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Schwark collects game-winning hit
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The postgame meeting took place behind second base at Art McRae Field in Ceres on Thursday. Members of the Ceres High varsity baseball coaching staff, including Tim Williams, Bret Durossette, Bruce Scott and Greg Magni, took turns talking.

The Bulldogs battled back from a four-run deficit and held on for a 6-5 victory against Modesto High.

"The big hits and pitches were there when we needed them," Williams said. "That's what good teams do."

Said Scott: "It didn't look like we were going to do it but we did it. You guys showed a lot of heart."

Derrick Goblirsch pitched a complete game for the Bulldogs. The senior gave up four hits and fanned seven batters.

"I pitched all right," Goblirsch said. "I started off slow. Then I got into my rhythm."

Added Williams: "Derrick's a competitor."

Ceres improved to 5-1 overall, 1-0 in the Modesto Metro Conference.

The Bulldogs equaled last year's win total in league.

"Hopefully, this is one of many," Goblirsch said.

Ceres overcame a 5-1 deficit in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Bulldogs brought nine batters to the plate.

Brian Borges walked, moved to second on a passed ball and scored from third on a wild pitch.

With two out in the inning, Jake Loveland lined a double off the left-field fence. Hector Reyes and Ray Sewell scored from third and second, respectively, to cut Modesto's lead to 5-4.

Matt Schwark collected the game-winning hit. His single to left scored Loveland and Nick Eudy.

Goblirsch retired three of the four batters he faced in the seventh inning, including two via strikeout and one by popout.

"We just kept playing hard," Goblirsch said. "In the sixth inning, we came up big when we needed to."

Ceres had five hits in the game. Schwark had two singles and drove in two runs. Goblirsch went 2-for-3 from the plate with one RBI.

The Bulldogs will play host to the Beyer Patriots tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. - By DALE BUTLER / Staff Reporter of The Ceres (Calif.) Courier