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MLB teams ready to battle for a championship

An overview of Rogers Centre, home of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Nick Despotakis, Reporter

September 29, 2020

The MLB postseason bracket is finalized and teams are ready to compete for a championship starting Sept. 29. The American League wild card series will begin on Tuesday and will be a three game battle between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay is expected ...

The Athletics have all the pieces for a World Series title run

A photo of a Chico State baseball player on Feb. 18

Alex Martin, Reporter

September 27, 2020

The Oakland Athletics are going back to the playoffs for the third year in a row, but for the first time as a division winner since 2013. With the coronavirus pandemic still around, Major League Baseball decided to have a shortened season that was limited to just 60 games. This season the playoff forma...

San Francisco Giants in hunt for playoff spot

A photo of Oracle Park, where the Giants play their home games

Nick Despotakis, Reporter

September 16, 2020

The San Francisco Giants were projected to come in last place in the NL West with a 25-35 record and a 9% chance of making the playoffs in the shortened 60-game season.  Giants fans were spoiled the past decade as they got to see the team win three World Series titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014 ...

Chico State baseball players discuss unorthodox recruitment process

Jordan Mello, third-year transfer student from Monterey Peninsula College, signed his National Letter of Intent in April, 2020 to play baseball at Chico State

Nick Despotakis, Reporter

September 8, 2020

COVID-19 has been a catastrophe for college sports teams and has led to an abnormal recruiting process for players and coaches. The California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) was forced to cut the baseball season short in March which left players nervous on how to showcase their talent...

Chico State baseball reflects on cancelled season

Chico State baseball reflects on cancelled season

Matthew Wreden, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

Jorge Perez (44) scores against Fresno Pacific University and fist bumps Turner Olson (35). Photo Courtesy of Chico State Sports Information. About a month has passed since the Chico State baseball team heard the devastating news of their season ending due to the coronavirus. The team was on a bu...

Brothers represent their hometown on the baseball diamond

Tyler left, Hewitt Middle, Carl right

Arrow VanAbrams, Staff Writer

March 28, 2020

From playing Wiffle Ball together in 2010 to entering a new decade on the same collegiate baseball team, times have changed for the two Grissom brothers. Yet, their love and passion for baseball along with their brotherly bond still remains strong.  The elder brother, second baseman Tyler Gri...

Solid pitching and defense earns a series win

Wildcat batter takes a swing in a home game against Cal State San Bernardino.

Matthew Wreden

March 9, 2020

The Wildcats picked up a series win at Nettleton Stadium on Sunday after taking down the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes 9-0. This makes for back-to-back series wins for the Wildcats.     Skylar Limonchi and JT Navarro helped carry the Wildcats (15-7, 11-5 CCAA) to their win. ...

Wildcats take the series lead

The Wildcats warm up going into the third inning against Cal State San Bernardino.

Arrow VanAbrams

March 8, 2020

The Wildcat baseball team (14-7) flipped the script on Cal State San Bernardino (7-14) on Saturday, winning 3-0 after losing their last matchup 0-3.  Chico State had the four-game series tied up 1-1 prior to the game against the significantly lower-ranked Coyotes. The Wildcats toughed out this win...

Wildcats split opening doubleheader with Coyotes

Alex Martin

March 6, 2020

The Wildcats opened up a big series at home with a doubleheader against the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes on March 6. They won the first game by a final of 5-2, but dropped the second that resulted in a 0-3 shutout. https://twitter.com/amjournalism130/status/1236109876528443392 In game one, the southpaw Grant Larson got the ball for the Wildcats. Larson pitched a complete game with four strikeouts while allowing j...

Wildcats hand San Francisco State their first loss of the season

LHP Grant Larson pitching against the Gators.

Alex Martin, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

It was an exciting day at Nettleton Stadium as the Wildcats took on the San Francisco State University 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 ...

Wildcats take series win over SF State Gators

Daniel Foret praised by teammates after ending the inning.

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

Daniel Foret on the mound for the Wildcats,

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 ...

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