COLTON — For a Crescenta Valley High softball team that had showed the resolve to come from behind in many a game this season, Thursday afternoon’s CIF Southern Section Division III first-round game was no different.
But this time around, the Falcons ran into a Colton squad that proved to be just as resilient.
What transpired was a see-saw affair that ended with the Yellowjackets prevailing, 6-3, over the visiting Falcons at Colton High.
“It just didn’t fall our way today,” said Crescenta Valley sophomore third baseman Allison Lacey, who had two of her team’s six hits, including a solo home run in the top of the first that gave the Falcons a 1-0 advantage.
Colton (20-7) answered Lacey’s first-inning shot with a two-run first of its own. CV (18-9) then rallied for a pair of runs in the fourth to retake the lead, 3-2, before the Yellowjackets plated two runs in the fifth and another pair in the bottom of the sixth to conclude the Falcons’ year.