The Orion

First-year softball player makes big impact

First-year softball player makes big impact

Anna Baytosh

February 29, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

First-year student Ari Marsh is a force to be reckoned with on the Chico State softball field. This outfielder is making an impact early in her Wildcat athletic career.Marsh has played in every softball game this season with a batting average of .353 and an on-base percentage of .371. With five runs...

Softball team sweeps UC San Diego in doubleheader

Softball team sweeps UC San Diego in doubleheader

Carlos Islas and Lindsay Pincus

February 27, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team brought its brooms to sweep the 17th ranked UC San Diego Tritons on the road in the first of four games on Friday, Feb. 26. The Wildcats held the conference’s top-hitting team to just five hits on the day as they beat the Tritons 4-1 and 2-1. With strong performances...

Gonzalez shines as softball team splits double header

Gonzalez shines as softball team splits double header

Jason Spies

February 23, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

Chico State senior first base Desiree’ Gonzalez had a monster day going 4-5 with two RBIs, she reached base seven times and hit a home run as the Wildcats split the double header against Cal State Monterey Bay Feb. 21 at University Softball Field. Gonzalez, Chico State’s all-time home ...

Softball team loses second game against Monterey Bay

Softball team loses second game against Monterey Bay

George Johnston

February 22, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

It was a game of pop flies and zero home runs, but the Chico State softball team fell 4-10 to the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters on Saturday, Feb. 20 at home.The Wildcats began the game strong. In the first inning alone, the Wildcats scored a commanding three runs on Cal State Monterey Bay. Things lo...

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...

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