Cal Lutheran’s baseball team finished the 2023 season one game short of a regional championship.
In May, the Kingsmen became the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament champions for the second straight year after defeating Chapman University, 6-2, with Brendan Durfee named the tournament’s most outstanding player.
The team’s win earned them an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Baseball Championships in Marshall, Texas, where Cal Lutheran eliminated Pacific University (Oregon), 8-1, before losing to Trinity University (Texas), 11-2. One of 60 teams competing in the 2023 NCAA tournament, the Kingsmen for the second straight time fell one game shy of playing for a regional championship.
The team looks to rebuild so it is ready for another run in 2024.