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Eddie Zavala takes a swing in a game against Cal State San Marcos on April 5, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Wildcats clinch CCAA playoffs in doubleheader against SF State

Brandon Downs // May 3, 2019

The Wildcats baseball team traveled to San Francisco and clinched a playoff berth in Friday's doubleheader. Game one San Francisco State jumped on the Wildcats in the first inning with four runs,...

Brooke Larsen had a rough night in the Wildcats' first postseason game. Going 4.2 innings allowing seven runs, eight hits and walking three batters.
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‘Cats’ late rally falls short, now face elimination

Brandon Downs // May 2, 2019

The Wildcats softball team started the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship tournament with a late rally that fell short.Chico State took on Cal State San Bernadino Thursday night as...

Josh McCollum attempts to bury a shot at the Western Washington Invitational in this archived photo. Image courtesy of Chico State Athletics

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

Brandon Downs // April 25, 2019

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...

Ari Marsh became Chico State's hits leader with an opposite-field single to left in the top of the third inning in game two. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

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

Brandon Downs // April 21, 2019

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...

First baseman Dustin Miller tries to tag out Cal State San Marcos runner on Saturday, April 7, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Walks cost Wildcats against the Toros

Brandon Downs // April 13, 2019

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...

Naomi Monahan picked up her third win of the season. She currently has a 2.91 ERA in 33 2/3 innings for the Wildcats. Photo credit: Brandon Downs

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

Brandon Downs // April 12, 2019

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...

Larsen also excels in batting and owns a .316 batting average on the season in 64 plate appearances. She slugs .406 and has a .313 on-base percentage. She has 20 hits with 12 RBIs. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Wildcat of the Week: Brooke Larsen

Brandon Downs // April 10, 2019

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...

Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets pitches against the Washington Nationals during the second inning at Nationals Park on September 21, 2018 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

2019 MLB playoffs will feature rebuilt teams

Brandon Downs // April 6, 2019

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...

On Sunday against UC San Diego Dustin Miller (25) had an RBI triple in the first inning.
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Wildcats drop series to No. 8 UC San Diego

Brandon Downs // March 31, 2019

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...

Sid Lacy came into the eighth inning in game one of Saturday's doubleheader and pitched 2/3 of scoreless baseball. He allowed one hit, a walk and zero runs to score. 
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Wildcats silence number eight ranked UC San Diego

Brandon Downs // March 30, 2019

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...

Left to right: Mckena Barker, Madison Wong, Shay Stark, Isaiah Brooks, Malik Duffy Photo credit: Brandon Downs

Love and support for five honored basketball players

Brandon Downs // March 18, 2019

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...

Rain flooded the tarp on the softball field after a thunderstorm. Photo credit: Brandon Downs

Rain becoming a problem for Wildcats baseball and softball

Brandon Downs // March 13, 2019

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...

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