It was an up and down week for the Calexico High School baseball team last week.
On May 21, Calexico kicked off the CIF San Diego Section Division II playoffs with a 2-0 win over Mira Mesa High School in San Diego. On Thursday the Bulldogs fell 11-5 to Grossmont High in La Mesa, ending their season.
While all team members contributed, 18-year-old senior Juan Lopez may have had the biggest impact on both games.
Lopez got the start on the mound and pitched a gem against Mira Mesa, throwing a complete-game shutout, only allowing two hits and striking out three.
"I think I did pretty good that game, but it was the defense behind me that made the difference," said Lopez. "Going into that game we were pretty upset because we had to play on the road. We were league champs and we still had to play on the road. But before that game we all knew we had the talent to win it. We just had to play a good all-around game to get it and that's what we did."