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Baseball player breaks hit by pitch record

Baseball player breaks hit by pitch record

Emerson Keenan

February 25, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

In baseball, being struck with a pitch is usually avoided. For senior first baseman Eric Angerer, getting out of the way is the last of his worries. Angerer broke the school record for most hit by pitches in a season in 2013 after being plunked 29 times, breaking the previous record of 28. That record was set by Robby Poole, who was on ...

New Wildcat athletes start strong

New Wildcat athletes start strong

Lee Masten

February 25, 2014


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Playing the first game for a new team is a unique experience for athletes. It's like starting a new job — a player must perform at a high level in order to gain respect from their teammates and coaches.A few players recently found out firsthand what that pressure is like. “I was definitely...

Sweet sweep for ’Cats baseball team

Sweet sweep for ’Cats baseball team

Ryan Grady

February 24, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Wildcats combination of red hot offense and a pitching staff that only allowed one run made for another successful day at Nettleton Stadium. The 'Cats batted around for 14 hits, recording a new season high during the 9-1 win over Academy of Art. Every starter contributed to the 14 hit day. Rube...

Student athletic trainers learn by treating teams

Student athletic trainers learn by treating teams

benjamin marquez

February 24, 2014


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Athletic trainers may be mistaken for Bobby Boucher-type water boys during games, but Chico State graduate students do way more than provide H2O. Scott Barker, head athletic trainer at Chico State with 23 years of experience, got his undergraduate and master’s degree at the University of Arizona. Barker teaches in the graduate program...

Athletes prepare for high-pressure situations

Athletes prepare for high-pressure situations

Sergio Sanchez

February 24, 2014


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The bases are loaded with nobody out and the cleanup hitter steps into the batter's box. On the court, there are five seconds left on the clock and the team is down by a bucket. These are examples of pressure situations teams and athletes go through during a season. Practice and mental preparation help Chico ...

Women lose Saturday to Cal State East Bay

Women lose Saturday to Cal State East Bay

benjamin marquez

February 23, 2014


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The Chico State women's basketball team came up short Saturday in a tough loss 63-60 to Cal State East Bay. In the first half, the Pioneers and the Wildcats traded runs of 12 and 11 points in a tight game 30-24 at halftime. In the second half, the 'Cats battled back to gain an early lead 36-34 with the help o...

’Cats win final road game of regular season

’Cats win final road game of regular season

Sergio Sanchez

February 23, 2014


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The Chico State men's basketball team won its final regular season road game against Cal State East Bay Saturday night by a final score of 70-56.The 'Cats were led by seniors Amir Carraway, Rashad Parker and Sean Park. All three contributed to the final 18 points of the game for Chico State. The Pioneers kept the g...

Wildcats softball team wins series, splits doubleheader on Saturday

Wildcats softball team wins series, splits doubleheader on Saturday

Emerson Keenan

February 22, 2014


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On Saturday afternoon, the Chico State softball team got the clutch hit it needed in the first game of a doubleheader and won 2-0, but during the second game they couldn't overcome a five run deficit, on the way to a 11-3 loss to the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors. The Wildcats won the four game series 3-1 against ...

Win puts women’s basketball team in second place

Win puts women’s basketball team in second place

benjamin marquez

February 22, 2014


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The Chico State women's basketball team held off Cal State Monterey Bay with a big road victory 64-56. On the road, the Wildcats stayed resilient and took sole possession of second place in the CCAA.In the first half, it was a low scoring affair with both teams trading buckets but the 'Cats held a 28-27 ha...

Wildcats victory punches ticket into championship tournament

Wildcats victory punches ticket into championship tournament

Sergio Sanchez

February 22, 2014


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The Chico State men's basketball team would not let Cal State Monterey Bay upset the team again as the 'Cats held on to win Friday in a close game 87-80.It was earlier in the season when Cal State Monterey Bay came to Acker Gym and stunned Chico State by going on a 15-2 run with just over four minutes to go in the game. Ending it with a 3-pointe...

Softball sweeps doubleheader at home

Softball sweeps doubleheader at home

Angelo Boscacci

February 21, 2014


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The Wildcats softball team hit for a combined 19 hits Friday on their way to beating the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors 7-2 and 4-1 at home. The first game started wild as both pitchers had command issues in the first inning. The Cats' first batter Sammi Ridgway walked on four straight pitches. Things star...

‘Cats dominate in series opener

‘Cats dominate in series opener

Ryan Grady

February 21, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

  The Chico State baseball team cruised past Academy of the Arts Friday 8-2 on a warm day at Nettleton Stadium. Starting pitcher Nick Baker set the tone by throwing six and two-thirds scoreless innings. Baker struck out six and walked only one. The win now puts Baker at a 2-1 for the season. ...

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