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Senior Torgen Soderlond throws a pitch during a preseason practice. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Baseball team bids farewell to 8 seniors

Anna Baytosh // May 19, 2016

The Chico State baseball team is graduating eight top-notch players who will be dearly missed next spring. While each athlete comes from a different background, they will all share the completion of their...

Junior Casey Bennett takes his lead from first during a game against Sonoma State. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Wildcats win first game of CCAA playoffs

Anna Baytosh // May 12, 2016

The Chico State baseball team defeated the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos 6-2 in the first round of the CCAA playoffs in Stockton on May 11. This win gives the team a 1-0 record to start the double elimination...

Junior Stuart Bradley throws a pitch during a game against Sonoma State. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

‘Cats seek playoff birth heading into weekend

Carlos Islas and Jacob Auby // May 6, 2016

As the 2016 season winds down, the Chico State baseball team continues to push for a birth in the CCAA Championship Tournament and a step closer to earning a spot in the NCAA Championship Tournament. The...

Junior pitcher AJ Epstein zones in on a pitch during a game against Sonoma State. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

‘Cats drop in CCAA standings

Anna Baytosh // May 3, 2016

The Chico State baseball team dropped from first to third in the North Division of the CCAA as a result of a 2-2 split series against San Francisco State on Sunday, May 1.Coming home with nothing but a...

Junior Stuart Bradley focuses in on his target as he delivers the ball. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Erb throws complete game shutout

Anna Baytosh // April 26, 2016

In a game against Sonoma State on Sunday, April 24 at Nettleton Stadium, junior pitcher Dalton Erb threw a complete game, pitching nine shutout frames for the 6-0 win and the series win 3-1.This was the...

Sophomore Cameron Santos zeroes in on the pitcher during a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

‘Cats split doubleheader in CCAA matchup

Kenta Mcafee // April 26, 2016

A split doubleheader on Saturday, April 23 left the 'Cats with a 2-1 game advantage over the Sonoma State Seawolves in their four-game series.Game 1The 'Cats got ahead early due to three RBIs by juniors...

Junior Josh Falco loads up in a game against the Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Wright shines in loss against Broncos

Patrick Pace // April 21, 2016

Junior pitcher Grant Wright had an amazing game in a 10-6 loss to the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos on Sunday, April 17. The Broncos had already scored three runs in the first inning when Wright entered the...

Junior Sonny Cortez loads up for a pitch against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

‘Cats take second game to split doubleheader

Kenta Mcafee // April 21, 2016

The baseball team was able to split its doubleheader against the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos with a 13-5 win in the second game on April 16. The Wildcats' win was due to their strong batting performance, which...

Senior Ben Gamba waits for the ball in a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Chico State baseball team splits doubleheader

Patrick Pace // April 8, 2016

In a make up for rained-out games on March 5, the Chico State Wildcats faced the Cal State East Bay Pioneers on April 5 in East Bay. The Wildcats won the first and lost the second of two high-scoring bouts....

The Chico State dugout looks on after junior infielder Casey Bennett sprints to first. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

Wildcats win close game against UC San Diego

Patrick Pace // March 28, 2016

Junior outfielder Cody Snider seemed to be everywhere on the field during the first half of Chico State's doubleheader against the UC San Diego Tritons. He was the catalyst in the victory, making key plays...

Junior Sonny Cortez makes contact in a game against Cal State Monterey Bay on Feb. 28. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

Snider smashes 7 RBIs in ‘Cats win

Nick Martinez-Esquibel // March 22, 2016

Junior outfielder Cody Snider led the Chico State hitting barrage with seven RBIs in a 12-0 win over the Cal State L.A. Golden Eagles. Snider started his career day early in the first inning. With seniors...

Senior first basemen Ben Gamba eyes the pitcher in a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Senior transfer thrives as new RBI man

Anna Baytosh // March 9, 2016

From a Hawk to a Wildcat, Holy Names University senior transfer Ben Gamba has made an instant impact for the Chico State baseball team. Consistent defensive play and a batting average of .351 proves...

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