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By Jeff Tully | June 13, 2009
BURBANK — It was indeed a legendary season for a local softball team. The Burbank Lady Legends enjoyed a perfect campaign, as they easily handled all of their opponents in rather impressive fashion, winning most of their contests via the mercy rule. The area team ended its season Thursday with another fine performance. The Lady Legends defeated the Crescenta Valley Red Hots, 5-0, at Scholl Canyon Ball Fields to capture the Tri-Cities District 16 Little League Major Softball championship.
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By Grant Gordon | April 19, 2006
McCAMBRIDGE PARK ? Fortunes have definitely turned the wrong way for the Burbank High softball team. Five days from a nailbiting one-run loss to archrival Burroughs, Burbank saw the other end of the losing spectrum, as it lost to visiting Saugus via the mercy-rule in five innings, 10-0, in Tuesday afternoon's Foothill League game at McCambridge Park. "I don't think the Burbank team showed up today," said Bulldog Coach Jana Kovar, whose team fell to 11-3, 1-2 in league and has now lost consecutive games after an 11-1 start.
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By Jeff Tully | March 20, 2010
SANTA CLARITA — With nine returning players, members of the Providence High softball team remember how they began Liberty League play a year ago. In their opener in 2009, the Pioneers suffered a 10-run mercy-rule defeat against Santa Clarita Christian. Providence was determined to start off on a better note this time around, as it began league play Thursday against the host Cardinals. It was definitely payback time for the Pioneers, as they played well and notched a 17-2 victory at the Hart Baseball and Softball Complex in a game that was called after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
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By Charles Rich | May 5, 2007
GLENDALE — With a suddenly torrid offense and overwhelming pitching staff, it's no wonder the Crescenta Valley High baseball team has feasted on its most recent competition. Ask Burbank High Coach Bob Hart, who watched Crescenta Valley post a 10-0 Pacific League victory against Burbank on Wednesday night at Stengel Field. The game was called in the bottom of the fifth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule. The Falcons (19-2, 10-1 in league) made believers out of him. "They are a well-coached team with lots of talent," said Hart, whose team suffered a 9-0 home loss to the Falcons on March 20. "They have a prototype lead-off hitter.
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By Charles Rich | March 21, 2009
GLENDALE — The nonleague baseball game between Glendale High and visiting Bellarmine-Jefferson on Wednesday afternoon was called after the fifth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule. Perhaps a 10-error mercy rule should have been in effect. Glendale fielders sprung plenty of leaks, as they committed 10 errors in a 14-2 loss. Six of those errors came in the fifth, leading to Bell-Jeff (1-3) scoring six runs on a warm afternoon that might not be forgotten soon by Glendale (3-3)
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By Charles Rich | July 22, 2009
BURBANK — Not even the hot summer days could cool off the members of the Burbank Major Softball All-Star team. Playing in temperatures that reached close to 100 degrees, Burbank did its best work when needed en route to winning the Section 2 Tournament at Parkview Little League Field in Lancaster. Burbank, which captured the District 16 crown, wrapped up the championship Sunday with a 14-0 win against District 40 champion Canyon Country. The game was called in the middle of the fifth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule.
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By Gabriel Rizk | March 21, 2007
MCCAMBRIDGE PARK — Following its defeat in the teams' early-season nonleague meeting a year ago, the Crescenta Valley High softball team couldn't wait for its rematch with Burbank. Evidently, the feeling was not mutual on the part of the Bulldogs. Burbank looked lost at the plate against Falcons pitcher Kali Cancelosi, and after a couple of rough innings in the field, the Bulldogs' body language suggested they wished they were elsewhere. The result was a 16-1 mercy-rule-shortened, five-inning Pacific League victory for Crescenta Valley at Burbank's McCambridge Park.
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By Jeff Tully | March 27, 2010
MCCAMBRIDGE PARK — It was a battle of young pitchers in their first season with their respective programs when the Burbank High softball team took on Hoover Thursday in a Pacific League game. With the Bulldogs’ No. 1 pitcher, freshman Chrystal Diaz, sidelined with an ankle injury, fellow freshman Ashley Russo got the start against the Tornadoes. Hoover started sophomore Briana Manzanero, a transfer from Burroughs. Russo, who enjoyed success in the Burbank Little League program before coming to Burbank, had a no-hitter through four innings and gave up just one hit in helping the Bulldogs roll to a 10-0 victory at McCambridge Park.
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By Charles Rich | July 18, 2009
GLENDALE — The members of the District 16 Jewel City/Jewish War Veterans Junior All-Star Baseball All-Star team were no-hit in an 11-1 loss to Burbank in the tournament’s championship game Wednesday at Scholl Canyon Ball Fields. The game was called in the bottom of the sixth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule. The Burbank win forced the if-necessary game Thursday. Burbank recorded a 23-17 win against Crescenta Valley on Tuesday. Jewel City/Jewish War Veterans rallied from an 11-1 deficit to post a 13-11 win against Crescenta Valley in a winner’s-bracket game Sunday after drawing a first-round bye. “You don’t come off a high like Sunday and then be so flat,” said Coach Chris Sanford.
