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Wildcat baseball wraps up worst season in 2 decades

Chico State starting pitcher Luke Barker had a strong final year on the mound for the Wildcats with a 1.73 ERA and also won the Bud Hanna Outstanding Scholar Athlete award. Photo courtesy of Luke Reid.

Lars Gustafson

May 3, 2015

For the second time in the past 20 years, the Chico State men’s baseball team missed the playoffs after being ranked eighth in the nation in the preseason. The Wildcats finished the season with a record of 18-25 overall and a .419 winning percentage — the worst since 1994. The problems for ...

Power hitter a rock for Wildcats in difficult season

Senior third baseman Dylan Garcia runs toward first base on April 11 in a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Matthew Vislosky

April 29, 2015

Senior third baseman Dylan Garcia has made the best out of an otherwise disappointing season for the Chico State baseball team. Garcia has been playing baseball since he was 5 years old. Influenced by a family who loved the game, his childhood revolved around baseball. "I was always watching i...

‘Cats take 1st game of series against Toros

Senior outfielder Connor Huesers batting against Cal State Dominguez Hills on Feb. 10. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 14, 2015

On a gorgeous Friday night for baseball, the Wildcats took game one of a weekend series against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros, 7-0. The 'Cats broke open their scoring in the third when junior second basemen Andrew Carrillo singled to drive in senior shortstop Cody Slater. Sophomore infielder C...

Wildcats drop doubleheader

Senior outfielder Connor Huesers staying alert on the outfield during a game against Sonoma State on Feb. 27. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 6, 2015

Chico State dropped both games of a double header on Friday against the Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles losing 7-9, and 3-8 respectively. Game 1It was a high scoring affair started by the 'Cats scoring two in first on RBI's by senior outfielder Connor Huesers and junior catcher Cody Bistline. In...

‘Cats win first and fourth to split 4-game series

Junior infielder Andrew Carrillo attempting to catch a fly ball on March 27 against the Otters. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Dylan Wakefield

March 31, 2015

The Chico State baseball team came out Sunday ready to respond to a disappointing Saturday doubleheader sweep delivered by Cal State Monterey Bay. The scoring opened up in the top of the first with a run for the Otters. The Wildcats responded in the bottom of the inning with four run...

Wildcats lose series finale

Senior pitcher Derek Sesma on the mound during practice on Feb. 13 Photo credit: George Johnston

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 24, 2015

The Wildcats lost the series finale to the number 11 ranked Cal Poly Pomona Broncos on Sunday, 3-7. The Broncos broke open the game with two runs in the first, one in the second, and two in the fourth. The 'Cats tried to answer back in the second with an RBI by first year outfielder Tyler Alev, driving in ju...

‘Cats split doubleheader against Cal State San Bernardino

Chico State's senior outfielder Connor Huesers up to bat during a game against the Sonoma State Seawolves on Feb 27. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Matthew Vislosky

March 16, 2015

The Chico State baseball team ended their doubleheader with one win and one loss in the second day of their four-game series against the Coyotes. Game 1 The Wildcats struck first on the scoreboard when sophomore designated hitter Clayton Gelfand singled and drove in senior third baseman Dyl...

‘Cats kick off 4-game series with a win

Junior pitcher A.J. Epstein throws a player out attempting to steal a base during practice. Photo credit: Zach Aucella

Matthew Vislosky

February 23, 2015

The Wildcats started out their series against Cal State Stanislaus with a victory on Friday. Chico State came away with a 5-1 win.The 'Cats' senior pitcher Luke Barker struck out 11 batters, allowed three hits and only one run as he worked his way to his first complete game of the season. Chico State jumped out to a quick lead with a solo home run fr...

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