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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.
Despite many chances, the Leopards could not overcome a four-run eighth inning by the Redlands Bulldogs, falling 7-6 on Saturday at Ben Hines Field in the most important game of the season for both teams.
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.
A student-led campaign to save Ben Hines Field began this week and has already met strong opposition from administration.
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.
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.
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.
After a disappointing loss to Pomona-Pitzer on Friday, the Leopards came back with two big wins against the Sagehens in a doubleheader last Saturday with a score of 9-4 in the first game, and 4-1 in the second game.
Senior pitcher Mark Larini did now allow a rainy afternoon to affect his performance as he pitched an outstanding two-hit complete game shutout against Whittier last Friday at Ben Hines Field.