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Softball finishes strong against East Bay; Ari Marsh becomes hits leader

Softball finishes strong against East Bay; Ari Marsh becomes hits leader

Brandon Downs

April 21, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

The softball team finished the season Saturday afternoon against Cal State East Bay by taking three games of four against the Pioneers. The team split Saturday's doubleheader as the second game took 10 innings to determine if the Wildcats were going to sweep the Pioneers. Game one   After the Pion...

Chico State get critical win over Pomona

Chico State get critical win over Pomona

Noah Andrews

April 21, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State baseball hosted the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos at Nettleton Stadium this Saturday. In a game that had serious tournament implications for both teams, Chico State emerged with the 4-1 victory. The win moved Chico's overall record to 21-17 and 17-16 in the Califonia Collegiate Athletic Association....

Chico State men’s rugby make final-four

Chico State men’s rugby make final-four

Ricardo Tovar

April 20, 2019


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

In what wound up being a physical game, even by rugby's standards, the Chico State men's rugby team grounded the University of Kansas 24-7. The game was a defensive battle at the beginning as neither team let the other impose their gameplan for very long. It took until the 32nd minute of the first...

Wildcats slip behind Broncos in the first game of series

Wildcats slip behind Broncos in the first game of series

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

April 19, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

What might have been the closest game of the season for Chico State Baseball, definitely reflected the skill set of the team. A pitchers' duel between the Wildcats William Curless and Bronco's Tim Holdgrafer made sure both sides had to be nearly flawless to emerge victorious. “Will did an incredible...

Chico State women’s golf place fourth in CCAA Championship

Chico State women’s golf place fourth in CCAA Championship

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

April 18, 2019


Filed under Golf, Sports

Despite their strong performance, the women’s golf team placed fourth in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Championship.Day oneChico State started off with a powerful performance at Morgan Run Golf Club as five Wildcats ended the day combining to shoot even par over the last ...

It’s Wyatt Baxter’s time

It’s Wyatt Baxter’s time

Noah Andrews

April 17, 2019


Filed under Sports, Track and field

Growing up with a sibling that plays the same sport as you has positives and negatives.On the one hand, you always have somebody to practice or play with. On the other hand, they often become your greatest competitor. And what do you tend to try and do to your greatest competition? Beat them in every way...

Wildcat of the Week: Andrew Lopez

Wildcat of the Week: Andrew Lopez

Noah Andrews

April 15, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Andrew Lopez has been the definition of consistency in what has been a roller coaster of a season for Wildcats baseball. An anchor for the starting rotation, in 11 appearances for the 'Cats, he owns a 1.60 ERA in 50 2/3 innings pitched. Soft-spoken and humble, Lopez likes to take the trash talk, superstition...

Wildcats give Division I competitors a tough time

Wildcats give Division I competitors a tough time

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

April 15, 2019


Filed under Sports, Track and field

Chico State headed to UC Davis in an effort to show Division I competitors what they were capable of. Both men and women’s Track and Field made their presence known at the Woody Wilson Classic as they dominated and posted 23 personal records collectively. Men’s Track It was a successful Saturd...

Wildcats split four-game series with Dominguez Hills

Wildcats split four-game series with Dominguez Hills

Matthew Ferreira

April 15, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State men’s baseball team finished their series with Cal State Dominguez Hills Sunday, capping it off with two straight wins. The Wildcats dropped the first two games to the Toros Friday and Saturday but were able to recover due to a couple of great pitching performances and a more productive...

Softball senior day sweep

Softball senior day sweep

Noah Andrews

April 14, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

Chico State softball honored their seniors with a pregame ceremony before their doubleheader bout against Stanislaus State on Saturday. Bailey Akins, Wendy Cardinali, Amanda Flores, Ari Marsh, Naomi Monahan, and Claire Wayne, (the team's seniors) were able to sweeten their special day by sweeping...

Walks cost Wildcats against the Toros

Walks cost Wildcats against the Toros

Brandon Downs

April 13, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State loses two games as they issued 12 walks and were outscored 17-5 in the first half of their series against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Friday’s game: Not much went well for the Wildcats on Friday as they fell to the Toros 10-2. Chico State’s designated hitter, Alex DeVito, extend...

Bittersweet day for Chico State Softball, split Friday doubleheader with Stanislaus State

Bittersweet day for Chico State Softball, split Friday doubleheader with Stanislaus State

Brandon Downs

April 12, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

Chico State’s softball team wins game two of Friday's doubleheader against the Stanislaus State Warriors, having lost the first game 3-5 and winning the second game 3-1. Game one: Coming off of three straight losses to Cal State Monterey Bay the Wildcats were in need of big plays to get back t...

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