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Chico State softball continues to push through pandemic

#15 Sara Mitrano catches a pitch in a game at Chico State

Alex Martin, Reporter

September 10, 2020

Before COVID-19 shutdown sports in March, the Chico State softball team was riding a 19-2 record, including 8-0 on their home turf. Sam Mulock and Kristin Worley, who were seniors the previous school year, purposely came back to school for a fifth year with the intention of playing another year of ...

19-2 softball season comes to an abrupt finish

Alex Martin, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

The Chico State softball team was preparing for its next series against Sonoma State when they received unfortunate news. Following a redhot 19-2 start, the Wildcats stood at first place in the CCAA standings. Soon after, however, the team found out their season would be cut short due to the COVID-19 pa...

Stars on both sides of the field

Stars on both sides of the field

Arrow VanAbrams, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

Photos Courtesy of Chico State Sports Information The Chico State softball team (19-2) has made a statement so far this season, largely in part due to the play of Kristin Worley and Brooke Larsen. The duo made an appearance last week on the Top 50 "Watch List" for the 2020 Schutt Sports/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II National Player and Pitcher of the Year award. Larsen and Worley have worked their way up to this point and are both regarded as extremely hard workers by coaches and teammates.  ...

Get ready with me: Athlete Edition

Head Coach, Angel Shamblin, cheering on her team after another homerun.

Matthew Wreden, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

Before Brooke Larsen steps out onto the dirt of the softball field, you can find her with her teammates chatting at Starbucks and getting prepared to take on their opposing match-up. Larsen always orders her usual iced caramel macchiato for her pregame drink.  Larsen, a junior from Sacramento, is one so...

Wildcats sweep the Pioneers in opening doubleheader

Brooke Larsen follows through a hard swing against Cal State East Bay.

Alex Martin

March 2, 2020

The Wildcats opened up a big series at home with a doubleheader against the California State East Bay Pioneers on Feb. 28. Winning both, Chico State extended their win streak to seven. Brooke Larsen was the starting pitcher for the Wildcats. Coming into the game, Larsen had a 6-1 record with 46 s...

Wildcats complete sweep over the Otters

Chico State softball team chants in victory.

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 the Otters in home opening doubleheader

Wildcats huddle in celebration.

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 ...

Chico State softball eliminated from Conference Tournament

Bailey Akins had an RBI and a walk against Cal State Monterey Bay in Friday's CCAA championship game. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Noah Andrews

May 4, 2019

After an opening round loss to Cal State San Bernadino on Thursday, the Wildcats found themselves in a win-or-go-home situation against Cal State Monterey Bay. The task would prove to be a difficult one, seeing as Chico had lost the regular season series to the Otters 3-1. The final score of the gam...

‘Cats’ late rally falls short, now face elimination

Brooke Larsen had a rough night in the Wildcats' first postseason game. Going 4.2 innings allowing seven runs, eight hits and walking three batters.
Image courtesy of Sports Information

Brandon Downs

May 2, 2019

The Wildcats softball team started the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship tournament with a late rally that fell short.Chico State took on Cal State San Bernadino Thursday night as the two seed in the tournament. The ‘Cats look to defend its 2018 championship but after Thursd...

Softball finishes strong against East Bay; Ari Marsh becomes hits leader

Ari Marsh became Chico State's hits leader with an opposite-field single to left in the top of the third inning in game two. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Brandon Downs

April 21, 2019

The softball team finished the season Saturday afternoon against Cal State East Bay by taking three games of four against the Pioneers. The team split Saturday's doubleheader as the second game took 10 innings to determine if the Wildcats were going to sweep the Pioneers. Game one   After the Pion...

Softball senior day sweep

Naomi Monahan winds up to throw an underhand pitch against the Stanislaus State batter during Saturday’s game. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Noah Andrews

April 14, 2019

Chico State softball honored their seniors with a pregame ceremony before their doubleheader bout against Stanislaus State on Saturday. Bailey Akins, Wendy Cardinali, Amanda Flores, Ari Marsh, Naomi Monahan, and Claire Wayne, (the team's seniors) were able to sweeten their special day by sweeping...

Bittersweet day for Chico State Softball, split Friday doubleheader with Stanislaus State

Naomi Monahan picked up her third win of the season. She currently has a 2.91 ERA in 33 2/3 innings for the Wildcats. Photo credit: Brandon Downs

Brandon Downs

April 12, 2019

Chico State’s softball team wins game two of Friday's doubleheader against the Stanislaus State Warriors, having lost the first game 3-5 and winning the second game 3-1. Game one: Coming off of three straight losses to Cal State Monterey Bay the Wildcats were in need of big plays to get back t...

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