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Q&A: President Zingg’s love of sports

Q&A: President Zingg’s love of sports

Kenta Mcafee

April 22, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Orion: How do you feel about our sports teams this year? Zingg: I really enjoyed the men's basketball team's chemistry this year. They didn't win it all but everyone on that team contributed, and they understand that concept. Men's golf right now is as good as it gets, and our decathlon team i...

Wright shines in loss against Broncos

Wright shines in loss against Broncos

Patrick Pace

April 21, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Junior pitcher Grant Wright had an amazing game in a 10-6 loss to the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos on Sunday, April 17. The Broncos had already scored three runs in the first inning when Wright entered the game. He had not pitched anything more than an inning and a half throughout the season, but on this d...

‘Cats take second game to split doubleheader

‘Cats take second game to split doubleheader

Kenta Mcafee

April 21, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The baseball team was able to split its doubleheader against the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos with a 13-5 win in the second game on April 16. The Wildcats' win was due to their strong batting performance, which they exhibited throughout the game.Chico State scored 11 of its runs off RBIs, an effort led by...

Snider and Bistline lead ‘Cats to win

Snider and Bistline lead ‘Cats to win

Kenta Mcafee

April 14, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

After losing the first game of a doubleheader against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros, Chico State was able to close out the second game with a 9-2 win on April 9. A dominate hitting performance carried the 'Cats to their win and was spurred by junior left fielder Cody Snider and senior catcher ...

Zingg throws first pitch, ‘Cats lose

Zingg throws first pitch, ‘Cats lose

Anna Baytosh

April 13, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

President Paul Zingg threw his last first pitch for a Chico State baseball game on Sunday, April 10 at Nettleton Stadium. This started the Wildcats’ rubber match of the home series against Cal State Dominguez Hills. This baseball game was one of several events Zingg has participated in to mark the...

Errors cost ‘Cats the win

Errors cost ‘Cats the win

Carlos Islas

April 13, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

In another great pitching performance by junior Clayton Gelfand, the Chico State baseball team lost 2-4 against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros in the first game of a doubleheader at home on Saturday, April 9. The loss leaves the season record at 23-10 and 11-6 in conference play. Gelfand’s record dr...

Chico State baseball team splits doubleheader

Chico State baseball team splits doubleheader

Patrick Pace

April 8, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

In a make up for rained-out games on March 5, the Chico State Wildcats faced the Cal State East Bay Pioneers on April 5 in East Bay. The Wildcats won the first and lost the second of two high-scoring bouts. Game One In the first game East Bay got off to a hot start, scoring two runs in the first inning ...

Pitcher overcomes obstacles to follow in father’s footsteps

Pitcher overcomes obstacles to follow in father’s footsteps

Jason Spies

April 7, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

For junior pitcher Grant Wright, playing the game of baseball runs in his veins. His father, Scott Wright, is the all-time saves leader at Cal State Fullerton and was drafted by the Pirates. He went as far as triple A, and is a big reason that Grant Wright loves and plays the game today. “I love the ga...

Kelley’s clutch hit helps ‘Cats win in extra inning

Kelley’s clutch hit helps ‘Cats win in extra inning

Bryce Channel

April 6, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State junior Dillon Kelley struts up to the plate with two outs and bases loaded in the ninth inning. The Wildcats trail the Cal State San Marcos Cougars by one run. He delivers a clutch single up the middle off a diving second baseman’s glove to tie the game and send the Wildcats to extra ...

‘Cats take first game of doubleheader

‘Cats take first game of doubleheader

Danielle Pubill

April 6, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Over the weekend, the Wildcats took on Cal State San Marcos on the road. The 'Cats dominated both games in the doubleheader. The first game had the final score of 9-1 and the second at 7-4. In the first game of the doubleheader, the Wildcats scored three runs in the second inning, giving them the lead ...

Newcomer shortstop worth watching

Newcomer shortstop worth watching

Anna Baytosh

April 5, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

What do you call a die-hard San Francisco Giants fan in a Wildcat baseball jersey? Junior Casey Bennett. The shortstop on the Chico State baseball team has proved his talents through his consistent defensive play and focused determination. Bennett played competitively for Capistrano Valley High...

Cortez tops CCAA in runs

Cortez tops CCAA in runs

Anna Baytosh

April 4, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Sonny Cortez, a junior outfielder, is now leading the CCAA as the player with the most runs scored in the conference. In a game against the Cal State San Marcos Cougars on April 3, Cortez scored two runs, securing his spot at the top of the list with 37 total runs this season.Not only does Cortez hold ...

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