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Jacob Coleman delivers a two-run homer for La Verne in the second inning.
On Saturday, Sherman Oaks proved it has more than a great mall when its all-star Little League team defeated La Verne 11-7 in the opening round of the divisional playoffs at Murphy Field in Long Beach. Dressed in battle fatigue jerseys, Sherman Oaks jumped out to a first inning 5-1, keyed by Noah Taylor’s two-run homer [...]
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In its 50-year history, no La Verne 11-12-year-old Little League team has ever won a divisional league championship or played in the Western Regional tournament in San Bernardino, Calif., one step away from the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn. Could this year’s 2013 team finally be the one? The team coached by Greg Peplin is [...]
Representing the winning run,  Noah Woodall was given the green light on a 3-0 pitch in the bottom of the sixth inning with two outs and his team trailing 7-6. Teammate Joe LaFountain was on first base. Why not green-light Woodall? He was hitting over .500, and in his last at-bat he hit a no-doubt solo [...]
La Verne’s powerful bats finally took a night off as the Pelota Pulverizers fell to Upland 6-1 on Monday night at Pacific Coast Little League in West Covina. Upland got the early drop on La Verney on back-to-back doubles from Elijah Buries and Eric Marranjo to go up 1-0 in the top of the first. For La [...]
Fresh off taking the Division 20 crown, La Verne’s 10-11 all-star team continued its winning ways with a runaway 23-8 victory over Los Angeles in the first round of sectional play at Pacific Coast League Park in West Covina  on Saturday, July 13. La Verne’s bats were hotter than 4th of July firecrackers.  Smokin’ hot Cody [...]
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim might be struggling, but the same can’t be said of the Los Angeles Angels of La Verne Little League who captured the farm division championship with a 10-6 win over the Indians before a packed house at Pelota Park on Tuesday night. The Angels struck for three runs in the [...]
The Major Division Phillies of La Verne Little League were given up for dead entering the playoffs. If they had been sailors lost at sea, the Coast Guard would have called off the search long ago. These guys were sunk minutes after they had left the harbor. Hadn’t they won only three games all season? To [...]
In one of the best pitching duels  of the season, the Padres’ Joe LaFountain went toe to toe with the Yankees’ Jerry Terry. LaFountain rang up 10 strike outs, Terry had five. When all the diamond dust had cleared, the Padres edged the Yankees 2-0 in a fast-paced ballgame that lasted little more than an hour. [...]
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At Yankee Stadium, you’ll find monuments honoring Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Whitey Ford. Outside of the Staples Center, you’ll find a life-size statue of Earvin “Magic” Johnson directing the Lakers’ show time. And now in La Verne, you have  the opportunity to immortalize your Little League player, past or present, with a [...]