MCCAMBRIDGE PARK — Thirteen batters came to the plate for the Burbank High softball team in the first inning of its Pacific League contest against Hoover on Thursday afternoon.
Ten of them scored and the Bulldogs never looked back.
It's the kind of dominance that the Bulldogs will gladly take any time they have the opportunity.
"We are an aggressive team and we want to score early and often in a game," Burbank Coach Nicole Drabecki said after Burbank posted a 15-5 win against visiting Hoover in a game called in the bottom of the sixth because of the 10-run mercy rule. "Anything can happen over those next [six] innings, so it's good to get that big of a lead and it helps with their confidence."
The Bulldogs (6-10, 5-2 in league) appeared quite confident handling the bat in the first. They collected seven hits, including back-to-back home runs from Nalani Hernandez and Katie Hooper. Hoover (5-8, 3-4) spent nearly 30 minutes watching Burbank enjoy its big inning.