There will be extra drama for the Crescenta Valley varsity softball team as the regular part of the Pacific League season draws to a close next week.
The Falcons are not only vying for a league championship, but one of the players is also on the verge of setting a new state single season home run record for freshmen.
CV blasted host Pasadena Muir, 34-0, in league action on Tuesday to improve to 17-6 overall and to 5-1 in league. During the game, Falcons' freshman Baillie Kirker slugged her 13th home run of the season to tie the state record for homers in a season by a freshman.
CV has three regular season games left for Kirker to accomplish the feat. The Falcons traveled to Glendale yesterday (Thursday) for a game, but no results were available at press time. CV will host Glendale Hoover next Tuesday and Arcadia next Thursday in 3:15 p.m. contests.
Kirker has already broken the CV High record of eight home runs which was set 20 years ago by Deniel Dover.
Last Friday, CV shut out host Charter Oak, 10-0, in a Charter Oak Tournament game.
The contest only went five innings as the 10-run mercy rule went into effect. The Falcons scored two runs in the second inning, five in third inning and three in the fourth inning.
The Falcons outslugged Charter Oak, nine hits to eight hits. Leading the Falcons was Emily Hanson who went 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs scored and two runs batted in and Becky Whitt who was 2-for-3 at the plate with a double and two RBI.