NORTHWEST GLENDALE — If there's been one area of consistency so far this season for the Crescenta Valley High softball team, it's hitting.
After nine games, it's easy to fathom with each member of the lineup stepping to the plate and capitalizing on any opportunity given to them.
Crescenta Valley banged out 19 hits Thursday afternoon en route to a 12-2 Pacific League road victory against Hoover. The game was called after six innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
"That's been the key for us," said veteran Crescenta Valley Coach Dan Berry, whose team improved to 8-1, 2-0 in league. "It's something we've been able to do, even in our one loss.
"We have some real good hitters, like Sydney House."
House was one of seven Falcons to record a multiple-hit game against Hoover (1-5, 0-1).
Crescenta Valley, which finished second in league last season behind Burroughs, also got another fine performance from senior pitcher Erin Ashby. The Stanford-bound Ashby, the reigning All-Area Player of the Year, recorded 10 strikeouts in four innings before being moved to shortstop.