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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...

Brooke Larsen up at home plate batting at University Softball field. Photo Courtesy of Sports Information/ Skip Reager

Otters sink Wildcats in Chico doubleheader

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava // April 8, 2019

The Wildcats headed to the Bay Area this weekend to face off against California State University, Monterey Bay in a weekend series. Chico State was off to an early series lead Saturday taking the first...

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...

Bailey Akins celebrates her home run at home plate with her teammates. Photo credit: Brandon Downs

Wildcats softball shutout doubleheader, sweeping Gators back to San Francisco

Brandon Downs // February 10, 2019

Game one:Sophomore pitcher Brooke Larsen does it all in game one of Sunday’s doubleheader against the San Francisco Gators.Larsen is a representative of the 2019 Schutt Sports/National Fastpitch...

Wendy Cordial concentrating while at bat where she finished Fridays victory with 3 RBIs including a home run. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Three home runs lead Wildcats softball in game one of CCAA Championship

Katalina Santamaria // May 5, 2018

The Chico State softball team continue to prove why they are the No.1 ranked team in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament after beating Cal State San Bernardino 12-0 in five innings...

Pitcher Amanda Flores had seven hits, six RBIs and her first home run as a Wildcat in the four game series against Humboldt. Photo Courtesy: Janna Weiss Photography

Wildcats softball team set a new single season wins record with sweep of Jacks

Katalina Santamaria and Justin Couchot // April 22, 2018

The Chico State softball team improved to 43-3 in its four game sweep of Humboldt State. In doing so, Chico State also set a new single-season wins record, breaking the mark of 40 set in both 1980 and...

The Wildcats celebrate after clinching the No. 1 spot in their conference. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Two more records broken as Wildcats finish perfect 20-0 at home

Justin Couchot // April 16, 2018

Another homestand, another sweep for the Chico State softball team as they finished a perfect 20-0 at home this season. With the four-game sweep came two more records broken for the Wildcats.In the bottom...

With Bailey Akins next home run, she will break the single-season home run record at Chico State. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Wildcat softball topping Chico State record book and CCAA leaderboard

Katalina Santamaria // April 10, 2018

The Chico State softball team has shown fans week after week why it is the No. 3 ranked Division II team in the nation. The team sits atop the California Collegiate Athletic Association with a record of...

The Wildcats softball team celebrate their second win and pitcher Naomi Monahan’s, middle, save.   Celebrating with her is pitcher Haley Gillham, far right, who pitched a no hitter in the earlier game. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Following Gilham’s no no, Wildcats offense provides the boost in game two

Noah Enns // March 9, 2018

The Chico State softball team took both games of the doubleheader against Cal State Monterey Bay Friday. The Wildcats took game one by a score of a 4-0 behind Haley Gilham's first career no-hitter and...

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...

Haley Gilham shows her pitching form in a studio shot for The Orion. Photo credit: Franky Renteria

Wildcats defeat San Bernardino as Gilham makes history

Courtney Chapman // February 9, 2018

The Wildcats softball team swept Cal State San Bernardino in a double header Friday, defeating the Coyotes 4-0 in the first game and rallying for a 4-3 win in the second game.Wildcats starting pitcher...

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