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Fences surrounding Ben Hines Field were removed Tuesday as the University of La Verne begins construction on a parking lot along First Street to serve the new residence hall slated to open fall 2012. The building will house 387 students as well as retail stores.
The Leopards gave Ben Hines Field and their seniors a proper farewell last Friday, beating Caltech, 13-3, in seven innings.
The campaign to save Ben Hines Field continued Tuesday. This time almost all athletic teams came out to show their support.
La Verne’s two-game losing streak ended as they pulled out a 5-4 win against Occidental Saturday in one of the last games on Ben Hines Field.
Despite many chances, the Leopards could not overcome a four-run eighth inning by the Redlands Bulldogs, falling 7-6 on Saturday at Ben Hines Field in the most important game of the season for both teams.
It was opening night at the Epicenter in Rancho Cucamonga as the Quakes played their first official home game as new minor league affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers and edged out a 5-3 win against the Lancaster Jethawks in front of 3,824 fans April 14.
It was a short day on Friday, as the Leopards took on the 0-18 Caltech Beavers at Ben Hines Field, dominating 14-1 in a seven inning game.
After having the first game of the series cancelled on Friday, the Leopards took on Cal Lutheran for a doubleheader Saturday at Ben Hines Field. La Verne won both games by scores of 7-5 and 8-0.
Before the blooming flowers of spring come the scents of fresh leather and pine tar as Major League baseball returns Thursday.