The Orion

Solid pitching and defense earns a series win

Wildcat batter takes a swing in a home game against Cal State San Bernardino.
March 9, 2020

The Wildcats picked up a series win at Nettleton Stadium on Sunday after taking down the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes 9-0. This makes for back-to-back series wins for the Wildcats.     Skylar...

The Wildcats rock Nettleton Stadium in home opener

The Wildcats cheer their teammates on.
February 8, 2020

JT Navarro stepped up to the plate in the the top of the third inning with the bases loaded and a four run lead. Navarro wasted no time, swung at the first pitch he saw and blasted a towering moon shot...

Chico State get critical win over Pomona

Larson went all nine innings, allowing four hits, one unearned run and securing the win for the Wildcats . Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson
April 21, 2019

Chico State baseball hosted the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos at Nettleton Stadium this Saturday. In a game that had serious tournament implications for both teams, Chico State emerged with the 4-1 victory. The...

Rain becoming a problem for Wildcats baseball and softball

Rain flooded the tarp on the softball field after a thunderstorm. Photo credit: Brandon Downs
March 13, 2019

The Wildcats baseball and softball teams have not been able to play and practice how they would like due to this year's high amount of rain.The softball team has had four games postponed and six games...

Wildcats face fourth straight defeat, fall against the Otters

Dustin Miller batting at the top of the second inning against Cal State Monterey Bay on Friday, Mar. 1, 2019. Photo credit: Lucero Del Rayo-Nava
March 3, 2019

The Wildcats looked forward to redeeming themselves after a doubleheader loss against the Gators in the previous week. They were soon disappointed as California State University, Monterey Bay took both...

TBT: Chico State athlete looks back on Make-A-Wish event

Four-year-old Davan Jones receives her gift as student athletes look on. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen
May 5, 2016

I stood alongside my peers on the Nettleton Stadium baseball field anticipating the arrival of a very important four-year-old girl. I was surrounded by fellow student athletes who were all there for the...

Chico State baseball team splits doubleheader

Senior Ben Gamba waits for the ball in a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus
April 8, 2016

In a make up for rained-out games on March 5, the Chico State Wildcats faced the Cal State East Bay Pioneers on April 5 in East Bay. The Wildcats won the first and lost the second of two high-scoring bouts....

Roque’s field of dreams

Senior shortstop Tony Roque steps into a pitch during a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus
March 23, 2016

For months, senior shortstop Tony Roque was included in a group message about raising money to buy a team pingpong table. To his surprise, the Chico State baseball team instead invested the money in something...

Chico Heat rekindled for 2016 season

Chico Heat co-owners Pat Gillick, left, and Steve Nettleton, center, with Heat mascot Heater the Dragon. Photo credit: Chico Heat
March 8, 2016

The five-year wait for summer baseball is almost over as the Chico Heat get ready to take to the field, with their first game on June 3 at Colusa Casino Stadium. The Heat, a semi-pro team, burned out...

Baseball team wins opening day with a walk-off

Tony Roque jumps high to catch the ball during a scrimmage on Jan. 21. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus
January 31, 2016

Chico State men's baseball team won its home opener at Nettleton Stadium against the Menlo College Oaks with a walk-off in the bottom of the 9th inning. This win kicks off men's baseball with a pre-conference...

Chico Heat returns to Nettleton Stadium

Chico Heat co-owners Pat Gillick, left, and Steve Nettleton, center, with Heat mascot Heater the Dragon. Photo courtesy of Chico Heat.
December 9, 2014

After a short lived drought, summer baseball will be back in Chico in 2016 with the reintroduction of the Chico Heat. The announcement for return of the formerly-independent professional team was made...

Students scramble to fix plans for visiting family and friends

Inforgraphic by Liz Coffee
January 29, 2014

This year, only five guests per one graduating student will be allowed to enter Nettleton Stadium for the Chico State commencement in May.Every year, about 10,000 guests fill the stadium each day on Sat....

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