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Leopards split with Pomona-Pitzer

Leopards split with Pomona-Pitzer
La Verne junior third baseman Mackenzie Dutton misses the tag on Pomona-Pitzer senior center fielder Ashley Morello, who slid safely into third at the bottom of the fifth inning Saturday at Pomona-Pitzer in game two of the doubleheader. The Leopards pulled through in the end to win the game, 5-2. The team dropped game one to the Sagehens, 6-3. / photo by Celene Vargas Chris McMahan Staff Writer The... 

Softball shuts out Bulldogs in five

Softball shuts out Bulldogs in five
La Verne senior shortstop Rebecca Ireland attempts to get Redlands sophomore centerfielder AJ Carrasco out at second base in the top of the fifth inning, but does not get the call. The Leopards pounced through five innings past the Bulldogs for a, 9-0 mercy rule win in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Campus West. The team dropped game one, 14-7. / photo by Jolene Nacapuy Lauren Crumbaker... 

Leopards pounce over Bombers in split

Leopards pounce over Bombers in split
At the top of the fifth inning, La Verne senior shortstop Danielle Vela throws out Ithaca freshman second baseman Allie Colleran at second base and tries to turn the double play in game one of the doubleheader. The Leopards fell short, 4-2, in game one, but came back to detonate the Bombers, 7-1, in game two, Monday at Campus West. / photo by Sara Flores Chris McMahon Staff Writer The softball team... 

Softball prowls past Pomona-Pitzer

Softball prowls past Pomona-Pitzer
With two outs and a runner on third, senior outfielder BreeAnna De La Rosa strikes out during the ninth inning to end the first game of Friday’s doubleheader against Cal Lutheran. The game ended with the Regals besting La Verne, 4-3, at Campus West. / photo by Jerri White Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor Hal Hargrave Staff Writer La Verne managed to pounce past the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens, 9-5, even... 

Program encourages bystander intervention

Alyssa Navarro Staff Writer The University of La Verne has adopted a new bystander intervention program called “Step UP!” The “bystander effect” refers to instances in which individuals do not offer any means of help to a victim when other people are present. Step UP! is a program that was developed to encourage and empower students to be proactive in helping others. It is a national program... 

Leopards and Bulldogs split series

Leopards and Bulldogs split series
La Verne senior left fielder Laura Olson rounds second base as Redlands second baseman Amanda Clark tries to save a ball missed by shortstop Vicki King in the bottom of the sixth inning Saturday. La Verne’s next doubleheader is noon Saturday at Pomona-Pitzer. / photo by Helen Arase Jolene Nacapuy Assistant Sports Editor  La Verne settled for a split against No. 18 Redlands Saturday at Campus West. The... 

Leos win three of last six contests

During the ninth inning of the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, junior shortstop Rebecca Ireland makes the throw to first for an easy out. Donning pink breast cancer awareness jerseys, La Verne faced Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Campus West’s opening weekend. The Leopards split the doubleheader, winning the first game, 2-1, and losing the second, 11-4. / photo by Hunter Cole Jolene Nacapuy Assistant... 

Softball splits series with Sagehens

Softball splits series with Sagehens
Danielle Vela, junior second baseman, rushes to cover first base as Sagehens’ Lauren Boden quickly approaches during the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader. The Leopards lost the game, 7-4, in seven innings. Following a doubleheader sweep of Occidental the following day, the team improved its record to 10-14 overall and 6-8 in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, good... 

Smith and Alvarez analyze sports culture

Kellie Galentine Assistant LV Life Editor Head softball coach Julie Smith and Paul Alvarez, director of the Athletic Training Education Program, spoke at the International Studies Institute’s Hot Spots lecture Thursday about the effect of politics upon international sports. The lecture, entitled “International Sports: Athletic Achievement or Political Football?” took place in the President’s... 

From the dance floor to first base

From the dance floor to first base
Raven Freret, junior broadcasting major, plays first base for the softball team. Freret started playing softball at age 5 and has not stopped since. For the second consecutive season, Freret was named to the First Team All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. / photo by Nicole Ambrose Karleigh Neff Staff Writer It is almost impossible for a competitive college softball player to... 
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