La Verne junior center Emily Myers attempts a shot while being covered by Bethesda senior guard Lisette Longmo and junior forward Karina Ortiz Nov. 22 at Frantz Athletic Court.
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While the softball team might have started their season on a rocky note, a win over Occidental and a sweep against Whittier this past weekend, gave the Leopards a huge confidence boost.
While the sun might have struggled to break through Saturday morning, the University of La Verne softball team had no problem beating down on the Cal Lutheran Regals as they were victorious in both games of the doubleheader at Hutton Field in Thousand Oaks.
Softball faced a tough lineup last weekend with a split against Redlands, the No. 1 team in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and two losses against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, currently ranked number two in SCIAC.
With the season halfway gone, the University of La Verne softball team, which won seven of their last eight games, traveled to Wig Beach diamond in Claremont last Saturday to play a crucial conference doubleheader against Pomona-Pitzer.
Going into last Saturday’s doubleheader against the No. 7 ranked Redlands Bulldogs, the softball team was looking to improve its conference record and establish itself as a team that can play with anyone.
Jessica Ortega is not only a winner out on the softball field, but she also shines on stage. She was crowned the 2008 Miss La Verne on Jan. 12.
After a surprising split with Whittier on Friday afternoon, the Leopards softball team looked to bounce back on Saturday against Pomona-Pitzer.
After taking both ends of a doubleheader from the Occidental Tigers on Saturday (19-0 and 9-1), the Leopards softball team remained upbeat about its senior farewell game, which came at its last home game, a doubleheader against the Cal Lutheran Regals on Sunday.
With lingering hopes of capturing a conference title, the softball team faced Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Menlo in home games April 13-14.