Burbank, the District 16 champion, was also hampered by errors that allowed San Marino — the District 17 champion — to score a portion of its runs.
"They really bunted the ball well," Burbank Coach Kim Dabbadie said of San Marino. "They were able to get those hits and they were able to manufacture some runs.
"But we can't be disappointed with their play, even though we did make some errors. Their spirit was high and they did a lot to even get to this point. They have to be happy with the effort."
Although the Burbank players were pleased with their effort, the loss did sting somewhat.
"We're kind of happy with how well we did," said Burbank left fielder Olivia Oberlander, who was two for three with a walk, a run batted in and two runs scored. "But it's also sad that we didn't win."
San Marino did an excellent job of manufacturing runs. The team bunted often, took extra bases and also capitalized on Burbank mistakes. Because of that, San Marino scored runs in all five of the innings it was up to bat.
Despite San Marino's scoring prowess, Burbank was able to stay in the game until late.
Burbank opened the contest by tallying two runs in the top of the first inning. Natalie Hopper legged out an infield hit and eventually came around to score on a wild pitch. Ashley London reached base on an error and motored home on another wild pitch.
But the lead didn't last long, as San Marino came back to score four runs in its half of the first.
San Marino increased its advantage to 6-2 with two runs in the third.