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Baseball team holds ace up its sleeve

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

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 up 15 strikeouts, one pick off and an opponent batting average of .182, against 43 batters. His...

Play Ball: Wildcat baseball looks to rebound in 2016

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

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 ending last spring with an overall record of 18-25 and a winning percentage of .419, the...

Wildcat baseball wraps up worst season in 2 decades

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.

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 a record of 18-25 overall and a .419 winning percentage — the worst since 1994. The problems for ...

‘Cats drop 1st game of series against Gators

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

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 senior pitcher Luke Barker--the first came off an error, the other two coming on base hits, --to...

Wildcat transfer claws his way to top of pack

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

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 starting second baseman and No. 2 hitter in the team's batting order. So far he has been a consistent playe...

Wildcats drop doubleheader

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

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 two in first on RBI's by senior outfielder Connor Huesers and junior catcher Cody Bistline. In...

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

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

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 with a run for the Otters. The Wildcats responded in the bottom of the inning with four run...

Wildcats lose series finale

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

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. The 'Cats tried to answer back in the second with an RBI by first year outfielder Tyler Alev, driving in ju...

Wildcats overpower Cal State San Bernardino

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

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 inning, the Coyotes were struck out by graduate pitcher Luke Barker. The Wildcats came in the bottom of the in...

Wildcats drop both games in double header

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

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 two runs in the bottom of the second against junior pitcher Brad Lohse. The Wildcats answered with a ...

‘Cats flourish in Raley Field

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

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 earned the ‘Cats a split in their four game series with the ‘Wolves, improving their record to 6-4 overall in the Californi...

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