NORTHEAST GLENDALE — In hindsight, the entire Glendale Community College baseball team claimed it knew its season wasn't going to end Saturday, but it couldn't have been a closer call.
It looked like the Vaqueros' season was all but over, down two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning of the third game of a best-of-three series against Cypress College in the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. regional playoffs, when a leadoff home run, a critical error and a clutch walk-off hit delivered a 9-8 win that ensured Glendale would advance to the Super Regional Tournament beginning May 13.
"I knew from the beginning that we're too good for our season to be over. We've worked way too hard for us to be done here," said Vaqueros left fielder Chris Stroh, whose two-out double drove in shortstop Josh Canales for the winning run.