The Orion

Wildcats sweep the Pioneers in opening doubleheader

Brooke Larsen follows through a hard swing against Cal State East Bay.

Alex Martin

March 2, 2020

The Wildcats opened up a big series at home with a doubleheader against the California State East Bay Pioneers on Feb. 28. Winning both, Chico State extended their win streak to seven. Brooke Larsen was the starting pitcher for the Wildcats. Coming into the game, Larsen had a 6-1 record with 46 s...

Wildcats complete sweep over the Otters

Chico State softball team chants in victory.

Arrow Van Abrams

February 9, 2020

The Chico State softball team won both games of their doubleheader against Cal State Monterey Bay on Saturday, Feb. 8 to sweep their first home series of the year.  The Wildcats showed flashes of brilliance offensively in both games. They won game one by a score of 4-3 and dominated game two 9-0 ...

Wildcats sweep the Otters in home opening doubleheader

Wildcats huddle in celebration.

Alex Martin

February 8, 2020

The Wildcats opened up their first series at home with a doubleheader against the California State Monterey Bay Otters on Friday, Feb. 7. The starting pitcher for the Wildcats was Brooke Larsen. Larsen is the team’s ace, and she had no problem showing that by striking out five batters, walking ...

Chico women’s softball faces highs and lows in Vegas tournament

Senior Bailey Akins slides into home. Photo credit: Janna Weiss

Noah Andrews

February 4, 2019

The Chico State Wildcats Women's Softball team opened up their season this weekend at the Desert Stinger Tournament in Las Vegas. The tournament, which was celebrating its 10th anniversary, has been historically good to the Wildcats since they first entered the 24 team field in 2017. Going undefeate...

Photo of the day

Chico State softball puts their dominating 17-0 record on the line this weekend as they head out of town on March 3rd to take on Stanislaus State. Good luck wildcats and go get em! Photo credit: Kelsey Veith

Kelsey Veith

March 2, 2018

Chico State softball puts their dominating 17-0 record on the line this weekend as they head out of town on March 3rd to take on Stanislaus State! Good luck wildcats and go get em!

Wildcat softball ready to hit the field once again

Chico softball celebrates following the 2016/2017 season. Photo credit: Carlos Islas

Katalina Santamaria

January 22, 2018

With softball season approaching, the Chico State women’s team is eager and ready to bring home a championship. Coming off a hot season last year, the team feels the pressure to not only come back just as hot, but as well as coming back to Chico with a championship. Junior Claire Wayne is a returning...

Desiree’ Gonzalez: Home run queen

Senior Desiree Gonzales waits patiently for a pitch during a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Gabriella Bermudez

May 12, 2016

The Chico State softball team has had an impressive run this season. Among the five seniors who will be leaving the team after this season, we will bid farewell to Chico State's all-time home run leader senior first base Desiree' Gonzalez. Desiree's Beginning It all began in Pasadena in front of...

Softball loses CCAA title match

First-year Rachel DeHart winds up before an inning as junior Cailin Garmon waits at shortstop in a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Patrick Pace

May 3, 2016

The Chico State softball team fell to the UC San Diego Tritons in the final game of the CCAA Championship Tournament, 2-5, on May 1 in Stockton. Though they had previously beaten UC San Diego in three of their four games during the regular season, the Wildcats were not able to figure the team out...

Softball pitcher launches first career home run in win

Sophomore Haley Gilham zeroes in on her target in a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 27, 2016

Sophomore pitcher Haley Gilham went 0-for-10 all of last season, but launched her first collegiate home run and pitched seven strong innings in a 4-1 win over the San Francisco State Gators to split a doubleheader on April 23 at home. Gilham's 1-for-3 performance at the plate brought her batting average t...

Wildcat transfer turns heads at the plate

Junior Cyrena Taylor celebrates with a smile in a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Gabriella Bermudez

April 13, 2016

After an impressive run at the Tournament of Champions in Turlock, the Chico State softball team currently holds a conference play record of 17-9 and an impressive overall record of 26-10. Among the plethora of talent, a new face has gotten some attention as she rises up the leader board. From Te...

‘Cats build on winning streak in Turlock

First-year Ari Marsh bunts the ball down the third baseline. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Patrick Pace

April 6, 2016

Senior pitcher Brooke Langeloh had 14 strikeouts in a complete game as the Chico State softball team cruised to a win in its first game of the day against the Holy Names Hawks on Sunday, April 3. The game started off well, with first-year Ari Marsh hitting a double to right center. Senior Alli Cook then...

Softball coach earns 200th victory at tournament

Senior Desiree' Gonzalez aggressively rounds second base in a game at home. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 5, 2016

Softball head coach Angel Shamblin earned her 200th career victory in a 4-1 win over the Academy of Art on Saturday, April 2, at the Tournament of Champions in Turlock. Taking over as head coach in 2009, she has transformed a Wildcat softball team that finished near the bottom of the CCAA, to a consistent...

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