The Orion

Inside the life of an athlete

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Marc Wilson

March 8, 2017

Nothing makes an athlete happier than playing the sport they love, whether it is preparing for the upcoming season with offseason workouts or stepping out onto the field or court to open the season. There's just something about those sweaty workout shirts, the double practice days and the bruises all...

Softball team dominates conference honors

Senior Alli Cook looks down after bunting a ball during a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Anna Baytosh

May 13, 2016

Chico State softball dominated the CCAA in All-Conference honors with six total honorable mention players. Three of the 15 first-team picks were senior Wildcats. Catcher Brynn Lesovsky, infielder Desiree' Gonzalez and outfielder Alli Cook were selected by the league’s coaches to complete the list...

Wildcat softball player crosses the ocean

Senior Brooke Langeloh launches a pitch during a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Esther Briggs

May 11, 2016

As the school year comes to an end, many seniors will hang up their cleats, put their bats away and remember the fun memories they made playing college softball. However for one senior, Brooke Langeloh, this won’t be how her career ends. After her graduation ceremony on May 21, she is heading s...

Wildcats fall short at home

First-year Rachel DeHart swings at a ball during a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Gabriella Bermudez

April 27, 2016

The Chico State softball team lost the first half of a doubleheader against the San Francisco State Gators 1-2 in Chico on April 23.The loss puts their conference play record at 33-12 with an overall record of 24-11.The 'Cats and Gators were held at a standstill for the beginning of the game; neither t...

Wildcats’ 14-game win streak snapped in Hayward

Senior Desiree' Gonzalez prepares before a pitch in a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Gabriella Bermudez

April 21, 2016

The Chico State softball team lost the first half of a doubleheader against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers 1-2 in Hayward on April 17.The loss snaps the Wildcats' 14-game win streak and their first since March 25. This drops their conference record to 23-10 with an overall record of 32-11. The Wildcats ...

Langeloh fans 10 in win

Senior pitcher Brooke Langeloh launches a pitch in a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Gabriella Bermudez

April 11, 2016

The Chico State softball team won the first half of a doubleheader against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros 9-1 after only six innings at home on April 8. The win puts the 'Cats at a conference record of 19-9 with an overall record of 28-10 for the 2016 season.The first game was pitched by senior Brooke...

Softball team full steam ahead toward the postseason

Sophomore Haley Gilham winds up to throw a pitch in a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills on April 8. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Anna Baytosh

April 11, 2016

The Chico State softball team is still bringing the heat with three weeks left until postseason.Wildcat softball is currently ranked second in the CCAA with a conference record of 17-9 and an overall record of 26-10.Each year, the softball team sets out to make it to postseason for the CCAA Champions...

‘Cats build on winning streak in Turlock

First-year Ari Marsh bunts the ball down the third baseline. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Patrick Pace

April 6, 2016

Senior pitcher Brooke Langeloh had 14 strikeouts in a complete game as the Chico State softball team cruised to a win in its first game of the day against the Holy Names Hawks on Sunday, April 3. The game started off well, with first-year Ari Marsh hitting a double to right center. Senior Alli Cook then...

Lesovsky provides consistency behind the plate

Senior catcher Brynn Lesovsky launches the ball off her bat during a game. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Gabriella Bermudez

April 6, 2016

The Chico State softball team hit the ground running this season, with a conference record of 17-9 and an overall record of 20-10. Although all eyes may be on the pitching, we also need to acknowledge the force behind the plate.Say hello to Brynn LesovskySenior catcher Brynn Lesovsky has been behind...

‘Cats beat Chaminade 7-1 behind Langeloh

Junior Cyrena Taylor waits patiently for the pitcher to deliver the ball. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Carlos Islas

April 5, 2016

In another strong pitcher performance, senior Brooke Langeloh once again led the way as the Chico State softball team beat Chaminade 7-1 in the second day of the Tournament of Champions on Saturday, April 2, in Turlock. With the win the Wildcats improve their overall record to 23-10. Much like her perform...

Strong pitching leads ‘Cats over Notre Dame de Namur

Junior Cailin Garmon creeps in, waiting for the ball on defense. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Carlos Islas

April 4, 2016

Led by starting senior pitcher Brooke Langeloh, the Chico State softball team beat Notre Dame de Namur University 2-1 in the Tournament of Champions on Friday, April 1, in Turlock. The win improves the Wildcats' record to 21-10 and 17-9 in conference play. Langeloh once again put in a strong pitchin...

Bowley’s grand slam wins first game of doubleheader

Sophomore pitcher Haley Gilham fires a pitch as her teammates stand ready to field the ball. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Kenta Mcafee

March 25, 2016

Chico State rallied behind first-year outfielder Megan Bowley's grand slam, winning the first game of the doubleheader at Cal State Stanislaus, 6-3 on March 25. The win brings the 'Cats overall record to 18-9 and their conference record to 15-8. The home run is Bowley's first of the year and brings...

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