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Chico State baseball ‘frustrated’ with cancelled season

The Chico State baseball team celebrating a run being scored in the 2020 season. Photo credit:Julian Mendoza
December 9, 2020

Jorge Perez stayed as optimistic as possible. The 5-foot-9 infielder from Artesia carried a sliver of hope this offseason the Wildcats would be able to compete at Nettleton Stadium this spring. Perez...

Robinson Cano: a 16-year veteran caught cheating for the second time in his career

Robinson Cano: a 16-year veteran caught cheating for the second time in his career
December 2, 2020

Robinson Cano, a current baseball player in the majors for the New York Mets tested positive for the performance enhancing drug known as stanozolol. Due to getting caught, he is suspended for the entire...

Freeman, Abreu awarded MVPs in respected leagues.

Graphic made by Hana Beaty
November 15, 2020

Atlanta Braves’ first baseman, Freddie Freeman and Chicago White Sox’s first baseman, Jose Abreu took home the MVP trophies in a shortened 60 game season. Freeman demolished his competition in...

Dodgers finally claim World Series trophy

Dodgers finally claim World Series trophy
November 3, 2020

For the first time since 1988, the Los Angeles Dodgers are World Series champions. This was not an easy path for the Dodgers to take as they had to go through four teams and secure 13 victories to become...

MLB opens investigation on Turner for violating protocols

MLB opens investigation on Turner for violating protocols
November 3, 2020

After clinching the 2020 World Series, Dodgers’ Justin Turner celebrated on the field with his teammates, despite being told he had COVID-19, leading MLB to start a full investigation on the veteran...

MLB teams ready to battle for a championship

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

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

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

San Francisco Giants in hunt for playoff spot

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

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
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...

Chico State baseball reflects on cancelled season

Chico State baseball reflects on cancelled season
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...

Brothers represent their hometown on the baseball diamond

Tyler left, Hewitt Middle, Carl right
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...

Solid pitching and defense earns a series win

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

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