They have been playing together since they first learned to hit a softball or field a ground ball. Maybe that's why the So Cal Burbank Heartbreakers have been so successful as a team.
The 10-and-under girls' squad came through with a big effort in a tournament earlier this month, which enabled the Heartbreakers to earn a spot in the Triple Crown World Series of Softball on July 15-22 in Park City, Utah. The tournament will feature 24 teams mostly from California, Nevada and Utah.
The squad — made up entirely of Burbank residents — qualified for the World Series by winning the Triple Crown Stars and Strikes Tournament in Beaumont on June 10. The Heartbreakers shook off a loss during pool play, defeated the same opponent it had previously fell to and captured the tournament championship.