SAN DIEGO — The Imperial Valley College softball team kept alive its playoff hopes with a 1-0 Pacific Coast Conference victory over San Diego Mesa here Monday.
Throwing the shutout for IVC was Maria Hansen-Perez, who gave up only three hits, struck out 10 and walked none in seven innings.
Jenny Ramirez scored the run on an error in the first inning after reaching first on an error.
Hansen-Perez, Amber Marquez and Olga Noris accounted for IVC's three hits.
The Arabs (20-13 overall, 8-6 PCC) wrap up the regular season at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Grossmont in El Cajon.
Palm Desert 8, Brawley 0
BRAWLEY — The Brawley Union High softball team was held to two hits as it fell 8-0 to Palm Desert here Monday.
Erin Rutherford and Reggie Horta recorded Brawley's hits.
Stephanie Murray took the loss on the mound for the Wildcats.
Brawley (10-10 overall) plays at Calexico at 4:15 today.