OLIVE PARK — OLIVE PARK — It was one of the most significant games in the long and storied rivalry between the Burroughs High and Burbank softball programs.
The teams came into Thursday's contest with a combined 25-2 record and both the Indians and Bulldogs sat atop the Pacific League standings, neither having suffered a defeat in league play. In addition, both squads realized the winner would likely have the inside track to this season's league title.
The game definitely lived up to the hype, as Burbank enjoyed a one-run lead over the two-time defending champions heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. But Burroughs was able to pull off some heroics in the final frame, and when senior Caitlin Loera laid down a perfect suicide squeeze bunt with one out that scored pinch runner Sidney Ortega, the Indians rejoiced in a 4-3 walk-off win in front of a packed crowd at Olive Park.