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Rain becoming a problem for Wildcats baseball and softball

Rain becoming a problem for Wildcats baseball and softball

Brandon Downs

March 13, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports

The Wildcats baseball and softball teams have not been able to play and practice how they would like due to this year's high amount of rain.The softball team has had four games postponed and six games canceled this season because of rain. That’s a total of 10 games the softball team has to either...

Wildcats sweep Pioneers after the rain

Wildcats sweep Pioneers after the rain

Brandon Downs

March 11, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Wildcats baseball won three games within six hours Monday afternoon against Cal State East Bay, making it five straight wins for the team. Game one: On Sunday Turner Olson hit a three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning giving the Wildcats an 8-5 lead. In the bottom half of the inning...

Larson makes history as Wildcats baseball gets back to winning

Larson makes history as Wildcats baseball gets back to winning

Brandon Downs

March 5, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State’s starting pitcher Grant Larson threw the first one-hit complete-game shutout in Chico State baseball history on Monday. The left-hander struck out a career-high 10 Cal State Monterey batters, leading the Wildcats to a 5-0 win and snapping the Wildcats six-game losing streak. ...

Wildcats face fourth straight defeat, fall against the Otters

Wildcats face fourth straight defeat, fall against the Otters

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

March 3, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Wildcats looked forward to redeeming themselves after a doubleheader loss against the Gators in the previous week. They were soon disappointed as California State University, Monterey Bay took both games by seven runs on Friday. “We are just not pitching very well, so nothing is going to change...

Larson throwing his way to MLB draft

Larson throwing his way to MLB draft

Brandon Downs

February 22, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Grant Larson, the left-handed, 6-foot-7 ace Wildcats pitcher wants to take his talents to the professional level after the 2019 season. In his 2018 sophomore campaign, Larson had a 6-4 record with 82.1 innings pitched and a 3.39 ERA. He struck out 71 batters and walked 15. “I’m obviously really ...

Wildcats baseball fight but lose battles in doubleheader

Wildcats baseball fight but lose battles in doubleheader

Brandon Downs

February 18, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Game one: Game one of Sunday’s baseball doubleheader was a back-and-forth rally full of action; with a total of 25 runs between Chico State and Stanislaus State. The Stanislaus State Warriors stepped into the box and immediately started hitting and scoring. The Warriors rallied early agains...

Wildcats baseball team holds on in game one, shutout in second

Wildcats baseball team holds on in game one, shutout in second

Brandon Downs

February 8, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State’s baseball team split Friday's doubleheader with the Simpson Red Hawks, giving the Wildcats their first loss of the season.Game one:The Wildcats were up 10-2 in the ninth inning of the first game when the Red Hawks came storming back with six runs in their final at-bats.“We need ...

Wildcats baseball sets high goals for the year

Wildcats baseball sets high goals for the year

Brandon Downs

February 6, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Showcase, Sports

The Wildcats baseball team looked to get back into the swing of things after they headed down for a series against Fresno Pacific to start the 2019 campaign. Aside from a rain delay that canceled their Saturday game, the Wildcats could not have asked for a better start to the season taking two out...

Extra innings allow Wildcats to win out doubleheader

Extra innings allow Wildcats to win out doubleheader

Brandon Downs

February 2, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Game One:Chico State’s baseball team won a pair of nail-biters in a doubleheader Friday against the Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds.The Wildcats scored two early runs in the first inning of game one when the Sunbirds committed two errors.This game was lead by captain and starting pitcher Grant Lar...

Spring brings success for Chico State athletics

Spring brings success for Chico State athletics

Andrew Baumgartner

May 15, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Mobile Headlines, Sports, Track and field

The 2018 Spring semester is coming to a close at Chico State and it's time to reflect on what happened during the season.BaseballThe Chico State baseball team finished there 2018 season with an overall record of 31-22. The Wildcats played their best at home with an 18-10 record at Nettleton Stadium w...

Chico State baseball wins on wild pitch in first CCAA tournament game

Chico State baseball wins on wild pitch in first CCAA tournament game

Austin Schreiber

May 11, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

The Chico State baseball team emerged victorious with a 4-3 walk-off win in the first round of the California Collegiate Athletic Association tournament against Cal Poly Pomona. With the score tied at three heading into the bottom of the ninth, the Wildcats were able to get the leadoff man on base. C...

Larson, Beavers throw two-hitter to finish Chico State baseball regular season

Larson, Beavers throw two-hitter to finish Chico State baseball regular season

Austin Schreiber

May 5, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State baseball team lost the first game of a doubleheader to Stanislaus State, but finished its regular season with a victory as pitchers Grant Larson and Dan Beavers combined to throw a two-hitter in the second game of the day.Game One: The Wildcats got off to a slow start in game one of t...

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