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‘Cats season comes to an end

‘Cats season comes to an end

James Groh

May 12, 2015


Filed under Softball

Game 1: Chico State 6 - Saint Martin's 4 With their backs against the wall, Chico State needed two wins to advance in the NCAA tournament and stay alive. The Saint Martin's Saints opened up the scoring in the top of the 3rd inning with a one run sacrifice fly making the score 1-0. However, the Saints lead ...

Softball team secures playoff berth through grit, determination

Softball team secures playoff berth through grit, determination

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

May 6, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

Heading into the last weekend of the regular season, the Chico State softball team was on the outside looking in on the last spot for playoffs. Two things stood in the way — a four-game series with the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros and a little help from the UC San Diego Tritons to beat four...

Wildcat blasts into record books as home run leader

Wildcat blasts into record books as home run leader

Matthew Vislosky

May 6, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

Coming into the 2015 season, junior first baseman Desiree' Gonzalez was at a total of 16 home runs in her Wildcat career. She earned a spot in the record books after blasting two more in the softball team's final regular season game. She tied the existing mark at 20 in late March and in the Wil...

Wildcats sweep Toros

Wildcats sweep Toros

Matthew Vislosky

May 1, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

Chico State women's softball team took on Cal State Dominguez Hills in a doubleheader on Saturday and like the one on Friday, they came away with two wins. Game 1The Wildcats struck first in the top of the first when junior center fielder Alli Cook scored off a walk to junior Brynn Lesovsky, which gave the '...

Wildcats sweep pivotal double header

Wildcats sweep pivotal double header

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 30, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team came with their bats ready as they took both games of a double header against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros, winning 7-1, and 10-6 respectively. Game 1The Toros opened up the scoring in the second inning on a solo home run to make it 1-0. The Wildcats had a couple rallies, bu...

Nothing beats a pair of aces

Nothing beats a pair of aces

Dylan Wakefield

April 25, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

When it comes to poker, the best hand wins, and the Chico State softball team has two aces up its sleeves — Brooke Langeloh and Haley Gilham. Haley Gilham — 1.89 ERA 65 strikeouts (ranked No. 13 of 40 in conference for most strikeouts overall)35 walks109 hits allowed33 earned runs against478 ...

Wildcats split final home series doubleheader

Wildcats split final home series doubleheader

Lars Gustafson

April 22, 2015


Filed under Softball

With five seniors departing from a playoff bound Chico State softball team this season, the ‘Cats split Saturday’s doubleheader against Humboldt State 1-1 during Senior Day. Chico State lost the first game of the day 6-2, but rallied to win the second game in a rare intentional walk wild pitch...

‘Cats tie Friday night doubleheader with Lumberjacks

‘Cats tie Friday night doubleheader with Lumberjacks

James Groh

April 19, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

  Game 1 Chico State got off to a hot start in their four game weekend series against the Humboldt State Lumberjacks. The Wildcats won the first game by way of the mercy rule. The umpire stopped the game in the fifth inning with an ending score of 8-0. Senior third baseman Courtney Brown led...

Utility players’ versatility key to softball’s playoff push

Utility players’ versatility key to softball’s playoff push

Lars Gustafson

April 18, 2015


Filed under Softball

Ashley Huff and Cailin Garmon are the Swiss army knives of Chico State softball and can play a variety of positions across the field. The duo of utility players both transferred this year and in their first season as Wildcats, they have become a key part of the playoff-bound team. Ashley Huff — junior kines...

Rough weekend for Wildcat softball team

Rough weekend for Wildcat softball team

Matthew Vislosky

April 16, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team split its doubleheader against the Sonoma State Seawolves on Saturday. Game 1 Sonoma State struck first in the bottom of the second inning when left fielder Keeley Ray singled through the shortstop, to bring in a run and give the Seawolves the lead 1-0. The...

‘Cats get swept in Friday night series

‘Cats get swept in Friday night series

James Groh

April 14, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

  Game 1   Sonoma State came out swinging to open up Friday afternoons double header. In the bottom of the first, the Seawolves drove in three runs off first year pitcher Haley Gilham. A two run single coupled with an error contributed to the early lead. The Wildcats had a hard...

Wildcats avoid sweep against UC San Diego

Wildcats avoid sweep against UC San Diego

Julie Ortega

April 7, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

On Saturday afternoon the Wildcats faced UC San Diego in a double header. The 'Cats went 1-1 losing the first game, 6-8 and bouncing back on the second game to win, 3-1. Game OneThe game went into the tenth inning, junior utility player Ashley Huff scored first for the Wildcats after Tritons freshman outfielder Kendall ...

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