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Ceres High struggles at McRae tourney
Dawgs lose three games
Ismael Ontiveros surrendered two earned runs with seven strikeouts during Ceres Highs 5- 3 loss to Waterford. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High School's varsity baseball team dropped three of four games while competing at the Art McRae Easter Tournament this past week in Ceres.

"Obviously, it's frustrating for everybody," Bulldogs head coach Clinton Goblirsch said. "We have the same expectation no matter what lineup we have out there. We have to play smarter in order to be successful."

Ceres High improved to 9-5-0 on the year after winning its tourney finale 12-0 versus Delhi in five innings on Thursday.

Zach Kommavong earned his first win of the season while contributing at pitcher.

Kommavong had two strikeouts and one walks in three innings.

He yielded no runs and just one hit.

Adrian Lujan led the way on offense with a homer, three RBIs and two runs.

Austin Kubala finished 2-for-4 with one double, three RBIs and one run.

Ricky Lopez finished 1-for-3 with one RBI and three runs.

Eric Davis finished 1-for-3 with one double, two RBIs and one run.

Haaydn Martinez finshed 2-for-3 with one RBI and two runs.

Ceres High lost 17-7 to Kimball on Wednesday.

Blane Abeyta finished 1-for-1 with one double, two RBIs and one run.

Ismael Ontiveros finished 1-for-3 with one double and two runs.

Yerington edged Ceres High 8-7 on March 29.

Nick Jones finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs and one run.

Lujan finished 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run.

Ceres High opened the tournament with a 5-3 loss to Waterford on March 28.

Abeyta finished 1-for-3 with one double and three RBIs.

Martinez finished 1-for-3 with one double and one run.

Ceres High and crosstown-rival Central Valley Hawks co-hosted the McRae Tournament.

The Bulldogs will host Patterson (10-3-1) today and face the Tigers on the road this Friday. Both Western Athletic Conference game will begin at 4 p.m.