MCCAMBRIDGE PARK — A tweak in the lineup did the Burbank High softball team plenty of good Tuesday afternoon.
On the eve of her team's CIF Southern Section Division III wild-card home contest against Arroyo Grande, Burbank Coach Nicole Drabecki opted to move Laina Do up to the third spot in the lineup. Do had spent most of the season batting cleanup or fifth.
The move paid dividends as Do contributed a pair of run-scoring singles to lead Burbank to a convincing 6-1 victory.
Burbank (21-6) will next face host La Reina (17-8) in a first-round game at 3:15 p.m. Thursday. Burbank posted an 8-0 victory against La Reina on April 28 at the Thousand Oaks Tournament.
Do, a shortstop, reached base three times and stole two bases to ignite the Bulldogs, who finished third in the Pacific League behind Burroughs and Crescenta Valley, against Arroyo Grande (18-10).
"We expect great things from Laina and we felt confident moving her up," Drabecki said. "We trust her ability to put the ball in play and you go with the players who are achieving success."