Central Valley's varsity baseball team accomplished its goal while competing in the Art McRae Easter Tournament this past week in Ceres.
The Hawks won three of four games en route to taking second at the eight-team event, co-hosted by Central Valley and Ceres High.
"I'm definitely happy," head coach Derrick Goblirsch said. "Obviously, it would have been nice to win it. I'm satisfied with a second-place finish. We got better and built some confidence."
Central Valley moved to 8-6-2 on the year following Thursday's 14-12, 13-inning loss to Modesto Christian in the finals.
The game lasted 31/2 hours.
"It was crazy," Goblirsch said. "We played good baseball for the first seven innings. We tied it up in the seventh and eighth innings to keep it going. Our guys got a little tired. Mentally, it's draining. But it was a good experience. We played tough."
The two teams combined for 26 runs, 20 hits and 12 errors.
Hawk Moses Ghiorso batted 1-for-3 with one triple, two RBIs, one run and two stolen bases.
James Andres batted 3-for-4 with one RBI and one run.
Carlos Rodriguez batted 2-for-7 with one double, one RBI and one run.
Andrew Sen batted 1-for-6 with two runs.
Leandro Mercado batted 2-for-5 with one RBI.
Mikie Lopez batted 1-for-6 with one run.
Andrew Badillo had one RBI.
Alex Solis and Israel Anaya both scored one run.
Devon Bolivar chipped in with one run.
Central Valley collected 11 hits during its 14-4 win over Yerington on Wednesday.
Lopez batted 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs.
Adrian Alvarez batted 1-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs.
James Andres batted 2-for-3 with one double, two RBIs and one run.
Mercado and Solis each batted 1-for-3 with two runs.
Rodriguez batted 1-for-4 with two runs.
Sen batted 1-for-1 with one double, one RBI and one run.
Gabriel Quezada knocked in one run.
Johnny Pittman scored once.
Alvarez pitched a complete-game, one-hitter while leading Central Valley to a 19-0 victory against Delhi on March 29.
Adrian had nine strikeouts and just one walk in five innings.
The Hawks piled up 13 hits and played flawless defense during the course of the mercy-rule shortened game.
Central Valley tallied 13 runs in the bottom of the second inning.
Alvarez batted 4-for-5 with three doubles, three RBIs and four runs.
Lopez and and Brandon Hale each batted 1-for-3 with three RBIs and one run.
Bryan Saaty batted 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs.
Sen batted 1-for-3 with one RBI and three runs.
Andres batted 1-for-2 with one RBI and two runs.
Ty Borchardt batted 1-for-1 with one RBI and one run.
Badillo batted 1-for-2 with one RBI.
Bolivar, Mercado and Adrian Perez tallied one RBI and one run each.
Central Valley opened the tournament with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Kimball.
Borchardt was the winning pitcher.
Ty lasted 52/3 innings.
He allowed two runs (one earned) and five hits with three strikeouts and four walks.
Lopez gave up no runs and one hit while tossing one inning of relief.
Mikie had two strikeouts as he earned his first save of the season.
Rodriguez batted 3-for-3 with one triple and two runs.
Mercado batted 1-for-3 with one RBI.
Anaya collected one RBI.
Ghiorso scored once.
Robert Nieto singled.