Crescenta Valley High School softball has been the class of the Pacific League in recent years and the trend is continuing this season. The Falcons started hot and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 7-0 Pacific League victory over host Burroughs Thursday afternoon at Burbank’s Olive Park. With the shutout victory, Crescenta Valley (4-0 overall, 4-0 in league) has yet to allow a run this season. “Burroughs is always one of our top competitors, so we came out here fired up, ready to get out there and attack,” Falcon senior Morgan Eng said. The Falcons put up a five-spot in the top of the first and that proved to be more than enough for superstar Falcon pitcher Dee Dee Hernandez. The senior allowed just three hits while striking out seven, going the distance for the win.
With two outs and two runners on in the bottom of the fourth inning, a line drive off the bat of the Burroughs High softball team’s leadoff batter Kelsey Acosta resulted in a force play and stopped the Indians’ rally against Chatsworth Sierra Canyon. The play helped halt a potential Burroughs rally and helped Sierra Canyon to a 7-4 nonleague victory at Jack Smock Field in Burbank on Wednesday. “After that run, defensively our mindset was completely changed,” Burroughs junior Isabella Scazzola said. “Our effort and energy skyrocketed from it.” Scazzola finished 1 for 3 with two RBIs, a double and a run scored for the Indians (0-2 record). Teammate Gigi Garcia added an RBI single and junior Arley Pena capped the scoring with an inside-the-park home run at the bottom of the fourth. Acosta helped lead the JBHS offense with a 2-for-3 performance at the plate.