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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... 

Field of broken dreams

Ben Hines Field is slated to be torn down at the end of the baseball season in May to make room for a new parking lot. The University finds it necessary to build the lot to go along with the new dorms that are to be finished by fall 2012. When making plans for the new lot, ULV seems to have forgotten to take into consideration that multiple teams play on the baseball field: men’s and women’s soccer... 

Athletes hope to save Ben Hines Field

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor A student-led campaign to save Ben Hines Field began this week and has already met strong opposition from administration. The campaign began on Monday in Davenport Dining Hall where members of the baseball team handed out fliers and asked students to come to their event on Tuesday to sign their petition. Ben Hines Field, which is used for both baseball and soccer, is slated... 

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 →

Fan violence needs to stop

In sports there are fans who the teams rely on to show support by attending games, buying merchandise and even trash-talking with the fans of rival teams. Sometimes the trash-talking can escalate to violence, like the incident that happened after the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Opening Day victory against their rival the San Francisco Giants. After the game, Giants fan Bryan Stow was brutally attacked by... 

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... 

Leopards put Sagehens back into coop

Leopards put Sagehens back into coop
Senior outfielder Donovan Petta is caught between second and third base, as La Verne takes on Pomona-Pitzer in a doubleheader on March 5. While Petta was eventually tagged out, he managed to bring in three runs for the Leopards with his hit to left field. The Leopards beat the Sagehens in both games, 9-4 in the first and 4-1 in the second. / photo by Warren Bessant Cheryl Regan Staff Writer After a... 

Poets run out of ink against Leopards

Poets run out of ink against Leopards
After an unsuccessful attempt to steal second base, La Verne senior utility player Jason Muñoz safely returns to first base despite the best attempts of Whittier first baseman Austin Strauss. The Leopards overtook the Poets in a 5-0 victory on a cold, rainy day at Ben Hines Field. La Verne takes the field again against Pomona-Pitzer at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Alumni Baseball Field. / photo by Warren Bessant Krista... 
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