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March 24, 2007
BURBANK HIGH — The Glendale High baseball team could do nothing right on Friday. Burbank, on the other hand, seemingly could do little wrong. The host Bulldogs pounded out 15 hits and limited the Nitros to just one hit, winning the Pacific League meeting in convincing fashion, 11-0, in a game that was called in the fifth inning due to the mercy rule. The Nitros (2-7, 1-9 in league) were unable to get any runners past second base and defensively did themselves little favors as spotty fielding did them in. Taking advantage of those mistakes, the Bulldogs (6-5, 3-1)
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | March 12, 2013
LAKE BALBOA - The Bellarmine-Jefferson High softball coaches wanted the team to play a tough nonleague schedule in order to have it prepared for Santa Cruz League and CIF Southern Section competition. That's why the coaches scheduled Harvard-Westlake, even though the Wolverines play in Division III and the Guards play in Division VI. Last season, a game between the two squads ended in a tie. However, Bell-Jeff faced Harvard-Westlake on Tuesday to open its season depleted. Several Guards are banged up with injuries and their star pitcher is academically ineligible.
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By Jeff Tully | March 27, 2010
MCCAMBRIDGE PARK — It was a battle of young pitchers in their first season with their respective programs when the Burbank High softball team took on Hoover Thursday in a Pacific League game. With the Bulldogs’ No. 1 pitcher, freshman Chrystal Diaz, sidelined with an ankle injury, fellow freshman Ashley Russo got the start against the Tornadoes. Hoover started sophomore Briana Manzanero, a transfer from Burroughs. Russo, who enjoyed success in the Burbank Little League program before coming to Burbank, had a no-hitter through four innings and gave up just one hit in helping the Bulldogs roll to a 10-0 victory at McCambridge Park.
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By Jeff Tully | March 20, 2010
SANTA CLARITA — With nine returning players, members of the Providence High softball team remember how they began Liberty League play a year ago. In their opener in 2009, the Pioneers suffered a 10-run mercy-rule defeat against Santa Clarita Christian. Providence was determined to start off on a better note this time around, as it began league play Thursday against the host Cardinals. It was definitely payback time for the Pioneers, as they played well and notched a 17-2 victory at the Hart Baseball and Softball Complex in a game that was called after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
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By Charles Rich | July 22, 2009
BURBANK — Not even the hot summer days could cool off the members of the Burbank Major Softball All-Star team. Playing in temperatures that reached close to 100 degrees, Burbank did its best work when needed en route to winning the Section 2 Tournament at Parkview Little League Field in Lancaster. Burbank, which captured the District 16 crown, wrapped up the championship Sunday with a 14-0 win against District 40 champion Canyon Country. The game was called in the middle of the fifth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule.
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By Charles Rich | July 18, 2009
GLENDALE — The members of the District 16 Jewel City/Jewish War Veterans Junior All-Star Baseball All-Star team were no-hit in an 11-1 loss to Burbank in the tournament’s championship game Wednesday at Scholl Canyon Ball Fields. The game was called in the bottom of the sixth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule. The Burbank win forced the if-necessary game Thursday. Burbank recorded a 23-17 win against Crescenta Valley on Tuesday. Jewel City/Jewish War Veterans rallied from an 11-1 deficit to post a 13-11 win against Crescenta Valley in a winner’s-bracket game Sunday after drawing a first-round bye. “You don’t come off a high like Sunday and then be so flat,” said Coach Chris Sanford.
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By Jeff Tully | June 13, 2009
BURBANK — It was indeed a legendary season for a local softball team. The Burbank Lady Legends enjoyed a perfect campaign, as they easily handled all of their opponents in rather impressive fashion, winning most of their contests via the mercy rule. The area team ended its season Thursday with another fine performance. The Lady Legends defeated the Crescenta Valley Red Hots, 5-0, at Scholl Canyon Ball Fields to capture the Tri-Cities District 16 Little League Major Softball championship.
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By Grant Gordon | April 4, 2009
MCCAMBRIDGE PARK ? While it was not the showdown between the division?s top two teams that last season?s contest was, Thursday?s tilt between the Crescenta Valley High and Burbank softball squads was still a first-place Pacific League confrontation. But, more than anything, the face-off did show that things have most assuredly changed from last season. Evidence enough came as a Crescenta Valley hit parade marched over Burbank to the tune of a 15-1 throttling that ended after six innings due to the mercy rule.
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By Charles Rich | March 21, 2009
GLENDALE — The nonleague baseball game between Glendale High and visiting Bellarmine-Jefferson on Wednesday afternoon was called after the fifth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule. Perhaps a 10-error mercy rule should have been in effect. Glendale fielders sprung plenty of leaks, as they committed 10 errors in a 14-2 loss. Six of those errors came in the fifth, leading to Bell-Jeff (1-3) scoring six runs on a warm afternoon that might not be forgotten soon by Glendale (3-3)
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By Charles Rich | May 5, 2007
GLENDALE — With a suddenly torrid offense and overwhelming pitching staff, it's no wonder the Crescenta Valley High baseball team has feasted on its most recent competition. Ask Burbank High Coach Bob Hart, who watched Crescenta Valley post a 10-0 Pacific League victory against Burbank on Wednesday night at Stengel Field. The game was called in the bottom of the fifth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule. The Falcons (19-2, 10-1 in league) made believers out of him. "They are a well-coached team with lots of talent," said Hart, whose team suffered a 9-0 home loss to the Falcons on March 20. "They have a prototype lead-off hitter.
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March 24, 2007
BURBANK HIGH — The Glendale High baseball team could do nothing right on Friday. Burbank, on the other hand, seemingly could do little wrong. The host Bulldogs pounded out 15 hits and limited the Nitros to just one hit, winning the Pacific League meeting in convincing fashion, 11-0, in a game that was called in the fifth inning due to the mercy rule. The Nitros (2-7, 1-9 in league) were unable to get any runners past second base and defensively did themselves little favors as spotty fielding did them in. Taking advantage of those mistakes, the Bulldogs (6-5, 3-1)
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