On a beautiful day, on a gorgeously plush Hutton Field with newly painted white foul poles, the Cal Lutheran softball team opened its season with a pair against Whitworth out of the Northwest Conference with the Pirates defeating the Regals 4-2 in game one and 4-3 in the second game.
Eleven Regals return to the diamond for the 2017 campaign and the experienced upperclassmen will be joined by six freshmen as the Cal Lutheran softball team has high hopes of improving on past seasons and returning to the SCIAC Postseason Tournament come May.
The 2015-16 academic year was a memorable one for the Cal Lutheran athletics department. With 430 student-athletes occupying 460 roster spots, a number of milestones were met including the first NCAA Division III National title in school history, which was achieved by the women’s volleyball team, and an individual national champion crowned to round out the year.
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, May 7, a group of 150 student-athletes, with their families and friends, gathered inside of the Gilbert Arena for the 13th CLU Scholar-Athlete Society Induction ceremony where academics were praised.
For the final time of the season, facing SCIAC leading La Verne, the Cal Lutheran softball team honored five seniors despite a pair of tough inning-shortened losses, 8-0 and 13-4, to the Leopards today.
On a gorgeous Saturday at Hutton Field, the Cal Lutheran softball team hosted Occidental in the second SCIAC series of the season between the teams. It was the second straight day of league play for the Regals who rallied for a 12-10 game two victory to cap a sweep after stealing the first game from the Tigers 4-3.