The Orion

Sam Mulock: a pitching star for the Wildcats

#6 pitcher Sam Mulock winds up for a pitch in a softball game at Chico State
December 3, 2020

Sam Mulock plays softball at Chico State. She developed a passion for the game at a young age because of her father liking baseball. She soon got involved in the game herself. “I got into it because...

Sara Mitrano: a catching star for the Wildcats

#15 Sara Mitrano catches a pitch in a softball game at Chico State (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)
November 5, 2020

Sara Mitrano, a current catcher on the roster for the Wildcats, is in her senior year at Chico State. She is considered to be one of the leaders on her team. Mitrano was born in Ventura, California, but...

Reilani Peleti: a softball star for the Wildcats

Reilani Peleti takes a swing in a softball game for Chico State.
October 28, 2020

Reilani Peleti, born in Petaluma, California is in her senior year at Chico State. She is a member of the softball team and one of the best hitters that’s currently on the roster. A 2017 graduate of...

Softball team bolsters roster with six new athletes

Jade Henry takes an at bat during a game at San Jose's Presentation High School
October 12, 2020

The Chico State softball team, loaded with so much talent already, will be adding six new players to their roster. The Wildcats acquired Shaye Zlatunich, Hannah Dardano, Alex Allen, Katelyn Oldwin,...

Chico State softball continues to push through pandemic

#15 Sara Mitrano catches a pitch in a game at Chico State
September 10, 2020

Before COVID-19 shutdown sports in March, the Chico State softball team was riding a 19-2 record, including 8-0 on their home turf. Sam Mulock and Kristin Worley, who were seniors the previous school...

19-2 softball season comes to an abrupt finish

April 7, 2020

The Chico State softball team was preparing for its next series against Sonoma State when they received unfortunate news. Following a redhot 19-2 start, the Wildcats stood at first place in the CCAA...

Stars on both sides of the field

Stars on both sides of the field
March 21, 2020

Photos Courtesy of Chico State Sports Information The Chico State softball team (19-2) has made a statement so far this season, largely in part due to the play of Kristin Worley and Brooke Larsen....

Get ready with me: Athlete Edition

Head Coach, Angel Shamblin, cheering on her team after another homerun.
March 20, 2020

Before Brooke Larsen steps out onto the dirt of the softball field, you can find her with her teammates chatting at Starbucks and getting prepared to take on their opposing match-up. Larsen always orders...

Wildcats sweep the Pioneers in opening doubleheader

Brooke Larsen follows through a hard swing against Cal State East Bay.
March 2, 2020

The Wildcats opened up a big series at home with a doubleheader against the California State East Bay Pioneers on Feb. 28. Winning both, Chico State extended their win streak to seven. Brooke Larsen...

Wildcats complete sweep over the Otters

Chico State softball team chants in victory.
February 9, 2020

The Chico State softball team won both games of their doubleheader against Cal State Monterey Bay on Saturday, Feb. 8 to sweep their first home series of the year.  The Wildcats showed flashes of brilliance...

Wildcats sweep the Otters in home opening doubleheader

Wildcats huddle in celebration.
February 8, 2020

The Wildcats opened up their first series at home with a doubleheader against the California State Monterey Bay Otters on Friday, Feb. 7. The starting pitcher for the Wildcats was Brooke Larsen. Larsen...

Chico State softball eliminated from Conference Tournament

Bailey Akins had an RBI and a walk against Cal State Monterey Bay in Friday's CCAA championship game. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson
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,...

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