Navigate Left
  • A pair of hands writing down which songs to add to your playlist next to some headphones and a cup of coffee. Image generated by Adobe Firefly by Itzel Saucedo


    Are Metro Boomin and Future’s collab albums worth listening to?

  • A graphic featuring the jeans of college aged students. Designed by Nadia Hill on April 23. Photos by Nia Hill on Oct. 23, 2022 and Sep. 1, 2023.


    25 years of Denim Day

  • Doorway leading into Kendall Hall where the Title IX office resides on the second floor. Taken by Jessica Miller on April 4.


    Title IX: The state of sexual assault and harassment at Chico State

  • Left Fielder Troy Kent taking a swing in the 5th inning. Taken by Aaron Draper on Thursday.


    Chico State baseball walks it off to split series against Monterey Bay

  • Prom Royalty winners Patrick Jay and Mae Haggard shared their first dance in front of the crowd. Taken by Nadia Hill on April 18.

    Arts & Entertainment

    Chico State gets all dolled up for Queer Prom

Navigate Right
Chico State's independent student newspaper

The Orion

Chico State's independent student newspaper

The Orion

Chico State's independent student newspaper

The Orion

‘Cats split doubleheader in season opener

Junior Wildcat Amanda Cordeiro hits the ball towards left field Feb. 12, during a match against University of Hawaii-Hilo. Photo credit: John Domogma

After mother nature prevented them from playing last weekend, the softball season finally got under way as the Wildcats took one out of two games against the Hawaii-Hilo Vulcans.

The first game was a pitchers duel that ended in a 2-0 win for Hawaii-Hilo.

Freshman pitcher Haley Gilham was out dueled in her first start as a Wildcat by the Vulcan’s senior pitcher Vanessa Salinas.

The Vulcans scored the only runs of the game in the second inning with back-to-back doubles.

Gilham pitched a complete game allowing six hits, two earned runs, and one strikeout.

Chico State’s offense was kept under wraps as they finished with only two hits and no runs.

It took until the fourth inning with two outs for the ‘Cats to get anyone on base.

The momentum turned during the second game as the Wildcats won 4-1.

Senior infielder Kelli Keefe knocked in the first run of the season for the team when she singled to drive in junior outfielder Ashley Huff in the third inning.

Huff and sophomore outfielder Cailin Garmon added two more runs in the fourth with RBI’s of their own.

Sophomore Tori Zimmermann topped off the ‘Cats offense with a solo home run in the fifth inning.

Junior pitcher Brooke Langeloh pitched a complete game to earn her first victory of the season. She finished with five hits, eight strikeouts, and one earned run.

The softball team plays another doubleheader on Sunday against Southern Oregon at home.

Nick Martinez-Esquibel can be reached at [email protected] or @THENickMartinez on Twitter.

Leave a Comment
More to Discover
About the Contributor
Nick Martinez-Esquibel
Nick Martinez-Esquibel, Sports Editor

Comments (0)

All The Orion Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *