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Chico State baseball struggling to match last year’s offensive performance

Chico State dugout watches the opposing pitcher Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Austin Schreiber

February 19, 2018

With Sunday's double-header cancelled due to unplayable field conditions, let's take a closer look at how this year's Chico State baseball team stacks up against last years. In regards to their record, the two teams are remarkably similar. Through their first eight games, the 2018 team is 5-3,...

Wildcats lose their first series of the year

Patrick Pace

April 11, 2017

Chico State baseball lost their series against the second place UC San Diego Tritons this weekend, making the race for first place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association even closer than before. After winning the first game and losing the second, the Wildcats lost the third and final game 4-6....

’Cats win against the Toros

Marc Wilson

March 28, 2017

The Chico State Baseball team bounced back from its first and only loss of conference play in the last game with two big wins against Cal State Dominguez Hills. After winning the first game scoring 17-4, the Wildcats followed with a 7-2 win in the second game of the doubleheader. Top of the order batters and fellow outfielder...

Batter up: Baseball is back!

Cody Snider high fives a teammate after a big play

Natalia Marcus

February 5, 2017

After a 7-5 win against the Point Loma Sea Lions, it's safe to say that Wildcat baseball season has begun, and the team is ready for action.The 'Cats is set to win its second California Collegiate Athletic Association title this season. After ranking 37 in the nation, the 'Cats exceeded last year's exp...

Wildcats win first game of CCAA playoffs

Junior Casey Bennett takes his lead from first during a game against Sonoma State. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Anna Baytosh

May 12, 2016

The Chico State baseball team defeated the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos 6-2 in the first round of the CCAA playoffs in Stockton on May 11. This win gives the team a 1-0 record to start the double elimination tournament. The Wildcats are one game closer to winning the tournament as they only have two more ...

‘Cats seek playoff birth heading into weekend

Junior Stuart Bradley throws a pitch during a game against Sonoma State. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Carlos Islas and Jacob Auby

May 6, 2016

As the 2016 season winds down, the Chico State baseball team continues to push for a birth in the CCAA Championship Tournament and a step closer to earning a spot in the NCAA Championship Tournament. The Wildcats could wrap up their spot in the CCAA tournament while moving closer to the NCAA tournamen...

Chico State baseball team solidifies first in CCAA North Division

Junior pitcher Clayton Gelfand winds up during a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Anna Baytosh

April 25, 2016

The Wildcat baseball team pulled ahead in wins for the CCAA North Division in a game against Sonoma State at Nettleton Stadium on Friday, April 22. Before this game, Chico State was tied in the NCAA North Division with the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters at 15 wins. The Otters have 12 losses on their ...

Kelley’s clutch hit helps ‘Cats win in extra inning

Senior Ben Gamba smacks the ball in a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Bryce Channel

April 6, 2016

Chico State junior Dillon Kelley struts up to the plate with two outs and bases loaded in the ninth inning. The Wildcats trail the Cal State San Marcos Cougars by one run. He delivers a clutch single up the middle off a diving second baseman’s glove to tie the game and send the Wildcats to extra ...

‘Cats take first game of doubleheader

Junior Dillon Kelley focuses on the pitcher in a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Danielle Pubill

April 6, 2016

Over the weekend, the Wildcats took on Cal State San Marcos on the road. The 'Cats dominated both games in the doubleheader. The first game had the final score of 9-1 and the second at 7-4. In the first game of the doubleheader, the Wildcats scored three runs in the second inning, giving them the lead ...

Cortez tops CCAA in runs

Junior Sonny Cortez looks to the dugout in a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Anna Baytosh

April 4, 2016

Sonny Cortez, a junior outfielder, is now leading the CCAA as the player with the most runs scored in the conference. In a game against the Cal State San Marcos Cougars on April 3, Cortez scored two runs, securing his spot at the top of the list with 37 total runs this season.Not only does Cortez hold ...

‘Cats salvage series with final win

Junior Sonny Cortez runs down the first base line in a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Danielle Pubill

March 1, 2016

The Wildcats took on the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters on Feb. 28, hoping to even up the weekend series at two. It was a clear victory for the Wildcats with a score of 6-3. The game began with a one, two, three inning for the 'Cats on the field. In the bottom of the first inning, junior outfielder...

Top baseball hitters share personal insights

Junior Sonny Cortez (left) and sophomore Cameron Santos (right) look on before their at bats in a game against Academy of Art on Feb. 12. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Anna Baytosh

February 22, 2016

Junior outfielder Sonny Cortez and sophomore infielder Cameron Santos have been the table setters for the baseball team so far this season. The Orion sat down with the first two hitters in the baseball team's lineup to talk how America's pastime has impacted them. Cortez: What is your favorite ...

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