While the Crescenta Valley-Foothill Junior All-Star softball team was able to survive one disastrous inning Monday, it wasn't so lucky Tuesday.
Gilroy of Northern California came close to eliminating CVFH from the Western Regional Tournament with an eight-run top of the fourth inning Monday. It finished the job with a four-run top of the sixth for a 12-10 victory Tuesday after play was postponed in the fifth Monday with the score tied at 8 due to rain and lightning.
"It's a bummer because it's a tale of two innings for us," CVFH Coach Will Thayer said. "We gave up all 12 runs in two innings."
The loss eliminated CVFH, which finished the season 10-2 with Section 2 and Division III championships, in the first round of the Western Regional Championship Playoff, as it was one of four teams out of 11 to advance to the final round.
The game was played over two days with CVFH taking a 7-0 lead into the fourth inning Monday before Gilroy charged back with an eight-run top of the fourth on three walks, two hits and two errors. Calley Ellingford scored to knot the score at 8 for CVFH in the bottom of the fourth before the game was called with one out in the top of the fifth, where action resumed Tuesday.