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Leos win last game at Ben Hines Field

Leos win last game at Ben Hines Field
Caltech left fielder Brendan Sheehan misses a fly ball hit by La Verne’s designated hitter Jason Munoz in the fourth inning of last Friday’s game at Ben Hines Field. Munoz earned a triple for the play and went on to score. The Leopards beat the Beavers, 13-3, in seven innings. / photo by Allison Lavelle Elsie Ramos Sports Editor The Leopards gave Ben Hines Field and their seniors a proper farewell... 

Sports complex faces rough road: Timing of construction projects puts the squeeze on athletes, MSS program

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer The University of La Verne plans to build new athletics facilities on its Campus West property, located south of Arrow Highway and west of Wheeler Avenue, no later than Dec. 31, 2013. As exciting as a new complex may be, the removal of athletic facilities from the main campus means that ULV sports teams are forced to take their activities elsewhere. Based on their past experiences,... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I couldn’t agree more with the editorial comments opposing the removal of Ben Hines Field for a parking lot (“Field of broken dreams,” April 22). Many family members, players, parents and fans literally carried rocks and other important tasks of that area to make the present field that has existed for more than 40 years. This will make ULV the only SCIAC college without a field on... 

Petition drive to save Ben Hines Field continues

Branden del Rio News Editor The campaign to save Ben Hines Field continued Tuesday. This time almost all athletic teams came out to show their support. “What we’re trying to do is the same thing as last time,” said Alan Heide, junior pitcher and the event’s organizer. “We want to keep the events going to show administration that there are other things to do here; that (the field) has a value... 

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... 
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