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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...

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...

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