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Blakeman’s big day not enough to get Wildcat’s baseball the win

Blakeman’s big day not enough to get Wildcat’s baseball the win

Austin Schreiber

March 29, 2018


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The Chico State baseball team began their road trip with a 4-7 loss to Cal State Los Angeles in LA. Casey Costello started the game for the Wildcats and gave up five runs, four earned over 5 1/3 innings. Sloppy defense has haunted Chico State recently, as they have now made 17 errors in the past four...

Chico State Assistant baseball Coach Joe Garcia talks hitters’ approach

Chico State Assistant baseball Coach Joe Garcia talks hitters’ approach

Austin Schreiber

March 28, 2018


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Anyone who has played baseball before knows that hitting is no easy task. Making contact with a 90 mph fastball is already difficult enough. Throw in pitchers who throw 75 mph change-ups, curveballs and sliders that sweep across the plate and hitting the ball becomes even more complicated. That's...

California MLB teams make final cuts, prepare for the season

California MLB teams make final cuts, prepare for the season

Austin Schreiber

March 27, 2018


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With opening day a week away, it's time to start thinking about Major League Baseball again. Spring training is wrapping up and teams are making their final roster cuts. With Chico having no professional sports team, many students and locals are fans of teams from northern or southern California,...

Poor starting pitching and five errors lead to series split for Chico State

Poor starting pitching and five errors lead to series split for Chico State

Austin Schreiber

March 26, 2018


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The Chico State baseball team got off to a rough start in their final game against Cal State San Bernardino, and ultimately lost by a score of 3-11, forcing a series split. Before the game, assistant coach Jose Garcia talked about setting the tone. "It starts with pitching and defense. Will (Curless)...

Chico State baseball overcomes six errors in split with San Bernardino

Chico State baseball overcomes six errors  in split with San Bernardino

Austin Schreiber

March 25, 2018


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The Chico State baseball team split a doubleheader against Cal State Bernardino, winning the first game by a score of 13-4 and losing the second game 0-4. The first game got off to a sloppy start for the Wildcats, who gave up three unearned runs on six errors. However, they were able to make up...

California MLB teams make final cuts, prepare for the season

California MLB teams make final cuts, prepare for the season

Austin Schreiber

March 23, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

With opening day a week away, it's time to start thinking about Major League Baseball again. Spring training is wrapping up and teams are making their final roster cuts. Baseball fanatics everywhere are feeling antsy patiently waiting to see how their favorite teams will perform this year. With Chico...

Yoga proving to be the newest hit for Chico State athletics

Yoga proving to be the newest hit for Chico State athletics

Courtney Chapman

March 14, 2018


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“When I was a freshman, I remember thinking, ‘What the heck am I doing?’ I didn’t understand why we were doing yoga,” said Corey Silverstrom, one of Chico State men's basketball team's leading scorers last season, about hearing that he would be doing yoga with the team. Bu...

Late inning losses spoil series for Chico State baseball

Late inning losses spoil series for Chico State baseball

Austin Schreiber

March 12, 2018


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The Chico State baseball team had a rough weekend in Monterey Bay, dropping three of four games to the Otters.They are now 13-7 through their first 20 games of the season, 9-5 in conference.Game one, which was the longest in Chico State baseball history at 15 innings, disappointingly ended in an 11-12 loss...

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 9, 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...

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