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CV varsity softball squad compiles 2-2 record at CHS tournament
Yesenia Godinez reacts moments after getting drilled by a pitch in Central Valleys 7-1 loss to Beyer in varsity softball at the Ceres High tournament. The Hawks posted a 2-2 record in Pool E. - photo by Dale Butler

Central Valley High School’s varsity softball team compiled a 2-2 record while competing in Pool E of the Ceres High tournament at Rainbow Fields last week.
“We expected to have a better showing based on the talent we have,” Hawks head coach Kristen Ghimenti said. “But I can’t complain. We won two games. They didn’t disappoint me.”
Central Valley beat Golden Valley and Modesto Christian.
The Hawks lost to Beyer and Orestimba.
Central Valley closed out the tourney with an 8-4 win over Golden Valley on Saturday.
Lexy Cordova pitched.
She allowed two runs and five hits with six strikeouts and two walks in five innings.
Cordova also helped her own cause by batting 1-for-3 from the plate with one RBI.
Malynda Lomeli batted 2-for-3 with one double, one RBI and one stolen base.
Lynaya Lerma batted 2-for-3 with one RBI and one stolen base.
Yesenia Godinez and Lindsey Alexander both collected one RBI.
Nicholette Mendez and Jasmine Henson singled.
Central Valley lost 11-1 to Orestimba earlier in the day.
Cordova gave up four runs, scattered 10 hits, struck out three and walked two in six innings.
Lexy singled on offense.
Mendez batted 1-for-3 with one RBI.
Godinez drove in one run.
Lomeli, Lerma and Sarah McElroy all had one single.
Central Valley scored four runs in the first inning on its way to an 8-1 victory over Modesto Christian on Wednesday.
Cordova yielded one run and four hits with four strikeouts in six innings.
Lexy batted 1-for-4 with two RBIs and one run.
Lomeli singled, knocked in three runs and scored once.
Mendez chipped in with one single and two runs.
Godinez singled and plated one run.
Alyssa Washburn singled and scored once.
McElroy, Alexander and Brittany Serrano all scored one run.
Central Valley dropped its opener, 7-1, to Beyer.
McElroy and Cordova split time at pitcher.
Sarah surrendered five runs and five hits with four strikeouts and three walks in 31/3 innings.
Lexy allowed one run, fanned one and walked one in 11/3 innings.
Mia Lorenzo accounted for the Hawks’ lone run.
Lomeli, Mendez and Henson all singled.
Central Valley will begin Western Athletic Conference play this week.
The Hawks will play host to the Livingston Wolves on Friday at 4 p.m.