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                                   Why Pomona College and the dining workers disagree
      claremont-courier.com        Story on page 7




Assistant city manager and police chief get raises.
                                                                                                                 Story on page 5




                              PNS Flyers Eddie Thia tries to avoid getting tagged out   COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

  Got ya! I think             by CGU Flames Danielle Batol during a Claremont Adult
                              Co-ed Softball game in Claremont. Mr. Thia was called
                              out on the play. See Sporting Life on page 12.


                                                                                                               Norms!
                                            Attempted robbery                                                  The opening
                                                                                                               of this classic
                                            at a Village shop                                                  diner brings
                                            takes a turn for                                                   guests from
                                            the worse for one                                                  far and near.
                                                                                                               Story on page 4
                                            good samaritan.
                                            Story on page 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Claremont COURIER/Saturday, August 27, 2011   12/13
                                                                                    COURIER photos/
                                                                                    Steven Felschundneff

                                                                                    AT RIGHT: CGU Flames
                                                                                                                           Pizza N Such rallies past Claremont
                                                                                    player Ben Rosenberg
                                                                                    chats with a teammate af-
                                                                                    ter hitting a single last
                                                                                    Sunday during a coed
                                                                                                                           Graduate University in softball clash
                                                                                                                 T
                                                                                    slow pitch softball match          he Pizza N Such (PNS)
                                                                                    against the PNS Flyers.            Flyers finished as strong
                                                                                    BELOW: PNS Flyers Laura            as the team began last
                                                                                    Verbal and Felix Jaimes      Sunday at the Claremont Adult
                                                                                    celebrate after Ms. Verbal
                                                                                    scored a run in a broken     Co-ed Softball contest against the
                                                                                    play on Sunday in Clare-
                                                                                    mont. The first place PNS
                                                                                                                 Claremont Graduate University
                                                                                    Flyers, from Pizza N Such    Flames.
                                                                                    restaurant, beat the CGU        The Flyers broke a 6-6 tie by scoring 4 runs
                                                                                    Flames, Claremont Gradu-     in the 5th inning and then added 10 more runs
                                                                                    ate University, 20-10.       in the bottom of the 6th to fend off the Flames
The PNS Flyers, left, and the CGU Flames do the traditional high five line at the                                at Cahuilla Park, 20-10. PNS continues to lead
end of their coed slow pitch softball game last weekend in Claremont.
                                                                                                                 the Sun-National League standings with a 6-1
                                                                                                                 record.
                                                                                                                    “I think it was our defense that led to our
                                                                                                                 success,” said Brice Castillo. “It also helps to
                                                                                                                 score more runs than the other team.”
                                                                                                                    CGU jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when
                                                                                                                 Maggie DePond’s sacrifice scored Sarah Cz-
                                                                                                                 erniejewski in the top of the 1st inning. The
                                                                                                                 Flyers responded with a 4-run inning capped
                                                                                                                 by a 2 RBI double from Steve Valdivia. After
                                                                                                                 an Eddie Thia sacrifice fly to left field scored
                                                                                                                 Michael Chavez, PNS took a 5-1 advantage
                                                                                                                 into the 3rd.
                                                                                                                    The Flames rallied in the next 2 innings
                                                                                                                 with a 5-run surge to force a 6-6 tie. A fielding
                                                                                                                 error and a walk brought in DePond and John
                                                                                                                 Haller respectively in the 3rd inning while
                                                                                                                 Luke Meyer singled in a run and scored to
                                                                                                                 power CGU’s 3-run 4th inning.
                                                                                                                    PNS regained control of the contest over
                                                                                                                 the next 2 innings to take a 10-7 lead. Before
                                                                                                                 CGU could respond, the Flyers had 13 batters
                                                                                                                 make a plate appearance in the bottom of the
                                                                                                                 6th inning with Valdivia recording his 5th and      PNS Flyers Amanda Hatfield scores as CGU Flames Michael Franklin misses the catch
                                                                                                                 6th RBIs and Laura Verbal recording the             at home on Sunday during their coed softball game at Cahuilla Park in Claremont.
                                                                                                                 team’s last run before Thia was tagged out at          “We all worked together and so we decided      fun,” Mr. Spencer said. “We’re just fans of the
                                                                                                                 3rd base.                                           to do this,” said PNS player Amanda Hatfield.     game and we like to come out and get some
                                                                                                                    Meyer knocked in Ashley Little and Brett         “This allows us to pretty much get out [and       exercise. It’s also a social thing where we have
                                                                                                                 Levine off a liner to left field before scoring     play] while also hanging out.”                    people on the team who are in the same pro-
                                                                                                                 himself in the 7th inning but CGU’s rally was          The Flyers and Flames, along with Fatty        grams and classes.”
                                                                                                                 cut short when Michelle Fuqua struck out to         Wants a Cupcake and Jugs N Mugs make up              The next community match ups will take
                                                                                                                 end the game. The defeat dropped the Flames         the 4-team Sun-National Division. According       place tomorrow, Sunday, August 28th, at
                                                                                                                 to 1-7 on the season.                               to Kyle Spencer, the CGU softball team began      Cahuilla Park with Fatty Wants a Cupcake
                                                                                                                    Yet the experience was not all about win-        as an intramural team before transitioning into   taking on the PNS Flyers at 3 p.m., and the
                                                                                                                 ning and losing. Camaraderie and exercise           an MLS team.                                      CGU Flames battling Jugs N Mugs at 4:15
                                                                                                                 also play a role in why the teams take the field       “We used to be an intramural team in the       p.m.
                                                                                                                 each Sunday.                                        spring but joined last year. It’s been a lot of                                   —Landus Rigsby

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The PNS Flyers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 watch from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 dugout as a team-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 mate gets a hit on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sunday in Claremont.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The PNS Flyers are in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 first place for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 coed league with a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 record of 7-1-0.

				
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Description: The Claremont Courier's Aug. 27, 2011 cover story and inside photo spread on the CGU Flames' softball game.