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Wildcat wins Pitching Hero of the Week

Wildcat wins Pitching Hero of the Week

Anna Baytosh

May 14, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Hero status has been awarded to Dalton Erb, a junior pitcher for the Chico State Wildcats.As the first player to throw a complete game in the 2016 Wildcat season, Erb earned Division II Baseball Pitching Hero of the Week by Hero Sports on April 29. Erb pitched nine shutout innings at Nettleton Stadiu...

Wildcats lose game in final inning

Wildcats lose game in final inning

Gabriella Bermudez

May 13, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team lost its second game in the CCAA Championship Tournament. The 'Cats took the field against the UC San Diego Tritons in Stockton on Wednesday, May 12. Although the Wildcats held the lead over the majority of the game, in the final inning, UC San Diego came back to take ov...

Wildcats win first game of CCAA playoffs

Wildcats win first game of CCAA playoffs

Anna Baytosh

May 12, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team defeated the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos 6-2 in the first round of the CCAA playoffs in Stockton on May 11. This win gives the team a 1-0 record to start the double elimination tournament. The Wildcats are one game closer to winning the tournament as they only have two more ...

Baseball team squeaks into CCAA tournament

Baseball team squeaks into CCAA tournament

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

May 10, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State baseball team secured the sixth and final seed of the CCAA tournament with a 6-0 win over the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors on Saturday, May 7. Heading into the final four games of the season, the 'Cats just needed one win to clinch a spot in the postseason. After dropping the first two ga...

‘Cats seek playoff birth heading into weekend

‘Cats seek playoff birth heading into weekend

Carlos Islas and Jacob Auby

May 6, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

As the 2016 season winds down, the Chico State baseball team continues to push for a birth in the CCAA Championship Tournament and a step closer to earning a spot in the NCAA Championship Tournament. The Wildcats could wrap up their spot in the CCAA tournament while moving closer to the NCAA tournamen...

‘Cats drop in CCAA standings

‘Cats drop in CCAA standings

Anna Baytosh

May 3, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team dropped from first to third in the North Division of the CCAA as a result of a 2-2 split series against San Francisco State on Sunday, May 1.Coming home with nothing but a tie, Chico State now has an overall record of 30-16 and a conference record of 20-14. This is one mo...

Coach Taylor: ‘I have the best job in the country’

Coach Taylor: ‘I have the best job in the country’

Jason Spies

May 3, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

When Chico State baseball head coach Dave Taylor sits new players down to explain how the program and the team dynamic works, he promises to help them achieve two things. One, that they will graduate in four years with a degree and he will do everything he can to help them. Two, that they will play in...

Idaho native provides spark for baseball team

Idaho native provides spark for baseball team

Patrick Pace

May 2, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

When asked to describe the Chico State baseball team’s season this year, junior outfielder Cody Snider replied with one word: “Energetic.” Snider has been one of the catalysts for a team that is currently in second place in the CCAA North Division. He is known among his teammates for giving...

Opening day is a holiday

Opening day is a holiday

Carlos Islas

April 28, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

It is pretty difficult to explain what opening day means. First and foremost, it is not just another ordinary day and it doesn’t matter what day it falls on. The only thing that matters on opening day is baseball. Everything else is just noise in the background. Opening day signals the return of...

Gelfand’s method to throwing heat

Gelfand’s method to throwing heat

Danielle Pubill

April 27, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Pitching is a rare art form and is difficult at almost any level. With 81 innings pitched overall, junior right-handed pitcher Clayton Gelfand has given up only 62 hits and 25 runs. He has also struck out 73 batters this season. According to Gelfand, he has been pitching since he can remember. His...

Erb throws complete game shutout

Erb throws complete game shutout

Anna Baytosh

April 26, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

In a game against Sonoma State on Sunday, April 24 at Nettleton Stadium, junior pitcher Dalton Erb threw a complete game, pitching nine shutout frames for the 6-0 win and the series win 3-1.This was the final game in which nine seniors played as Wildcats for the Chico State baseball team. The first pitc...

‘Cats split doubleheader in CCAA matchup

‘Cats split doubleheader in CCAA matchup

Kenta Mcafee

April 26, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

A split doubleheader on Saturday, April 23 left the 'Cats with a 2-1 game advantage over the Sonoma State Seawolves in their four-game series.Game 1The 'Cats got ahead early due to three RBIs by juniors Dillon Kelly, Cody Snider and Josh Falco, to give Chico State a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Ano...

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