Central Valley High School's varsity baseball team has never qualified for the playoffs.
The Hawks boosted their postseason hopes with a two-game sweep of Livingston last week.
Third-place Central Valley improved to 17-6 on the year and 4-4 in the Western Athletic Conference.
The Hawks have a one-game lead over Pacheco (3-7) with two weeks to play.
"We're confident," Central Valley head coach Greg Magni said. "We know what's ahead of us. It came down to the last game of the season last year. We didn't take care of business. The kids are definitely motivated to change that feeling."
Central Valley collected two one-run victories against Livingston (2-6).
"It was an exciting week for us," Magni said. "There was no time to relax at all. Both games were intense."
Jeff Reeves' RBI single broke a tie in the top of the ninth inning and lifted the Hawks to a 4-3 win over the Wolves on Thursday in Livingston.
Reeves also picked up the win while tossing three innings of relief in place of Raul Godinez.
Jeff fanned two, walked three, allowed one run and surrendered three hits.
Godinez started at pitcher.
He totaled eight strikeouts and five walks in six innings. Raul yielded two runs, one earned, and four hits.
Godinez singled on offense.
Jorge Alvarez batted 2-for-5 from the plate with one run.
Logan Dowling doubled and knocked in one run.
Kendel Johnson singled and scored once.
Sidney Long singled.
Ruben Casas played a major role while leading Central Valley past Pacheco, 6-5, on April 23 in Ceres.
Casas was the winning pitcher.
He yielded four runs and four hits with seven strikeouts and six walks in six innings.
Ruben also doubled, singled and plated two runs in four at-bats.
Reeves had two singles and one RBI.
Jeff entered the game as a pitcher in the seventh inning.
Reeves allowed one run and one hit while earning the save.
Alvarez batted 3-for-4 with three RBIs and one run.
Michael Ereso batted 2-for-4 with two runs.
Johnson batted 2-for-4 with one double and one run.
Central Valley will face Central Catholic (18-4-1, 8-0) twice this week. The Hawks will host the Raiders on Thursday at 4 p.m. The first game was played in Modesto on Tuesday. The final score was unavailable before press time.
"This is the best team I've ever coached as far as talent, depth and dedication," Magni said. "We've had a phenomenal year. We're not done. We have little room for error. If we can get a split, that would be huge. We have to be aggressive, get guys on base and execute."