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CV shows improvement at Ceres tourney
Hawks win pair of games at McRae event
Freshman Sergio Solis contributed at catcher during Central Valleys 2-2 showing at the Art McRae Tournament last week. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley's varsity baseball team won two of four games at the Art McRae Tournament this past week in Ceres.

The Hawks improved their overall record to 6-10-1.

"We were up and down, like usual," head coach Derrick Goblirsch said. "The two teams we lost to, we had already beat. That's frustrating. But it was nice to get a couple wins."

Central Valley closed out the tournament with a 7-3 win against Orestimba on Thursday.

Hawk starting pitcher Daniel Valencia allowed one earned run and two hits with one strikeout and two walks over four innings while picking up the victory.

Valencia scored one run on offense.

Central Valley teammate Andrew Nowaya batted 1-for-4 with one double and two runs.

Gabe Campos batted 1-for-2 with two RBIs.

Sergio Solis batted 1-for-1 with two RBIs.

Jason Perez batted 1-for-1 with two runs.

Joel Branco and Colton Ledbetter both drove in one run.

Angel Porras and Robert Garcia both tallied one run.

Central Valley lost 7-3 to Riverbank on Wednesday.

Branco was the losing pitcher.

Joel allowed three earned runs and six hits with three strikeouts and three walks in five innings.

Ledbetter gave up no runs and no hits with two strikeouts and two walks in two innings of relief.

Alex Solis accounted for one of the Hawks' seven hits.

Solis tripled, drove in one run and scored once.

Valencia knocked in two runs.

Ryan Palecek batted 1-for-1 with one run.

Perez scored once.

Nowaya and Sergio Solis both singled twice.

Central Valley struck out 10 times on offense.

Central Valley pounded 12 hits during its 14-2 blowout of Waterford on April 2.

The Hawks built a 5-0 lead in the first inning.

Alex Solis batted 3-for-3 with one double, two RBIs, three runs and one stolen base.

Sergio Solis batted 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs.

Garcia batted 2-for-3 with three RBIs and one run.

Campos batted 0-for-2 with three runs, four walks and one stolen base.

Nowaya batted 1-for-4 with two RBIs and one run.

Palecek batted 2-for-4 with one RBI and two runs.

Derek Bolivar scored twice.

Angel Porras singled and knocked in one run.

Central Valley starting pitcher Israel Anaya surrendered two unearned runs and one hit with two strikeouts and two walks in six innings while earning the win over the Wildcats.

Branco had two strikeouts and one walk in one inning of relief.

Central Valley dropped its tournament opener, 13-1, to Modesto Christian in six innings on April 2.

The Hawks committed seven errors on defense.

Central Valley totaled just four hits on offense.

Palecek batted 1-for-1 with one run.

Branco, Valencia and Sergio Solis all singled.

Campos walked twice.

Valencia, Central Valley's starting pitcher, was tagged with the loss.

Daniel had one strikeout and five walks over two innings.

He allowed two earned runs and two hits.

Central Valley will play Western Athletic Conference-rival Los Banos twice this week.

The Hawks will face the Tigers on the road tomorrow at 4 p.m.

"We're scoring runs," Goblirsch said. "That's been one of our strengths all year. Defensively, we need to get better."