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April 24, 2001|FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ | From Staff Reports

Glendale College moved closer to the Western State Conference Southern Division baseball title with two victories over Pierce last week.

The Vaqueros lead the division with a 16-4 record, ahead of second-place Citrus (13-6) and third-place Pierce (13-7), but Coach Jon Strauss remains cautious.

"Nothing's over yet," Strauss said.

Glendale defeated Pierce, 18-5, on Thursday and 12-11 on Saturday, dropping the Brahmas three games out of first place with six to play. The Vaqueros rallied from an 8-3 deficit after 2 1/2 innings.

"Saturday's game was our best of the season as far as toughness," Strauss said. "We were up against [Kurt] Birkins, one of the best pitchers in college.

"We had a great attitude. Every blow we took we came back with a blow."

The Vaqueros play Canyons, 11-9 in conference play, today at home and Thursday in Valencia.


The softball race in the WSC Northern Division is coming down to today's game between Cuesta and host Ventura.

Ventura leads the division with an 18-2 record, with Cuesta one game behind at 17-3.

Cuesta defeated Ventura, 6-1, on April 5 at San Luis Obispo.

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