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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... 

La Verne baseball looks to take back SCIAC

La Verne baseball looks to take back SCIAC
Senior pitcher Mark Larini winds up against Redlands batters in the second game of a doubleheader against the Bulldogs. The Leopards earned a doubleheader split, losing the home game 3-2 and beating Redlands on their home turf 8-4. La Verne continues SCIAC action this Friday in a three-game series against Whittier. Friday’s home game begins at 2:30 p.m. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Elsie Ramos Sports... 

Leopards hope for a winning spring

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer With the new semester around the corner, students are curious to see what is in store for the 2011 spring sports season. Seven of ULV’s athletic programs will begin regular season play – meaning a fresh opportunity for success in each respective program. All sports ranging from softball, baseball and golf – to women’s tennis, water polo and track and field will... 

Athletics could lose facilities with new campus construction

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor 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. The new dorms will be built where the former tennis courts, now parking lot F, are located at the corner of Second and D streets and a new parking structure will take the place of what is now Ben Hines Field,... 
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