IMPERIAL — The Imperial Valley College softball team is one win from nailing down third place in the Pacific Coast Conference after it pounded 14 hits in four innings here Friday in a 16-1 shellacking of San Diego City College.
The win improves the Arabs to 5-8 in the conference (13-14-1 overall) with two games remaining. Both of IVC's next contests are on the road against Palomar (12-0 PCC) and San Diego Mesa (6-6). A win in either game gives IVC the No. 3 slot in the PCC and a shot at a wild-card berth in the California Junior College softball playoffs.
Every starter banged at least one hit for the Arabs with Olga Norris going 3-for-4. She had a single, triple and a homerun, collected four RBIs and scored twice. Mariel Martinez also nailed a homer, drove in three and scored twice.
"We were just on today," IVC coach Jill Lerno said. "We had good discipline at the plate and we hit the ball really well."