Holtville Lady Vikings Pull Off a Close One Against Southwest 1-0

The Holtville Lady Vikings secured second place in the Imperial Valley Softball League on Monday with a win against the Southwest Eagles. It was a tight game as the Eagles came out fired up and loaded the bases in the first inning with no outs. But Holtville’s pitcher Demi Johnson settled in and ended striking out the next three batters. Holtville scored their only run as Aslynn Rubin walked in the third, stole second and scored on a single hit by Joanna Larios. The Vikings held the Eagles, not allowing any runs, with some very good defensive play. The Vikings didn’t get any help from the umpires, as there were three questionable calls during the game. One at first, one at third and Demi Johnson was called out at home plate in the seventh inning.  The Lady Vikings will be off to Calexico Tuesday for their final IVL game this season. The Vikings are in second place with a record of  8-3-0. Calexico’s record is 0-8-1. The first place team is Palo Verde with a record of 9-2-0.  They will play the Brawley Wildcats Tuesday. Brawley is 7-4-0. Palo Verde’s losses were against Southwest and Imperial. Holtville’s losses were two from Palo Verde and one from Brawley. This will be one time that Holtville will be rooting for Brawley as the Vikings have to tie for first with a Brawley win over Palo Verde and a Holtville win against Calexico