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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 finish regular season on a strong note

Jorge Perez runs to first as Turner Olson runs home in a game against Cal State San Marcos. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Matthew Ferreira

May 6, 2019

The Chico State men’s baseball team capped off its regular season with two wins against Stanislaus Saturday. Chico’s overall record is 28-19, good for third place in the California Collegiate Athletic Conference. The team’s performance this year has earned them a playoff spot in the CCAA...

Wildcats clinch CCAA playoffs in doubleheader against SF State

Eddie Zavala takes a swing in a game against Cal State San Marcos on April 5, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Brandon Downs

May 3, 2019

The Wildcats baseball team traveled to San Francisco and clinched a playoff berth in Friday's doubleheader. Game one San Francisco State jumped on the Wildcats in the first inning with four runs, two were earned. Starting pitcher Grant Larson threw four innings and continued the team's season...

Chico State baseball complete sweep of Sonoma State

Dustin Miller reaches third base against San Marcos on April 5, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Noah Andrews

April 29, 2019

The Wildcats swept the Sonoma State Seawolves in a four-game series this past weekend.They capped off the series on Sunday with a 7-6 victory that had everything you could ask for. Stellar offensive play, incredible defense, great teamwork and a heartwarming senior walk-off hit that resulted in a seri...

Larson shines as playoffs loom for Wildcats

Grant Larson stares down a Sonoma batter, contemplating which pitch he will deliver next against the opposing batter. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Matthew Ferreira

April 27, 2019

The Chico State baseball team won their game against Sonoma State Friday by a score of 4-2. With the win, Chico State moves into fifth place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association division standings. The Wildcat’s win was powered in part by an elite pitching performance by Grant Larson....

Wildcats slip behind Broncos in the first game of series

#9 Turner Olson takes a swing in a game against Cal State San Marcos on April 5, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

April 19, 2019

What might have been the closest game of the season for Chico State Baseball, definitely reflected the skill set of the team. A pitchers' duel between the Wildcats William Curless and Bronco's Tim Holdgrafer made sure both sides had to be nearly flawless to emerge victorious. “Will did an incredible...

Wildcat of the Week: Andrew Lopez

With a 4-1 record in 11 appearances, eight as a starter, Lopez has struck out 35 batters and has allowed just nine earned runs on the season.

Noah Andrews

April 15, 2019

Andrew Lopez has been the definition of consistency in what has been a roller coaster of a season for Wildcats baseball. An anchor for the starting rotation, in 11 appearances for the 'Cats, he owns a 1.60 ERA in 50 2/3 innings pitched. Soft-spoken and humble, Lopez likes to take the trash talk, superstition...

Wildcats split four-game series with Dominguez Hills

Jorge Perez tries to squeeze a ball against Cal State San Marcos on Friday, April 5, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Matthew Ferreira

April 15, 2019

The Chico State men’s baseball team finished their series with Cal State Dominguez Hills Sunday, capping it off with two straight wins. The Wildcats dropped the first two games to the Toros Friday and Saturday but were able to recover due to a couple of great pitching performances and a more productive...

Walks cost Wildcats against the Toros

First baseman Dustin Miller tries to tag out Cal State San Marcos runner on Saturday, April 7, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Brandon Downs

April 13, 2019

Chico State loses two games as they issued 12 walks and were outscored 17-5 in the first half of their series against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Friday’s game: Not much went well for the Wildcats on Friday as they fell to the Toros 10-2. Chico State’s designated hitter, Alex DeVito, extend...

Chico State baseball split series against Cal State San Marcos

Grant Larson delivers a powerful sidearm pitch to the San Marcos batter during Friday's game. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Ricardo Tovar

April 9, 2019

Chico State had a mixed bag over the weekend. Coming off of three straight losses in La Jolla the Wildcats needed wins against Cal State San Marcos with just a month left in the season. They ended up winning two and losing two and sit at 17-13 on the season (13-12 in conference). Which is good enough...

Wildcat Rumble: Was Lebron’s first year in LA a failure?

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Matthew Ferreira, Noah Andrews and Ricardo Tovar bring their takes on the NBA, NFL, MLB, and NCAA

Ricardo Tovar

April 5, 2019

The Wildcat Rumble returns this week with sports editor Ricardo Tovar and a returning Matthew Ferreira. New co-host to the program, The Orion's sports writer, Noah Andrews brings his unique sports takes with Ferreira and Tovar. They speak on the NCAA tournament, MLB season, NBA season and much more! Ag...

Wildcats silence number eight ranked UC San Diego

Sid Lacy came into the eighth inning in game one of Saturday's doubleheader and pitched 2/3 of scoreless baseball. He allowed one hit, a walk and zero runs to score. 
Image courtesy: Sports Information

Brandon Downs

March 30, 2019

The Wildcats split the first two games of the series against, number eight ranked, UC San Diego, which started with 15 straight shutout innings before the Tritons bats woke up in their final two innings of game two.Great defense and good pitching lead the way for the Wildcats in game one whereas in game t...

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