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Softball loses CCAA title match

Softball loses CCAA title match

Patrick Pace

May 3, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team fell to the UC San Diego Tritons in the final game of the CCAA Championship Tournament, 2-5, on May 1 in Stockton. Though they had previously beaten UC San Diego in three of their four games during the regular season, the Wildcats were not able to figure the team out...

Softball pitcher launches first career home run in win

Softball pitcher launches first career home run in win

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 27, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

Sophomore pitcher Haley Gilham went 0-for-10 all of last season, but launched her first collegiate home run and pitched seven strong innings in a 4-1 win over the San Francisco State Gators to split a doubleheader on April 23 at home. Gilham's 1-for-3 performance at the plate brought her batting average t...

Wildcats fall short at home

Wildcats fall short at home

Gabriella Bermudez

April 27, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team lost the first half of a doubleheader against the San Francisco State Gators 1-2 in Chico on April 23.The loss puts their conference play record at 33-12 with an overall record of 24-11.The 'Cats and Gators were held at a standstill for the beginning of the game; neither t...

Wildcats make comeback in Game 2

Wildcats make comeback in Game 2

Esther Briggs

April 21, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

In Game 2 on Sunday, April 17, the Wildcats were coming out of a loss earlier in the day. Their winning streak was broken, but their determination and teamwork was still there. Runs were at a premium in Game 2, although East Bay pitcher Tatiana Beilstein held the ‘Cats to only one hit in the fi...

Wildcats’ 14-game win streak snapped in Hayward

Wildcats’ 14-game win streak snapped in Hayward

Gabriella Bermudez

April 21, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team lost the first half of a doubleheader against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers 1-2 in Hayward on April 17.The loss snaps the Wildcats' 14-game win streak and their first since March 25. This drops their conference record to 23-10 with an overall record of 32-11. The Wildcats ...

Softball team dominates doubleheader

Softball team dominates doubleheader

Danielle Pubill

April 21, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team won both games against Cal State East Bay on April 16, finishing off the doubleheader with a 4-2 win in the second game. Sophomore pitcher Haley Gilham got the win and increased her overall record to 14 wins and seven losses.The big hitters for the Wildcats in Game 2 were s...

Wildcats take first game of the series

Wildcats take first game of the series

Esther Briggs

April 21, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

In Game 1 of the weekend, Chico State against Cal State East Bay Pioneers doubleheader, Chico came out with the first victory on April 16. They wasted no time in putting a score on the board. First-year Ari Marsh reached on an error and scored on senior Brynn Lesovsky's double to right-center field....

Wildcats win over the Toros

Wildcats win over the Toros

Danielle Pubill

April 13, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team dominated the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros in a doubleheader. The first game resulted with a score of 9-1 and the second game 10-2. With a successful pitching staff and the consistent scoring, there was nothing that could stop the 'Cats. The second game began with soph...

Wildcat transfer turns heads at the plate

Wildcat transfer turns heads at the plate

Gabriella Bermudez

April 13, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

After an impressive run at the Tournament of Champions in Turlock, the Chico State softball team currently holds a conference play record of 17-9 and an impressive overall record of 26-10. Among the plethora of talent, a new face has gotten some attention as she rises up the leader board. From Te...

Softball coach quietly makes her way into Wildcat history

Softball coach quietly makes her way into Wildcat history

Jason Spies

April 12, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

Calm, collected, very quiet and soft-spoken. When you hear these descriptions, it might come as a shock to find out they are about a collegiate head coach. For Chico State head softball coach Angel Shamblin, this type of coaching style is who she is and has been more than effective in her seven years...

Wildcats continue win streak in Saturday doubleheader

Wildcats continue win streak in Saturday doubleheader

Esther Briggs

April 11, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

Not wanting to have another day of games wiped out by rain, the Wildcats were ready to open Saturday's doubleheader against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros at home on April 9. Coming out of a Friday sweep they hoped for another day of victories. In the bottom of the first inning they went up 1-0 wh...

Wildcats take second game in opening weekend doubleheader

Wildcats take second game in opening weekend doubleheader

Esther Briggs

April 11, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

In the second game of the first doubleheader on Friday, April 8, the Wildcats kept their winning streak going against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros, 10-2. With two runs in the bottom of the first inning, junior Cyrena Taylor singled home seniors Desiree Gonzalez and Brynn Lesovsky. In the second,...

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