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Holtville blanks Vincent 7-0

March 09, 2001

CALEXICO — Despite only recording three hits, the Holtville High baseball team managed to pound Vincent Memorial 7-0 for its first win of the season here Thursday.

The game was the Vikings' first of the year after two postponements earlier in the week due to rain.

Leading Holtville was Edward Castro, who threw a complete game and struck out 17 and allowed only three hits. Castro also had with an RBI.

Don Mejia finished with a single and two RBI and Luis Avila added an RBI and a run for Holtville (1-0).

Said Viking coach Scott Anderson: "We're a very young team and I think this first game was a good learning experience for us."


Holtville will play at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at Lutheran High School in San Diego.

Palm Springs 4, Brawley 0

PALM SPRINGS — The Brawley Union High baseball team gave up only one hit to Palm Springs in the second day of the Desert Classic tournament here Thursday, but that hit was a three-run home run that led to a 4-0 Palm Springs win.

Calvin Williams, Albert Padilla and Chris Ramirez combined for the one-hitter, with Williams giving up the three-run bomb.

Sergio Romo, Brandon Burnett, David Santana and Matt Smith recorded the only hits for the Wildcats.

Brawley returns to tournament action at 3 today.

Indio 11, Southwest 6

The Southwest High baseball team fell to 1-3-1 with an 11-6 loss to Indio High in El Centro on Thursday.

George Rapp led the Eagle offense, going 3-for-5 with a lead-off home run, two runs scored and an RBI.

Eric Flores finished 2-for-3 with an RBI. Every Southwest batter chipped in a hit.

The Eagles next play in the Cibola tournament in Yuma at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Redlands 13, Imperial 0

PALM DESERT — Redlands High School had little trouble disposing of Imperial High, shutting it out 13-0 in the second day of the Desert Classic here Thursday.

Bryan Seeger took the loss for the Tigers, giving up eight hits and five runs in five innings.

Imperial finished without a hit and defensively committed six errors.

The Tigers return to tournament play at 3 today, playing against Hemet at Cathedral City.

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