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Hawks contribute to downfall by committing 12 errors versus Panthers
Central Valley drops pair of league games
Jorge Alvarez and Central Valley will face El Capitan twice next week. Alvarez and the Hawks are playing in the Art McRae Easter Tournament this week.

Central Valley High School's varsity baseball team committed 12 errors on its way to dropping a pair of Western Athletic Conference games to Pacheco last week.

"It's just frustrating because I know we can play better than that," Hawks head coach Derrick Goblirsch said.

Hurt by six errors, Central Valley lost 7-4 to Pacheco on Thursday in Ceres.

"It's something that's plagued us all year," Goblirsch said. "We try to get as many reps at practice as possible."

Hawk freshman pitcher Israel Anaya was effective on the mound.

Anaya allowed four runs (one earned) and six hits with three strikeouts in four innings.

Israel batted 2-for-3 from the plate with one run.

Andrew Brekke batted 2-for-3 with one double, one RBI and one run.

Jorge Alvarez batted 1-for-4 with one triple, one RBI and one run.

Andrew Sen batted 2-for-4 with one stolen base.

Pacheco edged Central Valley 9-8 on Wednesday in Los Banos.

The Hawks made six errors.

The Panthers erased an 8-7 deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning thanks to the Hawks' struggles on defense.

"We started the inning with three errors in a row," Goblirsch said. "We gave it to them."

Central Valley collected eight hits on offense.

Brekke batted 1-for-4 with one double, two RBIs and one run.

Robert Nieto batted 1-for-4 with one double, one RBI and one run.

Brandon Hale batted 1-for-3 with one RBI and one run.

Robert Vargas batted 2-for-3 with one RBI.

Gabriel Quezada batted 1-for-2 with one double and one run.

Hawk starting pitcher Mikie Lopez had three strikeouts and one walk in 52/3 innings. He scattered nine hits.

Central Valley and Pacheco entered the WAC series with 0-2 and 0-4 records, respectively.

The Hawks contributed to their own demise in losing twice to the Panthers.

"We weren't expecting to struggle this bad," Goblirsch said. "I thought we'd have some wins by now. But we're young. We've also had a few injuries."