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

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

Katalina Santamaria

May 7, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Softball, Sports

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

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

Katalina Santamaria

March 16, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Softball, Sports

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

Softball team full steam ahead toward the postseason

Anna Baytosh

April 11, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

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

‘Cats build on winning streak in Turlock

Patrick Pace

April 6, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

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

Softball coach earns 200th victory at tournament

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 5, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

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

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

February 1, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

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

Softball team secures playoff berth through grit, determination

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

May 6, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

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

First-year pitcher delivers stellar performance in March

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 7, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

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

Cook steals her way into record books

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 25, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

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

Chico State softball season preview

Lars Gustafson

January 28, 2015


Filed under Multimedia, Softball, Sports, Video

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...

Wildcat athletic squads nab new recruits

Wildcat athletic squads nab new recruits

Nick Reddy

December 1, 2014


Filed under Sports

National Signing Day was Nov. 12 for many high school and junior college student-athletes around the country. The Wildcats made the most of the occasion. Future NCAA participants signed their letters of intent to compete at the next level of competition. Chico State athletic programs brought in fresh...

Chico State softball field under construction

Chico State softball field under construction

Angelo Boscacci

September 17, 2014


Filed under Sports

Chico State's softball field is undergoing a project aimed at improving both the field and player safety. According to Phil Strawn, the assistant project manager in Facilities Management and Services at Chico State, the estimated cost of this makeover is $99,700.Here's what the field makeover will consist of:A n...

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