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Wildcats hand San Francisco State their first loss on the season

Chico State hitter bunts the ball down the third base line.
February 15, 2020

It was an exciting day at Nettleton Stadium as the Wildcats took on the San Francisco State Gators in game one of a four game series. Coming into the game, the Gators were undefeated having won their...

Wildcats sweep Sunbirds in home series opener with 37 runs

Aidan Rasmusson gets excited after scoring a run.
February 9, 2020

In the bottom of the ninth inning in game two of the double header, Willie Lajoie stepped up to bat in a crucial situation for the Wildcats. Pressure was on. Lajoie drilled one up the left-center gap right...

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
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,...

Larson shines as playoffs loom for Wildcats

Grant Larson stares down a Sonoma batter, contemplating which pitch he will deliver next against the opposing batter. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson
April 26, 2019

The Chico State baseball team won their game against Sonoma State Friday by a score of 4-2. With the win, Chico State moves into fifth place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association division standings. The...

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
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...

Chico State baseball split series against Cal State San Marcos

Grant Larson delivers a powerful sidearm pitch to the San Marcos batter during Friday's game. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson
April 9, 2019

Chico State had a mixed bag over the weekend. Coming off of three straight losses in La Jolla the Wildcats needed wins against Cal State San Marcos with just a month left in the season. They ended up...

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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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...

Chico’s notable sports figures, past and present

Notable Chico sports figures who attended Chico State: Grant Larson (top), Michael Bethea Jr., (left), Chris Wondolowski (right). 
Illustration by: Ricardo Tovar
March 27, 2019

Over the years student-athletes have made the choice to come to Chico State to continue their academic and athletic careers. Some of these students have even moved on to the professional level in their...

Chico’s notable sports figures, past and present

Grant Larson delivers a pitch to a Stanislaus State Warriors batter in Sunday's game on Feb. 17, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson
March 26, 2019

Over the years student-athletes have made the choice to come to Chico State to continue their academic and athletic careers. Some of these students have even moved on to the professional level in their...

Wildcats baseball’s unbeaten streak broken at 10 in doubleheader

Wildcats baseball's unbeaten streak broken at 10 in doubleheader
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...

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
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...

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
March 4, 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...

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