Ian Hoffstetter circles the bases after hitting a grand slam.
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 […]
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  The Chicago White Sox continued their late-season winning streak by prevailing against the Baltimore Orioles in a Tuesday evening contest at Kirk B. Johnson Memorial Pelota Park.  In the top of the first, the visiting Orioles scored the game’s first run on a two-out double by Andrew Alva, who eventually came around to score on […]
Pitching phenom Matthew Bustos recorded 16 strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings and also went three-for-three at the plate, including an RBI double to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles at the Kirk B. Johnson Little League Park in La Verne on Saturday night. The Red Sox would need […]
Under a sultry, Santa Ana-wind-swept sky, the Major Division St. Louis Cardinals upended the previously undefeated Pittsburg Pirates, 9-6, paced by two triples and three RBIs from Gabriel Granados, a two-run homer by Tyler Holley and a solo shot from Morgan Smith. The score was knotted at 2-2 until the top of the third when […]
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 […]
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 […]