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Rain becoming a problem for Wildcats baseball and softball

Rain becoming a problem for Wildcats baseball and softball

Brandon Downs

March 13, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports

The Wildcats baseball and softball teams have not been able to play and practice how they would like due to this year's high amount of rain.The softball team has had four games postponed and six games canceled this season because of rain. That’s a total of 10 games the softball team has to either...

Wildcats sweep Pioneers after the rain

Wildcats sweep Pioneers after the rain

Brandon Downs

March 11, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

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...

Larson makes history as Wildcats baseball gets back to winning

Larson makes history as Wildcats baseball gets back to winning

Brandon Downs

March 5, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State’s starting pitcher Grant Larson threw the first one-hit complete-game shutout in Chico State baseball history on Monday. The left-hander struck out a career-high 10 Cal State Monterey batters, leading the Wildcats to a 5-0 win and snapping the Wildcats six-game losing streak. ...

Wildcats face fourth straight defeat, fall against the Otters

Wildcats face fourth straight defeat, fall against the Otters

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

March 3, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Wildcats looked forward to redeeming themselves after a doubleheader loss against the Gators in the previous week. They were soon disappointed as California State University, Monterey Bay took both games by seven runs on Friday. “We are just not pitching very well, so nothing is going to change...

Chico State drops two against San Francisco State

Chico State drops two against San Francisco State

Ricardo Tovar

February 26, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State's baseball team took on San Fransisco State at Nettleton Stadium, as the road team in their home park. That was just one of many oddities that took place in this series. These games originally slated for earlier in the weekend but rain delays pushed the series to Chico in a doubleheader...

Larson throwing his way to MLB draft

Larson throwing his way to MLB draft

Brandon Downs

February 22, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Grant Larson, the left-handed, 6-foot-7 ace Wildcats pitcher wants to take his talents to the professional level after the 2019 season. In his 2018 sophomore campaign, Larson had a 6-4 record with 82.1 innings pitched and a 3.39 ERA. He struck out 71 batters and walked 15. “I’m obviously really ...

The Wildcat Rumble: Matt Ferreira’s debut and Wyatt Baxter interview

The Wildcat Rumble: Matt Ferreira’s debut and Wyatt Baxter interview

Ricardo Tovar and Matthew Ferreira

February 22, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Softball, Sports

Welcome to the fourth installment of the Wildcat Rumble of the Spring 2019 semester. Sports editor Ricardo Tovar is joined by a debuting Matthew Ferreira. Ferreira is new to The Orion's sports team and he is here, along with Tovar, to give his thoughts on Wildcat's sports, the MLB season and NBA seas...

Wildcats baseball fight but lose battles in doubleheader

Wildcats baseball fight but lose battles in doubleheader

Brandon Downs

February 18, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Game one: Game one of Sunday’s baseball doubleheader was a back-and-forth rally full of action; with a total of 25 runs between Chico State and Stanislaus State. The Stanislaus State Warriors stepped into the box and immediately started hitting and scoring. The Warriors rallied early agains...

Curless tosses a gem for the win against Simpson

Curless tosses a gem for the win against Simpson

Ricardo Tovar

February 10, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

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...

Wildcat Rumble: Bekah Boyle and Alexandria Tucker

Wildcat Rumble: Bekah Boyle and Alexandria Tucker

Ricardo Tovar

February 9, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Sports, Volleyball

The newest episode of the Wildcat Rumble is trying some stuff out. Interviews with Chico State athletes Bekah Boyle (3:42) and Alex Tucker (19:07), who won All-CCAA Fall Academics. As well as a one-man show by sports editor Ricardo Tovar: Super Bowl talk, NBA trade deadline analysis and much more. Hope you enjoy!...

Wildcats baseball team holds on in game one, shutout in second

Wildcats baseball team holds on in game one, shutout in second

Brandon Downs

February 8, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State’s baseball team split Friday's doubleheader with the Simpson Red Hawks, giving the Wildcats their first loss of the season.Game one:The Wildcats were up 10-2 in the ninth inning of the first game when the Red Hawks came storming back with six runs in their final at-bats.“We need ...

Wildcats baseball sets high goals for the year

Wildcats baseball sets high goals for the year

Brandon Downs

February 6, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Showcase, Sports

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...

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