BURBANK — Thus far in the Pacific League season, the Burbank High softball team, seen as the favorite by most to repeat as league champion, has run roughshod over some overmatched competition.
On Thursday afternoon, the Bulldogs faced their most arduous opposition yet, but behind a stellar effort in the circle from junior pitcher Caitlyn Brooks and some early offense, Burbank still looked impressive in a 3-0 win over Crescenta Valley at McCambridge Park.
“We’ve taken care of business,” said first-year Burbank Coach Mike Delaney, whose squad improved to 11-3 and 4-0 in league with its ninth win in a row. “I don’t think any coach is ever satisfied … but I think they’re doing everything we’ve asked them to do: go out, take care of business and be ready to play.
“They’ve handled it like an experienced, talented team.”
Brooks, the reigning All-Area Softball Player of the Year, was the catalyst, twirling the shutout with 10 strikeouts, one walk and four hits – albeit, none of them were clean.