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Wildcats hand San Francisco State their first loss of the season

Wildcats hand San Francisco State their first loss of the season

Alex Martin, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

It was an exciting day at Nettleton Stadium as the Wildcats took on the San Francisco State University 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 ...

Wildcats take series win over SF State Gators

Wildcats take series win over SF State Gators

Matthew Wreden

February 16, 2020

With a 2-2 count, two outs and two men on, Adam Muñoz stepped up in the bottom of the seventh inning looking to put up the go-ahead runs. Muñoz did exactly that and drilled one to center field to add two clutch RBIs.  “We practice getting that runner home all the time in practice. I was just tr...

Wildcats split doubleheader, snagging the series lead

Wildcats split doubleheader, snagging the series lead

Arrow VanAbrams

February 16, 2020

On Saturday, the Chico State Wildcat baseball team hosted the San Francisco State Gators in a doubleheader. The Wildcats took a tough loss in game one, 2-7, and won a nail biter in game two, 1-0.  These were the second and third games in a four-game series against SF State. The Wildcats won ...

Wildcats hand San Francisco State their first loss on the season

Wildcats hand San Francisco State their first loss on the season

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...

Wildcats sweep Sunbirds in home series opener with 37 runs

Wildcats sweep Sunbirds in home series opener with 37 runs

Matthew Wreden

February 9, 2020

In the bottom of the ninth inning in game two of the double header, Willie Lajoie stepped up to bat in a crucial situation for the Wildcats. Pressure was on. Lajoie drilled one up the left-center gap right past the shortstop for a Nettleton Stadium walk-off to complete a three-game sweep over the Fre...

The Wildcats rock Nettleton Stadium in home opener

The Wildcats rock Nettleton Stadium in home opener

Matthew Wreden

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 to deep left field to extend the Wildcats’ lead 10-2. Navarro trotted around the bases and was met wi...

Baseball Season Preview

Baseball Season Preview

Arrow Van Abrams

February 4, 2020

The Chico State baseball team looks to immediately bring out their ‘A’ game after a 2019 season filled with highs and lows. The Wildcats began last season with a historically bad start.  “Last year was a really different year than most,” head coach Dave Taylor said. “We started out 0...

Orange Coast College baseball alumni reflect on the passing of Coach John Altobelli

Orange Coast College baseball alumni reflect on the passing of Coach John Altobelli

Matthew Wreden

February 4, 2020

John Altobelli was the former, beloved coach of three current Chico State baseball players. Prior to coming to Chico State to play baseball, the three athletes played for Altobelli at Orange Coast College. JT Navarro, Skylar Limonchi and Vince Inman played for the OCC Pirates, who are now mourning t...

Wildcats finish regular season on a strong note

Wildcats finish regular season on a strong note

Matthew Ferreira

May 6, 2019

The Chico State men’s baseball team capped off its regular season with two wins against Stanislaus Saturday. Chico’s overall record is 28-19, good for third place in the California Collegiate Athletic Conference. The team’s performance this year has earned them a playoff spot in the CCAA...

Wildcats clinch CCAA playoffs in doubleheader against SF State

Wildcats clinch CCAA playoffs in doubleheader against SF State

Brandon Downs

May 3, 2019

The Wildcats baseball team traveled to San Francisco and clinched a playoff berth in Friday's doubleheader. Game one San Francisco State jumped on the Wildcats in the first inning with four runs, two were earned. Starting pitcher Grant Larson threw four innings and continued the team's season...

Chico State baseball complete sweep of Sonoma State

Chico State baseball complete sweep of Sonoma State

Noah Andrews

April 29, 2019

The Wildcats swept the Sonoma State Seawolves in a four-game series this past weekend.They capped off the series on Sunday with a 7-6 victory that had everything you could ask for. Stellar offensive play, incredible defense, great teamwork and a heartwarming senior walk-off hit that resulted in a seri...

Larson shines as playoffs loom for Wildcats

Larson shines as playoffs loom for Wildcats

Matthew Ferreira

April 26, 2019

The Chico State baseball team won their game against Sonoma State Friday by a score of 4-2. With the win, Chico State moves into fifth place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association division standings. The Wildcat’s win was powered in part by an elite pitching performance by Grant Larson....

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