OLIVE PARK — Throughout most of the first five innings, the Burroughs High and Knight softball teams couldn't capitalize on their numerous scoring opportunities.
In the sixth inning, things changed in a hurry as Burroughs seized its final chance.
Megan McKenna hit a sacrifice fly and Michelle Santiago added a two-run home run in the sixth to lead second-seeded Burroughs to a 3-0 home victory in a CIF Southern Section Division III first-round contest Thursday afternoon.
Burroughs (24-3) will meet South Torrance, which posted a 2-1 win against Paloma Valley on Thursday, in a second-round game Tuesday at a site to be determined.
It certainly wasn't easy for the Indians, who won the Pacific League championship for the third year in a row and were playing their first game since posting a 3-2 league win against cross-town rival Burbank on May 10.
"We knew coming in that it would be a close game because we've been involved in a lot of them throughout the year," said Burroughs Coach Doug Nicol, whose team won its sixth game in a row. "We saw Knight in their wild-card game Tuesday and we wanted to get the cobwebs out because they have a good team.