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Wildcats sweep the Pioneers in opening doubleheader

Brooke Larsen follows through a hard swing against Cal State East Bay.

Alex Martin

March 2, 2020

The Wildcats opened up a big series at home with a doubleheader against the California State East Bay Pioneers on Feb. 28. Winning both, Chico State extended their win streak to seven. Brooke Larsen was the starting pitcher for the Wildcats. Coming into the game, Larsen had a 6-1 record with 46 s...

Wildcats complete sweep over the Otters

Chico State softball team chants in victory.

Arrow Van Abrams

February 9, 2020

The Chico State softball team won both games of their doubleheader against Cal State Monterey Bay on Saturday, Feb. 8 to sweep their first home series of the year.  The Wildcats showed flashes of brilliance offensively in both games. They won game one by a score of 4-3 and dominated game two 9-0 ...

Wildcats sweep the Otters in home opening doubleheader

Wildcats huddle in celebration.

Alex Martin

February 8, 2020

The Wildcats opened up their first series at home with a doubleheader against the California State Monterey Bay Otters on Friday, Feb. 7. The starting pitcher for the Wildcats was Brooke Larsen. Larsen is the team’s ace, and she had no problem showing that by striking out five batters, walking ...

‘Cats’ late rally falls short, now face elimination

Brooke Larsen had a rough night in the Wildcats' first postseason game. Going 4.2 innings allowing seven runs, eight hits and walking three batters.
Image courtesy of Sports Information

Brandon Downs

May 2, 2019

The Wildcats softball team started the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship tournament with a late rally that fell short.Chico State took on Cal State San Bernadino Thursday night as the two seed in the tournament. The ‘Cats look to defend its 2018 championship but after Thursd...

Wildcat’s split doubleheader with Coyotes

Amanda Flores pitching against Cal State San Bernadino. She went 5.2 innings allowing three runs (one earned). Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

March 9, 2019

The 9-2, No. 19, Cal State San Bernadino Coyotes came into Chico Friday looking to show the 14-3, No. 6, Chico State Wildcats that they belonged amongst the best in Division II. What followed was two games that came down to the last at-bats for both teams, a 2-1 win for Chico State followed by a 3-4...

Wildcats softball shutout doubleheader, sweeping Gators back to San Francisco

Bailey Akins celebrates her home run at home plate with her teammates. Photo credit: Brandon Downs

Brandon Downs

February 10, 2019

Game one:Sophomore pitcher Brooke Larsen does it all in game one of Sunday’s doubleheader against the San Francisco Gators.Larsen is a representative of the 2019 Schutt Sports/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II Player of the Year Watch List. She proved the hype real by thro...

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...

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