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ULV catcher drafted by Red Sox

ULV catcher drafted by Red Sox
Catcher for the University of La Verne baseball team, Joe Winterburn, visits his father, baseball head coach Scott Winterburn’s office. The Boston Red Sox drafted Winterburn as a catcher during the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, being the 41st Leopard to be drafted into MLB history. He will practice with the Red Sox in Florida this spring./ photo by Mariela Patron Jolene Nacapuy Sports... 

Baseball looks toward next season

Jolene Nacapuy Assistant Sports Editor The baseball team ended its regular season with an overall record of 19-22 and a 15-13 record in the Southern Cali­fornia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Leopards beat Caltech, 21-2 in seven innings on April 29 and with a loss by Occidental on that same day, clinched the No. 4 seed in the SCIAC postseason tournament. La Verne faced top-seeded Cal Lutheran... 

Leos squeeze into SCIAC playoffs

Leos squeeze into SCIAC playoffs
Senior catcher George Holland hits a double play grounder in the bottom of the fifth inning Saturday against Whittier. The Leopards played a split doubleheader Saturday at Ben Hines Field, facing both Pomona-Pitzer and Whittier. They beat the Sagehens in the first game, 6-3, and then won the second against Whittier, 12-2, moving them into fourth place. La Verne will play in a double elimination tournament... 

La Verne loses three to Kingsmen

La Verne loses three to Kingsmen
Junior Mark Jebbia pitched a shutout during the first seven innings against Cal Lutheran, only giving up hits and striking out 10; however, the eighth inning took a different turn with the Kingsmen scoring seven runs, which would leave the Leopards losing, 7-4. The second game was likewise unfavorable for the Leopards with a 10-3 loss. / photo by Amanda Nieto Kat Simonelli Metro Editor The Cal Lutheran... 

Leos open Campus West with split

Leos open Campus West with split
La Verne senior second baseman George Holland steps on second to force out Occidental senior Alec Strain before faking a throw to first Saturday. Opening weekend at the new Campus West sports complex started off with a bang as the baseball team took the field against the Occidental Tigers. The Leopards split the doubleheader, losing the first game 6-3 and shutting them out in the second game, 6-0.... 

La Verne premieres Campus West

La Verne premieres Campus West
As a Metrolink train passes by, University President Devorah Lieberman addresses a full-capacity audience from the new softball field at the grand opening ceremony of Campus West on Tuesday. Campus West, the University’s newest athletic facility, will house the baseball and softball teams as well as a recreational field open to student use. The facility, which has full parking lots, sits on Wheeler... 

Campus West site to open in April

Jolene Nacapuy Assistant Sports Editor West Campus Athletics Complex is the new home for the University of La Verne’s softball and baseball team. The fields are located in an area off of Wheeler Avenue and Arrow Highway. Each field will include a new press box, bleachers and batting cages. The complex will also include two paring lots and a multi-purpose field with lights. “Campus West is an incredible... 

Leopards bomb the Bombers back to New York

Julian Mininsohn Sports Editor The baseball team earned a 17-8 victory over the Ithaca College Bombers of New York Sunday at Rio Hondo Community College in Whittier. With the game tied at four in the third inning, the Leopards had a six run inning to break the game open. “Everybody was hitting,” sophomore shortstop Michael Reyes said. “It was a solid team effort offensively.” Reyes went 3-for-4... 

Teams should stop racist names

With our world becoming increasingly progressive, the sports realm is starting to finally get a dose of political correctness, and rightfully so. Recently, the Washington Redskins, D.C.’s NFL team, for those not athletically knowledgeable, has come under a lot of controversy for their admittedly racist name. Although the name has been criticized for a long time, President Obama’s recent remarks... 

Commentary: PEDs change sports world forever

<i>Commentary</i>: PEDs change sports world forever
Julian Mininsohn, Sports Editor It is easy to think that baseball is ruined. From the Alex Rodriguez debacle to Ryan Braun lying to the face of the sports world it is hard to believe that the legacy of America’s favorite pastime is not tarnished. However, “ruined” may not be the correct word. Performance enhancing drugs have changed the lens through which we look at sports. The business of sports... 
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