NORTHEAST GLENDALE — Although the Crescenta Valley Muir-Chase junior softball team had built a nine-run lead against the Glendale Firebelles through five innings Thursday, CV Coach Will Thayer wasn't convinced his offense was where it needed to be.
Crescenta Valley calmed Thayer's worries in the sixth, as it exploded for eight hits and seven runs in the sixth and final inning for a 16-0 victory in Tri-Cities Tournament consolation bracket elimination game at Scholl Canyon.
"We got off to a little of a slow start," Thayer said. "We just couldn't center up the ball. There were a lot of Texas Leaguers that were falling in for us and we were fortunate for the longest time and by the fifth and sixth innings we started to square it up and that was the difference."
The win puts CV in a rematch with Foothill Giuseppe's, which defeated Muir-Chase 9-5 Wednesday for its first loss of the tournament, today 6 p.m. at Scholl in the championship, hoping to force an if-necessary game.