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Chico State men’s baseball loose heartbreaker in 15 innings to Cal State Monterey Bay

Chico State men’s baseball loose heartbreaker in 15 innings to Cal State Monterey Bay

Katalina Santamaria

March 10, 2018


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The Chico State baseball team played their longest game in Wildcat history Friday afternoon losing 12-11 in 15 innings to Cal State Monterey Bay. The team was scheduled to play a doubleheader, but with the 15-inning game lasting 4 hours and 58 minutes there was no chance game two would be able to be pla...

With power hitting on the rise, Chico State baseball is too

With power hitting on the rise, Chico State baseball is too

Austin Schreiber

March 9, 2018


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Two weeks ago I wrote criticizing the Chico State baseball team's lack of power this year.Through their first eight games, the Wildcats' baseball team had only hit one home run, and had a .255 team average. This is contrast to last year's team who had hit five home runs at this point and just next door t...

Tyler Stofiel hits first career home run as Wildcats complete four-game sweep of San Francisco Gators

Tyler Stofiel hits first career home run as Wildcats complete four-game sweep of San Francisco Gators

Austin Schreiber

March 6, 2018


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The Chico State baseball team was able to overcome a couple of early defensive mistakes in game one to complete the four-game sweep of San Francisco State, winning by scores of 7-5 and 10-0. They are now 12-4 to start the season. In game one, the Wildcats got off to a rough start with sloppy defense...

Stellar relief pitching leads Chico State baseball past San Francisco State

Stellar relief pitching leads Chico State baseball past San Francisco State

Austin Schreiber

March 5, 2018


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After rainouts on Friday and Saturday, the Chico State baseball team came out playing strong Sunday, winning both games of the double header against San Francisco State by scores of 5-3 and 3-2.Both games were highlighted by strong pitching performances, particularly from the bullpen.In game one, pitcher Case...

Wildcats offense shows up as power surge leads Wildcats past Seawolves

Wildcats offense  shows up as power surge leads Wildcats past Seawolves

Austin Schreiber

February 25, 2018


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The Chico State baseball team that had been struggling to hit for power brought their bats to Sonoma State, breaking out with three home runs in four games over the weekend. The Wildcats took three of four games from the Seawolves, winning 5-1 on Friday, 8-3 on Saturday, and 9-3 on Sunday. They are now 8...

Why are steroid users still being left out of the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Why are steroid users still being left out of the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Austin Schreiber

February 22, 2018


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Although many people feel that steroid users are cheaters who don't deserve awards, I believe that outstanding players should still be allowed in the Hall of Fame. Let me tell you why.Only four players were inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame this year: Chipper Jones (97.2 percent of votes), Vladimir Guerrero (92.9 perc...

Chico State baseball struggling to match last year’s offensive performance

Chico State baseball struggling to match last year’s offensive performance

Austin Schreiber

February 19, 2018


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With Sunday's double-header cancelled due to unplayable field conditions, let's take a closer look at how this year's Chico State baseball team stacks up against last years. In regards to their record, the two teams are remarkably similar. Through their first eight games, the 2018 team is 5-3,...

Casey Costello continues to dominate on the mound

Casey Costello continues to dominate on the mound

Austin Schreiber

February 16, 2018


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Senior pitcher Casey Costello came out on top in a pitchers duel Friday as the Wildcats defeated Stanislaus State 1-0. Costello was able to keep the Warriors quiet for seven innings, limiting them to just three hits while striking out four.Costello is now 2-0 on the season, after setting the Chico State...

Dustin Miller’s three-run blast lifts Wildcats over Northwest Nazarene

Dustin Miller’s three-run blast lifts Wildcats over Northwest Nazarene

Austin Schreiber

February 11, 2018


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Thanks to Dustin Miller's clutch three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth, the Chico State baseball team was able to secure the series win against Northwest Nazarene Saturday afternoon. They won by a score of 6-5, and it was a close game throughout.The Wildcats bats started off a little slow, ...

Fresno Pacific snaps Wildcats 15 game home win streak

Fresno Pacific snaps Wildcats 15 game home win streak

Andrew Baumgartner

February 3, 2018


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The Chico State Wildcats dropped the series finale Saturday afternoon to Fresno Pacific by a score of 6-3. On a sunny day at Nettleton stadium Chico State scored first with an RBI single by designated hitter Trevor Steinman knocking in first baseman Kyle Blakeman for an early 1-0 lead in the second...

Chico State baseball start season with sweep

Chico State baseball start season with sweep

Austin Schreiber

February 3, 2018


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The Chico State baseball team started their season with back-to-back wins Friday as they cruised past Fresno Pacific 9-5 in the first game and followed that with a 6-2 victory.In game one, starting pitcher Casey Costello threw five strong innings, giving up one earned run and striking out five.The Wildcats led 1-0...

Despite preseason honors, Wildcats’ Santos keeps individual stats in perspective

Despite preseason honors, Wildcats’ Santos keeps individual stats in perspective

Austin Schreiber

January 31, 2018


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Cameron Santos is a senior infielder on Chico State’s baseball team and was recently awarded preseason first-team honors for the all-west region. When asked about first-team honors, Santos said, “It is an awesome honor. Knowing I have worked extremely hard this entire year up to this opening week...

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