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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...

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

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

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...

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

Gelfand’s method to throwing heat

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...

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

Chico State baseball team solidifies first in CCAA North Division

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...

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

Errors cost ‘Cats the win

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,...

Junior Dillon Kelley focuses on the pitcher in a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

‘Cats take first game of doubleheader

Danielle Pubill // April 6, 2016

Over the weekend, the Wildcats took on Cal State San Marcos on the road. The 'Cats dominated both games in the doubleheader. The first game had the final score of 9-1 and the second at 7-4. In the first...

Senior shortstop Tony Roque steps into a pitch during a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Roque’s field of dreams

Anna Baytosh // March 23, 2016

For months, senior shortstop Tony Roque was included in a group message about raising money to buy a team pingpong table. To his surprise, the Chico State baseball team instead invested the money in something...

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...

Junior catcher Dillon Kelley loads up for the pitch in a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Kelly’s homer sparks ‘Cats offense in lone weekend win

Kenta Mcafee // March 5, 2016

Junior catcher Dillon Kelly launched a home run to lead the 'Cats to a 10-7 win over the Cal State East Bay Pioneers, in Hayward on March 3.Kelly scored the first run for the 'Cats after hitting a double...

Junior outfielder Sonny Cortez takes a rip in a game against Point Loma on Feb. 6. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

Baseball team wins first game, drops second of doubleheader

Kayla Fitzgerald // February 16, 2016

On Feb. 13, the Chico State baseball team took on the Academy of Art University Knights for the second and third time at home. Taking the first game of the doubleheader 8-3, the 'Cats fell short in the...

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...

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