For two years the Julian High baseball team had been a thorn in the side of Calipatria High.
No matter how good Calipatria's team was, it just couldn't knock off the perennial Citrus League power.
But Friday the Hornets, playing with one of their best teams in recent memory, got the monkey off their back as they knocked around Julian 12-4 to improve to 4-0 in the CL.
One of the stars of the game, who actually has been one of the stars all season, was Johnny Fallavollita, who recorded three hits, scored three runs and had two RBI in the victory. All that topped a three-hit performance he had in the team's 16-5 victory over Borrego Springs on Tuesday.
"Really, beating Julian meant a lot to us. I think that was probably our biggest win so far. I know that's the biggest win I've had since I've been playing here," said the 17-year-old junior second baseman. "I think just getting that win was big for us because they're supposed to be the top team in league.