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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.
The rain started in the fourth inning and did not let up last Friday at Ben Hines Field, cutting La Verne’s home conference opener short and handing them a 2-1 loss to Redlands.
With the new semester around the corner, students are curious to see what is in store for the 2011 spring sports season.
With the addition of a new parking lot and new state of the dormitories come consequences for some of the athletes and the athletic fields at the University of La Verne.