BURBANK — While it was not the showdown between the division’s top two teams that last season’s contest was, Thursday’s tilt between the Crescenta Valley High and Burbank softball squads was still a first-place Pacific League confrontation.
But, more than anything, the face-off did show that things have most assuredly changed from last season to this.
Evidence enough came as a Crescenta Valley hit parade marched over Burbank to the tune of a 15-1 throttling that ended after six innings due to the mercy rule.
“This is a good hitting team,” said Falcons Coach Dan Berry, whose team put together 21 hits with all nine starters tallying hits and seven grabbing multiple hits. “They are now 15-1 for a reason, because they can hit. Whether they do it every game is another story.”