OLIVE PARK — The Burroughs High softball team definitely had more to lose in its cross-town rivalry game against Burbank.
A win against the Bulldogs would give the Indians a share of the Pacific League championship with Crescenta Valley.
For the Bulldogs, they already had the third-place spot in league locked up, and they were looking to play the role of spoiler.
What started out as a defensive struggle changed dramatically in the fourth inning when Burroughs' Hailee White rocketed a grand slam that ended up being the difference in a 5-3 Indians' win at Olive Park.
The victory gave Burroughs (19-7, 13-1 in league) a share of the title with the Falcons (21-3, 13-1). It was the Indians' second straight championship after winning the crown outright in 2010.
"The girls really wanted to win their second straight league championship," Burroughs first-year Coach Doug Nicol said. "That was something that was very important to them."