The Orion

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

Head coach Dave Taylor looks at his bench during a game against Sonoma State. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Jason Spies

May 3, 2016

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

Senior second baseman Andrew Carrillo. Photo credit: Carlos Islas

January 29, 2016

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

Junior infielder Andrew Carrillo takes a swing on April 12 in a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Julie Ortega

May 1, 2015

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

Junior outfielder Peter Lecce running to first base to beat Cal State Dominguez Hills on April 11. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Matthew Vislosky

April 22, 2015

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

Senior outfielder Connor Huesers batting against Cal State Dominguez Hills on Feb. 10. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 14, 2015

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

Chico State's first year pitcher Ethan Hook on the mound against the Sonoma State Seawolves on Feb 27. Photo credit: Caio Calado

James Groh

March 20, 2015

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's junior infielder Andrew Carrillo ready to hit the ball during the game against Sonoma State on Feb 27. Photo credit: Caio Calado

James Groh

March 5, 2015

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

Chico State's Peter Miller batter about to hit a baseball during the game against Sonoma State Seawolves on Feb 27. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Matthew Vislosky

March 5, 2015

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

Sophomore Nick Padilla throwing the ball to a teammate in a game against Fresno Pacific University earlier this year. Photo credit: George Johnston

James Groh

February 26, 2015

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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