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Hawks finish second at Rainbow Classic
CV compiles 3-1 record in Silver Bracket
The members of Central Valleys varsity softball program were all smiles after winning three of four games at the Rainbow Field Preseason Classic last week in Modesto. - photo by Contributed to the Courier

Central Valley's varsity softball program finished in second place while competing in the Silver Bracket at the Rainbow Field Preseason Classic this past week in Modesto.

"I'm so incredibly proud of these girls," head coach Regina Selfridge said. "They really are talented."

The Hawks compiled a 3-1 record.

Scarlett Lloyd, Brianna Quiroz, Vanessa Oliver, Nayeli Pelayo and Giuliana Gutierrez led the way on offense.

Lloyd batted .546 from the plate with one homer, three doubles, five RBIs and five runs.

Quiroz batted .533 with two doubles, three RBIs, five runs and three stolen bases.

Oliver batted .438 with one double, two RBIs, four runs and three stolen bases.

Pelayo batted .429 with one homer, three doubles, seven RBIs and three runs.

Gutierrez batted .375 with one walk and one stolen base.

Lloyd also starred at pitcher.

Central Valley won its first three games of the tournament.

Central Valley opened the tourney with a 6-0 victory over Delhi on Wednesday.

Lloyd allowed no runs and totaled 13 strikeouts.

Pelayo's bases-loaded, two-run double to center helped propel Central Valley past Hilmar, 7-3, on Wednesday.

Central Valley topped Modesto High 9-5 on Saturday.

Lloyd and Pelayo both homered.

Central Valley dropped its final game, 3-2, to Pitman on Saturday.

The Pride battled back from a two-run deficit.

Pitman evened the score in the seventh inning.

"It was a fabulous game," Selfridge said.