After another standout season, Blake Lewisof the Cal Lutheran softball team was selected to the 2015 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III All-West Region Third Team as announced this week.
Throughout the school year, much of the day-to-day focus is directed towards the successes of the Cal Lutheran athletics programs, but on Saturday morning, a group of 152 student-athletes, with their families and friends, gathered inside of the Gilbert Arena for the 12th CLU Scholar-Athlete Society Induction ceremony where academics were praised.
After a successful season that saw the Cal Lutheran softball team eclipse the 20-win mark for the first time since 2009 and advance to their first ever Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Postseason Tournament, two Regals were recognized as All-SCIAC selections as announced by the conference on Thursday. Junior designated hitter Blake Lewis was named to the First Team while freshman left fielder Olivia Leyva earned Second Team honors.
After an exciting first day of Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Postseason Tournament action on Friday, the Cal Lutheran softball team returned to Palmer Field on Saturday where they were eliminated with a 9-1 loss to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
The first ever Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Postseason Tournament appearance for the Cal Lutheran softball team proved to be a tale of two walk-offs on a blistering Friday afternoon at Palmer Field. In the first game of the day, the No. 1 seeded Whittier Poets edged the No. 4 seeded Regals 4-2 with a walk-off homerun, but the Regals produced a walk-off of their own with a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over La Verne in a crucial elimination game.
Last week when the SCIAC softball season came to a close the Cal Lutheran squad sat in new territory as the fourth place team in the regular season standings. With the spot, the Regals advanced to the SCIAC Postseason Tournament for the first time since its inception in 2008.
On the final day of the SCIAC regular season and through rain drops at El Camino Real Park, the Cal Lutheran softball team bounced back from a 7-0 loss in game one to claim a 12-2, five inning, victory over Chapman in the season finale.
The Cal Lutheran softball team clinched its first Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Postseason Tournament appearance, since its inception in 2008, with a doubleheader split against first place Whittier at Hutton Field on Senior Day. The Regals took game one 4-2 before getting edged 7-4 in the nightcap.
The Cal Lutheran softball team hit the road for a SCIAC series at Occidental today where the teams needed extra innings in game one before Regals rebounded from a 7-6 loss for a come-from-behind 7-4 victory in the night cap.