Apparently, Central Catholic was a bit perturbed by its loss to Enochs on the first day of the 45th annual Dick Windemuth Easter Baseball Tournament, because the Raiders took out their frustrations in their second game.
After losing 13-6 in their tourney opener, the Raiders came roaring back with a 24-0 thumping of Johansen on Monday at Enochs High School.
Sam Mundt was the star at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two home runs, six runs batted in and five runs scored. Matt Clark was 5-for-5 with three doubles and five runs, while Austin Escobar, Joseph Candelario and Kyle Costa had two hits apiece.
Escobar, who started on the mound for the Raiders, and Mundt, who came on to relieve in the fourth inning, combined to no-hit the Vikes.
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Enochs 13, Central Catholic 6 (at Enochs High) – The Eagles’ Jake Steadman was 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs, while teammate Zack Beal was 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs.
Enochs handed CC just its second loss of the season.
Matt Clark, Bradley Nightengale and Trevor Bunch each had two hits apiece for the Raiders (18-1).
Tracy 2, Turlock 1 (at Modesto High) – Tracy defeated Modesto Christian 15-1 in its tournament opener and then came back to edge the Bulldogs. Alex Pallios was 2-for-4 with a double for Turlock, while teammate Austin Bush was 2-for-3.
Tournament co-host Modesto also earned a pair of victories, beating Modesto Metro Conference rival Davis 12-1 and Modesto Christian 11-1.
Art McRae Tournament
Orestimba 9, Waterford 0 in Ceres – Tanner Pruett pitched a three-hit shutout to lead Orestimba over Waterford in first-round action at the Art McRae Baseball Tournament co-hosted by Ceres and Central Valley high schools.
Pruett, a senior left-hander, struck out 13 and walked none.
Orestimba struck for three runs in the first inning and let Pruett (6-0) do the rest.
Cameron Mar and Austin Martins each were 2-for-4 for the Warriors, while Adrian Perez and Noah Winters collected two RBIs apiece.
Hughson 7, Kimball 0 in Ceres – The Huskies got a big outing from junior Dakota Draper, who stuck out 10 and walked just three in going the distance. Lane Cobb was the hitting star for Hughson, going 3-for-3 with four runs batted in.
Hughson conceivably could meet Orestimba in Thursday’s championship round, but if the Trans-Valley League teams don’t cross paths in this tournament, they’ll meet May 6-7 for a home-and-home series that could determine the TVL crown.
Ceres 5, Salesian (Richmond) 2 – Merrik Price gave the Bulldogs (18-3) a solid start and Izaiah Hernandez and Brett Conway contributed two hits apiece.
In other scores, Excel Academy (Stockton) defeated Rio Vista 3-2, and Salesian defeated Brookside Christian (Stockton) 9-1.
Central Valley 5, Riverbank 1 – The host Hawks struck for four in the first and then road the arm of Michael Collins, who scattered five hits and allowed just one run.