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Despite many chances, the Leopards could not overcome a four-run eighth inning by the Redlands Bulldogs, falling 7-6 on Saturday at Ben Hines Field in the most important game of the season for both teams.
Sometimes trying too hard does not work out well, which proved true Wednesday as the Leopards fell to the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas by a score of 13-7 at CMS.
Saturday was a rough day for the softball team as it dropped both games in a doubleheader against Redlands with scores of 5-2 in game one and 11-8 in game two at Wheeler Park.
The men’s and women’s track teams took part in the 25th annual Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on Saturday where the men’s 4×400 team took first place, women’s 4×100 finished in fifth, and men’s 4×100 took third.
The Leopards split a doubleheader with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Saturday to ensure the top spot in the conference for at least one more week.
They are ranked in the top 15 nationally in two polls and are trying to win their fifth Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title in a row, yet they do not get recognized half as much as the other less successful teams on campus do.
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.
La Verne suffered a pair of losses over the weekend against Redlands and Whittier. The Bulldogs dominated the Leopards at the Claremont Club on Friday, 9-0, and the Poets continued dominance on Saturday, winning 7-2.
A misdirected field block into the goal with 43 seconds remaining sunk the hearts of La Verne faithful as the women’s water polo team fell to Pomona-Pitzer, 13-12, Wednesday at Las Flores Park.
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.