The Orion

Chico State battles Sunbirds in season opener

Matthew Vislosky

February 16, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State Wildcats took on Fresno Pacific in a double header, with both teams coming away with a win. Game one: The wildcats jumped out to a quick lead in the third inning when senior Danny Miller drove in two runs off of a single, giving the Wildcats a 2-0 lead. The Wildcats held the lea...

‘Cats fall in season opener

‘Cats fall in season opener

Breanna Barnard

February 15, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team entered in their first game of the season playing against Fresno Pacific in their home territory with the 'Cats losing 1-2.The game consisted of many no hits no runs from both teams with little action. In the bottom of the ninth inning, the Sunbirds finally made a comeback with first year infielder Nat...

Senior catcher thrives in Wildcat baseball program

Senior catcher thrives in Wildcat baseball program

Dylan Wakefield

February 3, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

In baseball every ground ball and pop fly counts, every at-bat sends a message and every practice is the difference between playing a part in the starting lineup or not. According to Dave Taylor, the baseball team's head coach, returning senior catcher Peter Miller has made all of his opportunities count since ...

Chico State baseball team season preview

Chico State baseball team season preview

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

January 28, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The taste of sunflower seeds, the smell of pine tar and the sweet sound of the crack of a bat; it’s baseball season. The players are eager to get back into action as they hope to build on their success from last year. The 'Cats are seeking their second consecutive appearance in the Division...

Wildcat athletes’ game-day superstitions

Wildcat athletes’ game-day superstitions

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

January 26, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Sports

All throughout sports there are strange superstitions or out of the ordinary game-day routines. There are some universal ones that everyone follows. For example, in baseball, if a pitcher is throwing a no-hitter, no one is allowed to talk to him in between innings when he...

Baker, Furner named Wildcats of the Year

Baker, Furner named Wildcats of the Year

Nicholas Woodard

December 14, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Soccer, Sports

The inaugural Orion Sports Wildcat of the Year voting has come to a close. And with that, the first Wildcats of the Year have been selected.Nick Baker is your 2014 male Wildcat of the Year, and Brianna Furner has been named as your 2014 female Wildcat of the Year. Baker, a former pitcher on the Chico...

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Nick Baker

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Nick Baker

Emerson Keenan

November 18, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

When athletes are deciding where to go to school, it sometimes comes down to where they can make the biggest impact right off the bat. For former Wildcat pitching ace Nick Baker, that was just one of the reasons he chose Chico State.Baker is currently a candidate for the 2014 Orion Sports Wildcat of the Year, after going 10-2 in 16 sta...

Former Wildcat ace impresses in the minors

Former Wildcat ace impresses in the minors

Jose Olivar

September 3, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Getting off to a great start is something former Chico State pitcher Nick Baker has been accustomed to throughout his career. During his first season in 2011 with the Wildcats, he posted nine wins out of the 12 games he started, the most out of any pitcher on the team that same year. The...

’Cats eliminated from College World Series

’Cats eliminated from College World Series

Nicholas Woodard

May 26, 2014


Filed under Baseball, News, Sports

  The Chico State baseball team was eliminated from the NCAA Division II College World Series with a 14-6 loss to Tampa Monday in Cary, North Carolina. Tampa had 19 hits on the day, a season-high for Chico State pitchers. The 'Cats also committed four errors in the contest. At one point, Chico State was down 8-2 to...

Chico State falls in College World Series opener

Chico State falls in College World Series opener

Nicholas Woodard

May 24, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team opened the NCAA Division II College World Series with a 6-4 loss to Lander on Saturday in Cary, North Carolina. The Wildcats matched up to Lander, the nation's leader in many offensive categories, for much of the game. But at the end, the reason for the opening loss was plain and simple: errors.Chico State pitcher...

‘Cats crowned West Region champs

‘Cats crowned West Region champs

Nicholas Woodard

May 18, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

On a weekend where many students were graduating to the next chapter of their lives, the Chico State baseball team was moving on to the next chapter of their season.The Wildcats won the NCAA West Region Championship with a 3-1 win over UC San Diego on Sunday, and by doing so punched their tickets for the Division II...

Chico State gets past California Baptist

Chico State gets past California Baptist

Nicholas Woodard

May 16, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Marcos Lara got two runs of support Friday night in San Diego. He probably only needed one.The right hander threw seven shutout innings as the Chico State baseball team beat California Baptist 2-0 in the NCAA West Regional. Lara scattered six hits and struck out four on the night. The Wildcat offense ba...

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