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Clayton Roland's three-run homer helped spring La Verne to an early lead.
LONG BEACH, California, July 29, 2017 — It seems all summer long, the major boys from La Verne Little League defied gravity, reaching heights few other La Verne teams had achieved, playing an unprecedented brand of baseball in their attempt to reach the sport’s hallowed ground, better known as Williamsport, Pa.,  the cradle of Little […]
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Before the start of Sunday’s Little League divisional contest between La Verne and Long Beach at Stearns Champions Park in Long Beach, the city of La Verne was having an identity crisis. While everyone knew where Long Beach was (indeed, the city is home to the Queen Mary and back-to-back Little League World Series champions […]
The La Verne 11-year-olds played like 21-year-olds, pitching their hearts out and blasting the ball all over Pooch Park in Claremont, defeating Glendora American 12-2 and advancing to the next round of playoffs to be held in West Covina. Literally, from the first crack of the bat, La Verne signaled that it had come ready […]
  GLENDORA, Calif., July 2, 2017 — Behind the accurate, overpowering left arm of Matt Bustos and an unrelenting offensive attack led by Morgan Smith and Nolan Smith, who each homered, the La Verne Little League Major Division All-Stars won the District 20 championship in convincing style, defeating Claremont, 10-0, on Saturday, July 1, at […]
GLENDORA, Calif., June 23, 2017 — La Verne catcher Morgan Smith, according to consensus opinion, including his own, had the best game of his young life in helping his teammates defeat a tough Glendora American squad, 7-2, on Friday night in Glendora.   With the score deadlocked in the top of third, 0-0, Smith blasted […]
LA VERNE, Calif., June 1, 2017 — On a cool night at the Kirk B. Johnson Memorial Pelota Park in La Verne, the Major Division Atlanta Braves proved they just might be the hottest team in the playoffs, defeating the always-tough Cardinals, 13-8, on Wednesday night.   The Braves got out of the box early […]
Depending on which side of the stands you were sitting in, the Pirates won a nail-biter, 4-3, or the Dodgers lost a heartbreaker, 4-3.   Of the full slate of playoff games this week at Pelota Park, this contest may have been the best, because the closeness of the contest was so unexpected. Entering the game, the […]
As far as the Atlanta Braves of the La Verne Little League Major Division are concerned, the playoffs represent a whole new season and a fresh start toward reaching their true potential.   With that attitude, they went out and delivered their best baseball diamond performance of the year, routing the higher-seeded Red Sox, 20-3. […]
LA VERNE, Calif., May 22, 2017 — The Chicago White Sox scored late and often to defeat the Nationals, 14-5, on the opening night of the La Verne Little League Major Division playoffs at Pelota Park in La Verne. The game, however, was played under protest by the Nationals when the umpires ruled  in the […]
LA VERNE, May 18, 2017 — Baseball is a funny game. After the Cardinals whitewashed the Nationals by the stratospheric score of 31-0 in the opening game of their doubleheader on Wednesday night at Pelota Park, the Nats turned the tables in the nightcap by defeating the Cards 9-5, earning a split of the two […]