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La Verne settled for a split against No. 18 Redlands Saturday at Campus West. The Bulldogs took game one, 8-4, but the Leopards came back in game two, winning 9-1, in five innings.
The softball team christened its new Campus West home by winning three of its last six games last weekend, facing Chapman, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Arizona Christian.
The softball team played a doubleheader Friday afternoon at Wheeler Park and earned a split against Pomona-Pitzer.
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 affect of politics upon international sports.
It is almost impossible for a competitive college softball player to get on base every time she’s at bat – and end the season with an average of .465 and 31 RBI.
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.
With the West Campus project moving forward, the softball and baseball teams will finally have their own fields to call home.
Julie Smith, assistant athletic director and head softball coach, spoke about her journey to Olympic gold, and her post-gold victories during Monday’s faculty lecture.
The Leopards fell to top ranked Redlands in a doubleheader March 10 at Wheeler Park, but regained their footing after spring break with a doubleheader sweep over Hamline University, Monday at Wheeler Park.
Sophomore first baseman Raven Freret is congratulated by head coach Julie Smith after hitting a home run in the first inning of the second game of La Verne’s doubleheader against Pomona-Pitzer in Claremont Saturday.