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.
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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.
The La Verne baseball team came out strong against the Occidental Tigers, winning 2-1 in game one of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Postseason Tournament on Friday, but fell flat on Saturday – falling to Chapman 4-1, then to Cal Lutheran 5-1 in an elimination game.
Two athletes stood out this year, earning them the highest award given by the athletic department.
The La Verne baseball team concluded regular season play splitting doubleheader with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday. The Leopards took the victory in game one, 9-2, while the Stags bounced back in game two to win, 5-2.It was also Senior Day for the Leopards, as they celebrated the careers of 13 players with a pregame ceremony.