The baseball team’s journey at the NCAA Abilene Regional ended against Chapman University on May 21, when the ’Cats lost 7-8.
The baseball team had continued in the NCAA Division III competition for two more rounds after its win against University of Texas at Tyler 6-3 on May 19. Linfield beat Trinity University 9-6 the next day.
While the game against Chapman did not turn out in a win for the Wildcats, baseball team put up a fight. The score bounced back and forth between Chapman and Linfield as they fought for the lead.
It wasn’t until the ninth inning when Chapman pulled ahead by a single run, which sent the Wildcats home.
When asked about his most memorable moment while at regionals, senior catcher Cole Bixenman
reflected on the tournament and his teammates.
“Probably my boy Gunnar Cederberg hitting a huge two run homer in our win against Trinity. That was a big momentum play for us,” he said.
While the Linfield experience has ended for the team’s seniors, Bixenman said that being a part of the team has been great, and the experience will not soon be forgotten.
“It’s been great to be a part of such a winning program for four years,” he said. “To go through the trials and tribulations of a baseball season is crazy, and to see how each and every year the different groups of guys pulled together as one will stick with me forever.”
Kaylyn Peterson/Sports editor
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