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Hawks drop pair of conference baseball games
CVHS beaten by Los Banos, Livingston
Gabriel Quezada and Central Valleys varsity baseball team will play host to Patterson this Thursday at 4 p.m. - photo by Courier file photo

Central Valley's pitching staff and defense struggled in losing by a combined score of 24-3 to Los Banos and Livingston during the opening week of Western Athletic Conference varsity baseball play.

The Hawks issued 14 walks and hit eight batters.

Central Valley also committed seven errors.

"It's early," Hawks head Derrick Goblirsch said. "We still have a lot of baseball to play. We'll get better."

Central Valley dropped to 2-7-1 on the year and 0-2 in the WAC standings after falling 9-1 at Los Banos on Thursday.

"We played better," Goblirsch said. "We didn't make as many errors. Walks still hurt us."

Central Valley collected six hits in defeat.

James Andres batted 1-for-3 with one RBI.

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

Alex Solis doubled and singled.

Israel Anaya and Jason Perez both singled.

The Hawks scored their lone run in the top of the second inning.

Los Banos dealt Central Valley its fifth-straight defeat.

Central Valley opened WAC play with a 15-3 loss to Livingston on March 14 in Ceres.

"It was ugly," Goblirsch said. "Once we struggle, we have a hard time adjusting. We have to change our mentality. It's strange. Some days, we're on. Some days, we're off. Most of our games have been competitive."