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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

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

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

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

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...

New year, same mindset for Chico State baseball

New year, same mindset for Chico State baseball

Austin Schreiber

January 22, 2018

After going 45-11 overall and 34-4 in conference last year, the Chico State baseball team has a tough reputation to live up to this year.Winning baseball has been a staple for the Wildcats the past few years, as they brought home back-to-back conference and CCAA championship tournament titles in 2016 a...

Astros and Dodgers making World Series exciting for all

Astros and Dodgers making World Series exciting for all

Justin Couchot

October 31, 2017

A year after the Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years, both the Astros and Dodgers are seeking to end World Series droughts of their own.The Astros, are yet to win a World Series in their franchise's 48 year history, while the Dodgers are seeking to end a 29 year stretch of their own without winning the title. Unlike the Astros who have never won, the Dod...

MLB World Series: How could each team come out on top?

MLB World Series: How could each team come out on top?

Justin Couchot

October 5, 2017

As the regular season for professional baseball comes to a conclusion, playoff baseball has just begun. Let's take a look at how teams may fare in this postseason: AL Wildcard: New York Yankees The 2017 Yankees remind me of the 2014-2015 Kansas City Royals. A young team with some young power but a very strong bullpe...

The Panda Returns

The Panda Returns

Justin Couchot

September 3, 2017

Whether you like it or not, the Panda is back. Pablo Sandoval is back once more in the orange and black for the San Francisco Giants. After an injury-riden season followed by little success in the 32 games he played this year as a member of the Boston Red Sox, they finally cut ties with him and on...

Boo(g) Who?!

Boo(g) Who?!

Justin Couchot

August 25, 2017

With all the negativity surrounding Bay Area baseball this season, it can often be hard to find a spark plug during the final stretch of the season. Believe me, as a die hard A's fan, it is just as hard to get excited for my team as the next. Thankfully, recently acquired outfielder Herschel "Boog" Po...

Wildcat photos of the year

Wildcat photos of the year

Patrick Pace

August 23, 2017

2017 has been a historical year for Chico State sports teams so far. From basketball to track, most Wildcat teams enjoyed a high level of success in the spring. Isaiah Ellis celebrates a win in the NCAA Championship Tournament. The now-senior forward averaged 13.2 points per game last season and emerged as one of the leading contributors...

Wildcats get axed by Lumberjacks

Patrick Pace

May 17, 2017

The Chico State baseball team won their second California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship Tournament in a row at Banner Island Ballpark last weekend. They capped the weekend off with a 12-5 victory over UC San Diego after dropping their first game a couple of hours before. The Wildcats needed...

History favors title run for Wildcat baseball team

History favors title run for Wildcat baseball team

Christopher Hendrickson

May 9, 2017

The Chico State baseball team had a great season in 2017, but how great was it actually? Diving into the historical archives and comparing them to Chico State’s last championship baseball team helps paint a better picture.The year was 1999 the last time the Chico State Baseball team won a Division II...

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