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Wildcats softball team ends regular season play atop the offensive leaderboard

Wildcats softball team ends regular season play atop the offensive leaderboard

Katalina Santamaria

April 29, 2018


Filed under Football, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State softball team is proving to fans that this year’s team has the skills and capabilities of bringing home a National Championship coming from their impressive offense where they sit at 47-3 going into the California Collegiate Athletics Association Championship Tournament. The Wildcats lead t...

Wildcats softball team looking to break school records

Wildcats softball team looking to break school records

Katalina Santamaria

February 28, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Softball, Sports

The Chico State Women’s softball team is now 17-0 on the season where they are slowly reaching new heights to possibly break individual as well as team records.Pitching: ERA: Starting pitcher Haley Gilham currently holds the school's record for top ERA by a pitcher in a season at 1.31 and Gilh...

Monahan throws no hitter as Wildcats complete four-game sweep of San Bernardino

Monahan throws no hitter as Wildcats complete four-game sweep of San Bernardino

Austin Schreiber

February 11, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Softball, Sports

The Wildcats softball team completed the final two games of a four game sweep of Cal State San Bernadino today, winning by a score of 9-1 in the first game and 8-0 in the second game. They are now 9-0 to start the season. While the Wildcats offense came up huge throughout the day scoring 17 runs...

’Cats dominate a win over East Bay

Marc Wilson

February 28, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

After a 2-0 win over Cal State East Bay Pioneers in the first game of a doubleheader the ’Cats offense exploded for 11 runs in the second game for a convincing 11-5 win. While the ’Cats gathered nine hits, the offense was helped out by East Bay’s carelessness.The ’Cats, led by so...

Softball team dominates conference honors

Softball team dominates conference honors

Anna Baytosh

May 13, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

Chico State softball dominated the CCAA in All-Conference honors with six total honorable mention players. Three of the 15 first-team picks were senior Wildcats. Catcher Brynn Lesovsky, infielder Desiree' Gonzalez and outfielder Alli Cook were selected by the league’s coaches to complete the list...

Softball chants bring unity

Softball chants bring unity

Esther Briggs

May 6, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

As the Chico State softball team fights in the NCAA Division II tournament, one thing that keeps the team strong is the chants the players use throughout the game. The chants have come from all over, and although no one person created them, they are passed down through the years. According to senior Alli ...

Softball loses CCAA title match

Softball loses CCAA title match

Patrick Pace

May 3, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team fell to the UC San Diego Tritons in the final game of the CCAA Championship Tournament, 2-5, on May 1 in Stockton. Though they had previously beaten UC San Diego in three of their four games during the regular season, the Wildcats were not able to figure the team out...

Wildcats take second game in opening weekend doubleheader

Wildcats take second game in opening weekend doubleheader

Esther Briggs

April 11, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

In the second game of the first doubleheader on Friday, April 8, the Wildcats kept their winning streak going against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros, 10-2. With two runs in the bottom of the first inning, junior Cyrena Taylor singled home seniors Desiree Gonzalez and Brynn Lesovsky. In the second,...

Softball offense not cooled by rain

Softball offense not cooled by rain

Esther Briggs

March 8, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team didn’t just beat the rain in the doubleheader against the Cal State San Marcos Cougars on March 4.The Wildcats offense was the star of this game, taking 19 hits from the combined effort of first-year Ari Marsh, senior Alli Cook and junior Cyrena Taylor, collecting thre...

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...

Gonzalez shines as softball team splits double header

Gonzalez shines as softball team splits double header

Jason Spies

February 23, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

Chico State senior first base Desiree’ Gonzalez had a monster day going 4-5 with two RBIs, she reached base seven times and hit a home run as the Wildcats split the double header against Cal State Monterey Bay Feb. 21 at University Softball Field. Gonzalez, Chico State’s all-time home ...

Softball team takes the first game against Monterey Bay

Softball team takes the first game against Monterey Bay

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 22, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team beat the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters, 4-3, in their first game on Feb. 20, at home.The win brings the team to an overall record of 6-3, with a 3-2 record in conference play. Both teams were silent until the top of the third. Junior first baseman for the Otters, Madison Cast...

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