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Newcomers revitalize Wildcat baseball

Newcomers revitalize Wildcat baseball

January 25, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

With 26 new players and only nine returners, the Chico State baseball team is back in action. In the 2015 season, the Wildcats finished with an overall record of 18-25 and an unexpected winning percentage of .419. Between the returners using last season as fuel and the newcomers’ passion for the game, ...

Chico’s favorite pastime to return this summer

Chico’s favorite pastime to return this summer

Kenta Mcafee

September 8, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico baseball fans have been deprived of summer baseball since the loss of the Chico Heat in 2002, but the pastime is coming back in June of 2016. The Heat was founded in 1997 and stood strong as a monument to Chico's love of baseball, but was disbanded in 2002 due to the collapse of the entire league.While the He...

Redshirting allows Wildcats to develop skills, work on academics

Redshirting allows Wildcats to develop skills, work on academics

Breanna Barnard

May 4, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Track and field

Cardinal and white are known to be the official Chico State colors, and athletes represent these colors on their jerseys while they are competing. Some athletes choose to be different from the rest and "redshirt" during a season. These athletes do not physically wear a red shirt while they play, but these ...

Wildcat baseball wraps up worst season in 2 decades

Wildcat baseball wraps up worst season in 2 decades

Lars Gustafson

May 3, 2015


Filed under Baseball

For the second time in the past 20 years, the Chico State men’s baseball team missed the playoffs after being ranked eighth in the nation in the preseason. The Wildcats finished the season with a record of 18-25 overall and a .419 winning percentage — the worst since 1994. The problems for ...

Wildcats come up short on Senior Day

Wildcats come up short on Senior Day

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

May 1, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

A day that started with celebration ended in disappointment, as the 'Cats lost their final game of the season to the Cal State East Bay Pioneers, 4-1. Before the game, 15 seniors were applauded along with their families during a ceremony that celebrated the team that made it to the College World Series last y...

Pioneers pillage ‘Cats

Pioneers pillage ‘Cats

Dylan Wakefield

April 29, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Stretching zero runs to the seventh inning, the Chico State baseball team lost their Friday night home opener against the visiting Cal State East Bay Pioneers. The game started off scoreless in the first inning. Leading off the second inning, Cal State East Bay squeezed in a run to open up the...

Power hitter a rock for Wildcats in difficult season

Power hitter a rock for Wildcats in difficult season

Matthew Vislosky

April 29, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Senior third baseman Dylan Garcia has made the best out of an otherwise disappointing season for the Chico State baseball team. Garcia has been playing baseball since he was 5 years old. Influenced by a family who loved the game, his childhood revolved around baseball. "I was always watching i...

‘Cats take doubleheader over Gators

‘Cats take doubleheader over Gators

Matthew Vislosky

April 22, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State men's baseball team took on San Francisco State University in a doubleheader on Saturday after a tough loss the night before.The team won both games in the doubleheader which extended their record to 17-21 on the season.Game 1The Wildcats struck first in the top of the second, when junior catcher Cody Bistline singled to center field...

‘Cats drop 1st game of series against Gators

‘Cats drop 1st game of series against Gators

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 19, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Wildcats came up just a run short against the San Francisco State Gators, losing the first game of the series, 3-4. The Gators came out swinging, scoring three runs in the first inning against senior pitcher Luke Barker--the first came off an error, the other two coming on base hits, --to...

Wildcats struggle in 10-2 loss

Wildcats struggle in 10-2 loss

Lars Gustafson

April 18, 2015


Filed under Baseball

The Chico State Wildcats struggled on offense and defense during a 10-2 loss in Turlock against Cal State Stanislaus. With only six hits and 14 base runners left on base, the ‘Cats only scored two runs in nine innings of play. The Wildcats first scored in the 5th inning with a single up the middl...

‘Cats secure win over Toros Sunday

‘Cats secure win over Toros Sunday

Lars Gustafson

April 16, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State men’s baseball team won one final game for now former team manager Tommy Wigton after his retirement ceremony before Sunday’s game. The Wildcats won 8-5 over the Cal State Dominguez Hills at Nettleton Stadium. With a very strong outing from junior right-handed pitcher B...

‘Cats take 1st game of series against Toros

‘Cats take 1st game of series against Toros

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 14, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

On a gorgeous Friday night for baseball, the Wildcats took game one of a weekend series against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros, 7-0. The 'Cats broke open their scoring in the third when junior second basemen Andrew Carrillo singled to drive in senior shortstop Cody Slater. Sophomore infielder C...

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