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April 18, 1996 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rik Work, a wandering ballplayer attending his sixth college, has found a home with the Cal Lutheran baseball team. He is the Kingsmen's catcher and their leading hitter, and his teammates comment on his maturity, humor and ability. But despite Work's best efforts at a fresh start, an incident that took place at Missouri-St. Louis the day before Thanksgiving of 1994 continues to follow him. Work, 22, punched his Missouri-St.
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April 18, 1996 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rik Work, a wandering ballplayer attending his sixth college, has found a home with the Cal Lutheran baseball team. He is the Kingsmen's catcher and their leading hitter, and his teammates comment on his maturity, humor and ability. But despite Work's best efforts at a fresh start, an incident that took place at Missouri-St. Louis the day before Thanksgiving of 1994 continues to follow him. Work, 22, punched his Missouri-St.
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March 21, 1996
Richard Bell pitched a three-hitter and struck out 10 as Cal Lutheran defeated Eastern Connecticut State, 7-1, Wednesday in a nonconference baseball game at Cal Lutheran. Bell (6-0) pitched his second complete game of the season. The victory was the sixth in a row and the 15th in 16 games for the Kingsmen (18-4-1). Rik Work had three hits and two runs batted in while Eric Boben, Rich Holmes and Sean Smith each had two hits.
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May 23, 1996 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Salem, Va., might be a sleepy hamlet at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, but the Cal Lutheran baseball team is thrilled to be there. The city's Memorial Stadium, brand-new home to the Salem Avalanche, a Colorado Rockies affiliate in the Class-A Carolina League, this week is the site of the NCAA Division III championships. For the third time in five seasons, Cal Lutheran has qualified.
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May 16, 1996 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Cal Lutheran baseball team, idle since May 1, is rested to the point of restlessness. The Kingsmen (27-10-1) finally get to play again in a best-of-five NCAA Division III regional beginning today at 2:30 p.m. at Moorpark College. Their opponent, Claremont-Mudd (27-13-1), is the team Cal Lutheran beat for the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title. Claremont, ranked No. 9 in Division III, brings a .328 batting average and a revenge motive into the series.
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April 14, 1996 | PETER YOON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There were a bunch of bachelors celebrating at Claremont-Mudd on Saturday afternoon, but by no means was it a Stag party. The Cal Lutheran baseball team, which has no married players on its roster, had just defeated Claremont-Mudd, 9-7, to earn a split in a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader.
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March 10, 1996
Cal Lutheran senior right-hander Andrew Barber, who tossed a no-hitter last week, pitched a four-hit shutout Saturday as the Kingsmen swept Occidental in a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Assn. doubleheader at Occidental. Barber (3-1) struck out eight in Cal Lutheran's 8-0 victory in the second game. Barber, who had a one-hitter through seven innings, has 19 strikeouts in his last 18 innings. Cal Lutheran (15-4-1, 12-0 in conference play) won the first game, 6-4.
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May 29, 1996 | TRIS WYKES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Cal Lutheran baseball team won twice Tuesday in the NCAA Division III championships in Salem, Va., propelling the Kingsmen into the national championship game today at 9 a.m. PST against William Paterson College. Today's showdown is a rematch of the 1992 championship game in which William Paterson overcame a 1-0 ninth-inning deficit to win, 3-1. Tuesday, Cal Lutheran defeated William Paterson (N.J.), 3-2, then knocked off Bridgewater (Mass.
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March 30, 1996 | PETER YOON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Baseball coaches from Cal State Northridge and Cal Lutheran spend the off-season in a ferocious battle for recruits from area high schools and junior colleges. On Friday they took the battle to the field and the Kingsmen didn't put up much of a fight in a 10-0 rout by the host Matadors. Northridge (31-6), ranked No. 5 by Collegiate Baseball, has won nine consecutive games. The Kingsmen (19-6-1), ranked No.
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May 17, 1996
Sophomore Joshua Williams of El Camino Real High should win some kind of award for his celebration after his upset victory in the 100-yard breaststroke at the City Section swim finals Wednesday in Long Beach. Williams had the fifth-fastest qualifying time but won from the outside lane, timing 1 minute 5.82 seconds.
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