Kingsmen Set for Rematch with Cardinals

CLU one win away from National Championship series

Sunday, May. 28, 2017 4:56 pm

The Kingsmen will take on North Central (Ill.) for the second straight night and will advance to the National Championship series with a win. 

Credit: Tracy L. Olson Hi-res image

Appleton, Wis. – With two consecutive wins at the 2017 NCAA Division III Baseball Championships, the No. 3 seed Cal Lutheran baseball team has advanced to the Pool B championship game and sits just one win away from the National Championship series.

The Kingsmen will face No. 7 North Central (Ill.) once again tonight with a scheduled start time set for 6:45 p.m. PT. The start time was originally delayed to due early morning rain and could be delayed later depending on the length of the Pool A final between No. 5 Washington & Jefferson and No. 8 Roanoke. 

Last night, the Violet and Gold put on an offensive display with 14 runs on 14 hits in a 14-5 victory over the Cardinals and will look to do the same in their Sunday gold uniforms. North Central will need to defeat CLU twice to advance. 

The Cardinals topped No. 2 UMass-Boston in an elimination game earlier today, capitalizing on a Beacons error in the bottom of the ninth to walk-off with a 5-4 win.

If the Kingsmen win and Washington & Jefferson defeats Roanoke, the National Championship best-of-three series will begin Monday, May 29 at 10:00 a.m. PT. If CLU loses, they will face off with North Central once again on Monday at 10:00 a.m. PT or 1:30 p.m. PT depending on if Pool A needs an if necessary game. A complete breakdown of the bracket can be found at the tournament website.

Tournament Central: 2017 NCAA Division III Baseball Championships
Watch: Cal Lutheran vs. North Central
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