After a 1-3 start, the Central Union High School softball team pulled everything together and won all three of its games last week.
With the Imperial Valley League season kicking off, Central picked the right time to get hot.
Leading the Spartans and picking up all three wins last week was pitching star Maria Perez.
In games against Calexico, Cibola and Kofa, both of Yuma, Perez finished with 25 strikeouts in 21 innings and allowed only five hits and walked just three batters, not to mention not giving up any runs.
The Spartans downed Calexico 6-0 Tuesday and followed that with 1-0 eight-inning victories over Cibola and Kofa.
"Against Calexico we went out there wanting to win," said the 17-year-old senior. "We were determined to do whatever it took to get that win. We all felt that doing well in that game would set the tone for the rest of the season."