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CHS wraps up WAC play with two-game sweep of crosstown CV
Brock Moore (right) and Ceres Highs varsity baseball team defeated Sergio Solis (9) and Central Valley twice during the final week of Western Athletic Conference play. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Eliminated from playoff consideration, Ceres High's and Central Valley's varsity baseball teams battled for crosstown bragging rights during the final week of the Western Athletic Conference campaign.

The Bulldogs closed out the regular season with a 16-2 win over the host Hawks on May 3.

Ceres High (10-14, 2-8) and Central Valley (7-18-1, 1-9) finished fifth and last, respectively, in the Western Athletic Conference standings.

Ahead 11-2, Ceres High scored five times in the top of the sixth inning to secure mercy-rule victory during the season finale.

The Bulldogs pounded 11 hits versus Central Valley.

Sophomore Josh Pernetti had a career-day at the plate, batting 3-for-3 with one homer, two doubles, six RBIs and two runs.

Brock DeWitt batted 2-for-3 with one double, three RBIs, four runs and one stolen base.

Brock Moore batted 2-for-3 with one triple, three RBIs and two runs.

Austin Schmidt batted 1-for-5 with two RBIs, one run and two stolen bases.

Adrian Magdaleno batted 2-for-2 with one double and two runs.

Michael Aveytia batted 1-for-4 with one double and one run.

Sophomore Cesar Alvarez collected one RBI and one run.

Joe Valenzuela and sophomore Efrain Brito both scored once.

Ceres High starting pitcher Caleb Cannella limited Central Valley to just one hit over 21/3 innings while picking up win.

Caleb (3-4) gave up two runs-one earned-and no hits with two strikeouts and four walks.

Bulldog sophomore southpaw Isaiah Alcorn tossed 32/3 innings of scoreless relief.

He had four strikeouts.

Alcorn allowed four singles.

Hawk Alexis Solis batted 1-for-2 from the plate with one RBI and one run.

Andrew Nowaya batted 1-for-2 with one run.

Israel Anaya and Gabe Campos both collected one hit.

Anaya, Central Valley's starting pitcher, lasted just 11/3 innings.

Israel (1-6) surrendered nine runs-seven earned-and six hits with three strikeouts and three walks.

Solis logged 42/3 innings of relief.

Alex yielded seven runs and four hits with five strikeouts and five walks.

Ceres High committed just one error on defense.

Central Valley made three.

The Bulldogs erased a two-run deficit and pulled away for a 9-2 win against the visiting Hawks on April 30 at Art McRae Field.

Ceres High seized the momentum by tallying six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Magdaleno (3-5) notched a win in his last start at pitcher for the Bulldogs.

He had six strikeouts and six walks in 52/3 innings.

Adrian allowed two runs and six hits.

Magdaleno also contributed on offense.

He batted 2-for-3 with one double, one RBI, one run and one stolen base.

Pernetti batted 1-for-4 with one double and three RBIs.

Schmidt batted 2-for-3 with two RBIs, one run and one stolen base.

Moore batted 1-for-3 with one RBI and run.

Cannella and DeWitt each had two runs and one stolen base.

Aveytia had one single, one run and one stolen base.

Valenzuela scored once.

Vincent Guerrero doubled.

Robert Garcia (2-3) made his final appearance on the mound for the Hawks.

He gave up seven runs-one earned-and five hits with three strikeouts and three walks in 32/3 innings.

Garcia batted 1-for-4 on offense.

Alex Solis batted 1-for-2 with one RBI.

Anaya batted 1-for-3 with one RBI.

Campos and Valencia both scored once.

Ancel Cruzes doubled.

Angel Porras and freshman Sergio Solis chipped in with one single apiece.

Ceres High and Central Valley totaled three and four errors, respectively.