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Demolition blues

Demolition blues
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. / photo by David Bess  Read More →

Leos win last game at Ben Hines Field

Leos win last game at Ben Hines Field
Caltech left fielder Brendan Sheehan misses a fly ball hit by La Verne’s designated hitter Jason Munoz in the fourth inning of last Friday’s game at Ben Hines Field. Munoz earned a triple for the play and went on to score. The Leopards beat the Beavers, 13-3, in seven innings. / photo by Allison Lavelle Elsie Ramos Sports Editor The Leopards gave Ben Hines Field and their seniors a proper farewell... 

Petition drive to save Ben Hines Field continues

Branden del Rio News Editor The campaign to save Ben Hines Field continued Tuesday. This time almost all athletic teams came out to show their support. “What we’re trying to do is the same thing as last time,” said Alan Heide, junior pitcher and the event’s organizer. “We want to keep the events going to show administration that there are other things to do here; that (the field) has a value... 

La Verne defeats Tigers in walkoff fashion

Krista Franceschini Staff Writer 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. “We struggled a little bit at times, but in the end we did what we had to do,” senior first baseman Mark Larini said. Senior designated hitter Jason Munoz used two Oxy errors to score the first run of the game. It was not... 

Bulldogs rally to beat Leopards, 7-6

Bulldogs rally to beat Leopards, 7-6
La Verne third baseman Jason Munoz prepares to throw to first after tagging out Redlands pitcher Trenton Lively. The Leopards were defeated by the Bulldogs, 7-6, at Ben Hines Field on Sunday. The Leopards have won 17 of their 24 conference games and face off against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in their next game at 3 p.m. today in Claremont. / photo by Warren Bessant Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor Despite... 

Quakes rumble to first home win

Quakes rumble to first home win
Baseball fans gather for the season opener of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes at the Epicenter in Ranch Cucamonga on April 14. Quakes veteran Tim Bittner takes time to sign autographs for fans before the game. Bittner’s career started in the minors with the Chicago White Sox and eventually led him to the Quakes, which is now part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. The Quakes shook the Lancaster... 

La Verne splits; SCIAC baseball race coming to a close

La Verne splits; SCIAC baseball race coming to a close
In the first game of a doubleheader against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, La Verne senior infielder Sergio Muñoz throws to first base after making the out on CMS outfielder Jason Rehhaut, ending the inning. The Leopards split the doubleheader with CMS, winning the first game 4-2 and dropping the second 4-0. Baseball takes on the Sagehens at Pomona-Pitzer today at 3 p.m. / photo by Victoria Castaneda  Read More →

Leopards claw Beavers’ dam

Cheryl Regan Staff Writer 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. Starting pitcher senior Mark Larini got the win as he pitched five innings, holding Caltech to only four hits in the game. “I went out there and tried to throw strikes,” Larini said. “We did what we needed to do.” The Leopards were... 

Clutch hits lead to sweep

Cheryl Regan Staff Writer 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. In game one, it was 3-3 going into the bottom of the eighth. Jason Munoz had an RBI base hit to bring the score to 4-3. The bases were loaded when Sergio Munoz hit a triple down the... 

Major League baseball season springing into action

Jesse Evans Staff Writer Before the blooming flowers of spring come the scents of fresh leather and pine tar as Major League baseball returns Thursday. With the San Francisco Giants winning their first World Series title since 1954, many would think that they would be the favorite this upcoming season. Some experts think otherwise as many teams will be fighting for playoff spots the entire season after... 
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