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Wildcats win West, move on to Super Regionals vs. No. 3 Dixie State

Chico State softball celebrates their NCAA West Regional Title Saturday. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Katalina Santamaria

May 13, 2018

The Chico State softball team is the NCAA West Regional Champions after a come-from-behind 7-2 victory over Cal Baptist in the tournament final. The Wildcats extended their win streak to 28, their overall record to 53-3 and their 23rd straight win at University Softball Field. In a rematch of yesterday’s...

Wildcats softball earn spot in NCAA West Regional Final with 2-0 start

Wildcats softball earn spot in NCAA West Regional Final with 2-0 start

Katalina Santamaria and Justin Couchot

May 12, 2018

After winnings the first two games at home of the NCAA West Regional, the Chico State softball team has now won 27 in a row and has earned a spot in the NCAA West Regional final on Saturday morning. The Wildcats are now 52-3 on the season.Chico State entered the NCAA West Regionals tournament as the No. 1 se...

Coach of the year Angel Shamblin leads list of nine Wildcats on All-CCAA list

Pitcher Haley Gilham won Most Valuable in the Tournament as well as being named to the CCAA All-Tournament Team. Photo Courtesy: Janna Weiss Photography. Photo credit: Janna Weiss

Katalina Santamaria

May 7, 2018

The Chico State softball team leads the league in almost every batting and pitching category along with some of its top players ranking amongst the top three. Individually all their hard work has paid off after nine Wildcats were recognized with 2018 All-California Collegiate Athletic Association ho...

After 50 years of waiting, Chico State softball’s ‘Team 50’ wins CCAA championship

Chico State shortstop Wendy Cardinali is carried off the field by teammates Haley Gilham and Amanda Flores. Cardinali made a diving catch at shortstop with the tieing run at third base and the go-ahead run at second to end the game. Photo Courtesy: Janna Weiss Photography

Austin Schreiber

May 6, 2018

The Chico State softball team earned its 50th win of the season in grand fashion Sunday morning. The Wildcats took home the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship after defeating Cal State San Bernardino by a score of 3-2 behind ace pitcher Haley Gilham.It was the first CCAA tournamen...

Three home runs lead Wildcats softball in game one of CCAA Championship

Wendy Cordial concentrating while at bat where she finished Friday's victory with 3 RBIs including a home run. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Katalina Santamaria

May 5, 2018

The Chico State softball team continue to prove why they are the No.1 ranked team in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament after beating Cal State San Bernardino 12-0 in five innings in the opening game of the tournament. The Wildcats scored eight runs in the first inning, followed ...

Wildcats softball finishes regular season on 22 game win streak entering CCAA Tournament

Pitcher Haley Gilham winding up for a pitch against San Francisco State. Photo Courtesy of Janna Weiss Photography

Katalina Santamaria

April 30, 2018

The Chico State softball team capped off season play with a four-game series sweep over San Francisco State, extending the team's win streak to 22. Following the weekend sweep, the Wildcats finish the season with a record of 47-3 and have secured their spot in the California Collegiate Athletic Associ...

Wildcats softball team set a new single season wins record with sweep of Jacks

Pitcher Amanda Flores had seven hits, six RBIs and her first home run as a Wildcat in the four game series against Humboldt. Photo Courtesy: Janna Weiss Photography

Katalina Santamaria and Justin Couchot

April 22, 2018

The Chico State softball team improved to 43-3 in its four game sweep of Humboldt State. In doing so, Chico State also set a new single-season wins record, breaking the mark of 40 set in both 1980 and 2016. One pitcher who has broken several records as a Wildcat had another strong weekend in Humboldt. Ha...

Two more records broken as Wildcats finish perfect 20-0 at home

The Wildcats celebrate after clinching the No. 1 spot in their conference. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Justin Couchot

April 16, 2018

Another homestand, another sweep for the Chico State softball team as they finished a perfect 20-0 at home this season. With the four-game sweep came two more records broken for the Wildcats.In the bottom of the third inning of game two Friday, third baseman Bailey Akins launched a home run over the ...

Wildcats softball sweeps Seawolves on senior day in Chico

The four Chico State seniors Karli Skowrup, Haley Gilham, Cyrena Taylor and Mia Quintero all have been a crucial part of the Wildcat's 39-3 season. Skowrup currently leads the CCAA in RBIs while Gilham leaves Chico State as the all time wins leader. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Austin Schreiber and Martin Chang

April 15, 2018

The Chico State softball team couldn't have asked for a better senior day, as they successfully completed a four game sweep of Sonoma State.The Wildcats defeated the Seawolves 6-2 in the first game, and finished with a 2-0 victory in game two. With the wins, Chico State has officially clinched the Calif...

Wildcat’s softball all-time leader in wins signs on to play overseas

Chico State pitcher Haley Gilham has been named CCAA conference pitcher of the week five times this season, 11 times in her career and will be heading to Neatherlands following graduation. Photo credit: Kate Angeles

Justin Couchot

April 11, 2018

After four years dominating in the circle for the Chico State softball team, the Wildcats all-time leader in wins, Haley Gilham, has committed to continuing her pitching career in the Netherlands following graduation.The reigning California Collegiate Athletic Association pitcher of the year was not r...

Wildcat softball topping Chico State record book and CCAA leaderboard

With Bailey Akins' next home run, she will break the single-season home run record at Chico State. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Katalina Santamaria

April 10, 2018

The Chico State softball team has shown fans week after week why it is the No. 3 ranked Division II team in the nation. The team sits atop the California Collegiate Athletic Association with a record of 35-3 overall and a 25-3 record in conference. On top of an outstanding season, the team has broken...

Wildcats softball outscores Dominguez Hills 23-3 in doubleheader to improve to 33-3

Bailey Akins celebrates following a double against Dominguez Hills. Akins tied the Chico State single season home run record Thursday with her 11th on the year. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Katalina Santamaria

March 30, 2018

The Chico State softball team continue to show their fans why they are the No.3 ranked Division II team in the nation. The Wildcats won both games of Thursday's doubleheader against Cal State Dominguez Hills by mercy rule winning game one 9-1 and following that with a 14-2 victory in game two.The mercy rul...

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