BURBANK — Looking to throw its bid squarely into the running for the Pacific League title, the Burbank High softball team got to visiting Crescenta Valley early in Tuesday's meeting at McCambridge Park.
But a five-spot put up over the first two frames wasn't enough to finish the Falcons off, as they chipped away at the lead bit by bit before sealing a 7-5 win with a three-run rally in the top of the seventh, keyed by Hannah Cookson's two-run double.
"One thing that this team did not do against Burroughs and against Burbank is they did not let down," said Falcons Coach Dan Berry, whose team (20-3, 12-1 in league) swept the two-game season series over the Bulldogs (12-12, 10-3) with Tuesday's win, which also kept it locked into a first-place tie in league with Burroughs (18-7, 12-1). "I think that was mighty important. They just kept the charge on and kept saying, 'We're going to keep playing.'"