NORTHEAST GLENDALE — Even with a double-digit lead and three outs away from seeing the Burbank Junior All-Star baseball team advance to the Section 2 Tournament, Burbank Manager Mike Lockheimer wasn't taking anything for granted Wednesday night.
He remained aware Crescenta Valley had the capability of mounting a comeback, having witnessed it Tuesday night.
When the final out was recorded Wednesday, Lockheimer breathed a sigh of relief.
"With a big lead, I still wasn't comfortable," Lockheimer said after Burbank recorded a 24-14 victory against Crescenta Valley in the District 16 if-necessary championship contest at Scholl Canyon Ball Fields. "CV's got an outstanding team and they have a resilient bunch.
"I'm just glad we won and we can move on."
Crescenta Valley scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning on Tuesday to record a 15-14 win against Burbank in the championship game at Tujunga Little League Fields to force Wednesday's contest.