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Wildcats lose series finale

Wildcats lose series finale

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 24, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Wildcats lost the series finale to the number 11 ranked Cal Poly Pomona Broncos on Sunday, 3-7. The Broncos broke open the game with two runs in the first, one in the second, and two in the fourth. The 'Cats tried to answer back in the second with an RBI by first year outfielder Tyler Alev, driving in ju...

Wildcats claw away win against Coyotes

Wildcats claw away win against Coyotes

James Groh

March 20, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State took on Cal State San Bernadino on Sunday March 15th. After four scoreless innings the scoring was opened up in the fifth. Chico State drew first blood. Junior infielder James Hatano capitalized off a San Bernadino throwing error putting the 'Cats on the board. Shortly after Hatano scored, junior...

‘Cats split doubleheader against Cal State San Bernardino

‘Cats split doubleheader against Cal State San Bernardino

Matthew Vislosky

March 16, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team ended their doubleheader with one win and one loss in the second day of their four-game series against the Coyotes. Game 1 The Wildcats struck first on the scoreboard when sophomore designated hitter Clayton Gelfand singled and drove in senior third baseman Dyl...

Wildcats overpower Cal State San Bernardino

Wildcats overpower Cal State San Bernardino

Julie Ortega

March 15, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

With a four-game losing streak under their belt, the Chico State baseball team traveled to Nettleton Stadium to face Cal State San Bernardino.The 'Cats broke their losing streak winning 8-0. In the first inning, the Coyotes were struck out by graduate pitcher Luke Barker. The Wildcats came in the bottom of the in...

Wildcats drop both games in double header

Wildcats drop both games in double header

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 12, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

It was a tough weekend for the Chico State baseball team as they lost both games of a double header against the UC San Diego Tritons, 7-10 and 3-4 respectively. Game 1 The Tritons struck first scoring two runs in the bottom of the second against junior pitcher Brad Lohse. The Wildcats answered with a ...

Wildcats experience a rough weekend

Wildcats experience a rough weekend

Matthew Vislosky

March 11, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Wildcats concluded their four-game series on a sour note as they dropped another loss to UC San Diego with a score of 4-2. The game was blown open in the bottom of the sixth inning when the Tritons scored four runs with the help of first year Tyler Plantier. Plantier had a clutch two out double to center field driving in three runs, which br...

Wildcats come out victorious in Capital City Clash

Wildcats come out victorious in Capital City Clash

Kevin Lucena

March 10, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Most home games for the Chico State baseball team take place at Nettleton Stadium. However, for one game in the past four seasons the 'Cats have traveled to Raley Field in Sacramento for the final game of their series with Sonoma State in the Capital City Clash. “When we were pulling up to the stadium, you can see some of the banners...

Trainers key to keeping Wildcats on top of their game

Trainers key to keeping Wildcats on top of their game

Lars Gustafson

March 9, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Sports

If a Wildcat athlete goes down in practice or in a game, the athletic trainers of Chico State are first on the scene. Chico State's trainers are trained professionals who are passionate about sports and the health of athletes. Sergio Contreras specializes as the assistant athletic trainer for the men's baseball team, while Tyler Lesher mostl...

‘Cats flourish in Raley Field

‘Cats flourish in Raley Field

Kevin Lucena

March 6, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Playing in Sacramento Sunday, at the Sacramento Rivercats stadium Raley Field, the Chico State baseball team won in convincing fashion over Sonoma State, with a final score of 7-2. The victory earned the ‘Cats a split in their four game series with the ‘Wolves, improving their record to 6-4 overall in the Californi...

Chico State wins home opener with a walk-off

Chico State wins home opener with a walk-off

James Groh

March 5, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State won their home opener in walk-off fashion beating rivals Sonoma State, wing a final score of 3-2. The first half of the game was a pitchers duel between Chico State graduate student Luke Barker and Sonoma State senior Bobby Raymos. Sonoma State opened up the scoring when junior A...

Wildcats drop doubleheader

Wildcats drop doubleheader

Matthew Vislosky

March 5, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State was looking to continue their winning streak of five in the doubleheader last Friday, but the 'Cats dropped both games against Sonoma State. Game one The Wildcats struck first, something they have done in six of the nine games they have played so far. Senior first baseman Tyler Madrid connected on a pitch fr...

Wildcat leads team, steps onto mound as starting pitcher

Wildcat leads team, steps onto mound as starting pitcher

Dylan Wakefield

March 4, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Friday nights are the new Sundays for pitcher Luke Barker. In his five years with the Chico State baseball program, Barker has played a slew of roles, from the redshirted first-year to the experienced junior closer. Now Barker has worked his way to the top of the totem pole with the Wildca...

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