There is no stopping the Turlock High (7-0) Bulldogs varsity baseball team right now.
The Bulldogs have now won their fourth straight contest after topping Golden Valley, 12-1, on Friday afternoon to sweep the Cougars, 3-0, in a three-game series that began on Tuesday with a 26-2 shellacking.
After Tuesday's huge win, the Bulldogs came back on Thursday afternoon to shutout the Cougars, 2-0, with Marcus Lopez tossing a complete game no-hitter as he allowed only three walks and struck out three en route to his fourth victory of the year.
“It’s a good thing, too,” said Turlock head coach Mark de la Motte. “We almost got no-hit ourselves.”
“I didn’t have my best stuff but I battled through,” Lopez said. “I had a lot of 3-0 counts but I got the job done.”
In Friday's finale, Turlock scored five runs in the first inning as the Bulldogs capped off the game with seven unanswered runs and they took their victory back home as they are now a perfect 7-0 in the CCC.
As of Friday, the Bulldogs are in first place in the CCC at 7-0, with the Pitman Pride 6-1 in second place as the battle heats up leading into the crosstown series.
Turlock is next scheduled to take on Merced High in a three-game series that begins at home against the Bears at 4 p.m. Tuesday.