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Softball team takes the first game against Monterey Bay

Softball team takes the first game against Monterey Bay

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 22, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team beat the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters, 4-3, in their first game on Feb. 20, at home.The win brings the team to an overall record of 6-3, with a 3-2 record in conference play. Both teams were silent until the top of the third. Junior first baseman for the Otters, Madison Cast...

#TBT: uniforms from the ’70s to now

#TBT: uniforms from the ’70s to now

Esther Briggs

February 19, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

The style of the athletic uniforms in the 1970s can be described in one word: different. When you look through old editions of The Orion you cannot help but stop and look at what our school used to sport. We only look back and wonder why? Here are seven then and now images, to show just how far we...

Softball team’s grand slam not enough as they lose game one of the double header

Softball team’s grand slam not enough as they lose game one of the double header

Jason Spies

February 17, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

In a game where Chico State trailed by four runs to the Sonoma State Seawolves, they fought their way back to tie the game at 5-5, but still fell short losing 6-5 in the first game of a double header on Feb. 13. The loss brought them down to just one game above 500 with a record of 4-3 and a confe...

Softball team splits first CCAA doubleheader of the season

Softball team splits first CCAA doubleheader of the season

Patrick Pace

February 15, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

In their first doubleheader of the season against the Sonoma State Seawolves, the Chico State softball team lost its first game 5-0, but came back strong and won the second 1-0. The split puts them at 4-2 on the season. Game 1: The Wildcats started the game off strong, ending the first inning with a...

Senior softball pair hold school records

Senior softball pair hold school records

Patrick Pace

February 9, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

This season the softball team hopes to go even further in the postseason than last year with the help of seniors first baseman Desiree' Gonzalez and outfielder Alli Cook. Gonzalez started playing softball when she was 4 years old and has had a passion for it ever since. "I barely ever had free...

Softball team wins both in Sunday doubleheader

Softball team wins both in Sunday doubleheader

Anna Baytosh

February 8, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Wildcat softball team achieved its second and third win of the spring against the Dominican University Penguins, on Sunday, Feb. 7. Chico State defeated the Penguins at home with a score of 5-3 in the first, and then 6-1 in the final game.The wins brings the ‘Cats to an overall record of 3-1 in...

Softball team splits double header to open season

Softball team splits double header to open season

Patrick Pace

February 8, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

After losing its first game of the season 3-2, the softball team finished the second half of a doubleheader with a dominant 14-1 victory against the Academy of Art Knights on Feb. 6, at home. The split puts them at 1-1 for the season. Game 1: The Wildcats opened their season with a good old fashioned pit...

Play Ball: Chico State softball turns to seniors for success in 2016 season

Play Ball: Chico State softball turns to seniors for success in 2016 season

February 1, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

A 21-15 conference record and 29-22 overall record last season took the Chico State women's softball team to the CCAA Championship tournament and the NCAA Championship West Regional. However, it only won one of five games between the tournaments. The difficulty the 'Cats faced in the postseason is...

‘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 '...

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