For their 30-year reunion, the 1983 baseball champions were inducted into the LCU Hall of Honor, the first year for an entire team to be inducted. The 1983 team received this honor for claiming LCU’s first national title in the NAIA National Championship with a 12-9 win over Lewis-Clark State on June 6, 1983. Head coach, Larry Hays, along with all but five team members, were able to attend the induction festivities this weekend, which included a banquet and a softball tournament.
Browse through a number of photos from the weekend in the gallery below. Lubbock’s newspaper, The Avalanche Journal, interviewed several 1983 team members on their time playing as a Chap. Their stories can be found here.
1983 Team Inductees
Rene Cordova (could not attend)
Rick Dillman (could not attend)
Chet Feldman (could not attend)
Ed Jeffery (could not attend)
Dan O'Conner (could not attend)
LD Hays (supporter)
Walt McAlexander (sports information dir.)
Oscar Acosta (coach)
Frank Hord (supporter)
Tim Marshall (trainer)