Last year the Southwest High School baseball team finished with a dismal 3-23 record.
Nine games into this season, Southwest seemed to be heading in the same direction as it had lost six games.
Then something happened. As soon as Imperial Valley League play started last week, the Eagles got wins over Brawley Union and Imperial high schools.
On Tuesday, Southwest rallied to defeat Brawley 7-3 after being down 3-0. The Eagles followed by shutting out Imperial 5-0.
Leading Southwest was pitcher George Rapp, who totaled 11 strikeouts, six hits allowed and one earned run in nine innings over both games.
"After we were down 3-0 to Brawley, everyone just sucked up and pulled it together," said the 17-year-old senior. "If this had been last year and we were down 3-0, we would've fallen apart and just given up."