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CHS boys tennis unbeaten in WAC
CV softball improving
Roman Ortiz and Central Valleys varsity boys tennis team will battle crosstown-rival Ceres High today on the road at 3 p.m. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High's varsity softball team bounced back in a big way this past week.

The Bulldogs won by mercy rule, 18-1, in five innings versus host Livingston on Wednesday.

Ceres High lost 9-8 at Patterson on March 31.

The Bulldogs improved to 11-5 overall and 2-1 in the Western Athletic Conference standings.

The Wolves dropped to 5-0 and 0-4.

Ceres High posted a team batting-average of .500 versus Livingston.

The Bulldogs totaled 16 hits.

Rayohna Sagapolu batted 2-for-4 with two homers, five RBIs and three runs.

Justice Dizney batted 3-for-4 with one double, five RBIs and one run.

Freshman Vianney Perez batted 3-for-4 with three RBIs and four runs.

Shelby Veuve batted 4-for-5 with one RBI and three runs.

Andrea Duran batted 2-for-4 with one double and four runs.

Karina Pulido collected one RBI and one run.

Callie Nunes chipped in with one RBI and one single.

Sophomore Chrystal Perales drove in one run.

Sophomore Priscilla Chavez scored once.

Freshman Rebecca DeLeon singled.

Nunes improved her pitching record to 11-2

Callie allowed no runs and one hit with eight strikeouts and no walks in three innings.

DeLeon gave up one earned run and one hit with one strikeout and one walk in two innings of relief.

The Bulldogs scored five runs in the top of the first inning, three in the second, and five in both the third and fourth against the Wolves.

Ceres High will play at Los Banos today. The WAC contest will get underway at 4 p.m.

The Bulldogs edged the Tigers 1-0 in 11 innings on March 29 in Ceres.

Panthers 3, Hawks 2
Central Valley's varsity softball team nearly knocked off first-place Pacheco last week.

The Panthers rallied for a 3-2 win over the Hawks on Wednesday in Los Banos.

"We are pleased with how the girls competed," Central Valley head coach Regina Selfridge said. "They fought hard."

The Hawks dropped to 9-7 overall and 1-2 in the Western Athletic Conference.

Pacheco improved to 7-5 and 3-0.

Central Valley won one of 12 games en route to a last-place finish in the 2016 WAC standings.

"I believe this year's team has more confidence," Selfridge said. "The girls work well together, they have fun, and they love playing with each other."

The Hawks lost to the Panthers despite collecting seven hits.

"We made two small mistakes and those two mistakes allowed Pacheco to win," Selfridge said.

Central Valley freshman Scarlett Lloyd batted 2-for-2 with one homer, two RBIs and one run.

Nayeli Pelayo batted 2-for-3 with one run and one stolen base.

Freshman Kaydee Peterman batted 1-for-3 with one stolen base.

Sophomore Brianna Quiroz and freshman Giuliana Gutierrez both singled.

"Our hitting is improving," Selfridge said.

Lloyd's two-run homer over the left-field fence gave the Hawks a 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth inning.

Pacheco plated the tying and go-ahead runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Central Valley will play at Livingston today. The WAC contest will begin at 4 p.m.

Vying for its first victory in Western Athletic Conference play, Central Valley's varsity baseball team dropped a pair of games to unbeaten Los Banos by the mercy rule this past week.

The Hawks fell to 2-13-1 overall and 0-7 in the WAC standings.

The Tigers improved to 13-0 and 8-0.

Central Valley lost 14-3 to visiting Los Banos in five innings on Thursday in Ceres.

The Hawks committed eight errors.

Central Valley was limited to just three hits on offense.

Leandro Mercado batted 1-for-3 with one RBI and one run.

Daniel Valencia batted 1-for-2 with one RBI.

Gabriel Quezada scored once.

Sophomore Alex Solis singled.

The Hawks were no hit during their 10-0 five-inning loss to the Tigers on April 4.

Central Valley struck out eight times.

The Hawks made five errors.

Central Valley will play Pacheco three times this week.

Thursday's home contest will get underway at 4 p.m.

Ceres High's varsity boys tennis team continued its run of excellence versus Western Athletic Conference competition this past week.

The first-place Bulldogs moved to 12-0 in the WAC standings after besting Los Banos and Patterson.

"It's not like we've dominated this league by any means," head coach Brandon Moring said. "We've had a lot of close matches."

Ceres High won four of six singles and two of three doubles matches en route to posting a 6-3 victory over host Patterson on Thursday.

Nolan McCaig beat Julian Ramirez 6-1, 6-0 in No. 1 singles play.

Christian Pimentel beat Chris Tapia 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 in No. 2 singles play.

Donnavin Koeurn beat Lolyn Tejada 6-0, 6-3 in No. 3 singles play.

Jorge Campos beat Brian McGee 6-2, 6-0 in No. 4 singles play.

Angelo Marino and Erik Haro beat Jorge Roman and Daniel Valverde 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 6-4 in No. 1 doubles play.

Tarandeep Singh and Manuel Pimentel beat Alex Alvarez and Alexis Centeno 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 in No. 3 doubles play.

Tony Heras and Gurraj Purewal lost 6-4, 6-4 to Sam Garcia and Frankie Tang in No. 2 doubles play.

Darren Polanes lost 6-1, 6-2 to Santi Zuleta in No. 5 singles play.

Juan Hernandez lost 6-3, 6-1 to Estefan Cadena in No. 6 singles play.

Ceres High bested visiting Los Banos 6-3 on April 4.

The Bulldogs won five of six singles and one of three doubles matches.

McCaig beat Quentin Barcellos 6-0, 6-0 in No 1 singles play.

Pimentel beat Jared Haug 6-2, 6-4 in No. 2 singles play.

Koeurn beat Jack Gerstenberg 6-0, 6-4 in No. 4 singles play.

Campos beat Will Marchese 6-0, 6-4 in No. 5 singles play.

Darren Polanes beat Michael Butler 6-4, 7-5 in No. 6 singles play.

Juan Hernandez and Will Rodriguez beat Ethan Machado and Giovanni Mevi 6-2, 6-3 in No. 1 doubles play.

Marino and Haro lost 6-4, 6-1 to Max Bell and Patrick Martinez in No. 2 doubles play.

Heras and Gurraj Purewal lost 6-4, 4-6, 10-8 in No. 3 doubles play.

Chris Padilla lost 6-4, 6-4 to Andy Liu in No. 3 singles play.

Wolves 7, Hawks 2
Central Valley's varsity boys tennis team lost 7-2 at Livingston on April 4.

The Hawks fell to 4-7 in the WAC standings.

Central Valley dropped four of six singles and all three doubles matches while competing against Livingston.

Hawk Ruben Morales won in straight sets (6-0, 6-3) at No. 1 singles.

Henry Garcia prevailed, 7-5, 6-4, at No. 4 singles.

Manuel Lazcano lost 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 at No. 2 singles.

Juan Zaragoza lost 6-4, 1-6, 6-0 at No. 3 singles.

Roman Ortiz lost 6-0, 6-4 at No. 5 singles.

Rogelio Perez lost 6-2, 6-2 at No. 6 singles.

Max Sanchez and Ivan Jimenez lost 6-3, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles.

Adrian Gomez and Jesus Cuevas lost 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.

Ralph Afortunado and Alonzo Bustos lost 6-1, 6-3 at No. 3 doubles.

Ceres High will play host to Central Valley today at 3 p.m.