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Chico State softball eliminated from Conference Tournament

Chico State softball eliminated from Conference Tournament

Noah Andrews

May 4, 2019

After an opening round loss to Cal State San Bernadino on Thursday, the Wildcats found themselves in a win-or-go-home situation against Cal State Monterey Bay. The task would prove to be a difficult one, seeing as Chico had lost the regular season series to the Otters 3-1. The final score of the gam...

‘Cats’ late rally falls short, now face elimination

‘Cats’ late rally falls short, now face elimination

Brandon Downs

May 2, 2019

The Wildcats softball team started the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship tournament with a late rally that fell short.Chico State took on Cal State San Bernadino Thursday night as the two seed in the tournament. The ‘Cats look to defend its 2018 championship but after Thursd...

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

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...

Softball senior day sweep

Softball senior day sweep

Noah Andrews

April 14, 2019

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...

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

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...

Wildcat of the Week: Brooke Larsen

Wildcat of the Week: Brooke Larsen

Brandon Downs

April 10, 2019

Brooke Larsen is a transfer student in her sophomore year for Chico State who is putting together a great season on the mound and at the plate. In February, Larsen won California Collegiate Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week, and on April 2 was honored with the Player of the Week award. On the mound, Lar...

Otters sink Wildcats in Chico doubleheader

Otters sink Wildcats in Chico doubleheader

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

April 8, 2019

The Wildcats headed to the Bay Area this weekend to face off against California State University, Monterey Bay in a weekend series. Chico State was off to an early series lead Saturday taking the first game. The day was far from over as the Otters kept the Wildcats scoreless in the second game, taking...

‘Cats’ split doubleheader with Cal State Monterey Bay

‘Cats’ split doubleheader with Cal State Monterey Bay

Noah Andrews

April 7, 2019

The Chico State Wildcats headed down to Monterey Bay during the weekend to face off against the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters. With the second half of the season underway, each game is starting to shape a picture of what the postseason and playoffs in the California Collegiate Athletic Association...

The Wildcat Rumble returns

The Wildcat Rumble returns

Ricardo Tovar

March 28, 2019

The Wildcat Rumble is back! With its fifth installment of the Spring semester. The sports editor of The Orion, Ricardo Tovar, is here to give you information on Wildcat sports. With his takes on baseball, softball and track and field. Opening Day for the MLB was Thursday and Tovar gives his reaction on...

Anita Barker takes a victory lap

Anita Barker takes a victory lap

Noah Andrews

March 25, 2019

The job of an athletic director is often thankless. There's a lot of work behind the scenes that go unnoticed. However, this is not the case for Chico State's Athletic Director, Anita Barker. Due to Barker's constant hard work and the rejection of mediocrity, she has been honored as the Division II...

Rain becoming a problem for Wildcats baseball and softball

Rain becoming a problem for Wildcats baseball and softball

Brandon Downs

March 13, 2019

The Wildcats baseball and softball teams have not been able to play and practice how they would like due to this year's high amount of rain.The softball team has had four games postponed and six games canceled this season because of rain. That’s a total of 10 games the softball team has to either...

Wildcat’s split doubleheader with Coyotes

Wildcat’s split doubleheader with Coyotes

March 9, 2019

The 9-2, No. 19, Cal State San Bernadino Coyotes came into Chico Friday looking to show the 14-3, No. 6, Chico State Wildcats that they belonged amongst the best in Division II. What followed was two games that came down to the last at-bats for both teams, a 2-1 win for Chico State followed by a 3-4...

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