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Pitcher finishes career on strong arm

Nicholas Woodard

April 30, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

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...

Walkoff single in extras finishes series with win

Walkoff single in extras finishes series with win

Ryan Grady

April 14, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

A beautiful day at Nettleton Stadium turned out to have an even better ending. Baseball fans live for the bottom of the 9th rallies and that's exactly what they got.The game was led by Cal State Dominguez Hills 6-4 going into the bottom of the 9th. The Wildcats had its back against the wall, but a big time hit kept the game going. That two-run shot to ...

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 ...

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