BLYTHE — The Calexico High School softball team won three straight Imperial Valley League games in the last week, sweeping a doubleheader against Palo Verde Valley High and edging Imperial in a key road matchup.
The three wins set up the Bulldogs (9-7 overall, 4-1 in IVL) for two key games against first-place Holtville (11-1 overall, 6-0 in IVL) in the next four days.
Calexico started the week with a 7-0 shutout of Palo Verde on Tuesday, April 27, at Emerson Field in Calexico, then followed that with a 5-2 win at Imperial on Wednesday, April 28, before closing the week with an 11-0 win against Palo Verde in Blythe.
The Bulldogs and Vikings squared off in the opening game of the season with Holtville rallying for a 12-10 victory at Emerson Field. Calexico led 7-1 in that contest heading to the sixth inning before the Vikings were able to turn momentum in their favor.