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Coach Taylor: ‘I have the best job in the country’

Coach Taylor: ‘I have the best job in the country’

Jason Spies

May 3, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

When Chico State baseball head coach Dave Taylor sits new players down to explain how the program and the team dynamic works, he promises to help them achieve two things. One, that they will graduate in four years with a degree and he will do everything he can to help them. Two, that they will play in...

Q&A: baseball superstitions

Q&A: baseball superstitions

January 29, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Some of us have a superstition or routine that we follow without second-guessing it. For example, to avoid seven years of bad luck, you may toss salt over your shoulder after knocking over a salt shaker. Superstitions and routines are a way of life and are common when it comes to baseball. Baseball pl...

Q&A: Wildcats talk about athletes they emulate

Q&A: Wildcats talk about athletes they emulate

Julie Ortega

May 1, 2015


Filed under Sports

Growing up, children are influenced by many people, but only a few can be considered role models. Whether the role model is famous or not, as an individual, people try to imitate their talent and potential. Before getting in the zone, Wildcat athletes remember who their role models are and why ...

‘Cats take doubleheader over Gators

‘Cats take doubleheader over Gators

Matthew Vislosky

April 22, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State men's baseball team took on San Francisco State University in a doubleheader on Saturday after a tough loss the night before.The team won both games in the doubleheader which extended their record to 17-21 on the season.Game 1The Wildcats struck first in the top of the second, when junior catcher Cody Bistline singled to center field...

‘Cats take 1st game of series against Toros

‘Cats take 1st game of series against Toros

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 14, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

On a gorgeous Friday night for baseball, the Wildcats took game one of a weekend series against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros, 7-0. The 'Cats broke open their scoring in the third when junior second basemen Andrew Carrillo singled to drive in senior shortstop Cody Slater. Sophomore infielder C...

Wildcats claw away win against Coyotes

Wildcats claw away win against Coyotes

James Groh

March 20, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State took on Cal State San Bernadino on Sunday March 15th. After four scoreless innings the scoring was opened up in the fifth. Chico State drew first blood. Junior infielder James Hatano capitalized off a San Bernadino throwing error putting the 'Cats on the board. Shortly after Hatano scored, junior...

Chico State wins home opener with a walk-off

Chico State wins home opener with a walk-off

James Groh

March 5, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State won their home opener in walk-off fashion beating rivals Sonoma State, wing a final score of 3-2. The first half of the game was a pitchers duel between Chico State graduate student Luke Barker and Sonoma State senior Bobby Raymos. Sonoma State opened up the scoring when junior A...

Wildcats drop doubleheader

Wildcats drop doubleheader

Matthew Vislosky

March 5, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State was looking to continue their winning streak of five in the doubleheader last Friday, but the 'Cats dropped both games against Sonoma State. Game one The Wildcats struck first, something they have done in six of the nine games they have played so far. Senior first baseman Tyler Madrid connected on a pitch fr...

‘Cats take doubleheader sweep against Warriors

‘Cats take doubleheader sweep against Warriors

James Groh

February 26, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State’s baseball team beat Cal State Stanislaus 5-4 in an eleven-inning thriller. Game 1 The Wildcats jumped to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning thanks to runs by two of their outfielders, junior Kyle Westhuis and senior Danny Miller. All momentum seemed to be with the 'Cats, ...

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