Central Valley’s youth-laden varsity baseball team ended a nine-game skid with an 8-3 win at Patterson on Thursday.
The Hawks improved to 8-13 overall and 2-8 in the Central California Conference standings.
- “It feels great snapping the losing streak,” standout Alex Solis said. “I knew it would be just a matter of time. We’ve been working hard at practice.”
Solis did just about everything as Central Valley earned a split against Patterson.
He totaled eight strikeouts while starring at pitcher.
He scattered eight hits and allowed just three runs.
Solis batted 3-for-3 from the plate with one double, two RBIs and three runs.
“I was doing my best to stay focused for all seven innings,” he said. “I just wanted to help the team.”
The Hawks had 12 hits versus the Tigers (10-8, 4-4).
Angel Porras batted 1-for-3 with two RBIs and one run.
Ryan Palecek batted 2-for-4 with one double and two runs.
Sophomore Angel Vega batted 2-for-3 with one RBI.
Freshman Gabrial Lopez batted 2-for-4 with one run.
Derek Bolivar and sophomore Luis Valdovinos both batted 1-for-3 with one run.
Joseph Mendez scored once.
Central Valley scored five times in the top of the fourth inning.
Ahead 6-3, the Hawks added two insurance runs in the final inning.
“We did a lot of little things right. That helped us get the win.”Alex Solis
“We did a lot of little things right,” Solis said. “That helped us get the win.”
The Tigers rallied for a 5-4 win over the Hawks on April 16 in Ceres.
Lopez earned a no-decision while starting at pitcher.
He gave up four runs and seven hits with seven strikeouts and one walk in six innings.
Lopez batted 1-for-3 from the plate with one double and one RBI.
Sophomore Sergio Solis batted 1-for-4 with one double, one RBI and one run.
Palecek batted 1-for-2 with one double and one RBI.
Poras batted 1-for-4 with one double and one run.
Central Valley will close out the CCC season against Buhach Colony (15-3, 7-1).
The Hawks will host the Thunder on April 30 and compete at Buhach Colony on May 2.
Both games will begin at 4 p.m.
“The expectation is to play the best we can,” Alex Solis said. “We should be able to compete. We want to end the year on a good note.”