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‘Cats split weekend series

‘Cats split weekend series

Dylan Wakefield

March 7, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

After breezing past San Francisco State on Friday in the series openers, the ‘Cats offense struggled against the refurbished Gator defense who held them to only four runs for the day. Game 1 Chico State threw the first punch in their Saturday morning duel with junior Ashley Huff scoring from third-b...

‘Cats sweep double header with strong pitching

‘Cats sweep double header with strong pitching

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 6, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

Chico State pitchers, junior Brooke Langeloh, and first year Haley Gilham, both threw complete games to beat the San Francisco State Gators in a double header on Friday, with final scores of 4-1 and 10-4. Game 1In the first game, the Gators jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the third inning after a double a...

Wildcats take 3 of 4 games in conference opener

Wildcats take 3 of 4 games in conference opener

Dylan Wakefield

February 26, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

It was a beautiful day for some softball and an even better day to be a part of the Wildcat softball program Saturday afternoon. University Softball Stadium was rocking as the Wildcats swept the second day of their four-game series against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers. Game 1The ‘Cats batted in two ...

Chico State splits doubleheader versus Pioneers

Chico State splits doubleheader versus Pioneers

Kevin Lucena

February 23, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team kicked off conference play by splitting a double header against Cal State East Bay to start a four-game series at University Softball Field on Friday. The teams combined for 34 hits on the day as the Pioneers won the opener 10-5, before the ‘Cats prevailed in the nightcap...

Music pumps up Wildcats’ performance

Music pumps up Wildcats’ performance

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 22, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Softball, Sports, Track and field

Even after putting on the uniform and stretching, some athletes still need one more element to put them in the zone before a game — music. Certain songs fire up athletes' intensity and get them pumped up for a game.Will Ferrell's character in the movie "Blades of Glory" put it succinctly — "It gets the people...

Pitch perfect: Making decisions on the mound

Pitch perfect: Making decisions on the mound

Dylan Wakefield

February 18, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports

Pitchers have endless combinations, hundreds of distinctive styles, but one common goal in mind — strikeouts.Every batter is a different fight, and a pitcher on the mound has to decide whether to take a risk and throw a weaker pitch or set the tone and throw mastered ones. For pitchers, their decisions depend heav...

‘Cats split doubleheader in season opener

‘Cats split doubleheader in season opener

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 15, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

After mother nature prevented them from playing last weekend, the softball season finally got under way as the Wildcats took one out of two games against the Hawaii-Hilo Vulcans. The first game was a pitchers duel that ended in a 2-0 win for Hawaii-Hilo. Freshman pitcher Haley Gilham was out dueled in her first start as a Wildcat by the Vulcan's senior pitcher Vanessa Salinas.The ...

Chico State softball season preview

Chico State softball season preview

Lars Gustafson

January 28, 2015


Filed under Multimedia, Softball, Sports, Video

After a 2014 season that ended with a overall record of 24-26 and missing playoffs, the Chico State softball team is hard at work preparing to get back to playoffs in 2015. “Our goal this year is to get into the postseason. Everybody is working really hard, so far so good,” said Angel Shamblin, hea...

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Alex Molina

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Alex Molina

Angelo Boscacci

December 3, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

Starting pitcher Alex Molina did her best Babe Ruth impression. She pitched and hit the ball through rain or shine. Because of her accomplishments on the mound and at the plate, the former Chico State softball player has been nominated for the 2014 Wildcat of the Year."I had great hitting coaches growing up and I've always stuck ...

Women’s soccer gets past Dominguez Hills

Women’s soccer gets past Dominguez Hills

Angelo Boscacci

September 27, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

Chico State's women's soccer team beat California State Dominguez Hills 2-0 Friday afternoon on the road to open play in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.In the 11th minute of play, midfielder Lindsey Dias took a shot from the right side and it deflected off of a Dominguez Hills defender and went in.Late in the fir...

Softball team reflects on season’s end

Angelo Boscacci

May 5, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

The season ended for the Chico State softball team with a 24-26 overall record and a 17-19 record in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. The team didn't make the playoffs, but memories were made along the way. The highlights on offense were sophomores Alli Cook, Amanda Cordeiro and Desiree' Gonzalez. Cordeiro finished the season w...

Wildcats walk-off for the win this season

Lee Masten

April 29, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports

It’s the bottom of the final inning and the team is down by a run with a runner on third. Step into the batter's box and the pressure is on. Walk-offs have been the norm throughout the season for the Wildcats and some players have felt what it's like to put the team on their back. It may not be the most i...

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