LA VERNE, CA — The Leopards finished with 17 hits and the University of La Verne softball team used big rallies to sweep Cal Lutheran Saturday at Campus West.
The Leopards start of SCIAC play on the right foot and improve to 5-1 overall. Cal Lutheran falls to 0-2.
Game One: La Verne 11, Cal Lutheran 4
After falling behind in the second inning, the Leopards rallied in the third and sixth innings for a commanding win over the Regals.
Down 4-1 heading into the bottom of the third, Garcia cut at the Regals' lead when she reached on a fielder's choice that scored Underwood from third.
The Leopards added five runs in the bottom of the sixth highlighted an RBI double by Borden.
Navarro pitched six inning and struck out five to earn the win in the circle.
Game Two: La Verne 6, Cal Lutheran 4
The Leopards took an early lead and responded to a Cal Lutheran rally in the fifth to complete the sweep.
Tied 4-4 in the fifth inning after the Regals rallied for four runs in the top of the fifth inning, Rachel Ogata got La Verne into scoring position after she singled to center and stole second base.
After Underwood was hit by a pitch, Garcia doubled to left center to score both runners and give La Verne the lead for good.
La Verne took the opening lead of the game off of RBI by Condon, Tauney Mack, and Mendoza in the second inning.
Jiana Rojo picked up her second win of the season, pitching a complete game with four strikeouts.
The Leopards continue their homestand next Saturday with a doubleheader against Redlands beginning at 12 p.m.Watch Live Follow ULV Athletics on Twitter Like us on Facebook Watch on Youtube Follow us on Instagram