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Baseball team bids farewell to 8 seniors

Baseball team bids farewell to 8 seniors

Anna Baytosh

May 19, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team is graduating eight top-notch players who will be dearly missed next spring. While each athlete comes from a different background, they will all share the completion of their goal of playing in the Division II NCAA College World Series as Wildcats for their last year of...

Wildcats win first game of CCAA playoffs

Wildcats win first game of CCAA playoffs

Anna Baytosh

May 12, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team defeated the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos 6-2 in the first round of the CCAA playoffs in Stockton on May 11. This win gives the team a 1-0 record to start the double elimination tournament. The Wildcats are one game closer to winning the tournament as they only have two more ...

‘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...

Erb throws complete game shutout

Erb throws complete game shutout

Anna Baytosh

April 26, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

In a game against Sonoma State on Sunday, April 24 at Nettleton Stadium, junior pitcher Dalton Erb threw a complete game, pitching nine shutout frames for the 6-0 win and the series win 3-1.This was the final game in which nine seniors played as Wildcats for the Chico State baseball team. The first pitc...

‘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...

Wright shines in loss against Broncos

Wright shines in loss against Broncos

Patrick Pace

April 21, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Junior pitcher Grant Wright had an amazing game in a 10-6 loss to the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos on Sunday, April 17. The Broncos had already scored three runs in the first inning when Wright entered the game. He had not pitched anything more than an inning and a half throughout the season, but on this d...

‘Cats take second game to split doubleheader

‘Cats take second game to split doubleheader

Kenta Mcafee

April 21, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The baseball team was able to split its doubleheader against the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos with a 13-5 win in the second game on April 16. The Wildcats' win was due to their strong batting performance, which they exhibited throughout the game.Chico State scored 11 of its runs off RBIs, an effort led by...

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 ...

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...

Snider smashes 7 RBIs in ‘Cats win

Snider smashes 7 RBIs in ‘Cats win

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 22, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Junior outfielder Cody Snider led the Chico State hitting barrage with seven RBIs in a 12-0 win over the Cal State L.A. Golden Eagles. Snider started his career day early in the first inning. With seniors Dillon Kelley and Ben Gamba on base, Snider doubled down the left field line for his first two RBIs ...

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...

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