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Wildcats finish regular season on a strong note

Jorge Perez runs to first as Turner Olson runs home in a game against Cal State San Marcos. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Matthew Ferreira

May 6, 2019

The Chico State men’s baseball team capped off its regular season with two wins against Stanislaus Saturday. Chico’s overall record is 28-19, good for third place in the California Collegiate Athletic Conference. The team’s performance this year has earned them a playoff spot in the CCAA...

Wildcats clinch CCAA playoffs in doubleheader against SF State

Eddie Zavala takes a swing in a game against Cal State San Marcos on April 5, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Brandon Downs

May 3, 2019

The Wildcats baseball team traveled to San Francisco and clinched a playoff berth in Friday's doubleheader. Game one San Francisco State jumped on the Wildcats in the first inning with four runs, two were earned. Starting pitcher Grant Larson threw four innings and continued the team's season...

Wildcats slip behind Broncos in the first game of series

#9 Turner Olson takes a swing in a game against Cal State San Marcos on April 5, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

April 19, 2019

What might have been the closest game of the season for Chico State Baseball, definitely reflected the skill set of the team. A pitchers' duel between the Wildcats William Curless and Bronco's Tim Holdgrafer made sure both sides had to be nearly flawless to emerge victorious. “Will did an incredible...

Walks cost Wildcats against the Toros

First baseman Dustin Miller tries to tag out Cal State San Marcos runner on Saturday, April 7, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Brandon Downs

April 13, 2019

Chico State loses two games as they issued 12 walks and were outscored 17-5 in the first half of their series against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Friday’s game: Not much went well for the Wildcats on Friday as they fell to the Toros 10-2. Chico State’s designated hitter, Alex DeVito, extend...

Wildcats drop series to No. 8 UC San Diego

On Sunday against UC San Diego Dustin Miller (25) had an RBI triple in the first inning.
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Brandon Downs

March 31, 2019

The Wildcats lose the series against No. 8 UC San Diego after the Tritons bats woke up in the second half of the series.After the Wildcats shutout UC San Diego for 15 innings, the Tritons outscored the Wildcats 16-2 in the final two games of the series.Saturday's game two The Tritons shutout the Wild...

Wildcats silence number eight ranked UC San Diego

Sid Lacy came into the eighth inning in game one of Saturday's doubleheader and pitched 2/3 of scoreless baseball. He allowed one hit, a walk and zero runs to score. 
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Brandon Downs

March 30, 2019

The Wildcats split the first two games of the series against, number eight ranked, UC San Diego, which started with 15 straight shutout innings before the Tritons bats woke up in their final two innings of game two.Great defense and good pitching lead the way for the Wildcats in game one whereas in game t...

Wildcats baseball’s unbeaten streak broken at 10 in doubleheader

Wildcats baseball's unbeaten streak broken at 10 in doubleheader

Ricardo Tovar

March 24, 2019

Chico State's series against Cal State Los Angeles was supposed to start on Friday, but rain once again postponed it and the end result being a doubleheader on Sunday to settle the series. "They've been playing this game a long time, it's not like they're going in not knowing how to play the game...

Wildcats sweep Pioneers after the rain

Grant Larson delivers a pitch to a Stanislaus State Warriors batter in Sunday's game on Feb. 17, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Brandon Downs

March 11, 2019

Wildcats baseball won three games within six hours Monday afternoon against Cal State East Bay, making it five straight wins for the team. Game one: On Sunday Turner Olson hit a three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning giving the Wildcats an 8-5 lead. In the bottom half of the inning...

Larson makes history as Wildcats baseball gets back to winning

Dalton Smith came from Chico High School and redshirted his first year before making his first collegiate start Monday. Photo credit: Brandon Downs

Brandon Downs

March 5, 2019

Chico State’s starting pitcher Grant Larson threw the first one-hit complete-game shutout in Chico State baseball history on Monday. The left-hander struck out a career-high 10 Cal State Monterey batters, leading the Wildcats to a 5-0 win and snapping the Wildcats six-game losing streak. “I...

Blakeman’s big day not enough to get Wildcat’s baseball the win

Kyle Blakeman prepares to swing at the pitch Photo credit: Austin Schreiber

Austin Schreiber

March 29, 2018

The Chico State baseball team began their road trip with a 4-7 loss to Cal State Los Angeles in LA. Casey Costello started the game for the Wildcats and gave up five runs, four earned over 5 1/3 innings. Sloppy defense has haunted Chico State recently, as they have now made 17 errors in the past four...

Dustin Miller’s three-run blast lifts Wildcats over Northwest Nazarene

Center fielder Dustin Miller prepares to launch a home run in the 8th inning Photo credit: Austin Schreiber

Austin Schreiber

February 11, 2018

Thanks to Dustin Miller's clutch three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth, the Chico State baseball team was able to secure the series win against Northwest Nazarene Saturday afternoon. They won by a score of 6-5, and it was a close game throughout.The Wildcats bats started off a little slow, ...

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