The Orion

Larson throwing his way to MLB draft

Grant Larson's most memorable game came in 2017 in the CCAA championship game when he started for the first time for the Wildcats.

Brandon Downs

February 22, 2019

Grant Larson, the left-handed, 6-foot-7 ace Wildcats pitcher wants to take his talents to the professional level after the 2019 season. In his 2018 sophomore campaign, Larson had a 6-4 record with 82.1 innings pitched and a 3.39 ERA. He struck out 71 batters and walked 15. “I’m obviously really ...

Wildcats baseball fight but lose battles in doubleheader

Wildcats turn a double play to get out of the fourth inning. Photo credit: Brandon Downs

Brandon Downs

February 18, 2019

Game one: Game one of Sunday’s baseball doubleheader was a back-and-forth rally full of action; with a total of 25 runs between Chico State and Stanislaus State. The Stanislaus State Warriors stepped into the box and immediately started hitting and scoring. The Warriors rallied early agains...

Wildcats baseball team holds on in game one, shutout in second

Chico State third baseman Kristian Scott attempts to tag Simpsons' Creed Smith in the fifth inning. Photo credit: Brandon Downs

Brandon Downs

February 8, 2019

Chico State’s baseball team split Friday's doubleheader with the Simpson Red Hawks, giving the Wildcats their first loss of the season.Game one:The Wildcats were up 10-2 in the ninth inning of the first game when the Red Hawks came storming back with six runs in their final at-bats.“We need ...

Wildcats baseball sets high goals for the year

Wildcats baseball captains from left to right: Tyler Stofiel (13), Alex DeVito (34), Brandon Hernadez (32), and Grant Larson (51). Photo credit: Brian Luong

Brandon Downs

February 6, 2019

The Wildcats baseball team looked to get back into the swing of things after they headed down for a series against Fresno Pacific to start the 2019 campaign. Aside from a rain delay that canceled their Saturday game, the Wildcats could not have asked for a better start to the season taking two out...

Extra innings allow Wildcats to win out doubleheader

Tyler Stofiel hits a bunt and successfully gets to first, loading the bases during the second game on May 4, 2018, against Stanislaus State. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Brandon Downs

February 2, 2019

Game One:Chico State’s baseball team won a pair of nail-biters in a doubleheader Friday against the Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds.The Wildcats scored two early runs in the first inning of game one when the Sunbirds committed two errors.This game was lead by captain and starting pitcher Grant Lar...

Larson, Beavers throw two-hitter to finish Chico State baseball regular season

Chico State first basemanRJ Hassey tags out Stanislaus State's John Holleran at first base after a wild throw during the second game played on May 4. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Austin Schreiber

May 5, 2018

The Chico State baseball team lost the first game of a doubleheader to Stanislaus State, but finished its regular season with a victory as pitchers Grant Larson and Dan Beavers combined to throw a two-hitter in the second game of the day.Game One: The Wildcats got off to a slow start in game one of t...

Wildcats offense shows up as power surge leads Wildcats past Seawolves

The Wildcats celebrate a home run Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Austin Schreiber

February 25, 2018

The Chico State baseball team that had been struggling to hit for power brought their bats to Sonoma State, breaking out with three home runs in four games over the weekend. The Wildcats took three of four games from the Seawolves, winning 5-1 on Friday, 8-3 on Saturday, and 9-3 on Sunday. They are now 8...

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