Ceres High School’s varsity softball team took first in Pool C at its home tournament this past week at Rainbow Fields.
The Bulldogs (7-2) duplicated their performance from last year. Ceres High won all four of its games.
“We’re a better team than we were two weeks ago,” head coach Donnie Donaldson said. “Most of the girls play year-round. It makes a huge difference.”
Freshman MacKenzie Veuve pitched a complete-game shutout and starred on offense while leading Ceres High past Summerville, 8-0, during Thursday’s opener.
Veuve allowed three hits, struck out six and walked one in five innings.
She batted 3-for-3 from the plate with three RBIs.
Freshman Nicole Bates batted 3-for-3 with one homer, two triples, two RBIs and three runs.
Freshman Mahlena O’Neal batted 2-for-3 with one double, two RBIs and one run.
Freshman Sabrina Baisdon batted 1-for-3 with one RBI and two runs.
Ceres High blanked Weston Ranch 2-0 on Thursday.
Freshman Kaytlin Donaldson yielded no runs and four hits with a career-high nine strikeouts in six innings.
She batted 1-for-2 with one double and one RBI.
Sophomore Megan McCormick batted 1-for-1 with one RBI.
O’Neal batted 1-for-2 with one run.
Dia Borden scored once.
Baisdon and Camrynn Broumas both singled.
Ceres High pounded Johansen 12-3 on Saturday.
Veuve gave up two runs and five hits with five strikeouts and one walk in five innings.
Baisdon batted 2-for-4 with one double, three RBIs and two runs.
O’Neal and Donaldson both batted 1-for-3 with one double, two RBIs and one run.
Ceres High capped off its undefeated run at its home tourney with a 9-3 win over Pitman.
Donaldson surrendered three runs and five hits with three strikeouts in five innings.
Mikayla Whatley batted 1-for-2 with one double, two RBIs and one run.
Broumas batted 1-for-2 with two RBIs.
Donaldson batted 1-for-2 with one double and two runs.
McCormick batted 1-for-3 with one RBIS and two runs.
Bates batted 1-for-2 with two runs.
O’Neal batted 1-for-3 with one triple and one run.
“From top to bottom, we did really well,” coach Donaldson said. “That’s impressive.”
Ceres High will open Western Athletic Conference play at Central Catholic this Friday at 4 p.m.
The Bulldogs edged out the Raiders for the league title last year.