NORTHEAST GLENDALE — Despite a 2-0 loss to Antelope Valley College at the Glendale Sports Complex on Wednesday, the Glendale Community College softball team had a brighter outlook on the bulk of the season that still lies ahead.
The Vaqueros' optimism came from the solid outing turned in by No. 1 starting pitcher Jennifer Meza, who limited an Antelope Valley lineup averaging better than eight runs a game to just one earned run on four hits in seven innings and acknowledged she's on her way to reestablishing the form that made her an All-Western State Conference pick as a freshman.
"It was definitely like a pitchers' duel," said Meza, who also had 11 strikeouts to three walks and had to work around five errors. "I haven't really been pitching to my potential, so today it was like, 'OK, I'm back, now don't let yourself fall back down.'