IMPERIAL — The Central Union High softball team narrowly defeated Imperial High 1-0 here Friday with the deciding run scoring on a Marissa Guzman double in the sixth inning.
The game was a well-fought defensive battle and the Tigers held on until the end but couldn't overcome the lone Spartan run.
Despite the loss, Imperial coach Kim Witte was proud of the way her team handled the Spartans.
"I couldn't be happier with my girls and the way they played," Witte said.
"We played one of the best teams in the Valley to 1-0, so it was a real confidence booster," she added.
The Tigers did manage to play good defense and Imperial pitcher Andrea Thompson held the Spartans to five hits.
"(Thompson) did a good job," said Central coach Sandy Montalvo.
Montalvo said the win was nice, but she would like the team to step up for future games.