Sports Roundup: Glendale Community College softball rallies for season-opening win

January 28, 2014|From Staff Reports


Glendale Community College 13, Cerritos College 12: Following the death of veteran coach Dave “Hawk” Wilder in June, the Vaqueros looked to carry on and begin a new era.

Glendale began its season Tuesday in dramatic fashion, as it scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to register a nonconference victory at the Glendale Sports Complex.


Jasmine Hernandez singled in the winning run with two outs to spur the Vaqueros.

“It’s a huge win and I’m proud of what they were able to get done,” said coach Sal Pizzo, who served as Wilder’s assistant the previous six seasons. “They stayed with it until the end.

“We still have some things to work on, but we showed we could swing the bats well.”

Cassidy Clark blooped a single over the second baseman to knot it at 12. Hernandez finished with three hits.


Glendale Community College 9, Cerritos College 0: The Vaqueros began their season Tuesday with a nonconference road victory. Glendale received 6-0, 6-0 singles wins from Hosep Orojian, Oleg Simonyan and Dat Le.


Cerritos College 11, Glendale Community College 1: The visiting Vaqueros (0-2) fell Tuesday in a nonconference game.

Glendale opened its season Monday with a 2-0 nonconference defeat against visiting Oxnard at Stengel Field. Glendale starting pitcher Angel Rodriguez went six innings, allowing one run and five hits. Jay Sheeley and Eddie Munoz had a pair of hits for the Vaqueros.


Glendale Community College in Bakersfield Invitational: Glendale placed sixth in the two-day event that concluded Tuesday. The Vaqueros finished with a two-round score of 811, getting a 155 from Evin Davis and a 157 from Andrew Salinas.


Antelope Valley College 66, Glendale Community College 62: Emmett Duvall finished with 18 points and 15 rebounds Saturday for the visiting Vaqueros in a Western State Conference South Division contest. Emerson Castaneda and Jalen Etienne had 11 points apiece for Glendale (15-4, 3-2 in division).


Antelope Valley College 76, Glendale Community College 67 (OT): The visiting Vaqueros fell Saturday in a Western State Conference South Division game. Gabriela Beltran had 15 points for Glendale, which was outscored, 12-3, in overtime. The Vaqueros (12-9, 3-2 in division) got 14 points from Elsie Mejia and 13 from Brenda Balbuena.


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