The Orion

Solid pitching and defense earns a series win

Wildcat batter takes a swing in a home game against Cal State San Bernardino.

Matthew Wreden

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 Limonchi and JT Navarro helped carry the Wildcats (15-7, 11-5 CCAA) to their win. ...

Wildcats hand San Francisco State their first loss on the season

Chico State hitter bunts the ball down the third base line.

Alex Martin

February 15, 2020

It was an exciting day at Nettleton Stadium as the Wildcats took on the San Francisco State Gators in game one of a four game series. Coming into the game, the Gators were undefeated having won their first six games. It did not take long for the Wildcats to hop on the scoreboard. In the bottom of the fi...

Chico State baseball split series against Cal State San Marcos

Grant Larson delivers a powerful sidearm pitch to the San Marcos batter during Friday's game. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Ricardo Tovar

April 9, 2019

Chico State had a mixed bag over the weekend. Coming off of three straight losses in La Jolla the Wildcats needed wins against Cal State San Marcos with just a month left in the season. They ended up winning two and losing two and sit at 17-13 on the season (13-12 in conference). Which is good enough...

Wildcats sweep Pioneers after the rain

Grant Larson delivers a pitch to a Stanislaus State Warriors batter in Sunday's game on Feb. 17, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Brandon Downs

March 11, 2019

Wildcats baseball won three games within six hours Monday afternoon against Cal State East Bay, making it five straight wins for the team. Game one: On Sunday Turner Olson hit a three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning giving the Wildcats an 8-5 lead. In the bottom half of the inning...

Curless tosses a gem for the win against Simpson

William Curless preparing to toss a pitch against Simpson University on Friday. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Ricardo Tovar

February 10, 2019

The first at-bat of the game was a double off Wildcats' starting pitcher William Curless, the next at-bat a single and seemingly right after that a throwing error caused a runner to score-- all before Curless record an out. This is how the Wildcats started their series finale against Simpson University...

Wildcats baseball sets high goals for the year

Wildcats baseball captains from left to right: Tyler Stofiel (13), Alex DeVito (34), Brandon Hernadez (32), and Grant Larson (51). Photo credit: Brian Luong

Brandon Downs

February 6, 2019

The Wildcats baseball team looked to get back into the swing of things after they headed down for a series against Fresno Pacific to start the 2019 campaign. Aside from a rain delay that canceled their Saturday game, the Wildcats could not have asked for a better start to the season taking two out...

Extra innings allow Wildcats to win out doubleheader

Tyler Stofiel hits a bunt and successfully gets to first, loading the bases during the second game on May 4, 2018, against Stanislaus State. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Brandon Downs

February 2, 2019

Game One:Chico State’s baseball team won a pair of nail-biters in a doubleheader Friday against the Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds.The Wildcats scored two early runs in the first inning of game one when the Sunbirds committed two errors.This game was lead by captain and starting pitcher Grant Lar...

Chico State baseball wins on wild pitch in first CCAA tournament game

Right fielder Kyle Blakeman launches a home run in the third inning against Cal Poly Pomona Photo credit: Martin Chang

Austin Schreiber

May 11, 2018

The Chico State baseball team emerged victorious with a 4-3 walk-off win in the first round of the California Collegiate Athletic Association tournament against Cal Poly Pomona. With the score tied at three heading into the bottom of the ninth, the Wildcats were able to get the leadoff man on base. C...

Errors and missed opportunities kill Wildcats hopes against Dominguez Hills

Grant Larson started for the Wildcats Friday night and pitched five innings. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Noah Enns

April 21, 2018

The Chico State baseball team fell short of a win against Cal State Dominguez Hills, losing by a score of 6-5. Errors and missed opportunities doomed the Wildcats Friday. The ’Cats committed three errors that proved costly and left runners on base, including a bases loaded situation that could hav...

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 ...

Tyler Stofiel hits first career home run as Wildcats complete four-game sweep of San Francisco Gators

RJ Hassey watches the ball soar. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Austin Schreiber

March 6, 2018

The Chico State baseball team was able to overcome a couple of early defensive mistakes in game one to complete the four-game sweep of San Francisco State, winning by scores of 7-5 and 10-0. They are now 12-4 to start the season. In game one, the Wildcats got off to a rough start with sloppy defense...

Chico State baseball loses on a walk off

Sonny Cortez warms up, getting ready to bat. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Anna Baytosh

February 7, 2017

On Saturday morning, the Wildcat baseball team was defeated by Point Loma with a walk off win in San Diego. This match was the third in a four game series against the Sea Lions.Chico State started the game strong with a run scored by senior infielder, Andru Cardenas, from an RBI single hit by senior ...

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