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Curless tosses a gem for the win against Simpson

William Curless preparing to toss a pitch against Simpson University on Friday. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Ricardo Tovar

February 10, 2019

The first at-bat of the game was a double off Wildcats' starting pitcher William Curless, the next at-bat a single and seemingly right after that a throwing error caused a runner to score-- all before Curless record an out. This is how the Wildcats started their series finale against Simpson University...

Eight athletes to be inducted into Chico State Hall of Fame

Mac Martin Award winner Mark Reischling listens to Oregon Ducks Head Coach Ernie Kent.
Getty Images photo by Otto Greule Jr.

Andrew Baumgartner

August 28, 2018

Chico State's history will come to the forefront as the Chico State Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2018 will be inducted at the Bell Memorial Union September 22 at 5:30pm. This year's class is made up of eight former athletes that span five decades and six sports. This year's inductees are Nick...

Wildcat wins Pitching Hero of the Week

Junior pitcher Dalton Erb throws a ball during practice. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Anna Baytosh

May 14, 2016

Hero status has been awarded to Dalton Erb, a junior pitcher for the Chico State Wildcats.As the first player to throw a complete game in the 2016 Wildcat season, Erb earned Division II Baseball Pitching Hero of the Week by Hero Sports on April 29. Erb pitched nine shutout innings at Nettleton Stadiu...

Coach Taylor: ‘I have the best job in the country’

Head coach Dave Taylor looks at his bench during a game against Sonoma State. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Jason Spies

May 3, 2016

When Chico State baseball head coach Dave Taylor sits new players down to explain how the program and the team dynamic works, he promises to help them achieve two things. One, that they will graduate in four years with a degree and he will do everything he can to help them. Two, that they will play in...

Wildcats struggle in 10-2 loss

Senior third baseman Dylan Garcia runs to first base during a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills on April 11. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Lars Gustafson

April 18, 2015

The Chico State Wildcats struggled on offense and defense during a 10-2 loss in Turlock against Cal State Stanislaus. With only six hits and 14 base runners left on base, the ‘Cats only scored two runs in nine innings of play. The Wildcats first scored in the 5th inning with a single up the middl...

Wildcat transfer claws his way to top of pack

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

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 starting second baseman and No. 2 hitter in the team's batting order. So far he has been a consistent playe...

Wildcats give up 3 games to L.A.

Senior third baseman Dylan Garcia hitting the ball against the Otters on March 27. Garcia was a perfect 4-for-4 against the Golden Eagles last Saturday. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Lars Gustafson

April 7, 2015

The Chico State men’s baseball team lost its third game in a row to Cal State L.A., 7-2, and are now 12-15 in conference play. The game started out close with the first inning ending with the Golden Eagles leading by one run over the Wildcats. The Wildcats would only score one more run in the fifth inning for the rest of the game. Th...

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

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

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 with a run for the Otters. The Wildcats responded in the bottom of the inning with four run...

Wildcats come out victorious in Capital City Clash

The Chico State baseball team plays on March 1 at Raley Field in Sacramento, where they won against Sonoma State in the Capital City Clash. Photo credit: Kevin Lucena

Kevin Lucena

March 10, 2015

Most home games for the Chico State baseball team take place at Nettleton Stadium. However, for one game in the past four seasons the 'Cats have traveled to Raley Field in Sacramento for the final game of their series with Sonoma State in the Capital City Clash. “When we were pulling up to the stadium, you can see some of the banners...

Pitch perfect: Making decisions on the mound

First-year pitcher Haley Gilham launches the ball on the Chico State softball field in a game against University of Hawaii on Feb. 12. Photo credit: John Domogma

Dylan Wakefield

February 18, 2015

Pitchers have endless combinations, hundreds of distinctive styles, but one common goal in mind — strikeouts.Every batter is a different fight, and a pitcher on the mound has to decide whether to take a risk and throw a weaker pitch or set the tone and throw mastered ones. For pitchers, their decisions depend heav...

Senior catcher thrives in Wildcat baseball program

Peter Miller, catcher for the Chico State baseball team, practices for an upcoming coming game. Miller's efforts helped the Wildcats achieve the conference lead in least amount of stolen bases last season. Photo credit: Zach Aucella

Dylan Wakefield

February 3, 2015

In baseball every ground ball and pop fly counts, every at-bat sends a message and every practice is the difference between playing a part in the starting lineup or not. According to Dave Taylor, the baseball team's head coach, returning senior catcher Peter Miller has made all of his opportunities count since ...

Wildcats walk-off for the win this season

Lee Masten

April 29, 2014

It’s the bottom of the final inning and the team is down by a run with a runner on third. Step into the batter's box and the pressure is on. Walk-offs have been the norm throughout the season for the Wildcats and some players have felt what it's like to put the team on their back. It may not be the most i...

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