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‘Cats seek playoff birth heading into weekend

‘Cats seek playoff birth heading into weekend

Carlos Islas and Jacob Auby

May 6, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

As the 2016 season winds down, the Chico State baseball team continues to push for a birth in the CCAA Championship Tournament and a step closer to earning a spot in the NCAA Championship Tournament. The Wildcats could wrap up their spot in the CCAA tournament while moving closer to the NCAA tournamen...

‘Cats drop in CCAA standings

‘Cats drop in CCAA standings

Anna Baytosh

May 3, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team dropped from first to third in the North Division of the CCAA as a result of a 2-2 split series against San Francisco State on Sunday, May 1.Coming home with nothing but a tie, Chico State now has an overall record of 30-16 and a conference record of 20-14. This is one mo...

Opening day is a holiday

Opening day is a holiday

Carlos Islas

April 28, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

It is pretty difficult to explain what opening day means. First and foremost, it is not just another ordinary day and it doesn’t matter what day it falls on. The only thing that matters on opening day is baseball. Everything else is just noise in the background. Opening day signals the return of...

‘Cats split doubleheader in CCAA matchup

‘Cats split doubleheader in CCAA matchup

Kenta Mcafee

April 26, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

A split doubleheader on Saturday, April 23 left the 'Cats with a 2-1 game advantage over the Sonoma State Seawolves in their four-game series.Game 1The 'Cats got ahead early due to three RBIs by juniors Dillon Kelly, Cody Snider and Josh Falco, to give Chico State a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Ano...

Zingg throws first pitch, ‘Cats lose

Zingg throws first pitch, ‘Cats lose

Anna Baytosh

April 13, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

President Paul Zingg threw his last first pitch for a Chico State baseball game on Sunday, April 10 at Nettleton Stadium. This started the Wildcats’ rubber match of the home series against Cal State Dominguez Hills. This baseball game was one of several events Zingg has participated in to mark the...

Errors cost ‘Cats the win

Errors cost ‘Cats the win

Carlos Islas

April 13, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

In another great pitching performance by junior Clayton Gelfand, the Chico State baseball team lost 2-4 against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros in the first game of a doubleheader at home on Saturday, April 9. The loss leaves the season record at 23-10 and 11-6 in conference play. Gelfand’s record dr...

Chico State baseball team splits doubleheader

Chico State baseball team splits doubleheader

Patrick Pace

April 8, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

In a make up for rained-out games on March 5, the Chico State Wildcats faced the Cal State East Bay Pioneers on April 5 in East Bay. The Wildcats won the first and lost the second of two high-scoring bouts. Game One In the first game East Bay got off to a hot start, scoring two runs in the first inning ...

Cortez tops CCAA in runs

Cortez tops CCAA in runs

Anna Baytosh

April 4, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Sonny Cortez, a junior outfielder, is now leading the CCAA as the player with the most runs scored in the conference. In a game against the Cal State San Marcos Cougars on April 3, Cortez scored two runs, securing his spot at the top of the list with 37 total runs this season.Not only does Cortez hold ...

Baseball’s road to Cary, North Carolina, looks promising

Baseball’s road to Cary, North Carolina, looks promising

Anna Baytosh

March 30, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team is inching closer to achieving its prized goal of traveling to Cary, North Carolina, for the baseball tournament of its dreams. The team’s annual goal is to win its way to Cary for the NCAA Division II College Championship Series. In 1997, Chico State won its first...

Time to connect baseball to the modern age

Time to connect baseball to the modern age

Carlos Islas

March 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

For a game that prides in calling itself “America’s pastime,” baseball has been on the decline since the early 2000s, and not much has changed due to the refusal to change the beloved sport. Because the game refuses to change and accommodate the newer generation, it keeps losing viewership....

Wildcats win close game against UC San Diego

Wildcats win close game against UC San Diego

Patrick Pace

March 28, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Junior outfielder Cody Snider seemed to be everywhere on the field during the first half of Chico State's doubleheader against the UC San Diego Tritons. He was the catalyst in the victory, making key plays at the end of the game. It was a game of runs, with the Tritons taking a 2-0 lead by the top o...

Strong pitching performance leads Wildcats over Tritons

Strong pitching performance leads Wildcats over Tritons

Carlos Islas

March 27, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

In another game featuring strong pitching and offensive power, the 27th ranked Chico State baseball team defeated the 23rd ranked UC San Diego Tritons 7-0 in the first of three games at home on Friday, March 25. With the win, the Wildcats' record improves to 18-6 overall and 8-4 in conference play. Wildcats...

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