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Yadier Molina makes baseball history

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // April 25, 2021

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina made baseball history on April 14, by becoming the first catcher to catch 2000 games with one organization. Sara Mitrano, a current member of the Chico State...

Chico State closer Kristian Scott stands on the sideline with teammates.

Kristian Scott: a dominant closer for the Wildcats

Connor McPherson, Reporter // March 1, 2021

Chico State closer Kristian Scott has been a shut-down pitcher for the Wildcats; in 2020, he had a 0.77 earned run average through just over 11 innings. On top of that, Scott recorded five saves for the...

The Chico State baseball team celebrating a run being scored in the 2020 season. Photo credit:Julian Mendoza

Chico State baseball ‘frustrated’ with cancelled season

Matthew Wreden, Sports Editor // December 9, 2020

Jorge Perez stayed as optimistic as possible. The 5-foot-9 infielder from Artesia carried a sliver of hope this offseason the Wildcats would be able to compete at Nettleton Stadium this spring. Perez...

Robinson Cano: a 16-year veteran caught cheating for the second time in his career

Robinson Cano: a 16-year veteran caught cheating for the second time in his career

Alex Martin, Reporter // December 2, 2020

Robinson Cano, a current baseball player in the majors for the New York Mets tested positive for the performance enhancing drug known as stanozolol. Due to getting caught, he is suspended for the entire...

MLB opens investigation on Turner for violating protocols

MLB opens investigation on Turner for violating protocols

Nick Despotakis, Reporter // November 3, 2020

After clinching the 2020 World Series, Dodgers’ Justin Turner celebrated on the field with his teammates, despite being told he had COVID-19, leading MLB to start a full investigation on the veteran...

LHP Grant Larson pitching against the Gators.

Wildcats hand San Francisco State their first loss of the season

Alex Martin, Staff Writer // February 19, 2020

It was an exciting day at Nettleton Stadium as the Wildcats took on the San Francisco State University Gators in game one of a four game series. Coming into the game, the Gators were undefeated, having...

Jorge Perez runs to first as Turner Olson runs home in a game against Cal State San Marcos. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Wildcats finish regular season on a strong note

Matthew Ferreira // May 6, 2019

The Chico State men’s baseball team capped off its regular season with two wins against Stanislaus Saturday. Chico’s overall record is 28-19, good for third place in the California Collegiate...

Eddie Zavala takes a swing in a game against Cal State San Marcos on April 5, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Wildcats clinch CCAA playoffs in doubleheader against SF State

Brandon Downs // May 3, 2019

The Wildcats baseball team traveled to San Francisco and clinched a playoff berth in Friday's doubleheader. Game one San Francisco State jumped on the Wildcats in the first inning with four runs,...

Dustin Miller reaches third base against San Marcos on April 5, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Chico State baseball complete sweep of Sonoma State

Noah Andrews // April 29, 2019

The Wildcats swept the Sonoma State Seawolves in a four-game series this past weekend.They capped off the series on Sunday with a 7-6 victory that had everything you could ask for. Stellar offensive play,...

Grant Larson stares down a Sonoma batter, contemplating which pitch he will deliver next against the opposing batter. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Larson shines as playoffs loom for Wildcats

Matthew Ferreira // April 27, 2019

The Chico State baseball team won their game against Sonoma State Friday by a score of 4-2. With the win, Chico State moves into fifth place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association division standings. The...

#9 Turner Olson takes a swing in a game against Cal State San Marcos on April 5, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Wildcats slip behind Broncos in the first game of series

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava // April 19, 2019

What might have been the closest game of the season for Chico State Baseball, definitely reflected the skill set of the team. A pitchers' duel between the Wildcats William Curless and Bronco's Tim Holdgrafer...

With a 4-1 record in 11 appearances, eight as a starter, Lopez has struck out 35 batters and has allowed just nine earned runs on the season.

Wildcat of the Week: Andrew Lopez

Noah Andrews // April 15, 2019

Andrew Lopez has been the definition of consistency in what has been a roller coaster of a season for Wildcats baseball. An anchor for the starting rotation, in 11 appearances for the 'Cats, he owns a...

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