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Seniors bid farewell to the diamond

Seniors bid farewell to the diamond

April 30, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Photo Galleries, Sports

Hover over the images to view statistics and quotes from each player Nick Baker Photograph by Alex Boesch   Jake Bailey Photograph by Grant Mahan Ryan McClellan Photograph by Grant Mahan Ryne Clark Photograph by Emily Teague Ronnie Galosic Photograph by John Riggin Drew Freeman Photog...

Padilla leads the charge during senior season

Padilla leads the charge during senior season

Ryan Grady

April 30, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Senior third baseman Ruben Padilla is having a season that has turned some heads in the Chico State program. "This just shows the amount of time put in," Padilla said. "By the time you are a senior, you should have put in a lot of work."The time spent in practice reflects in the results come game day. For Padilla, practice is similar to a game."Taking my...

Pitcher finishes career on strong arm

Nicholas Woodard

April 30, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

As a Wildcat, Nick Baker has done it all. He’s thrown gems on the mound, competed in the NCAA College World Series and earned a sweet nickname along the way. To think he almost donned the Dodger blue. The senior pitcher passed up a professional offer and came to Chico State instead. Now in his final season, B...

Wildcats top the standings

Wildcats top the standings

Greg Silvia

April 19, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team moved into first place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Friday night after splitting a double-header against Cal State San Bernardino.The Wildcats won the first game of the day 4-3 behind seven scoreless innings on the mound from Brad Lohse. In game two, the Wildcats' bats fell asl...

Fan finds joy in ‘Cats baseball

Lee Masten

April 16, 2014


Filed under Sports

Chico State sports have staunch supporters from all over the city coming to sporting events. Jim Clawson is part of this crowd. With the wonderful weather Chico has been experiencing, Clawson made his way to Nettleton Stadium to enjoy a Wildcat baseball game with his wife. “Today is just a great day to be outside,...

Walkoff single in extras finishes series with win

Walkoff single in extras finishes series with win

Ryan Grady

April 14, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

A beautiful day at Nettleton Stadium turned out to have an even better ending. Baseball fans live for the bottom of the 9th rallies and that's exactly what they got.The game was led by Cal State Dominguez Hills 6-4 going into the bottom of the 9th. The Wildcats had its back against the wall, but a big time hit kept the game going. That two-run shot to ...

Chico State baseball pushed by pitchers

Chico State baseball pushed by pitchers

Nicholas Woodard

April 9, 2014


Filed under Sports

Here’s a number: 1.99. That’s the Chico State baseball team’s ERA, best in the league. Here’s another number: 46. That’s the number of pitches it took Brad Lohse to throw a seven-inning complete game against Cal State Stanislaus. It’s anyone’s guess as t...

Wildcat catchers display good grip on game

Wildcat catchers display good grip on game

Nicholas Woodard

April 8, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports

Behind the strong pitching staffs of the baseball and softball teams at Chico State is a select group. It's a group that works hard to frame strikes, dig out sliders and nail base-stealers. Catchers. The Wildcat catchers are not only receivers for a pair of league-leading staffs, but they also display the physical and ment...

Wildcats baseball continue losing streak against Cal State East Bay

Wildcats baseball continue losing streak against Cal State East Bay

April 6, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team lost its second game in a row to Cal State East Bay losing 8-7 Sunday afternoon. The score does not indicate how the game was played. The Pioneers of East Bay got out to an 8-0 lead through six innings. It was a rough afternoon for the Wildcat pitching staff. Starter Derek Sesma only lasted two innings, gi...

Baker tosses gem in win against Pioneers

Baker tosses gem in win against Pioneers

Greg Silvia

April 5, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team continued its winning ways Friday night with a 5-1 victory against Cal State East Bay to kick off the four-game series at Nettleton Stadium. It was the fifth ranked Wildcats 11th win in a row. Once again, the Wildcats received a gem from ace starting pitcher Nick Baker throw...

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