He got a big one Saturday.
Cathers laced Wade Broadstreet's 130th pitch to right center field, scoring Matt Marnati and giving California Baptist University a 3-2, 8-inning walk-off win over Academy of Art to complete a doubleheader sweep.
It was the Lancers second walk-off win of the day as Andrew Montoya drew a bases loaded, two-out walk to give the Lancers a 6-5 win in the opener.
The sweep gives the Lancers nine wins in 10 games and moves them to 9-3 overall, 7-1 PacWest.
The Urban Knights fall to 0-8, 0-8.
The day belonged to Cathers, however, who entered the game at first base in the top of the sixth. He walked in the Lancers' seventh but was thrown out at the plate trying to score the winning run for the final out of the inning in a 2-2 game.
In the eighth, though, Cathers swung at the first pitch he saw for his first hit of the season and just the third of his career.
"I was sitting on a fastball on the outside part of the plate and put a good swing on it," said Cathers, who admitted he never had a game-winning, walk-off hit at any level. "You dream of opportunities of like this, and I'm just thankful I had the chance to contribute."
Broadstreet had kept the Lancers' offense in check, striking out six of the first nine batters of the game. He balked in Luke Esquerra in the fourth and then hit Montoya with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh to bring in the tying run. He finished with nine strikeouts in 7.2 innings.
Meanwhile, Jesse Arreola (1-1) was just as dominant, giving up just two runs and striking out 11 without giving up a walk. He allowed two runs in the third on a bizarre play where Bryce Hutchings hit a ball that went 10 feet. Two throwing errors later, and Academy of Art took a 2-0 lead. They had just two base runners after the third.
Esquerra and Marnati, who extended his hitting streak to 12 straight, both went 2-for-4.
In the opener, the Lancers overcame a 4-0 deficit, tying the game at 4-4 in the fifth on an RBI groundout from Marnati, who was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
The Urban Knights took a 5-4 lead in the sixth, but the Lancers tied it again on a bases loaded walk to Esquerra.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Lancers put the first two batters on, but Ryan Donahoe struck out Matt Daugherty and Cole Bullard before hitting Ryan Douglass on a 1-2 pitch. Montoya walked on five pitches.
Andy Crowley and Daugherty also had two hits.