To be an All-Conference collegiate athlete takes talent, dedication and hard work, but to be a two-sport All-Conference player is even more commendable. Sophomore Olivia Leyva has done just that and is one of a rare few in unrelated sports to do so in the SCIAC, garnering accolades for both women’s soccer and softball.
In a tale of two games at Hutton Field on Saturday, the Cal Lutheran softball team shutout Redlands, 8-0 in a six-inning mercy-rule victory to start the afternoon, before the Bulldogs rallied for a 12-1 win in the nightcap.
Cal Lutheran is one of 450 Division III institutions around the country. During the week of April 4-10, all members will host Division III Week, aimed at celebrating what those schools have to offer student-athletes in the classroom, in the field of play and in the community during the 42nd year of the NCAA.
California Lutheran University has entered into an agreement with the Los Angeles Rams to allow the team to base its training operations on the university’s Thousand Oaks campus for at least two years.
While most of the Cal Lutheran student body escaped campus for spring break the softball team was in action to open the week and wrap up non-conference action, hosting Hamline (Minn.) for a pair. The first game went to the Regals, 6-2, while the second belonged to the Pipers by a score of 8-1.
Two weeks after last stepping on the diamond in a competitive environment, the Cal Lutheran softball team shutout Occidental 3-0 in the first game of a SCIAC road series this afternoon, falling 5-1 in game two.
Saturday on the road the Cal Lutheran softball team split with Chapman in SCIAC action, dropping a close 2-1 decision in extra innings during game one before defeating the Panthers 7-1 in the nightcap.
A week after last taking the field, the Cal Lutheran softball team looked to return to the win column in a SCIAC doubleheader against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Hutton Field on a warm Saturday. Unfortunately, a pair of inning-shortened games went to the visiting Athenas, 8-0 in five and 12-4 in six.
The Cal Lutheran softball team nearly pulled off an upset in game one against No. 5 Linfield, but the Wildcats rallied in the seventh to comeback and win, 7-3. Linfield carried its momentum into the second game and completed the sweep with an 11-1 victory on Sunday at Hutton Field.