HOLTVILLE — Yes, Imperial Valley schools can compete in the CIF San Diego Section.
Yes, No. 6-seeded Holtville High deserved to host a first-round game in the Division IV softball playoffs.
And, to answer a question posed by a vocal Bishop's School of La Jolla fan in attendance at Saturday's game here, yes, Holtville High pitcher Lauren Huyler can throw strikes.
Huyler struck out 10 batters en route to a 5-4 playoff victory over the No. 11-seeded Bishop's on Saturday.
"I just had to keep fighting straight through," Huyler said, whose team went 14-7 overall and 7-5 in Imperial Valley League play. "It's just great that we won."
Huyler, who was pitching a no-hitter going into the fourth inning, gave up only four hits in the game.
"It means a lot," said Viking coach David Rodgers. "Any game in the playoffs is going to be a tough one."