GLENDALE — The Crescenta Valley coaches had some concerns when their squad took on Burbank on Monday.
After easily handling Burbank two days earlier in the teams' first meeting, the Crescenta Valley staff wanted to make its squad didn't take the District 16 Little League 10-11 All-Star championship game lightly.
In retrospect, the coaches had nothing to worry about, as Crescenta Valley scored early and often in a one-sided 14-1 victory at Scholl Canyon Ball Fields to secure the title.
The game was called after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
The championship win puts Crescenta Valley into the Section 2 Tournament, which begins Saturday in Encino.
Crescenta Valley Manager Dan Mulcahey said he reminded this team to stay focused Monday, and not let Saturday's 15-3 win change their approach to the game.
"We were a little bit concerned coming in," Mulcahey said. "But they showed us that they weren't about to let up after the big win. They really came out focused and they played well."