After an impressive 2011 season, the softball team looks to take it all this year.
After being involved in sports almost her entire life, senior basketball and softball player Ashley Paul no longer has another season to look forward to.
The softball team’s long and difficult SCIAC season came to an end this weekend for the Leopards, going 1-2 with losses to Redlands and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and a win over Whittier.
The Leopards took care of business on the field, sweeping the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens by scores of 4-3 and 10-4 on Senior Day on April 22.
Saturday was a rough day for the softball team as it dropped both games in a doubleheader against Redlands with scores of 5-2 in game one and 11-8 in game two at Wheeler Park.
The Leopards split a doubleheader with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Saturday to ensure the top spot in the conference for at least one more week.
Two-out heroics late in game one and a quick shift in momentum stemming from controversial calls in game two led to a split for the Leopards as they took on the Pacific Lutheran Lutes in a doubleheader Monday.
With 14 RBIs and two homeruns, the Leopards proved their power is in its swing in a sweep over Occidental on Saturday, 4-3 and 12-4.
Sixteen balls hit hard and straight at the defense proved to be the key difference in a 2-0 defeat for the Leopards at the hands of the Willamette Bearcats of Oregon at Pomona-Pitzer on Wednesday.
La Verne continued its eight game winning streak against Whittier on Saturday beating the Poets 3-0 in game one and 8-4 in game two.