The La Verne baseball team's Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship season looked just about over when they lost Saturday at Ben Hines Field, 16-8, to the Chapman Panthers. However on Monday, the Leopards were offered a bid to play in the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship Tournament in Birmingham, Alabama, keeping their tremendous season alive for at least another two games.
With the No. 1 seed in SCIAC, the La Verne baseball team will now advance to the first round of playoffs against the No. 4 Cal Lutheran Kingsmen on Thursday at Ben Hines Field after clinching the 2023 SCIAC regular season championship.
After the La Verne baseball team fought back against the Chapman Panthers from losing the first game of the series, 14-9, on April 20 at Ben Hines Field, they were ready for a brutal fight and kept their opponents on their toes by clutching wins, 10-3 and 4-1, in Saturday’s doubleheader at Chapman’s Hart Park.
As she finished her workout with squats, pull, clean and jerk, and snatch, Hailey McCann sat on the floor, deciding if she wanted to go to In-N-Out for a burger with animal fries or to Little Caeser’s for a deep dish pizza.