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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...

Wildcats set new home run record in series sweep of Monterey Bay

The Wildcats celebrate following Bailey Akins home run that broke the record for most as a team in a single season. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Justin Couchot

March 11, 2018

Entering the final two games of the series Saturday against Cal State Monterey Bay, the Chico State softball team needed just one home run to tie the record for most home runs as a team in a single season.The Wildcats didn't wait long. In the third inning of game one, Ari Marsh went deep for her secon...

With power hitting on the rise, Chico State baseball is too

Senior shortstop Casey Henderson launches a ball down the left field line Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Austin Schreiber

March 9, 2018

Two weeks ago I wrote criticizing the Chico State baseball team's lack of power this year.Through their first eight games, the Wildcats' baseball team had only hit one home run, and had a .255 team average. This is contrast to last year's team who had hit five home runs at this point and just next door ...

Wildcats continue win streak in Saturday doubleheader

Sophomore Haley Gilham throws a pitch in a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Esther Briggs

April 11, 2016

Not wanting to have another day of games wiped out by rain, the Wildcats were ready to open Saturday's doubleheader against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros at home on April 9. Coming out of a Friday sweep they hoped for another day of victories. In the bottom of the first inning they went up 1-0 wh...

Sophomore hits big flies at right times

Ryan Grady

April 22, 2014

She's been a threat in the batter's box all season long, and being a powerful force in the lineup is nothing new.   Sophomore first baseman Desiree' Gonzalez has put herself in the conference leaderboards and has also broken into the Chico State all-time records. "This has been amazing," Gonzalez said. "Not a lot o...

Wildcats break Otters 19-game win streak

Sophomore first baseman Desiree' Gonzalez. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Emerson Keenan

April 13, 2014

The Wildcats softball team held its own against the No. 4 Cal State Monterey Bay Otters splitting the two-game series by winning 5-3 and losing 3-2 in the doubleheader on Saturday, as well as not losing ground on fifth place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association standings. First baseman Desiree...

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