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JV Hawks place third in WAC play
CV compiles 7-5 record
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Central Valley High School's junior-varsity baseball team won 17 of 19 games, including 11 in a row, and sat in first place in the Western Athletic Conference standings with a perfect 6-0 record prior to facing Livingston.

The Hawks lost twice (9-3, 10-4) to the Wolves and struggled the rest of the season.

"It messed with our confidence," Central Valley head coach Antone Lopez said.

The Hawks dropped six of their final seven games.

"The pressure got to them," Lopez said. "They noticed eyes were on them. Some of the kids have never been in that position before. It's definitely going to motivate them for next year."

Central Valley posted an 18-8 record and finished third in the WAC (7-5).

"We had a good season," Lopez said. "Everything was positive as far as building for next year."

First-place Central Catholic dealt Central Valley its sixth and seventh losses.

The Raiders edged out the Hawks twice (12-11, 13-12).
""We battled," Lopez said. "It hurt a lot to lose."

Central Valley closed out the WAC season with a split versus second-place Los Banos.

The Hawks won the first game, 9-8.

Johnny Ochoa batted 1-for-3 with one RBI and one run.

Joseph Zuniga batted 1-for-3 with one double, one RBI and one run.

Moses Ghiorso batted 1-for-2 with one RBI and two runs.

Alex Centeno batted 1-for-2 with two RBIs.

Andrew Brekke batted 1-for-3 with one RBI.

Robert Vargas collected one RBI and one run.

Adrian Badillo singled and scored once.

Angelo Bermudez and Robert Nieto both tallied one run.

Coach Lopez used all of his players during Central Valley's 10-0 loss at Los Banos on May 7.

The Hawks enjoyed a 6-0 start to the WAC season.

Central Valley swept Patterson, Ceres High and Pacheco before struggling the rest of the way.

"We were cruising along," Lopez said. "I thought we wore down a little bit. It's a learning process.