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CV notches its third conference win
Hawks split with Livingston Wolves
Blane Abeyta hit his first career home run while leading Ceres High past Pacheco, 10-7, in WAC play on Wednesday at Art McRae Field. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School's varsity baseball team earned a split in Western Athletic Conference play for the second straight week.

The Hawks won one of their two games against Livingston.

Fifth-place Central Valley moved to 11-12-2 overall and 3-7-0 in the WAC standings.

The third-place Wolves improved to 15-8-1 and 5-5-0.

Central Valley edged host Livingston 8-6 on Wednesday.

Hawk pitcher Mikie Lopez tossed 52/3 innings of relief while earning the victory.

Lopez allowed three runs and eight hits with three strikeouts and no walks.

Lopez also contributed on offense as Central Valley totaled seven hits.

Mikie batted 1-for-4 from the plate with one RBI and one run.

Sophomore Carlos Rodriguez batted 2-for-4 with one double, three runs and two stolen bases.

James Andres batted 1-for-2 with two RBIs and one run.

Freshman Alex Solis batted 2-for-4 with one run.

Gabriel Quezada batted 1-for-3 with one run.

Leandro Mercado drove in one run.

Robert Nieto scored once.

Central Valley committed four errors during its 10-2 loss to Livingston on Friday in Ceres.

Rodriguez batted 2-for-3 with one run.

Quezada batted 1-for-2 with one RBI.

Solis knocked in one run.

Lopez scored once.

Adrian Alvarez and Andrew Sen both singled.