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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... 

ULV baseball expects big things next season

Julian Mininsohn Staff Writer The Leopards were unable to defend their SCIAC title from last season finishing the season with an overall record of 22-16 and 16-12 in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. La Verne placed fifth in SCIAC and did not qualify for the conference tournament, but the players were able to gain a lot from this season. “If I could take anything from it,... 

Leopards fail to slide into SCIAC postseason

Julian Mininsohn Staff Writer The baseball team suffered a tough 5-4 loss to Pomona-Pitzer Sunday at Alumni Field in Claremont. The Leopards then ended their season Tuesday with an 11 inning win against the Poets at Whittier, 4-3. Despite the win La Verne fell short of qualifying for the Southern California Inter­collegiate Athletic Conference post season tournament. On Sunday, the Sagehens grabbed... 

Leo bats fall silent in Cal Lu sweep

Leo bats fall silent in Cal Lu sweep
Head coach Scott Winterburn leaves a meeting at the mound during Friday’s loss to Cal Lutheran. Led by starting pitcher Jake Petersen, the Kingsmen held the Leopards to one run and won, 5-1. Cal Lutheran extended its winning streak to 12 games and clinched the top seed heading into the SCIAC tournament. The Leopards dropped to fifth place in standings and will have win their four game remaining games... 

Tigers maul Leopards in 2 out of 3

Tigers maul Leopards in 2 out of 3
Senior first baseman, Michael Stewart, receives the pick off throw from junior pitcher, Kevin Knight, forcing Occidental junior outfielder, Alec Strain, back to first base during Friday’s game. The Leopards took a five-run lead into the seventh inning but were outrun by the Tigers, 11-5 at Mazmanian Field at Mt. San Antonio College. / photo by Zachary Horton Kat Simonelli Staff Writer The baseball... 
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