by Julieta Ramirez
The record is now 21-16 overall for the University of La Verne softball team as it won the first game of last Saturday’s doubleheader at Redlands against the Bulldogs.
La Verne got off to a good start, scoring its first run at the top of the second inning. After singling to lead off the inning, junior shortstop Loree Grey was the first to score off an error by the Redlands catcher.
ULV’s second run was scored by sophomore Liz Lomeli, who got on base on a fielder’s choice trying to sacrifice Grey to third. Grey was safe and scored on an error by the Bulldog catcher.
La Verne was on a roll as junior Kelly Perkins singled in Lomeli, who had stolen second base.
One out later, junior Jenna Bowman walked to first and then Perkins scored on a single past the shortstop by sophomore Amber Hall.
The rest of the inning did not prove malignant to ULV as Redlands remained comatose.
Beginning the fourth inning with another run by Grey. La Verne was ahead, 4-0.
At the top of the seventh inning, the Bulldogs attempted to make a comeback by scoring a run, but came up short, bringing the final score of the first game to 4-1.
Game two, the final of the season for both teams, began with the Bulldogs scoring three runs in the top of the second.
La Verne began scoring runs in the third. Bowman scored the first run at the top of the inning when she doubled and then stole third base and scored when Hall singled.
The second and third runs came around as Grey doubled in Hall and sophomore Sharnae Lancaster.
The Leopards’ runs were soon overshadowed by the Bulldogs, who picked up two runs at the bottom of the fifth inning, making the final score of the second game, 5-3.
La Verne finished in second place behind Cal Lutheran in SCIAC with a 17-7 record.