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Wildcat catchers display good grip on game

Wildcat catchers display good grip on game

Nicholas Woodard

April 8, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports

Behind the strong pitching staffs of the baseball and softball teams at Chico State is a select group. It's a group that works hard to frame strikes, dig out sliders and nail base-stealers. Catchers. The Wildcat catchers are not only receivers for a pair of league-leading staffs, but they also display the physical and ment...

Wildcats baseball continue losing streak against Cal State East Bay

Wildcats baseball continue losing streak against Cal State East Bay

April 6, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team lost its second game in a row to Cal State East Bay losing 8-7 Sunday afternoon. The score does not indicate how the game was played. The Pioneers of East Bay got out to an 8-0 lead through six innings. It was a rough afternoon for the Wildcat pitching staff. Starter Derek Sesma only lasted two innings, gi...

Baker tosses gem in win against Pioneers

Baker tosses gem in win against Pioneers

Greg Silvia

April 5, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team continued its winning ways Friday night with a 5-1 victory against Cal State East Bay to kick off the four-game series at Nettleton Stadium. It was the fifth ranked Wildcats 11th win in a row. Once again, the Wildcats received a gem from ace starting pitcher Nick Baker throw...

Wildcats dash to success, stolen bases

Wildcats dash to success, stolen bases

Angelo Boscacci

April 2, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports

Standouts Alli Cook and Cody Slader are speed demons on the basepaths. The pair showcase their talents for Chico State's softball and baseball teams, respectively.Cook, who is currently ranked fourth in the California Collegiate Athletic Association with 15 stolen bases, observes the other team's pitcher."I ...

Former quarterback catches break as Wildcat outfielder

Former quarterback catches break as Wildcat outfielder

Nicholas Woodard

March 31, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Today, Ryne Clark calls the outfield of Nettleton Stadium home. But four years ago, his home was on a San Diego State football field. It’s been quite a journey since then. The senior Chico State outfielder spent his pre-Wildcat days battling for a quarterback job for the Aztecs before returning to fin...

Wildcats shutout Gators in doubleheader sweep

Wildcats shutout Gators in doubleheader sweep

Greg Silvia

March 29, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

It was a successful Friday afternoon on the diamond for the Chico State baseball team. The Wildcats defeated the San Francisco State Gators in both games of the doubleheader. The ’Cats won the first game 3-0 on the backs of a five-hit combined shutout thrown by Nick Baker and Luke Barker. They got the scoring started i...

Baseball player breaks hit by pitch record

Baseball player breaks hit by pitch record

Emerson Keenan

February 25, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

In baseball, being struck with a pitch is usually avoided. For senior first baseman Eric Angerer, getting out of the way is the last of his worries. Angerer broke the school record for most hit by pitches in a season in 2013 after being plunked 29 times, breaking the previous record of 28. That record was set by Robby Poole, who was on ...

Sweet sweep for ’Cats baseball team

Sweet sweep for ’Cats baseball team

Ryan Grady

February 24, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Wildcats combination of red hot offense and a pitching staff that only allowed one run made for another successful day at Nettleton Stadium. The 'Cats batted around for 14 hits, recording a new season high during the 9-1 win over Academy of Art. Every starter contributed to the 14 hit day. Rube...

‘Cats dominate in series opener

‘Cats dominate in series opener

Ryan Grady

February 21, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

  The Chico State baseball team cruised past Academy of the Arts Friday 8-2 on a warm day at Nettleton Stadium. Starting pitcher Nick Baker set the tone by throwing six and two-thirds scoreless innings. Baker struck out six and walked only one. The win now puts Baker at a 2-1 for the season. ...

Wildcats achieve Saturday sweep against UC San Diego

Wildcats achieve Saturday sweep against UC San Diego

Greg Silvia

February 16, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team swept a doubleheader on the road against UC San Diego Saturday.   The 12th-ranked Wildcats had two stellar starting pitching performances from its two starting pitchers, Marcos Lara and Brad Lohse.   Lara pitched five and one third shutout innings, allowing only tw...

Wildcat baseball catches preseason awards

Wildcat baseball catches preseason awards

Nicholas Woodard

February 12, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Pitching and defense go hand in hand. A pitcher needs his defense to make plays behind him and the defense relies on the pitcher to set the pace of the game. Luckily, the Chico State baseball team has two of the best players covering these positions. Senior pitcher Nick Baker and junior shortstop Cody Slader lead in pit...

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