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Chico State softball sweeps Humboldt in doubleheader

Ari Marsh went 4-2 with an RBI in Tuesdays game against Humboldt State Photo credit: Janna Weiss

Noah Andrews

February 20, 2019

The Chico State Wildcats played host to their conference rival, the Humboldt State Lumberjacks, Tuesday in a two-game back-to-back matchup. The Wildcats put on a full display of their home-field dominance by winning both games and increasing their home record to 7-1. Game one saw Humboldt strike first...

Chico State softball seek a comeback

Naomi Monahan is a senior pitcher. She was named Second Team All-CCAA and All-West Region selection in 2018. She led all Wildcat pitchers in winning percentage (.938), second on the team in wins (15) and strikeouts (70), third in earned run average (2.83) and tossed four complete games and three shutouts. 
Photo Credit: Janna Weiss Photography

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

January 29, 2019

February is around the corner and that signals the start of the Wildcat’s softball season as they come back from winning their first-ever California Collegiate Athletic Association championship. Along with the National Collegiate Athletic Association West Region title that hadn’t been reached by...

Coach of the year Angel Shamblin leads list of nine Wildcats on All-CCAA list

Pitcher Haley Gilham won Most Valuable in the Tournament as well as being named to the CCAA All-Tournament Team. Photo Courtesy: Janna Weiss Photography. Photo credit: Janna Weiss

Katalina Santamaria

May 7, 2018

The Chico State softball team leads the league in almost every batting and pitching category along with some of its top players ranking amongst the top three. Individually all their hard work has paid off after nine Wildcats were recognized with 2018 All-California Collegiate Athletic Association ho...

Despite split Friday, Wildcats take series 3-1 in Shamblin’s milestone win

With the game two win Friday, Chico State Softball Head Coach Angel Shamblin tied Teri Rupe (1995-2005) as the winningest coach in Chico State softball history with 281 wins. Photo Courtesy: Janna Weiss Photography Photo credit: Janna Weiss

Katalina Santamaria

March 16, 2018

After taking the first two games against UC San Diego Thursday, the Wildcats split the double header Friday, losing game one 10-2, and rebounding with a 9-6 win in game two. The game two win was a historic moment for Chico State Head Coach Angel Shamblin as she earned her 281st win since becoming ...

Softball team full steam ahead toward the postseason

Sophomore Haley Gilham winds up to throw a pitch in a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills on April 8. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Anna Baytosh

April 11, 2016

The Chico State softball team is still bringing the heat with three weeks left until postseason.Wildcat softball is currently ranked second in the CCAA with a conference record of 17-9 and an overall record of 26-10.Each year, the softball team sets out to make it to postseason for the CCAA Champions...

‘Cats build on winning streak in Turlock

First-year Ari Marsh bunts the ball down the third baseline. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Patrick Pace

April 6, 2016

Senior pitcher Brooke Langeloh had 14 strikeouts in a complete game as the Chico State softball team cruised to a win in its first game of the day against the Holy Names Hawks on Sunday, April 3. The game started off well, with first-year Ari Marsh hitting a double to right center. Senior Alli Cook then...

Softball coach earns 200th victory at tournament

Senior Desiree' Gonzalez aggressively rounds second base in a game at home. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 5, 2016

Softball head coach Angel Shamblin earned her 200th career victory in a 4-1 win over the Academy of Art on Saturday, April 2, at the Tournament of Champions in Turlock. Taking over as head coach in 2009, she has transformed a Wildcat softball team that finished near the bottom of the CCAA, to a consistent...

Play Ball: Chico State softball turns to seniors for success in 2016 season

Junior Cailin Garmon lines up to the pitcher at practice on Jan. 27. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

February 1, 2016

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...

Softball team secures playoff berth through grit, determination

Junior first baseman Desiree' Gonzalez tries to get out a runner on April 3 in a game against UC San Diego. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

May 6, 2015

Heading into the last weekend of the regular season, the Chico State softball team was on the outside looking in on the last spot for playoffs. Two things stood in the way — a four-game series with the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros and a little help from the UC San Diego Tritons to beat four...

First-year pitcher delivers stellar performance in March

Wildcat first-year pitcher Haley Gilham takes a practice pitch during a game on Feb. 12 against the University of Hawaii. Photo credit: John Domogma

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 7, 2015

When first-year pitcher Haley Gilham is not busy with school or trying to be a part of the K-9 police unit, she is on the mound showing opponents that she is the new sheriff in town. Gilham, a criminal justice major, has been untouchable lately. Since March 6, she has posted a 9-2 record, including a streak of ...

Cook steals her way into record books

Junior outfielder Alli Cook looks at her opponent while attempting to score in a game against Southern Oregon on Feb. 15. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 25, 2015

When junior outfielder Alli Cook came to Chico State as a first-year student, she said she wanted to leave her mark. And that's exactly what she did. On Feb. 28, against San Francisco State, Cook stole a base that would etch her name in the history books as the all-time stolen base leader in Chico State softball history. "I've...

Chico State softball season preview

First-year student Haley Gilham is making her debut on the Wildcat softball team this year as a starting pitcher. Photo credit: George Johnston

Lars Gustafson

January 28, 2015

After a 2014 season that ended with a overall record of 24-26 and missing playoffs, the Chico State softball team is hard at work preparing to get back to playoffs in 2015. “Our goal this year is to get into the postseason. Everybody is working really hard, so far so good,” said Angel Shamblin, hea...

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