NORTHEAST GLENDALE — In a game that began as a pitchers' duel and sustained that identity for the better part of six innings, Thursday afternoon's Western State Conference Southern Division tilt was decided by a pair of big innings.
And host Glendale Community College's big inning was decidedly larger than Pierce's, as the Vaqueros exploded for seven runs in their half of the seventh en route to an 8-3 conference win over the Brahmas at Stengel Field.
"I think it was just one of those breaking-point innings and we came out on top," said GCC designated hitter Myles Neimeyer, who had two hits, scored a pair of runs and delivered a bases-loaded double for all three of his runs batted in during the critical seventh. "We just did the little things right all game."
With the win — which saw GCC bang out nine hits — the Vaqueros have now won three of their last four and evened their conference mark at 3-3 with an overall record of 12-7.