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Waring notches another win for Ceres baseball
Bryson Waring pitched a complete-game six-hitter on Thursday, leading Ceres High's varsity baseball team to a 2-1 non-league victory over host Atwater.

The freshman southpaw outdueled Falcon Colton Beatty on his way to improving to 2-0 on the year.

Waring had five strikeouts and no walks over seven innings. He allowed one unearned run and scattered six hits.

"I'm surprised with his competitiveness and how he's handled the pressure," said Julio Marquez, co-head coach of the Bulldogs. "He's not intimidated, which is really surprising (because of his age)."

Waring posted a respectable 2-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio during the contest.

"He got ahead of a lot of hitters and got the lead guys out except for the second and seventh innings," Marquez said. "He was in the zone."

Waring plunked Atwater's leadoff hitter in the bottom of the seventh inning. He induced a pop-up double play and groundout to end the game.

"He (Bryson) could have folded but he didn't breakdown," Marquez said. "He got the job done."

Ceres High tallied what proved to be game-winning run in the top of the sixth. Robert Cope led off the inning with a double to center and came home on Tyler Cummings' bunt, which was fielded by Atwater's catcher and thrown into right field.

The Bulldogs led 1-0 at the end of the first inning.

Martino Bertolotti singled, advanced on Nick Welsh's bunt and scored when Cope laced a single to center.

The Falcons evened the score in the bottom of the second inning on an error.