During her first two seasons at Crescenta Valley High, particularly her sophomore campaign, Erin Ashby became a standout contributor at the plate and in the infield for the Falcons.
With a bona fide all-star cast surrounding her during her freshman and sophomore years, Ashby became one of many Falcons putting up gaudy numbers at the plate and earning herself a Division I scholarship.
But as the 2010 season rolled around, Ashby stepped to the forefront for the Falcons, taking on not just a leadership role, but having to maintain her status as one of the team's and area's best hitters, all the while taking on pitching duties.
"If she had not stepped up to do that, we might not have had others stepping up and willing to do that," Crescenta Valley High Coach Dan Berry says. "She was the straw that stirred the drink in terms of keeping our program swirling in the right direction."