For years, Brandon Shiota dreamed of playing college baseball but faced self-doubt because of his size and plate discipline. That all changed in summer 2014 heading into his freshman year of high school.
The baseball team was unable to hold onto first place in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and now find themselves in the No. 2 seed of the conference postseason tournament after they were swept by the Chapman Panthers in their final series of the regular season.
After coming out of a rough start to the weekend series, the La Verne baseball team jumped on an early lead in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Ben Hines Field, eventually outscoring the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens, 11-4.
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.