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Wildcats silence number eight ranked UC San Diego

Wildcats silence number eight ranked UC San Diego

Brandon Downs

March 30, 2019

The Wildcats split the first two games of the series against, number eight ranked, UC San Diego, which started with 15 straight shutout innings before the Tritons bats woke up in their final two innings of game two.Great defense and good pitching lead the way for the Wildcats in game one whereas in game t...

The Wildcat Rumble returns

The Wildcat Rumble returns

Ricardo Tovar

March 28, 2019

The Wildcat Rumble is back! With its fifth installment of the Spring semester. The sports editor of The Orion, Ricardo Tovar, is here to give you information on Wildcat sports. With his takes on baseball, softball and track and field. Opening Day for the MLB was Thursday and Tovar gives his reaction...

Chico’s notable sports figures, past and present

Chico’s notable sports figures, past and present

Matthew Ferreira

March 27, 2019

Over the years student-athletes have made the choice to come to Chico State to continue their academic and athletic careers. Some of these students have even moved on to the professional level in their sport.Basketball player Michael Bethea Jr. played for the Wildcats as recently as the 2016-17 season a...

Anita Barker takes a victory lap

Anita Barker takes a victory lap

Noah Andrews

March 25, 2019

The job of an athletic director is often thankless. There's a lot of work behind the scenes that go unnoticed. However, this is not the case for Chico State's Athletic Director, Anita Barker. Due to Barker's constant hard work and the rejection of mediocrity, she has been honored as the Division II...

Wildcats baseball’s unbeaten streak broken at 10 in doubleheader

Wildcats baseball’s unbeaten streak broken at 10 in doubleheader

Ricardo Tovar

March 24, 2019

Chico State's series against Cal State Los Angeles was supposed to start on Friday, but rain once again postponed it and the end result being a doubleheader on Sunday to settle the series. "They've been playing this game a long time, it's not like they're going in not knowing how to play the game...

Rain becoming a problem for Wildcats baseball and softball

Rain becoming a problem for Wildcats baseball and softball

Brandon Downs

March 13, 2019

The Wildcats baseball and softball teams have not been able to play and practice how they would like due to this year's high amount of rain.The softball team has had four games postponed and six games canceled this season because of rain. That’s a total of 10 games the softball team has to either...

Wildcats sweep Pioneers after the rain

Wildcats sweep Pioneers after the rain

Brandon Downs

March 11, 2019

Wildcats baseball won three games within six hours Monday afternoon against Cal State East Bay, making it five straight wins for the team. Game one: On Sunday Turner Olson hit a three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning giving the Wildcats an 8-5 lead. In the bottom half of the inning...

Larson makes history as Wildcats baseball gets back to winning

Larson makes history as Wildcats baseball gets back to winning

Brandon Downs

March 4, 2019

Chico State’s starting pitcher Grant Larson threw the first one-hit complete-game shutout in Chico State baseball history on Monday. The left-hander struck out a career-high 10 Cal State Monterey batters, leading the Wildcats to a 5-0 win and snapping the Wildcats six-game losing streak. “I...

Wildcats face fourth straight defeat, fall against the Otters

Wildcats face fourth straight defeat, fall against the Otters

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

March 3, 2019

The Wildcats looked forward to redeeming themselves after a doubleheader loss against the Gators in the previous week. They were soon disappointed as California State University, Monterey Bay took both games by seven runs on Friday. “We are just not pitching very well, so nothing is going to change...

Chico State drops two against San Francisco State

Chico State drops two against San Francisco State

Ricardo Tovar

February 25, 2019

Chico State's baseball team took on San Fransisco State at Nettleton Stadium, as the road team in their home park. That was just one of many oddities that took place in this series. These games originally slated for earlier in the weekend but rain delays pushed the series to Chico in a doubleheader...

Larson throwing his way to MLB draft

Larson throwing his way to MLB draft

Brandon Downs

February 22, 2019

Grant Larson, the left-handed, 6-foot-7 ace Wildcats pitcher wants to take his talents to the professional level after the 2019 season. In his 2018 sophomore campaign, Larson had a 6-4 record with 82.1 innings pitched and a 3.39 ERA. He struck out 71 batters and walked 15. “I’m obviously really ...

The Wildcat Rumble: Matt Ferreira’s debut and Wyatt Baxter interview

The Wildcat Rumble: Matt Ferreira’s debut and Wyatt Baxter interview

Ricardo Tovar

February 22, 2019

Welcome to the fourth installment of the Wildcat Rumble of the Spring 2019 semester. Sports editor Ricardo Tovar is joined by a debuting Matthew Ferreira. Ferreira is new to The Orion's sports team and he is here, along with Tovar, to give his thoughts on Wildcat's sports, the MLB season and NBA seas...

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