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Junior Clayton Gelfand fires a pitch against the Academy of Art on Feb. 12. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Baseball team holds ace up its sleeve

Kenta Mcafee // February 16, 2016

So far this season, the baseball team has been dominating the diamond and are spurred by the phenomenal pitching of junior Clayton Gelfand. Gelfand has had three starts for the 'Cats, and has racked...

Senior pitcher AJ Epstein pitches the ball during a scrimmage on Jan. 21. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Play Ball: Wildcat baseball looks to rebound in 2016

January 30, 2016

The Chico State baseball team returns to Nettleton Stadium determined to gain a spot in the 2016 College World Series. The Wildcats start their season at home against Menlo College on Saturday, Jan. 30. After...

Chico State starting pitcher Luke Barker had a strong final year on the mound for the Wildcats with a 1.73 ERA and also won the Bud Hanna Outstanding Scholar Athlete award. Photo courtesy of Luke Reid.

Wildcat baseball wraps up worst season in 2 decades

Lars Gustafson // May 3, 2015

For the second time in the past 20 years, the Chico State men’s baseball team missed the playoffs after being ranked eighth in the nation in the preseason. The Wildcats finished the season with...

First year pitcher Hunter Haworth tosses the ball to senior Dylan Garcia to beat a Cal State Dominguez Hills batter from getting on base in a game on April 10. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

‘Cats drop 1st game of series against Gators

Nick Martinez-Esquibel // April 19, 2015

The Wildcats came up just a run short against the San Francisco State Gators, losing the first game of the series, 3-4. The Gators came out swinging, scoring three runs in the first inning against...

Junior infielder Andrew Carrillo bats against the the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters on March 27. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Wildcat transfer claws his way to top of pack

Dylan Wakefield // April 8, 2015

From Cougar to Wildcat, junior transfer Andrew Carrillo is playing a major role on the Chico State baseball team for the 2015 season. In his first year as a Wildcat, Carrillo has earned his spot as the...

Senior outfielder Connor Huesers staying alert on the outfield during a game against Sonoma State on Feb. 27. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Wildcats drop doubleheader

Nick Martinez-Esquibel // April 6, 2015

Chico State dropped both games of a double header on Friday against the Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles losing 7-9, and 3-8 respectively. Game 1It was a high scoring affair started by the 'Cats scoring...

Junior infielder Andrew Carrillo attempting to catch a fly ball on March 27 against the Otters. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

‘Cats win first and fourth to split 4-game series

Dylan Wakefield // March 31, 2015

The Chico State baseball team came out Sunday ready to respond to a disappointing Saturday doubleheader sweep delivered by Cal State Monterey Bay. The scoring opened up in the top of the first...

Senior pitcher Derek Sesma on the mound during practice on Feb. 13 Photo credit: George Johnston

Wildcats lose series finale

Nick Martinez-Esquibel // March 24, 2015

The Wildcats lost the series finale to the number 11 ranked Cal Poly Pomona Broncos on Sunday, 3-7. The Broncos broke open the game with two runs in the first, one in the second, and two in the fourth....

Chico State's junior pitcher, Torgen Soderlund throwing the baseball during a game against the Sonoma State Seawolves on Feb 27. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Wildcats overpower Cal State San Bernardino

Julie Ortega // March 15, 2015

With a four-game losing streak under their belt, the Chico State baseball team traveled to Nettleton Stadium to face Cal State San Bernardino.The 'Cats broke their losing streak winning 8-0. In the first...

Junior first baseman Matt Jacobson up to bat against Sonoma State on Feb. 27. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Wildcats drop both games in double header

Nick Martinez-Esquibel // March 12, 2015

It was a tough weekend for the Chico State baseball team as they lost both games of a double header against the UC San Diego Tritons, 7-10 and 3-4 respectively. Game 1 The Tritons struck first scoring...

Chico State's Dave Taylor head Baseball Coach talking to the team during a time up on the game against the Sonoma State Seawolves on Feb 27. Photo credit: Caio Calado

‘Cats flourish in Raley Field

Kevin Lucena // March 6, 2015

Playing in Sacramento Sunday, at the Sacramento Rivercats stadium Raley Field, the Chico State baseball team won in convincing fashion over Sonoma State, with a final score of 7-2. The victory...

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