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JV Bulldogs take first
Ceres High School's junior-varsity baseball team did just about everything right at the Art McRae Tournament this past week.

The co-host Bulldogs won all four of their games en route to a first-place finish.

Ceres High moved to 13-7 on the year.

"They played very well together," coach Jeff Borden said. "They're definitely proud of themselves."

Ceres High's offensive leaders were Alan Marquez, Jr. Garcia, Evan Duran, Izaiah Hernandez, Carlos Moreno and Blake Tobler.

Marquez batted 6-for-15 from the plate with one double and seven RBIs.

Garcia batted 3-for-8 with six RBIs.

Duran went 5-for-12 with four RBIs.

Hernandez went 3-for-13 with one double and two RBIs.

Moreno went 4-for-10 with one RBI.

Tobler had one double and two RBIs.

"We hit the ball hard," Borden said.

Hernandez, Angel Garcia, Dylan Canatsy and Merrick Price all contributed at pitcher.

Ceres High edged Hughson 2-1 in the championship game on Saturday.

Canatsy threw a one-hitter with six strikeouts.

The Bulldogs routed the Livingston Wolves 12-2 earlier in the day.

Hernandez tallied four strikeouts and yielded five hits while pitching the final six innings.

Ceres High swept both of its opponents on Monday, April 9.

Angel Garcia allowed five hits and struck out five in the Bulldogs' 11-4 win over Orestimba.

Price tossed a no-hitter during Ceres High's 10-0 blowout of Waterford.

The Bulldogs (4-1) will begin the second half of their Western Athletic Conference campaign this week with games against Pacheco (road) on Wednesday and Central Valley (home) on Friday.

"We're looking forward to finishing off the season strong," Borden said.

Hawks win twice

Central Valley High School's junior-varsity baseball team compiled a 2-2 record at the McRae tourney. The Hawks moved to 7-10 overall.

"We played outstanding even when we lost," head coach Greg Manning said.

The Hawks pounded the Riverbank Bruins 15-0 on Tuesday, April 10.

CV collected 15 hits.

Joseph Montalvo batted 4-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs.

Nathaniel Aguilera-Ronquillo batted 3-for-4 with one double, two RBIs and three runs.

Isaiah Gonzales batted 1-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs.

Christian Schneider batted 2-for-4 with one RBI and two runs.

Michael Collins batted doubled, knocked in one run and scored twice.

Aguilera-Ronquillo was the winning pitcher.

He allowed two hits and fanned nine in five innings.

Central Valley edged out Pacheco 4-3 on Monday, April 9.

Montalvo, the Hawks' starting pitcher, picked up the win.

He gave up three runs and one hit with six strikeouts in four innings.

Montalvo and Collins both had one single and one RBI.

Austin Burns doubled and scored once.

Gonzales tallied a single and a run.

Aguilera-Ronquillo and Andrew Brekke scored one run each.