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Chico State softball season preview

Chico State softball season preview

Lars Gustafson

January 28, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports, Video, Visuals

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...

Wildcats softball ends season with split

Wildcats softball ends season with split

Emerson Keenan

April 28, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team ended its season Sunday spliting the doubleheader at Cal State East Bay 6-2 and 11-6. Sophomore first basemen Desiree' Gonzalez slugged her 11th homer of the season in the first game, tying the Chico State record for most home runs in a season. Junior Emily McEnaney went ...

Sophomore hits big flies at right times

Ryan Grady

April 22, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

She's been a threat in the batter's box all season long, and being a powerful force in the lineup is nothing new.   Sophomore first baseman Desiree' Gonzalez has put herself in the conference leaderboards and has also broken into the Chico State all-time records. "This has been amazing," Gonzalez said. "Not a lot o...

Wildcats come up short against Sonoma State

Wildcats come up short against Sonoma State

Emerson Keenan

April 20, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team had a tough time hitting against one of the best pitchers in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, Sonoma State's Amanda Llorena. Only one Wildcat was able to scratch the plate, losing both games of the twin bill to the Seawolves 4-0 and 9-1. The Wildcats held a ...

Softball team pays tribute on Senior Day

Softball team pays tribute on Senior Day

Emerson Keenan

April 20, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

Every college sports career comes to an end at some point. For seniors Alex Molina, Kayla Barber and Scotie Walker, that time is nearing. On Saturday they competed in their last home game for Senior Day. With their parents on the field, the three seniors were commemorated before the game to loud cheers and a big crowd.Parents...

Wildcats win in dramatic fashion

Wildcats win in dramatic fashion

Angelo Boscacci

April 19, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

A wild pitch turned out to be the perfect pitch for the WIldcats in game one of Friday's doubleheader. The ’Cats won 1-0 and a walk off ended game two with a 3-2 victory. Chico State hosted the Sonoma State Seawolves and game one was a battle from the start. Both pitchers from each team were in control ...

Wildcats break Otters 19-game win streak

Wildcats break Otters 19-game win streak

Emerson Keenan

April 13, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Wildcats softball team held its own against the No. 4 Cal State Monterey Bay Otters splitting the two-game series by winning 5-3 and losing 3-2 in the doubleheader on Saturday, as well as not losing ground on fifth place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association standings. First baseman Desiree...

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