The Orion

Haworth pulled before breaking school record

Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Jordan Jarrell

February 20, 2017

Junior pitcher Hunter Haworth's day on the mound Saturday afternoon against Simpson University was almost perfect. He struck out 13 batters in six innings while only giving up a single hit and a walk. Haworth came within one strikeout of tying Chico States all-time record of 14 by a single pitcher in...

Batter up: Baseball is back!

Cody Snider high fives a teammate after a big play

Natalia Marcus

February 5, 2017

After a 7-5 win against the Point Loma Sea Lions, it's safe to say that Wildcat baseball season has begun, and the team is ready for action.The 'Cats is set to win its second California Collegiate Athletic Association title this season. After ranking 37 in the nation, the 'Cats exceeded last year's exp...

Baseball team bids farewell to 8 seniors

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

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 goal of playing in the Division II NCAA College World Series as Wildcats for their last year of...

Baseball team captures CCAA title

Senior AJ Epstein launches a ball during a game against Sonoma State. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

May 17, 2016

After barely making the CCAA tournament as the sixth seed, the Chico State baseball team won the CCAA championship game 10-9 over the Cal State East Bay Pioneers on Saturday, May 14. The title is the program's first in 10 years and granted the Wildcats an automatic berth into the NCAA West Regional ...

Wildcats lose game in final inning

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

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 held the lead over the majority of the game, in the final inning, UC San Diego came back to take ov...

Idaho native provides spark for baseball team

Junior Cody Snider jumps up for a high-five with teammate junior Dalton Erb as senior Andrew Carrillo watches. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Patrick Pace

May 2, 2016

When asked to describe the Chico State baseball team’s season this year, junior outfielder Cody Snider replied with one word: “Energetic.” Snider has been one of the catalysts for a team that is currently in second place in the CCAA North Division. He is known among his teammates for giving...

Gelfand’s method to throwing heat

Junior pitcher Clayton Gelfand displays his four-seam fastball grip on the baseball. Photo credit: Danielle Pubill

Danielle Pubill

April 27, 2016

Pitching is a rare art form and is difficult at almost any level. With 81 innings pitched overall, junior right-handed pitcher Clayton Gelfand has given up only 62 hits and 25 runs. He has also struck out 73 batters this season. According to Gelfand, he has been pitching since he can remember. His...

Chico State baseball team solidifies first in CCAA North Division

Junior pitcher Clayton Gelfand winds up during a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Anna Baytosh

April 25, 2016

The Wildcat baseball team pulled ahead in wins for the CCAA North Division in a game against Sonoma State at Nettleton Stadium on Friday, April 22. Before this game, Chico State was tied in the NCAA North Division with the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters at 15 wins. The Otters have 12 losses on their ...

Wright shines in loss against Broncos

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

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 game. He had not pitched anything more than an inning and a half throughout the season, but on this d...

Errors cost ‘Cats the win

Senior Ben Gamba sprints to first base in a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Carlos Islas

April 13, 2016

In another great pitching performance by junior Clayton Gelfand, the Chico State baseball team lost 2-4 against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros in the first game of a doubleheader at home on Saturday, April 9. The loss leaves the season record at 23-10 and 11-6 in conference play. Gelfand’s record dr...

Chico State baseball team splits doubleheader

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

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. Game One In the first game East Bay got off to a hot start, scoring two runs in the first inning ...

Pitcher overcomes obstacles to follow in father’s footsteps

Junior pitcher Grant Wright launches the ball from his unorthodox side-arm delivery. Photo credit: Cam Lesslie

Jason Spies

April 7, 2016

For junior pitcher Grant Wright, playing the game of baseball runs in his veins. His father, Scott Wright, is the all-time saves leader at Cal State Fullerton and was drafted by the Pirates. He went as far as triple A, and is a big reason that Grant Wright loves and plays the game today. “I love the ga...

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