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Hawks boost playoff hopes
Central Valley sweeps Livingston
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Central Valley High School's varsity baseball team has reeled off four straight wins since dropping a pair of games to Ceres High.

The Hawks topped winless Livingston twice last week. Central Valley outscored the Wolves, 14-3.

"They were dialed in," Hawks head coach Derrick Goblirsch said.

Third-place Central Valley improved to 16-6 on the year and 6-2 in the Western Athletic Conference standings. The Hawks are vying for their second consecutive playoff berth.

Central Valley defeated Livingston 7-2 on Thursday in Ceres.

Hawk pitcher Michael Ereso (4-3) surrendered just one earned run and one hit with six strikeouts and five walks over 41/3 innings.

Joseph Montalvo had three strikeouts and one walk in 22/3 innings of relief.

Central Valley totaled seven hits on offense.

Ereso batted 2-for-3 from the plate with one RBI.

Austin Burns batted 2-for-2 with two runs.

Raul Godinez batted 1-for-4 with two RBIs.

The Hawks tallied five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Central Valley defeated host Livingston 7-1 on Tuesday, April 15.

Godinez (3-3) earned his second straight win while shining at pitcher.

Raul struck out 12 batters, allowed one run and yielded three hits in seven innings.

Godinez batted 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Burns batted 2-for-3 with one RBI and two runs.

Alex Centeno batted 2-for-4 with one double and two runs.
The Hawks plated three runs in the top of the fifth inning and four in the sixth.

Central Valley trailed 1-0 through three innings of play.

The Hawks will play host to Central Catholic on April 29 and travel to Modesto to face the Raiders on May 1. Both games will begin at 4 p.m.