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Bittersweet day for Chico State Softball, split Friday doubleheader with Stanislaus State

Naomi Monahan picked up her third win of the season. She currently has a 2.91 ERA in 33 2/3 innings for the Wildcats. Photo credit: Brandon Downs

Brandon Downs

April 12, 2019

Chico State’s softball team wins game two of Friday's doubleheader against the Stanislaus State Warriors, having lost the first game 3-5 and winning the second game 3-1. Game one: Coming off of three straight losses to Cal State Monterey Bay the Wildcats were in need of big plays to get back t...

Wildcat of the Week: Brooke Larsen

Larsen also excels in batting and owns a .316 batting average on the season in 64 plate appearances. She slugs .406 and has a .313 on-base percentage. She has 20 hits with 12 RBIs. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Brandon Downs

April 10, 2019

Brooke Larsen is a transfer student in her sophomore year for Chico State who is putting together a great season on the mound and at the plate. In February, Larsen won California Collegiate Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week, and on April 2 was honored with the Player of the Week award. On the mound, Lar...

Otters sink Wildcats in Chico doubleheader

Brooke Larsen up at home plate batting at University Softball field. Photo Courtesy of Sports Information/ Skip Reager

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

April 8, 2019

The Wildcats headed to the Bay Area this weekend to face off against California State University, Monterey Bay in a weekend series. Chico State was off to an early series lead Saturday taking the first game. The day was far from over as the Otters kept the Wildcats scoreless in the second game, taking...

‘Cats’ split doubleheader with Cal State Monterey Bay

Wendy Cordial concentrating while at-bat where she finished Friday's victory with 3 RBIs including a home run against Cal State San Bernardino on May 5, 2018. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Noah Andrews

April 7, 2019

The Chico State Wildcats headed down to Monterey Bay during the weekend to face off against the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters. With the second half of the season underway, each game is starting to shape a picture of what the postseason and playoffs in the California Collegiate Athletic Association...

The Wildcat Rumble returns

Digital Art By Claire Bang

The Wildcat Rumble discusses Chico State baseball, softball and track and field. As well as the MLB and NBA seasons.

Ricardo Tovar

March 28, 2019

The Wildcat Rumble is back! With its fifth installment of the Spring semester. The sports editor of The Orion, Ricardo Tovar, is here to give you information on Wildcat sports. With his takes on baseball, softball and track and field. Opening Day for the MLB was Thursday and Tovar gives his reaction...

Anita Barker takes a victory lap

Anita Barker is one of nine women ever selected for the Division II West Region Athletic Director of the Year Award. She has worked for Chico State for 17 years alongside her husband, Scott Barker, the head athletic trainer. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Noah Andrews

March 25, 2019

The job of an athletic director is often thankless. There's a lot of work behind the scenes that go unnoticed. However, this is not the case for Chico State's Athletic Director, Anita Barker. Due to Barker's constant hard work and the rejection of mediocrity, she has been honored as the Division II...

Rain becoming a problem for Wildcats baseball and softball

Rain flooded the tarp on the softball field after a thunderstorm. Photo credit: Brandon Downs

Brandon Downs

March 13, 2019

The Wildcats baseball and softball teams have not been able to play and practice how they would like due to this year's high amount of rain.The softball team has had four games postponed and six games canceled this season because of rain. That’s a total of 10 games the softball team has to either...

Wildcat’s split doubleheader with Coyotes

Amanda Flores pitching against Cal State San Bernadino. She went 5.2 innings allowing three runs (one earned). Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

March 9, 2019

The 9-2, No. 19, Cal State San Bernadino Coyotes came into Chico Friday looking to show the 14-3, No. 6, Chico State Wildcats that they belonged amongst the best in Division II. What followed was two games that came down to the last at-bats for both teams, a 2-1 win for Chico State followed by a 3-4...

The Wildcat Rumble: Matt Ferreira’s debut and Wyatt Baxter interview

Digital Art By Claire Bang

Ricardo Tovar

February 22, 2019

Welcome to the fourth installment of the Wildcat Rumble of the Spring 2019 semester. Sports editor Ricardo Tovar is joined by a debuting Matthew Ferreira. Ferreira is new to The Orion's sports team and he is here, along with Tovar, to give his thoughts on Wildcat's sports, the MLB season and NBA seas...

Chico State softball sweeps Humboldt in doubleheader

Ari Marsh went 4-2 with an RBI in Tuesdays game against Humboldt State Photo credit: Janna Weiss

Noah Andrews

February 20, 2019

The Chico State Wildcats played host to their conference rival, the Humboldt State Lumberjacks, Tuesday in a two-game back-to-back matchup. The Wildcats put on a full display of their home-field dominance by winning both games and increasing their home record to 7-1. Game one saw Humboldt strike first...

Wildcats softball shutout doubleheader, sweeping Gators back to San Francisco

Bailey Akins celebrates her home run at home plate with her teammates. Photo credit: Brandon Downs

Brandon Downs

February 10, 2019

Game one:Sophomore pitcher Brooke Larsen does it all in game one of Sunday’s doubleheader against the San Francisco Gators.Larsen is a representative of the 2019 Schutt Sports/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II Player of the Year Watch List. She proved the hype real by thro...

Wildcats wrestle Gators into submission

Pitcher Amanda Flores had seven hits, six RBIs and her first home run as a Wildcat in the four-game series against Humboldt on April 22, 2018. Photo credit: Jana Weiss

Noah Andrews

February 9, 2019

Chico State softball hosted the San Francisco State Gators Friday in a doubleheader. The games represented the first league play for the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) this season, and both teams were looking to start off on a good note. The first game of the doubleheader kicked...

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