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They were the words heard around Los Angeles: “Frank McCourt is going to sell the Dodgers.” Suddenly it feels like our luck might change; the Dodgers will be free of the imbecile’s control, and we can get back to playing ball and winning games.
Teams taunt one another during games, often through controversial extracurricular activities that result in more resentment between the teams and an act of retaliation that the governing body of the sport must address.
La Verne will lose another outstanding Leopard athlete come the end of the semester, as pitcher and infielder Mark Larini has played his last game for the University.
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.