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Impressive start
Central Valley High School's varsity baseball team enjoyed its most prolific offensive performance in program history this past week.

The Hawks totaled 20 hits and collected 15 runs in the second inning during Friday's 22-3 season-opening mercy-rule win over visiting Waterford. Central Valley overcame a 3-0 deficit.

"It was just one of those days," Hawks head coach Greg Magni said. "It's hard to explain. It was a strange experience. We just kept on getting hits. I've been on the other end unfortunately."

Central Valley batted .588 from the plate (20-for-34) as a team with five doubles and 19 RBIs.

Anthony Amirfar batted 3-for-3 with four RBIs and two runs.

Cody Chesney batted 4-for-4 with one double, two RBIs and three runs.

Fabian Valencia batted 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and four runs.

Juan Plasencia batted 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs.

Jeff Reeves, Jed Cundiff and Raul Godinez all knocked in two runs and scored twice.

"We were aggressive and swung the bats really well," Magni said.

Hawk pitcher Alex Lomeli allowed no hits with six strikeouts over five innings.

"I like Alex's work ethic," Magni said. "He's a good pitcher. He's not going to overpower you but he throws strikes."

The Wildcats scored three unearned runs in the top of the first inning. Central Valley hurt itself by committing three errors.

"We made up for it in the second inning," Magni said. "Waterford has beaten us in the past. They have a good program."

The Hawks will play at Grace Davis today and host Pitman on Friday. Both non-league games will get underway at 3:30 p.m.