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Wildcats take series win over SF State Gators

Wildcats take series win over SF State Gators

Matthew Wreden

February 16, 2020

With a 2-2 count, two outs and two men on, Adam Muñoz stepped up in the bottom of the seventh inning looking to put up the go-ahead runs. Muñoz did exactly that and drilled one to center field to add two clutch RBIs.  “We practice getting that runner home all the time in practice. I was just tr...

Wildcats split doubleheader, snagging the series lead

Wildcats split doubleheader, snagging the series lead

Arrow VanAbrams

February 16, 2020

On Saturday, the Chico State Wildcat baseball team hosted the San Francisco State Gators in a doubleheader. The Wildcats took a tough loss in game one, 2-7, and won a nail biter in game two, 1-0.  These were the second and third games in a four-game series against SF State. The Wildcats won ...

Wildcats hand San Francisco State their first loss on the season

Wildcats hand San Francisco State their first loss on the season

Alex Martin

February 15, 2020

It was an exciting day at Nettleton Stadium as the Wildcats took on the San Francisco State Gators in game one of a four game series. Coming into the game, the Gators were undefeated having won their first six games. It did not take long for the Wildcats to hop on the scoreboard. In the bottom of the fi...

Wildcats come back strong

Wildcats come back strong

Arrow VanAbrams

February 14, 2020

Coming off a heartbreaking loss to UC San Diego, the Chico State men’s basketball team returned to the court strong with a 79-73 win over California State University, San Marcos in Acker Gym on Saturday Feb. 8.  The Wildcats were recovering from a tough loss in arguably the biggest game o...

Wildcats drop second straight home game

Wildcats drop second straight home game

Alex Martin

February 9, 2020

It was an intense night in Acker Gym as the Wildcats took on the California State San Marcos Cougars. Unfortunately, the game would end in a loss for the Wildcats with a final score of 57-69. This loss to the Cougars makes the second straight game lost for the Wildcats. Forward Haley Ison express...

Wildcats complete sweep over the Otters

Wildcats complete sweep over the Otters

Arrow Van Abrams

February 9, 2020

The Chico State softball team won both games of their doubleheader against Cal State Monterey Bay on Saturday, Feb. 8 to sweep their first home series of the year.  The Wildcats showed flashes of brilliance offensively in both games. They won game one by a score of 4-3 and dominated game two 9-0 ...

Wildcats sweep Sunbirds in home series opener with 37 runs

Wildcats sweep Sunbirds in home series opener with 37 runs

Matthew Wreden

February 9, 2020

In the bottom of the ninth inning in game two of the double header, Willie Lajoie stepped up to bat in a crucial situation for the Wildcats. Pressure was on. Lajoie drilled one up the left-center gap right past the shortstop for a Nettleton Stadium walk-off to complete a three-game sweep over the Fre...

Wildcats sweep the Otters in home opening doubleheader

Wildcats sweep the Otters in home opening doubleheader

Alex Martin

February 8, 2020

The Wildcats opened up their first series at home with a doubleheader against the California State Monterey Bay Otters on Friday, Feb. 7. The starting pitcher for the Wildcats was Brooke Larsen. Larsen is the team’s ace, and she had no problem showing that by striking out five batters, walking ...

The Wildcats rock Nettleton Stadium in home opener

The Wildcats rock Nettleton Stadium in home opener

Matthew Wreden

February 8, 2020

JT Navarro stepped up to the plate in the the top of the third inning with the bases loaded and a four run lead. Navarro wasted no time, swung at the first pitch he saw and blasted a towering moon shot to deep left field to extend the Wildcats’ lead 10-2. Navarro trotted around the bases and was met wi...

Wildcats drop a close one in overtime

Wildcats drop a close one in overtime

Alex Martin

February 7, 2020

Women’s basketball took on the UC San Diego Tritons on Thursday in Acker Gym, only to lose the game in overtime. The score finalized at 61-69 and the Tritons came out victorious.  Guard Myli Martinez was the Wildcats’ leading scorer of the night with 18 points. Even this, however, was not a big ...

Block party: Justin Briggs makes history while Wildcats drop one to UCSD

Block party: Justin Briggs makes history while Wildcats drop one to UCSD

Matthew Wreden

February 7, 2020

With eight minutes left in the first half, Justin Briggs was at the top of the key coming off a pick and roll when he switched to guard UC San Diego standout guard, Tyrell Roberts. Roberts drove to the rack to try and put a layup on the 6 foot 10 inch senior forward - big mistake. Briggs easily s...

Baseball Season Preview

Baseball Season Preview

Arrow Van Abrams

February 4, 2020

The Chico State baseball team looks to immediately bring out their ‘A’ game after a 2019 season filled with highs and lows. The Wildcats began last season with a historically bad start.  “Last year was a really different year than most,” head coach Dave Taylor said. “We started out 0...

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