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Chico State dugout watches the opposing pitcher Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Chico State baseball struggling to match last year’s offensive performance

Austin Schreiber // February 19, 2018

With Sunday's double-header cancelled due to unplayable field conditions, let's take a closer look at how this year's Chico State baseball team stacks up against last years. In regards to their record,...

Sonny Cortez warms up, getting ready to bat. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Chico State baseball loses on a walk off

Anna Baytosh // February 7, 2017

On Saturday morning, the Wildcat baseball team was defeated by Point Loma with a walk off win in San Diego. This match was the third in a four game series against the Sea Lions.Chico State started the...

Cody Snider high fives a teammate after a big play

Batter up: Baseball is back!

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...

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

Baseball team captures CCAA title

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...

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 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...

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

Kelley’s clutch hit helps ‘Cats win in extra inning

Bryce Channel // April 6, 2016

Chico State junior Dillon Kelley struts up to the plate with two outs and bases loaded in the ninth inning. The Wildcats trail the Cal State San Marcos Cougars by one run. He delivers a clutch single up...

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...

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 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,...

Sophomore Cameron Santos loads up before a pitch in a game against Academy of Art on Feb. 12. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Cameron Santos hits first grand slam of baseball career

Anna Baytosh // March 1, 2016

Sophomore infielder Cameron Santos hit his first grand slam in a win over the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters 17-9 on Feb. 27 at home.This win was one of two games on Saturday where the Wildcats faced the...

Junior outfielder Josh Falco prepares for the pitch in a game against the Acadmey of Art on Feb. 12. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Baseball team wins second game against Holy Names

Carlos Islas // February 23, 2016

The Chico State baseball team completed a clean sweep of the Holy Names University Hawks after winning the second game of a doubleheader 14-0 in Oakland on Saturday, Feb. 20. After handing out a thrashing...

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