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Chico State softball 2020 team photo. Photo credits: Chico State Sports Information

Chico State baseball and softball teams return to the diamond on a limited basis

Jacob Milligan, Reporter // April 14, 2021

With MLB season starting up, Chico State’s baseball and softball teams await their own return to playing games.  The 2021 MLB season has begun and is set for the regular 162 game schedule and...

#20 Kristin Worley takes a swing in a softball game at Chico State. (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)

Kristin Worley: The all-time leading scorer for the Wildcats

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // March 4, 2021

Kristin Worley is a senior at Chico State and is considered to be one of the most communicative members of the softball team. Her teammates look up to her and see her as a role model and somebody they...

#15 Sara Mitrano throws up signs while catching in a softball game at Chico State (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)

Softball gives take on COVID-19 vaccine while hoping to return soon

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // February 21, 2021

It’s been almost a year since the softball team at Chico State played a game. Their most recent game was against San Francisco State on March 8, 2020 in which the Wildcats secured a win 5-3. Prior...

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

Sam Mulock: a pitching star for the Wildcats

Alex Martin, Reporter // 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...

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

Sara Mitrano: a catching star for the Wildcats

Alex Martin, Reporter // 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 takes a swing in a softball game for Chico State.

Reilani Peleti: a softball star for the Wildcats

Alex Martin, Reporter // 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...

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

Softball team bolsters roster with six new athletes

Alex Martin, Reporter // 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,...

#15 Sara Mitrano catches a pitch in a game at Chico State

Chico State softball continues to push through pandemic

Alex Martin, Reporter // 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

Alex Martin, Staff Writer // 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

Arrow VanAbrams, Staff Writer // 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....

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

Get ready with me: Athlete Edition

Matthew Wreden, Staff Writer // 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...

Brooke Larsen follows through a hard swing against Cal State East Bay.

Wildcats sweep the Pioneers in opening doubleheader

Alex Martin and // 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...

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