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.
Freshman pitcher Hayley Jaquess leads the Leopards to a win in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, by throwing a shutout against Cal Lutheran, 2-0, at Wheeler Park. Jaquess pitched seven innings registering only five hits.
The stands were filled with students, parents, alumni and other members of the La Verne community to commemorate the grand opening of the Campus West athletics facility. Located on Wheeler Avenue, the new baseball and softball fields at the facility finally made their debut Tuesday.
The softball team played a doubleheader Friday afternoon at Wheeler Park and earned a split against Pomona-Pitzer.
West Campus Athletics Complex is the new home for the University of La Verne’s softball and baseball team.
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 earned its spot in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Postseason Tournament by winning a doubleheader over Pomona-Pitzer April 19 at Wheeler Park. La Verne took the first game, 6-1, and the second game, 3-2.
The softball team played consecutive doubleheaders April 5 and 6 against Chapman and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
Sophomore outfielder BreeAnna De La Rosa slides into home plate, avoiding the reach of Sagehen sophomore catcher Emily Glass in the top of the sixth inning of the first game of Friday’s doubleheader.