NORTHEAST GLENDALE — Making up an early multiple-run deficit wasn't going to be a problem for the members of the Crescenta Valley Muir-Chase Plumbing Junior Softball team.
For that to happen, Muir-Chase needed to seize the momentum by making things happen quickly. They did just that.
Muir-Chase scored four runs in the first and second innings, then held on for a 9-6 victory against the Tujunga Crush in an opening-round contest of the Tri-Cities Junior Softball Tournament at Scholl Canyon Park on Monday night.
"We got aggressive on the bases and you saw what we could do," said Muir-Chase Coach Will Thayer, whose team will face Crescenta Valley Purist or the Burbank Diamonds in a winner's-bracket game at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the same location. "When we can force the issue, then we can create some scoring chances."