GLENDALE — One weekend to get three wins. That's the mission for the Glendale Community College baseball team, which has never been closer to its goal of winning a state championship as the opening round of the 2011 California Community College Athletic Assn. Baseball State Championship tournament draws near.
"The team is really excited," said Glendale outfielder Sean Spear, who has been an offensive catalyst for the first Vaqueros squad to reach state under the tournament's current format. "When we started in early fall this is exactly the position we wanted to be in. Our team motto is pitch by pitch and day by day, but our ultimate goal is to get to the state championship."
It will take more of the same timely hitting, unflappable pitching and refusal to quit that has carried the Vaqueros to a Western State Conference South Division title and wins in the regional and super regional rounds of the playoffs, but mostly, according to Coach Chris Cicuto, it will come down to limiting mistakes and taking advantage of every opportunity.