Reagan Lee | Banner | Matt Amrhein, junior business administration major and right-handed pitcher, delivers a strike in a game against Western Athletic Conference opponent Sacramento State University on march 30. Amrhein did not allow an earned run and struck out two batters in four innings of work.

Lancer baseball earns recognition

Winning individual awards and honorable mentions, California Baptist University baseball is rolling in its first Division I season with a 20-12 record at publication time. The team has two Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week Honors this season. Travis Booth and Angel Deglado,  both graduate criminal justice majors, have both won the award. The […]

Cullen’s Column: Safe to call first DI season successful

When the California Baptist University Athletic Department announced the school’s transition from NCAA Division II to Division I in January 2017, it started a cycle of excitement and speculation.  When fall 2018 rolled around, the Lancers not only put all speculation to bed, but exceeded expectations and surprised a large number of fans in Riverside […]

Ariana Berkemeier | Banner Matt Mogollon, graduate student and pitcher, delivers a pitch March 3 during the series finale against the University of California, Riverside.

Baseball, softball take on UCR in latest crosstown showdown

The Crosstown Showdown — the new, all-Division I edition of the rivalry between California Baptist University and the University of California, Riverside – started strong when the Lancers claimed a 3-2 victory in volleyball in October 2019.  Since then, both Lancer basketball teams defeated the Highlanders and CBU men’s soccer narrowly dropped a thrilling overtime […]

Athletes improve their mental performance

It is 90 percent mental and 10  percent physical. Research shows that most athletes agree the mental aspect of the game is greater than the physical.  At California Baptist University, most teams are working to better understand and improve on the mental challenges with the help of Dr. Ed Garrett, certified mental performance consultant, more […]

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Community Life seeks new referees

Intramural sports teams at California Baptist University are in need of referees. Community Life is looking to hire people to join their community. Marnie Kavern, program coordinator of intramural sports, said being a referee for intramural sports is a great way to build relationships and enjoy hobbies with new friends. She said it is a […]

Ariana Berkemeier | Banner | Alex Silva, senior criminal justice major, a pitcher for the Lil Bats intramural softball team, attempts to catch a ball during the game on Jan. 30.

Community Life brings new spring sports

For the Community Life office at California Baptist University, continually finding ways to enhance intramural sports is a regular challenge, and this spring semester is no exception. Currently, CBU students are competing in intramural basketball, with both competitive and coed leagues. This month, Community Life will hold championships to decide the intramural basketball winners at […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Tim Clark, assistant athletic director for sports medicine and athletic training, wraps a cheerleader’s ankle for support.

Athletic trainers keep Lancers healthy

Constantly preventing and handling injuries and helping athletes recover, CBU’s athletic training team is a key component of the success the athletes achieve. The athletic training program has three main goals to help the athletes perform well in their sports. “Our first goal is we try and prevent injuries for our athletes,” said Collin Gustafson, […]

Courtesy of Athletics The Lancer baseball program is set to host its alumni baseball celebration, welcoming back former Lancers with a golf outing, home run derby and alumni game at Totman Stadium.

Baseball alumni return for game at Totman field

Before the baseball season begins, the Lancers will be hosting their annual alumni baseball game Feb. 9, while also hosting their first-ever golf outing Feb. 8. The first golf outing will be open to the public, with tick- ets still on sale until Feb. 4. It will be held at Hidden Valley Golf Course in […]

Spring sports preview

California Baptist University’s women’s water polo, softball and men’s baseball are all gearing up for their upcoming seasons. The three teams have prepared for the university’s transition into NCAA Division I, joining the Western Athletic Conference. These Lancers say they are looking forward to traveling to new places and facing new teams. Women’s Water Polo […]