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Wildcats baseball team showered with awards

Sharon Martin

May 12, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team took home a conference-leading 11 awards Thursday at the California Collegiate Athletic Association awards ceremony in Stockton. Head coach Dave Taylor was named CCAA Coach of the Year after leading this season's team to a 29-10 conference record and a 39-13 overall record. Tay...

Chico State eliminated from CCAA tournament

Chico State eliminated from CCAA tournament

Emerson Keenan

May 10, 2014


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The Chico State baseball team scored its most runs in an inning since February 2013, but a late comeback wasn't enough as the Wildcats were eliminated in a 10-7 loss to the UC San Diego Tritons in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship tournament. Derek Sesma got the start for the 'Cats and only lasted 2 2/3 innings, giving up five runs while str...

‘Cats come through in must-win game

‘Cats come through in must-win game

Nicholas Woodard

May 10, 2014


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It was a win or go home situation for the Chico State baseball team, and Alex Mistuloff came through. Big time.The junior pitcher threw a season-high 5.2 innings and gave up just two runs as the Wildcats beat Cal Poly Pomona 5-2 to stay alive in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship tournament.Robert Hook...

Wildcats stay alive in CCAA tourney

Wildcats stay alive in CCAA tourney

Emerson Keenan

May 9, 2014


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The Wildcats came back with eight unanswered runs on Friday afternoon in Stockton, winning 10-4 against the Sonoma State Seawolves and moving one step closer to the winning the CCAA Championship. With the 'Cats leading 2-1 in the top of the fifth inning, starting pitcher Brad Lohse ran into trouble whe...

‘Cats come up short in game 1 of CCAA tourney

‘Cats come up short in game 1 of CCAA tourney

Ryan Grady

May 8, 2014


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A game of missed opportunities sends the Wildcats to the losing bracket. UC San Diego topped Chico State 5-3 in the first round of the California Collegiate Athletic Association tournament Thursday night in Stockton. The 'Cats were just 4 for 11 when coming to the plate with runners in scoring ...

’Cats seeking championship title

’Cats seeking championship title

Ryan Grady

May 7, 2014


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With the season all wrapped up, it's that time of the year again. Playoffs. The 'Cats ended their regular season Sunday with a heartbreaking 10-7 loss to Sonoma State, a game that determined the regular season champion. While it was a tough loss to take, it doesn't mean everything. The loss se...

Conference title slips out of Wildcats’ paws

Conference title slips out of Wildcats’ paws

Greg Silvia

May 4, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Photo Galleries, Sports

Photographs by Ernesto Rivera The Chico State baseball team's hopes of claiming the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship came up short Sunday, after a late inning comeback from Sonoma State. The sixth-ranked Wildcats got off to a fast start, scoring four runs through three innings. Ryne Clark scored the first run o...

Seniors bid farewell to the diamond

Seniors bid farewell to the diamond

April 30, 2014


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Hover over the images to view statistics and quotes from each player Nick Baker Photograph by Alex Boesch   Jake Bailey Photograph by Grant Mahan Ryan McClellan Photograph by Grant Mahan Ryne Clark Photograph by Emily Teague Ronnie Galosic Photograph by John Riggin Drew Freeman Photog...

Padilla leads the charge during senior season

Padilla leads the charge during senior season

Ryan Grady

April 30, 2014


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Senior third baseman Ruben Padilla is having a season that has turned some heads in the Chico State program. "This just shows the amount of time put in," Padilla said. "By the time you are a senior, you should have put in a lot of work."The time spent in practice reflects in the results come game day. For Padilla, practice is similar to a game."Taking my...

Pitcher finishes career on strong arm

Nicholas Woodard

April 30, 2014


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As a Wildcat, Nick Baker has done it all. He’s thrown gems on the mound, competed in the NCAA College World Series and earned a sweet nickname along the way. To think he almost donned the Dodger blue. The senior pitcher passed up a professional offer and came to Chico State instead. Now in his final season, B...

Wildcats walk-off for the win this season

Lee Masten

April 29, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports

It’s the bottom of the final inning and the team is down by a run with a runner on third. Step into the batter's box and the pressure is on. Walk-offs have been the norm throughout the season for the Wildcats and some players have felt what it's like to put the team on their back. It may not be the most i...

Wildcats top the standings

Wildcats top the standings

Greg Silvia

April 19, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team moved into first place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Friday night after splitting a double-header against Cal State San Bernardino.The Wildcats won the first game of the day 4-3 behind seven scoreless innings on the mound from Brad Lohse. In game two, the Wildcats' bats fell asl...

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