TUJUNGA — With darkness falling and the game in extra innings Tuesday, the Burbank Junior All-Stars scored three runs in the top of the eighth and were just three outs away from capturing the District 16 Tournament championship.
But Crescenta Valley had no thoughts of packing it in.
Taking advantage of four walks in the bottom of the eighth, Crescenta Valley battled back, and when Robert McNelis scored from third base on a high chopper to second, it had completed an improbable 15-14 comeback at Tujunga Little League Fields.
Crescenta Valley was able to defeat Burbank after suffering a 15-0 tournament loss Sunday in the teams' initial matchup.
The win keeps the season alive for Crescenta Valley, as it will take on Burbank at 5 p.m. today at Tujunga in an if-necessary championship game.