BURBANK — An opportunity to move into a tie for fourth place awaited the Burroughs and Glendale high baseball teams before Tuesday's Pacific League game.
While the visiting Nitros struck first, they did not take advantage of several opportunities, which allowed the Indians to rally for four runs over the last two innings in a come-from-behind 4-1 victory at Tomahawk Field.
With the win, Burroughs improved to 9-9 overall and 3-4 in league heading into Friday's cross-town showdown with Burbank (5-11, 2-5), while Glendale (5-12-1, 2-5) will also hope to recover versus archrival Hoover (10-7, 3-4) on Friday.
"Our approach at the plate just wasn't very good early on, especially with Glendale's pitcher throwing strikes," Burroughs first-year skipper Craig Sherwood said. "We weren't waiting on pitches, we were out in front.
"Maybe our biggest break is when Glendale brought in a little harder thrower because we got on top of some pitches."