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Sweeps drop ULV to 5th in SCIAC standings

Sweeps drop ULV to 5th in SCIAC standings
Sophomore Rachel Hong tags out Athena Harmony Palmer as the softball team dropped both games in Saturday’s doubleheader against Chapman and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Wheeler Park. The Leopards gave up a total of 17 runs and were held to only three runs in both games. The losses puts the Leopards at 19-13 on the year and 11-11 in SCIAC play. / photo by Christopher Mora Kat Simonelli Staff Writer The... 

Leopards claw Sagehens in sweep

Leopards claw Sagehens in sweep
Sophomore outfielder BreeAnna De La Rosa slides into home plate, avoiding the reach of Sagehen sophomore catcher Emily Glass in the top of the sixth inning of the first game of Friday’s doubleheader. To the coaches’ and players’ dismay, the umpire called her out. But the Leopards came back, scored three runs in the inning to win, 3-2. They also won the second game, 4-0. / photo by Zachary Horton  Read More →

Leopards declawed by Wildcats

Leopards declawed by Wildcats
Outfielder Amanda Copas throws the ball back to second base during the second inning of the first game against Linfield College March 20. La Verne lost both games, 9-0 and 6-1. / photo by Katherine Careaga Karleigh Neff Staff Writer The softball team battled nationally ranked Linfield College Wednesday at Wheeler Park, but fell short in both games, losing the first game 9-0 and the second 6-1. The... 

La Verne hits its way to a sweep over Ducks

Erica Maurice Staff Writer The softball team pulled off back-to back wins against Stevens Institute 9-1 in game one and 19-0 in game two at Wheeler Park Sunday. In the first game, La Verne pitcher Katherine Kibbe hit a homerun in the bottom of the first making it the only homerun of the game. “I liked how we all came together and worked on team hitting,” second baseman Rachel Hong said. “This... 

Ho’s outing gives LV win in game 1

Ho’s outing gives LV win in game 1
Junior first basemen Raven Freret slides into third base toward Occidental’s senior pitcher Brittnay Vacura during Saturday’s doubleheader. The teams split the doubleheader, leaving La Verne to win the first game, 1-0, and Occidental the second, 2-1. / photo by Chelsea Knight Karleigh Neff Staff Writer The softball team split its doubleheader on Saturday at Wheeler Park, winning the first game... 

Leopards opens season with sweep over Cal Lutheran

Leopards opens season with sweep over Cal Lutheran
Laura Olson records an out for the Leopards against Cal Lutheran in a doubleheader to open the SCIAC season Saturday. The Leopards won both games against the Regals by a combined score of 18-2, and improved their record to 6-0. La Verne is currently 7-1 and in third place in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference standings. / photo by Christopher Mora  Read More →

New fields renew hope for teams

New fields renew hope for teams
Graphic courtesy of David Evans and Associates, Inc. Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer With the West Campus project moving forward, the softball and baseball teams will finally have their own fields to call home. The project, with a projected completion date of December 2014, will create the West Campus Athletics Complex, with fields up to NCAA standards. It will also include a parking lot. The West Campus... 

Softball coach shares story of Olympic glory

Softball coach shares story of Olympic glory
Softball coach Julie Smith presents “How One Trains for an Olympic Gold Medal (and what one does with it once it’s won)” as part of the faculty lecture series Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Smith shared her experience of being part of the 1996 Olympic softball team. Smith also shared how she learned to embrace her great achievements and not allow them to define her. / photo by Pablo... 

Leos defeat Regals on senior day

Leos defeat Regals on senior day
During Saturday’s first game of two against Cal Lutheran at Wheeler Park, senior second baseman Tara Allis fields the ground ball to throw the runner out at first base. The Leopards split the doubleheader, falling 1-0 in the first game and then returning to tarnish the Regals’ crown 8-0 because of the mercy rule. It was also the team’s senior day, recognizing four graduating players. / photo... 

Softball splits series with Whittier

Softball splits series with Whittier
During La Verne’s first game of a doubleheader against Whittier Monday at Wheeler Park, junior Amanda Hastings beats the throw to first base. The first base umpire called her out and although the other umpires discussed the call, the ruling stood. The Leopards held off the Poets in a 2-1 victory in the first game. The Leopards lost the second game, 10-9. / photo by Zachary Horton  Read More →
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