The Orion

57 years in the making: Baseball reunion with Cuba

57 years in the making: Baseball reunion with Cuba

Gabriella Bermudez

March 27, 2016


Filed under Sports

Growing up in the Bay Area, I've attended more than my fair share of San Francisco Giants' home games. Watching baseball is nothing new to me, but this past week something extraordinary happened in the world of the sport closest to my heart. Castro, Bay of Pigs and a damned good ham sandwich are all...

Senior transfer thrives as new RBI man

Senior transfer thrives as new RBI man

Anna Baytosh

March 9, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

From a Hawk to a Wildcat, Holy Names University senior transfer Ben Gamba has made an instant impact for the Chico State baseball team. Consistent defensive play and a batting average of .351 proves Gamba deserves a spot in the everyday lineup. Leading the team in RBIs with 16 and tied for the...

Chico Heat rekindled for 2016 season

Chico Heat rekindled for 2016 season

Kenta Mcafee

March 8, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

The five-year wait for summer baseball is almost over as the Chico Heat get ready to take to the field, with their first game on June 3 at Colusa Casino Stadium. The Heat, a semi-pro team, burned out in 2002 after their league collapsed. In 2005, the Outlaws took over, but disbanded six years later...

Kelly’s homer sparks ‘Cats offense in lone weekend win

Kelly’s homer sparks ‘Cats offense in lone weekend win

Kenta Mcafee

March 5, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Junior catcher Dillon Kelly launched a home run to lead the 'Cats to a 10-7 win over the Cal State East Bay Pioneers, in Hayward on March 3.Kelly scored the first run for the 'Cats after hitting a double in the top of the fourth. A sacrifice fly by junior outfielder Josh Falco brought Kelly home and ...

107 years and counting…could this be the year?

107 years and counting…could this be the year?

Carlos Islas

February 28, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Chicago Cubs 107-year title drought might be coming to an end as they are the favorites to win the 2016 World Series. Yes, you read that right: The Chicago Cubs are the favorites to win this year’s World Series. The same Cubs that have not won a World Series since 1908 or played in one since...

Baseball team wins second game against Holy Names

Baseball team wins second game against Holy Names

Carlos Islas

February 23, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team completed a clean sweep of the Holy Names University Hawks after winning the second game of a doubleheader 14-0 in Oakland on Saturday, Feb. 20. After handing out a thrashing game in which they won 18-0, the Wildcats followed that game with a 14-0 win. The win leaves Ch...

Top baseball hitters share personal insights

Top baseball hitters share personal insights

Anna Baytosh

February 22, 2016


Filed under Showcase

Junior outfielder Sonny Cortez and sophomore infielder Cameron Santos have been the table setters for the baseball team so far this season. The Orion sat down with the first two hitters in the baseball team's lineup to talk how America's pastime has impacted them. Cortez: What is your favorite ...

Baseball team wins first game, drops second of doubleheader

Baseball team wins first game, drops second of doubleheader

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 16, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

On Feb. 13, the Chico State baseball team took on the Academy of Art University Knights for the second and third time at home. Taking the first game of the doubleheader 8-3, the 'Cats fell short in the second game, 9-7. The split puts the Wildcats to a 7-2 overall record. Game 1: The first game was all Wildc...

Baseball team’s six game win streak snapped

Baseball team’s six game win streak snapped

Carlos Islas

February 15, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

After winning six straight games, the Chico State baseball team lost its first game of the season against the Academy of Art Urban Knights,4-0, at home on Friday, Feb. 12. The loss leaves the Wildcats' season record at 6-1. Heading into the game, the Wildcats had a team ERA of 1.45 and opponents were h...

Club baseball gives players a second chance

Club baseball gives players a second chance

Jason Spies

February 9, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

There comes a moment in every athlete's life when they are faced with the overwhelming possibility that their time playing the sport they love, may be coming to an end. For baseball players who still have that urge to play and aren't ready to throw in their gloves just yet, the Chico State club baseball te...

Baseball team sweeps second consecutive weekend

Baseball team sweeps second consecutive weekend

Anna Baytosh

February 7, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team has developed a knack for winning. With its sixth consecutive win, the Wildcats are pre-empting their season with a great start. On Saturday, Feb. 6, Chico State faced the Point Loma Sea Lions for the third time in one weekend at Nettleton Stadium. Winning the game 3-1,...

Baseball team wins opening day with a walk-off

Baseball team wins opening day with a walk-off

January 31, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State men's baseball team won its home opener at Nettleton Stadium against the Menlo College Oaks with a walk-off in the bottom of the 9th inning. This win kicks off men's baseball with a pre-conference record of 1-0.Junior pitcher, Clayton Gelfand, dominated the strike zone with strong and preci...

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