings.

Ceres High's Brett Conway batted 1-for-2 with one double, three RBIs and one run.

Stahl batted 2-for-2 with one homer, two RBIs and one run.

Ricky Lopez batted 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

Central Valley's Ben Ortiz batted 2-for-4 with two RBIs.