Leos fight rain to sweep, Chapman, Pacific Lutheran

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by Rafael Anguiano

As the rain pounds the tarp over the infield at Ben Hines Field on Friday, La Verne second baseman Mike Morreti (right) waits in vain for the showers to subside. After waiting 30 minutes, the umpires, along with La Verne head coach Scott Winterburn (below) and Pacific Lutheran head coach Geoff Loomis, decided to postpone the game. In the make-up game Sunday, the Leopards earned a thrilling, come-from-behind win against the Lutes, 11-10, in 10 innings.

The Leopards also faced nonconference rival Chapman twice during the week, winning

7-6 at home Feb. 12 and then beating the Panthers, 7-2, in Orange on Saturday night.

The victories put the Leopards at 3-2 overall as they begin Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play with a three-game series against the Cal Lutheran Kingsmen. The first game is at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Thousand Oaks, followed by a doubleheader starting at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ben Hines Field.

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