When the Burbank Major Softball All-Stars got to the Western Region Tournament and surveyed the opposition, the players and coaches knew they were in for some tough competition.
If the locals hoped to keep their season alive, they would have to beat their share of quality squads from seven states in the prestigious event at Fort Vancouver Little League Fields in Fort Vancouver, Wash.
Burbank definitely got off to a good start Sunday, beginning its Pool A competition with a 5-1 victory against Oregon.
"Oregon was a very good team, and I guess they had been just stomping the other teams around here," Burbank Managed Bruce Del Castillo said. "In all, there's some very good teams at the tournament, and some very big girls."