On the hottest day in Austin history the No. 5 Cal Lutheran baseball team left the field with a cold feeling after falling 3-2 to No. 17 Texas-Tyler in an elimination game at the 2013 NCAA Division III Baseball West Regionals.
One day after a tough loss in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Baseball Playoffs the Cal Lutheran baseball team bounced back with a 4-3 victory over Texas Lutheran, eliminating the Bulldogs and living to play another day.
In the first meeting between No. 5 Cal Lutheran and No. 3 Trinity (Tex.) the outcome was not exactly one that the second-seeded Kingsmen had hoped to open the NCAA Division III West Regional with. A tough 1-0 loss on an unearned run was the entire scoring of the day and unfortunately the run that crossed the plate came from the fifth-seeded Tigers.
Although the Cal Lutheran baseball team did not play between May 6-14 the Kingsmen have jumped one spot to No. 5 in the latest American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) poll during week nine released today.
At the end of the year coaches meeting the Cal Lutheran baseball program was rewarded with an entire team, nine players, named to All-SCIAC teams with a sweep of the Player, Pitcher and Newcomer of the Year awards after winning both the 2013 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) title and the Post Season Baseball Tournament.
Cal Lutheran catcher Spencer DuBois was a difference maker during the Kingsmen SCIAC Baseball Post Season Tournament title run over the weekend and was named to the D3baseball.com Team of the Week, announced today.