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Spectacular senior Ashley Paul says so long

Spectacular senior Ashley Paul says so long
No stranger to athletics, senior Ashley Paul’s love for basketball began in the fourth grade. In addition to being a Second Team All-SCIAC selection in basketball, Paul is also a three-time First Team All-SCIAC honoree in softball. She was a member of both the Leopard softball and basketball teams that both clinched tournament titles in 2008. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Daniel Hargis Associate... 

Leos erased from SCIAC softball tourney

Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor The softball team’s long and difficult Southern California Intercolleg­iate Athletic Confer­ence season came to an end this weekend for the Leopards, going 1-2 with losses to Redlands and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and a win over Whittier. La Verne got off to quick starts in each game, but only managed to hold on for one win in three tries. “We didn’t get timely... 

Softball seniors go out with a win

Softball seniors go out with a win
The softball team celebrated Senior Day, which honors the careers of its graduating players, on April 22. After winning their last home game of the season, teammates gave gifts and exchanged warm stories to honor the five graduating seniors: Delaney Baylor, Mandy Brenner, Lisa Neu, Ashley Paul and Kaitlin Ward. The team enters the SCIAC tournament at 11 a.m. today at CMS against Redlands. / photo by... 

Leos bitten by Bulldogs in softball losses

Leos bitten by Bulldogs in softball losses
La Verne first baseman Amanda Hastings runs to first after a ground ball hit up the middle by Dee Dee Burns. Hastings, a sophomore, went on to score a run in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday at Wheeler Park. The Leopards lost both games to the Bulldogs, 5-2 in the first and 11-8 in the second. La Verne will host Pomona-Pitzer in its final home contest at 2 p.m. tomorrow. / photo by Warren... 

Softball fights to split with rival CMS

Softball fights to split with rival CMS
Third baseman Breanna English nails the throw to first baseman Jackie Duran to put out Claremont-Mudd-Scripps second baseman Michaela Ecklund in the second inning of the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at CMS. The Leopards fell, 7-3, to the Athenas in game one, but came back to win, 5-1, in game two. The next home game for ULV is a doubleheader Saturday against Redlands. / photo by Allison Lavelle Daniel... 

Late game heroics help each club in softball doubleheader

Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor Two-out heroics late in game one and a quick shift in momentum stemming from controversial calls in game two led to a split for the Leopards as they took on the Pacific Lutheran Lutes in a doubleheader Monday. La Verne took the first game in a 2-1 comeback win but gave up a three-run fifth inning to eventually lose 5-1 in another non-conference break. “Today... 

Softball beats back Tigers in sweeping effort

Krista Franceschini Staff Writer With 14 RBIs and two homeruns, the Leopards proved their power is in its swing in a sweep over Occidental on Saturday, 4-3 and 12-4. La Verne also found its biggest detriment within that power with 11 fly outs and nine ground outs in both games. “We have to work on stringing bats together and working through in clutch situations,” junior catcher Daryn Schiveley... 

Leopards unable to get past Bearcats

Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor Sixteen balls hit hard and straight at the defense proved to be the key difference in a 2-0 defeat for the Leopards at the hands of the Willamette Bearcats of Oregon at Pomona-Pitzer on Wednesday. Only earning three hits and a total of seven base runners on the day was costly as the Bearcats used a six-hit outing to take the close victory during a short non-conference... 

Leopards softball writes off Poets, splits with CMS

Leopards softball writes off Poets, splits with CMS
In the first game of a doubleheader against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Athena first baseman Olivia Jacobs was safe after La Verne third baseman Candice Nunez overthrew the ball to Raven Freret at first base in the top of the fourth inning. Nunez earned an error for the play and Jacobs advanced to second. The Leopards fell to the Athenas, 2-1, in the first game, but won 3-0 in the second. / photo by Allison... 

Leos use brooms against Regals

Leos use brooms against Regals
Freshman catcher and first baseman Jackie Duran slides to safety under the tag by Cal Lutheran third baseman Katie Strang in the second game of a doubleheader against the Regals on Monday. Duran had several great plays in the game, including a run-scoring single. The back and forth battle ended in two victories overall for the Leopards. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Krista Franceschini Staff Writer The... 
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