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Baseball’s road to Cary, North Carolina, looks promising

Baseball’s road to Cary, North Carolina, looks promising

Anna Baytosh

March 30, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team is inching closer to achieving its prized goal of traveling to Cary, North Carolina, for the baseball tournament of its dreams. The team’s annual goal is to win its way to Cary for the NCAA Division II College Championship Series. In 1997, Chico State won its first...

Wildcats win close game against UC San Diego

Wildcats win close game against UC San Diego

Patrick Pace

March 28, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Junior outfielder Cody Snider seemed to be everywhere on the field during the first half of Chico State's doubleheader against the UC San Diego Tritons. He was the catalyst in the victory, making key plays at the end of the game. It was a game of runs, with the Tritons taking a 2-0 lead by the top o...

Strong pitching performance leads Wildcats over Tritons

Strong pitching performance leads Wildcats over Tritons

Carlos Islas

March 27, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

In another game featuring strong pitching and offensive power, the 27th ranked Chico State baseball team defeated the 23rd ranked UC San Diego Tritons 7-0 in the first of three games at home on Friday, March 25. With the win, the Wildcats' record improves to 18-6 overall and 8-4 in conference play. Wildcats...

Roque’s field of dreams

Roque’s field of dreams

Anna Baytosh

March 23, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

For months, senior shortstop Tony Roque was included in a group message about raising money to buy a team pingpong table. To his surprise, the Chico State baseball team instead invested the money in something of incomparable value. Since Roque can remember, his mother has relentlessly worked two jobs...

Snider smashes 7 RBIs in ‘Cats win

Snider smashes 7 RBIs in ‘Cats win

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 22, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Junior outfielder Cody Snider led the Chico State hitting barrage with seven RBIs in a 12-0 win over the Cal State L.A. Golden Eagles. Snider started his career day early in the first inning. With seniors Dillon Kelley and Ben Gamba on base, Snider doubled down the left field line for his first two RBIs ...

Chico Heat recruit Wildcats

Chico Heat recruit Wildcats

Kenta Mcafee

March 22, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The semi-pro baseball team Chico Heat has returned and picked up two prospects from Chico State: junior right fielder Josh Falco and junior pitcher Stuart Bradley.Falco, a transfer student from Cuesta College, has only played one year at Chico State but has become a key player in the outfield, starting ...

Senior transfer thrives as new RBI man

Senior transfer thrives as new RBI man

Anna Baytosh

March 9, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

From a Hawk to a Wildcat, Holy Names University senior transfer Ben Gamba has made an instant impact for the Chico State baseball team. Consistent defensive play and a batting average of .351 proves Gamba deserves a spot in the everyday lineup. Leading the team in RBIs with 16 and tied for the...

Chico Heat rekindled for 2016 season

Chico Heat rekindled for 2016 season

Kenta Mcafee

March 8, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

The five-year wait for summer baseball is almost over as the Chico Heat get ready to take to the field, with their first game on June 3 at Colusa Casino Stadium. The Heat, a semi-pro team, burned out in 2002 after their league collapsed. In 2005, the Outlaws took over, but disbanded six years later...

Kelly’s homer sparks ‘Cats offense in lone weekend win

Kelly’s homer sparks ‘Cats offense in lone weekend win

Kenta Mcafee

March 5, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Junior catcher Dillon Kelly launched a home run to lead the 'Cats to a 10-7 win over the Cal State East Bay Pioneers, in Hayward on March 3.Kelly scored the first run for the 'Cats after hitting a double in the top of the fourth. A sacrifice fly by junior outfielder Josh Falco brought Kelly home and ...

‘Cats salvage series with final win

‘Cats salvage series with final win

Danielle Pubill

March 1, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

The Wildcats took on the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters on Feb. 28, hoping to even up the weekend series at two. It was a clear victory for the Wildcats with a score of 6-3. The game began with a one, two, three inning for the 'Cats on the field. In the bottom of the first inning, junior outfielder...

Cameron Santos hits first grand slam of baseball career

Cameron Santos hits first grand slam of baseball career

Anna Baytosh

March 1, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Sophomore infielder Cameron Santos hit his first grand slam in a win over the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters 17-9 on Feb. 27 at home.This win was one of two games on Saturday where the Wildcats faced the Otters. The second match of the day ended in the 12th inning at 4-5, adding a loss to Chico StateR...

Baseball team wins second game against Holy Names

Baseball team wins second game against Holy Names

Carlos Islas

February 23, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team completed a clean sweep of the Holy Names University Hawks after winning the second game of a doubleheader 14-0 in Oakland on Saturday, Feb. 20. After handing out a thrashing game in which they won 18-0, the Wildcats followed that game with a 14-0 win. The win leaves Ch...

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