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Blakeman’s big day not enough to get Wildcat’s baseball the win

Blakeman’s big day not enough to get Wildcat’s baseball the win

Austin Schreiber

March 29, 2018


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The Chico State baseball team began their road trip with a 4-7 loss to Cal State Los Angeles in LA. Casey Costello started the game for the Wildcats and gave up five runs, four earned over 5 1/3 innings. Sloppy defense has haunted Chico State recently, as they have now made 17 errors in the past four...

Chico State Assistant baseball Coach Joe Garcia talks hitters’ approach

Chico State Assistant baseball Coach Joe Garcia talks hitters’ approach

Austin Schreiber

March 28, 2018


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Anyone who has played baseball before knows that hitting is no easy task. Making contact with a 90 mph fastball is already difficult enough. Throw in pitchers who throw 75 mph change-ups, curveballs and sliders that sweep across the plate and hitting the ball becomes even more complicated. That's...

California MLB teams make final cuts, prepare for the season

California MLB teams make final cuts, prepare for the season

Austin Schreiber

March 27, 2018


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With opening day a week away, it's time to start thinking about Major League Baseball again. Spring training is wrapping up and teams are making their final roster cuts. With Chico having no professional sports team, many students and locals are fans of teams from northern or southern California,...

California MLB teams make final cuts, prepare for the season

California MLB teams make final cuts, prepare for the season

Austin Schreiber

March 23, 2018


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With opening day a week away, it's time to start thinking about Major League Baseball again. Spring training is wrapping up and teams are making their final roster cuts. Baseball fanatics everywhere are feeling antsy patiently waiting to see how their favorite teams will perform this year. With Chico...

Yoga proving to be the newest hit for Chico State athletics

Yoga proving to be the newest hit for Chico State athletics

Courtney Chapman

March 14, 2018


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“When I was a freshman, I remember thinking, ‘What the heck am I doing?’ I didn’t understand why we were doing yoga,” said Corey Silverstrom, one of Chico State men's basketball team's leading scorers last season, about hearing that he would be doing yoga with the team. Bu...

Late inning losses spoil series for Chico State baseball

Late inning losses spoil series for Chico State baseball

Austin Schreiber

March 12, 2018


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The Chico State baseball team had a rough weekend in Monterey Bay, dropping three of four games to the Otters.They are now 13-7 through their first 20 games of the season, 9-5 in conference.Game one, which was the longest in Chico State baseball history at 15 innings, disappointingly ended in an 11-12 loss...

With power hitting on the rise, Chico State baseball is too

With power hitting on the rise, Chico State baseball is too

Austin Schreiber

March 9, 2018


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Two weeks ago I wrote criticizing the Chico State baseball team's lack of power this year.Through their first eight games, the Wildcats' baseball team had only hit one home run, and had a .255 team average. This is contrast to last year's team who had hit five home runs at this point and just next door t...

Tyler Stofiel hits first career home run as Wildcats complete four-game sweep of San Francisco Gators

Tyler Stofiel hits first career home run as Wildcats complete four-game sweep of San Francisco Gators

Austin Schreiber

March 6, 2018


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The Chico State baseball team was able to overcome a couple of early defensive mistakes in game one to complete the four-game sweep of San Francisco State, winning by scores of 7-5 and 10-0. They are now 12-4 to start the season. In game one, the Wildcats got off to a rough start with sloppy defense...

Wildcats offense shows up as power surge leads Wildcats past Seawolves

Wildcats offense  shows up as power surge leads Wildcats past Seawolves

Austin Schreiber

February 25, 2018


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The Chico State baseball team that had been struggling to hit for power brought their bats to Sonoma State, breaking out with three home runs in four games over the weekend. The Wildcats took three of four games from the Seawolves, winning 5-1 on Friday, 8-3 on Saturday, and 9-3 on Sunday. They are now 8...

Why are steroid users still being left out of the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Why are steroid users still being left out of the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Austin Schreiber

February 22, 2018


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Although many people feel that steroid users are cheaters who don't deserve awards, I believe that outstanding players should still be allowed in the Hall of Fame. Let me tell you why.Only four players were inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame this year: Chipper Jones (97.2 percent of votes), Vladimir Guerrero (92.9 perc...

Chico State baseball struggling to match last year’s offensive performance

Chico State baseball struggling to match last year’s offensive performance

Austin Schreiber

February 19, 2018


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With Sunday's double-header cancelled due to unplayable field conditions, let's take a closer look at how this year's Chico State baseball team stacks up against last years. In regards to their record, the two teams are remarkably similar. Through their first eight games, the 2018 team is 5-3,...

Casey Costello continues to dominate on the mound

Casey Costello continues to dominate on the mound

Austin Schreiber

February 16, 2018


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Senior pitcher Casey Costello came out on top in a pitchers duel Friday as the Wildcats defeated Stanislaus State 1-0. Costello was able to keep the Warriors quiet for seven innings, limiting them to just three hits while striking out four.Costello is now 2-0 on the season, after setting the Chico State...

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