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Bailey Akins had an RBI and a walk against Cal State Monterey Bay in Friday's CCAA championship game. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Chico State softball eliminated from Conference Tournament

Noah Andrews // May 4, 2019

After an opening round loss to Cal State San Bernadino on Thursday, the Wildcats found themselves in a win-or-go-home situation against Cal State Monterey Bay. The task would prove to be a difficult one,...

Brooke Larsen had a rough night in the Wildcats' first postseason game. Going 4.2 innings allowing seven runs, eight hits and walking three batters.
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‘Cats’ late rally falls short, now face elimination

Brandon Downs // May 2, 2019

The Wildcats softball team started the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship tournament with a late rally that fell short.Chico State took on Cal State San Bernadino Thursday night as...

Ari Marsh became Chico State's hits leader with an opposite-field single to left in the top of the third inning in game two. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Softball finishes strong against East Bay; Ari Marsh becomes hits leader

Brandon Downs // April 21, 2019

The softball team finished the season Saturday afternoon against Cal State East Bay by taking three games of four against the Pioneers. The team split Saturday's doubleheader as the second game took 10...

Naomi Monahan winds up to throw an underhand pitch against the Stanislaus State batter during Saturday’s game. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Softball senior day sweep

Noah Andrews // April 14, 2019

Chico State softball honored their seniors with a pregame ceremony before their doubleheader bout against Stanislaus State on Saturday. Bailey Akins, Wendy Cardinali, Amanda Flores, Ari Marsh, Naomi...

Amanda Flores pitching against Cal State San Bernadino. She went 5.2 innings allowing three runs (one earned). Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Wildcat’s split doubleheader with Coyotes

March 9, 2019

The 9-2, No. 19, Cal State San Bernadino Coyotes came into Chico Friday looking to show the 14-3, No. 6, Chico State Wildcats that they belonged amongst the best in Division II. What followed was two games...

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

Chico State softball sweeps Humboldt in doubleheader

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...

Pitcher Amanda Flores had seven hits, six RBIs and her first home run as a Wildcat in the four-game series against Humboldt on April 22, 2018. Photo credit: Jana Weiss

Wildcats wrestle Gators into submission

Noah Andrews // February 9, 2019

Chico State softball hosted the San Francisco State Gators Friday in a doubleheader. The games represented the first league play for the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) this season,...

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

Chico State softball seek a comeback

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...

Amanda Flores celebrating with teammates moments after hitting the game tying grand slam against San Francisco State. Photo Courtesy of Jana Weiss

Wildcats softball team ends regular season play atop the offensive leaderboard

Katalina Santamaria // April 29, 2018

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...

Pitcher Haley Gilham is one of the Wildcats off to a hot start this season, starting 9-0 with a .70 ERA after nine games. Photo credit: Katalina Santamaria

Wildcats softball team looking to break school records

Katalina Santamaria // February 28, 2018

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...

Junior outfielder Ari Marsh finished the day going 5-8 with two RBIs and a stolen base in the double header. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

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

Austin Schreiber // February 11, 2018

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...

’Cats dominate a win over East Bay

Marc Wilson // February 28, 2017

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...

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