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Wildcats win first game of CCAA playoffs

Wildcats win first game of CCAA playoffs

Anna Baytosh

May 12, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team defeated the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos 6-2 in the first round of the CCAA playoffs in Stockton on May 11. This win gives the team a 1-0 record to start the double elimination tournament. The Wildcats are one game closer to winning the tournament as they only have two more ...

TBT: Chico State athlete looks back on Make-A-Wish event

TBT: Chico State athlete looks back on Make-A-Wish event

Anna Baytosh

May 5, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

I stood alongside my peers on the Nettleton Stadium baseball field anticipating the arrival of a very important four-year-old girl. I was surrounded by fellow student athletes who were all there for the same magical reason, to grant a wish. Every other year, the Chico State Student Athlete Advisory...

‘Cats drop in CCAA standings

‘Cats drop in CCAA standings

Anna Baytosh

May 3, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team dropped from first to third in the North Division of the CCAA as a result of a 2-2 split series against San Francisco State on Sunday, May 1.Coming home with nothing but a tie, Chico State now has an overall record of 30-16 and a conference record of 20-14. This is one mo...

Chico State baseball team solidifies first in CCAA North Division

Chico State baseball team solidifies first in CCAA North Division

Anna Baytosh

April 25, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Wildcat baseball team pulled ahead in wins for the CCAA North Division in a game against Sonoma State at Nettleton Stadium on Friday, April 22. Before this game, Chico State was tied in the NCAA North Division with the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters at 15 wins. The Otters have 12 losses on their ...

Zingg throws first pitch, ‘Cats lose

Zingg throws first pitch, ‘Cats lose

Anna Baytosh

April 13, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

President Paul Zingg threw his last first pitch for a Chico State baseball game on Sunday, April 10 at Nettleton Stadium. This started the Wildcats’ rubber match of the home series against Cal State Dominguez Hills. This baseball game was one of several events Zingg has participated in to mark the...

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...

Newcomer shortstop worth watching

Newcomer shortstop worth watching

Anna Baytosh

April 5, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

What do you call a die-hard San Francisco Giants fan in a Wildcat baseball jersey? Junior Casey Bennett. The shortstop on the Chico State baseball team has proved his talents through his consistent defensive play and focused determination. Bennett played competitively for Capistrano Valley High...

Cortez tops CCAA in runs

Cortez tops CCAA in runs

Anna Baytosh

April 4, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Sonny Cortez, a junior outfielder, is now leading the CCAA as the player with the most runs scored in the conference. In a game against the Cal State San Marcos Cougars on April 3, Cortez scored two runs, securing his spot at the top of the list with 37 total runs this season.Not only does Cortez hold ...

Baseball’s road to Cary, North Carolina, looks promising

Baseball’s road to Cary, North Carolina, looks promising

Anna Baytosh

March 30, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team is inching closer to achieving its prized goal of traveling to Cary, North Carolina, for the baseball tournament of its dreams. The team’s annual goal is to win its way to Cary for the NCAA Division II College Championship Series. In 1997, Chico State won its first...

Lesovsky helps ‘Cats win with home run

Lesovsky helps ‘Cats win with home run

Anna Baytosh

March 27, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

Senior catcher Brynn Lesovsky hit the second home run of her softball season, driving in three runs and winning the third game of the away series 4-2 against the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors. Chico State split the first two games on Friday, but took the lead 2-1 in the four-game series with the win...

Senior transfer thrives as new RBI man

Senior transfer thrives as new RBI man

Anna Baytosh

March 9, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

From a Hawk to a Wildcat, Holy Names University senior transfer Ben Gamba has made an instant impact for the Chico State baseball team. Consistent defensive play and a batting average of .351 proves Gamba deserves a spot in the everyday lineup. Leading the team in RBIs with 16 and tied for the...

First-year softball player makes big impact

First-year softball player makes big impact

Anna Baytosh

February 29, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

First-year student Ari Marsh is a force to be reckoned with on the Chico State softball field. This outfielder is making an impact early in her Wildcat athletic career.Marsh has played in every softball game this season with a batting average of .353 and an on-base percentage of .371. With five runs...

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