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Softball senior day sweep

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

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 Monahan, and Claire Wayne, (the team's seniors) were able to sweeten their special day by sweeping...

Otters sink Wildcats in Chico doubleheader

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

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 game. The day was far from over as the Otters kept the Wildcats scoreless in the second game, taking...

Wildcat’s split doubleheader with Coyotes

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

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 that came down to the last at-bats for both teams, a 2-1 win for Chico State followed by a 3-4...

Chico State softball sweeps Humboldt in doubleheader

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

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 by winning both games and increasing their home record to 7-1. Game one saw Humboldt strike first...

Wildcats softball shutout doubleheader, sweeping Gators back to San Francisco

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

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 Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II Player of the Year Watch List. She proved the hype real by thro...

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

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

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 in the opening game of the tournament. The Wildcats scored eight runs in the first inning, followed ...

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

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

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 2016. One pitcher who has broken several records as a Wildcat had another strong weekend in Humboldt. Ha...

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

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

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 of the third inning of game two Friday, third baseman Bailey Akins launched a home run over the ...

Wildcat softball topping Chico State record book and CCAA leaderboard

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

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 35-3 overall and a 25-3 record in conference. On top of an outstanding season, the team has broken...

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

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

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 game two by a score of 6-5.The no-hitter put Gilham's record at 10-1 and six shutouts on the season. ...

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

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

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 to start the season. While the Wildcats offense came up huge throughout the day scoring 17 runs...

Wildcats defeat San Bernardino as Gilham makes history

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

Courtney Chapman

February 10, 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 Haley Gilham and CCAA Pitcher of the Week shut down the Coyotes in game one with a complete game, two hit shutout, taking over Chico State softball's top spot for most career wins with 60. On the season, Gilh...

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