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Wildcats snag 1-2 record at the Houston Winter Invitational

Alex Poletti, Sports Editor // February 9, 2023

The Chico State baseball team made a trip to Houston earlier this month to compete against some of the division's toughest teams at the Houston Winter Invitational. This marks the first time since 2017...

Junior first baseman Willie Lajoie hits a single to center field.

Chico State baseball avoids sweep in dominant fashion

Johnny Maldonado, Reporter // May 4, 2022

During the four-game series it looked as if Cal State Monterey Bay would walk away with four victories, but the Wildcats were looking for vengeance in their final home game.  Game one had two...

On March 25, a group of Wildcat players looks toward the field as they play the San Marcos Cougars at Nettleton Stadium winning 18-4.

Wildcat baseball splits crucial conference matchup between San Bernardino Coyotes

Alejandro Mejia Mejia, Reporter // April 20, 2022

Chico State Baseball (29-11) traveled to San Bernardino and played the Coyotes (21-17) over the weekend at Fiscalini Field in a four-game California Collegiate Athletic Association conference matchup...

Wildcat Jeffrey Ray scoring a run against the Toros.

Wildcats rally at Nettleton stadium for a ‘Night of Champions’

Javier Hernandez and Alejandro Meija Meija // April 11, 2022

Night of Champions Prior to the No. 13 Chico State Baseball taking the mound, Chico State commemorated their two West Region Champions: men’s cross country and men’s basketball. The Chico State...

On March 25, the Wildcats players are greeting infielders after getting out of the first inning. Chico State defeated San Marcos 18-4 at Nettleton Stadium.

Wildcat baseball finesses 25th win over Golden Eagles

Alejandro Mejia Mejia, Reporter // April 6, 2022

The No. 13 Chico State Baseball team (25-7) traveled south and played the Los Angeles Golden Eagles (12-8), winning three games of four played with sophomore outfielder, Grady Morgan earning himself the...

On March 25, 2022. sophomore shortstop Elijah Jackson slides into third base off of a sacrifice fly. The Wildcats defeated the Cougars 18-4 at Nettleton Stadium. Jackson went 3 for 3 at the plate.

Wildcats slide past San Marcos Cougars, winning 3 games over the weekend

Alejandro Mejia Mejia, Reporter // March 31, 2022

The No. 18 Chico State Baseball team (22-6) hosted the San Marcos Cougars (10-16) this past weekend at Nettleton Stadium, winning three of four games played and setting a school record, scoring 10 runs...

Infielder, Jacob Jablonski walking towards the dugout to get his glove and hat at the end of the inning.

Chico State baseball splits series against Fresno Pacific

Alejandro Mejia Mejia, Reporter // February 15, 2022

The Chico State Baseball team went head-to-head against the Fresno Pacific Sunbirds in a three-game series, winning one of the three games this past weekend. The Wildcats were defeated 7-8 by the Sunbirds...

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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...

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