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Yankees notch 8-5 victory
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The Ceres Yankees busted open a tight game by scoring five runs in the fourth inning and escaped with an 8-5 victory over the Ceres Athletics Saturday morning at George Costa Fields.

The two Ceres Youth Baseball 9-10-year-old recreational league baseball teams entered the contest with identical 2-7 records.

"The kids have come a long way since the beginning of the year," Yankees coach Michael McGrath said. "They cut down the errors. They're starting to hit the ball."

The Yankees took advantage of 12 walks, six errors and a plethora of passed balls and wild pitches to beat the Athletics.

The Athletics trailed 3-2 to the Yankees before being tagged for five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Daniel Ibarra and Joel Tavison both walked and scored on Alex Torres' double, which hit the chalk down the left-field line. Torres moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on Carmelo Figueroa's groundout. Daniel Ulloa put the Yankees ahead 8-2 when he scored on a throwing error by the catcher.

The Athletics cut the deficit in half with a three-run fifth inning.

Jacob Martinez's double to center scored Davian Tyler and Chris Brown. JoJo Montalvo followed with an RBI single.

Jordan McGrath, Yankees starting pitcher, gave up one run and two hits over three innings. He tallied six strikeouts with two walks.

Ulloa pitched two innings of relief, striking out five and walking one. Daniel allowed four runs and four hits.