Ben Hines, former La Verne baseball coach and hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, died Jan. 13. He was 85.
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Despite uncertainty about the return of athletic programs in the spring, University of La Verne’s student athletes remain hopeful and eager to possibly play in the upcoming season.
In-person activities for University of La Verne athletics are currently on hold due to the pandemic, but student-athletes are staying prepared for the possible return of their sports in the spring.
Aside from figuring out how to keep players in shape for next season, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused University of La Verne coaches to adapt to a new process of one of the most important parts of their job: recruiting.
La Verne coaches and players have been trying to adapt new and efficient ways of continuing the athletic department ever since the University closed its campus for the spring semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Leopards baseball team came back from a five run deficit in their doubleheader against Whitman last weekend, and in doing so the Leopards evened out their overall record and currently stand 9-9 overall.
Despite jumping out to an early five-run lead, the Leopards dropped last Sunday’s game against the Centenary Gents, 10-7.
The Leopards dropped the first game of a doubleheader against the Chapman Panthers by a score of 8-6 at Ben Hines Field last Saturday.
The La Verne Leopards baseball team began their season by defeating the Lewis and Clark Pioneers, 11-8, Saturday at Ben Hines Field after an early finish due to electric problems.
With over 400 athletes across 18 teams, it is easy to take La Verne’s athletic programs for granted. But as with many great things, our sports came from very humble beginnings.