The Orion

The Chico State baseball team looks on during an important game against Sonoma State. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Wildcats lose game in final inning

Gabriella Bermudez // May 13, 2016

The Chico State baseball team lost its second game in the CCAA Championship Tournament. The 'Cats took the field against the UC San Diego Tritons in Stockton on Wednesday, May 12. Although the Wildcats...

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 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 looks to the dugout in a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Cortez tops CCAA in runs

Anna Baytosh // April 4, 2016

Sonny Cortez, a junior outfielder, is now leading the CCAA as the player with the most runs scored in the conference. In a game against the Cal State San Marcos Cougars on April 3, Cortez scored two runs,...

Junior infielder Casey Bennett makes contact during a game against the Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Baseball’s road to Cary, North Carolina, looks promising

Anna Baytosh // March 30, 2016

The Chico State baseball team is inching closer to achieving its prized goal of traveling to Cary, North Carolina, for the baseball tournament of its dreams. The team’s annual goal is to win its way...

Junior Sonny Cortez runs down the first base line in a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

‘Cats salvage series with final win

Danielle Pubill // March 1, 2016

The Wildcats took on the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters on Feb. 28, hoping to even up the weekend series at two. It was a clear victory for the Wildcats with a score of 6-3. The game began with a one,...

Junior Clayton Gelfand fires a pitch against the Academy of Art on Feb. 12. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Baseball team holds ace up its sleeve

Kenta Mcafee // February 16, 2016

So far this season, the baseball team has been dominating the diamond and are spurred by the phenomenal pitching of junior Clayton Gelfand. Gelfand has had three starts for the 'Cats, and has racked...

Chico State starting pitcher Luke Barker had a strong final year on the mound for the Wildcats with a 1.73 ERA and also won the Bud Hanna Outstanding Scholar Athlete award. Photo courtesy of Luke Reid.

Wildcat baseball wraps up worst season in 2 decades

Lars Gustafson // May 3, 2015

For the second time in the past 20 years, the Chico State men’s baseball team missed the playoffs after being ranked eighth in the nation in the preseason. The Wildcats finished the season with...

First year outfielder Sean Smith batting against Cal State Dominguez Hills on April 12. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Pioneers pillage ‘Cats

Dylan Wakefield // April 29, 2015

Stretching zero runs to the seventh inning, the Chico State baseball team lost their Friday night home opener against the visiting Cal State East Bay Pioneers. The game started off scoreless in...

Junior infielder Andrew Carrillo bats against the the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters on March 27. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Wildcat transfer claws his way to top of pack

Dylan Wakefield // April 8, 2015

From Cougar to Wildcat, junior transfer Andrew Carrillo is playing a major role on the Chico State baseball team for the 2015 season. In his first year as a Wildcat, Carrillo has earned his spot as the...

Junior infielder Andrew Carrillo attempting to catch a fly ball on March 27 against the Otters. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

‘Cats win first and fourth to split 4-game series

Dylan Wakefield // March 31, 2015

The Chico State baseball team came out Sunday ready to respond to a disappointing Saturday doubleheader sweep delivered by Cal State Monterey Bay. The scoring opened up in the top of the first...

Sophomore Nick Padilla throwing the ball to a teammate in a game against Fresno Pacific University earlier this year. Photo credit: George Johnston

‘Cats take doubleheader sweep against Warriors

James Groh // February 26, 2015

Chico State’s baseball team beat Cal State Stanislaus 5-4 in an eleven-inning thriller. Game 1 The Wildcats jumped to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning thanks to runs by two of their outfielders,...

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