The Orion

Men’s golf can’t complete a comeback in championship

Men’s golf can’t complete a comeback in championship

Brandon Downs

April 25, 2019


Filed under Golf, Sports

No. 5 Chico States men's golf put themselves in the wrong hole Tuesday and was unable to complete the comeback Wednesday in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Men's Golf Championship.Day oneChico State came into the championship attempting to repeat but was unable to keep up with Cal State...

Softball finishes strong against East Bay; Ari Marsh becomes hits leader

Softball finishes strong against East Bay; Ari Marsh becomes hits leader

Brandon Downs

April 21, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

The softball team finished the season Saturday afternoon against Cal State East Bay by taking three games of four against the Pioneers. The team split Saturday's doubleheader as the second game took 10 innings to determine if the Wildcats were going to sweep the Pioneers. Game one   After the Pion...

Walks cost Wildcats against the Toros

Walks cost Wildcats against the Toros

Brandon Downs

April 13, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State loses two games as they issued 12 walks and were outscored 17-5 in the first half of their series against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Friday’s game: Not much went well for the Wildcats on Friday as they fell to the Toros 10-2. Chico State’s designated hitter, Alex DeVito, extend...

Bittersweet day for Chico State Softball, split Friday doubleheader with Stanislaus State

Bittersweet day for Chico State Softball, split Friday doubleheader with Stanislaus State

Brandon Downs

April 12, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

Chico State’s softball team wins game two of Friday's doubleheader against the Stanislaus State Warriors, having lost the first game 3-5 and winning the second game 3-1. Game one: Coming off of three straight losses to Cal State Monterey Bay the Wildcats were in need of big plays to get back t...

Wildcat of the Week: Brooke Larsen

Wildcat of the Week: Brooke Larsen

Brandon Downs

April 10, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Wildcat of the Week

Brooke Larsen is a transfer student in her sophomore year for Chico State who is putting together a great season on the mound and at the plate. In February, Larsen won California Collegiate Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week, and on April 2 was honored with the Player of the Week award. On the mound, Lar...

2019 MLB playoffs will feature rebuilt teams

2019 MLB playoffs will feature rebuilt teams

Brandon Downs

April 6, 2019


Filed under Columns, Sports

A week into this MLB season, there is a lot to be excited about; especially old faces in new uniforms and top prospects beginning their career in the pros. It's too early to predict anything, but let's do it anyway by looking at four of the most interesting divisions and speculating who will win MLB's...

Wildcats drop series to No. 8 UC San Diego

Wildcats drop series to No. 8 UC San Diego

Brandon Downs

March 31, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Wildcats lose the series against No. 8 UC San Diego after the Tritons bats woke up in the second half of the series.After the Wildcats shutout UC San Diego for 15 innings, the Tritons outscored the Wildcats 16-2 in the final two games of the series.Saturday's game two The Tritons shutout the Wild...

Wildcats silence number eight ranked UC San Diego

Wildcats silence number eight ranked UC San Diego

Brandon Downs

March 30, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Wildcats split the first two games of the series against, number eight ranked, UC San Diego, which started with 15 straight shutout innings before the Tritons bats woke up in their final two innings of game two.Great defense and good pitching lead the way for the Wildcats in game one whereas in game t...

Love and support for five honored basketball players

Love and support for five honored basketball players

Brandon Downs

March 18, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Despite both teams missing the playoffs, five Chico State basketball players received recognition from the California Collegiate Athletic Association coaches for their hard work and success this season.The All-CCAA honors are broken down into three categories, with the division's brightest 10 stars ...

Rain becoming a problem for Wildcats baseball and softball

Rain becoming a problem for Wildcats baseball and softball

Brandon Downs

March 13, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports

The Wildcats baseball and softball teams have not been able to play and practice how they would like due to this year's high amount of rain.The softball team has had four games postponed and six games canceled this season because of rain. That’s a total of 10 games the softball team has to either...

Wildcats sweep Pioneers after the rain

Wildcats sweep Pioneers after the rain

Brandon Downs

March 11, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Wildcats baseball won three games within six hours Monday afternoon against Cal State East Bay, making it five straight wins for the team. Game one: On Sunday Turner Olson hit a three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning giving the Wildcats an 8-5 lead. In the bottom half of the inning...

Larson makes history as Wildcats baseball gets back to winning

Larson makes history as Wildcats baseball gets back to winning

Brandon Downs

March 5, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State’s starting pitcher Grant Larson threw the first one-hit complete-game shutout in Chico State baseball history on Monday. The left-hander struck out a career-high 10 Cal State Monterey batters, leading the Wildcats to a 5-0 win and snapping the Wildcats six-game losing streak. ...

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