The Burbank High and Bellarmine-Jefferson softball programs enter the CIF Southern Section playoffs with their share of momentum.
Coincidentally, both squads earned No. 2 seeds in their respective divisions.
For the Bulldogs, they are fresh off of capturing their first league championship since 1987, taking the title in the Pacific League.
The Guards enter the postseason after winning their fourth consecutive Santa Cruz League crown.
Burbank and Bell-Jeff will be joined in the playoffs by Burroughs and Providence. Games begin Tuesday with wild-card contests and the first round will get underway Thursday.
The Bulldogs (24-2), who ended the league campaign with a 14-0 record, will be at home at McCambridge Park in a Division III first-round game at 3:15 p.m. Thursday. Burbank will take on the winner of Tuesday's wild-card matchup between Pioneer Valley (17-8-1; No. 3 from the PAC 7 League) and El Rancho (11-11; at-large from the Del Rio League).