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In the major division, the Pittsburg Pirates remained undefeated (4-0) with a come-from-behind 7-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox, keyed by a screaming down-the-line double by Nolan Smith in the bottom of the fifth. Smith’s RBI double plated two runners, and he eventually came in on a wild pitch for the difference-maker. For some […]
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It was only fitting that a throng of fans ringing the infield on a picture-postcard day, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, came to cheer the renaming of the La Verne Little League field to the Kirk B. Johnson Memorial Pelota Park. Johnson was a beloved and respected member of the La Verne community who died Aug. 29, […]
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 […]
Behind the four-hit pitching of Nick Miranda, the Upland National 9-10 All-Stars defeated the La Verne 9-10 All-Stars, 3-2 on Tuesday night, forcing a winner-take-all game tonight at Homer Briggs field in Ontario, Calif. Tonight’s winner will advance to the divisional championship hosted by Temple City. Miranda limited La Verne to singles by Tyson Heaton […]
Although jumping out to an early 1-0 lead, the La Verne 8-9 All-Stars fell to a tough San Dimas American squad 8-2 at Claremont on Wednesday night. Speedy Eric Esparsa lined a solid single for La Verne to lead off the game. Joe Castruita followed with a walk. With two on and nobody out, Parker […]
Trailing 6-1 to Glendora National in the bottom of the fifth inning, the La Verne 12-Year-Old All Stars staged one last furious rally in the finals of the District 20 Little League championship at Marchant Park in San Dimas. Leading off for La Verne, Luke Russell doubled against Glendora’s Andrew Beauvais. Ben Wolfe nursed a […]
Move over Joe DiMaggio. There’s a new Joltin’ Joe in town. Yes, you may have hit in 56 straight games back in 1941 to propel you to win the MVP trophy over your nemesis Ted Williams, who hit .406 that same year, but did you ever hit five home runs in six at bats in […]
Move over 1927 New York Yankees. Sure, you had your murderers’ row with players like Earle Combs, Mark Koenig, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Bob Meusel and Tony Lazzeri. But did you have Ryan Stonehouse, Joe DeFina and Matt Kurnik of La Verne, who last night at Marchant Park in San Dimas went a combined 11-for-12, […]
Summer vacation for the La Verne 11-12 All-Stars has been delayed indefinitely as La Verne defeated San Dimas, 10-3, on the strength of four home runs, solid defense and quality pitching at Marchant Park on Thursday night in San Dimas. La Verne staged a two-out rally in the top of the first. After Joe De […]
On an exciting night for baseball at Pelota Park in La Verne, the American League Minor Division All-Stars nipped the Nationals 8-6 in front of a packed house of proud parents, grandparents and friends. The American Leaguers got on the board early with a two-run, two-out rally in the first. After a walk to Tommy […]