The Orion

No stopping the Wildcat ladies

Marc Wilson

April 11, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team just keeps on winning. In the first game of their four game weekend series with Cal State San Marcos, the Wildcats won 6-0. The team bounced back from its loss in the previous game against Western Washington University and has now won eight of its last nine games.Junior Wildcat p...

Inside the life of an athlete

Inside the life of an athlete

Marc Wilson

March 8, 2017


Filed under Full Disclosure, Sports

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...

’Cats dominate a win over East Bay

Marc Wilson

February 28, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

After a 2-0 win over Cal State East Bay Pioneers in the first game of a doubleheader the ’Cats offense exploded for 11 runs in the second game for a convincing 11-5 win. While the ’Cats gathered nine hits, the offense was helped out by East Bay’s carelessness.The ’Cats, led by so...

Looking for Revenge

Looking for Revenge

Natalia Marcus

February 23, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

With five wins under their belt, the undefeated Chico State softball team plans to build on last season's success. The 'Cats ranked number 13 in the nation after their last season, and they seem to only be improving. The team motto is "person over athlete," and sophomore Megan Bowley says “bu...

Wildcats starting with a bang

Wildcats starting with a bang

Carlos Islas

February 7, 2017


Filed under Softball

The Chico State softball team began the 2017 with two home runs in the 3-2 win against Augustana University in the opening game of the Desert Springer Tournament Friday. The win was also the first-time Chico State has participated in the tournament. The game was one of two on schedule for the Wildcat...

Softball loses CCAA title match

Softball loses CCAA title match

Patrick Pace

May 3, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team fell to the UC San Diego Tritons in the final game of the CCAA Championship Tournament, 2-5, on May 1 in Stockton. Though they had previously beaten UC San Diego in three of their four games during the regular season, the Wildcats were not able to figure the team out...

Softball team wins both in Sunday doubleheader

Softball team wins both in Sunday doubleheader

Anna Baytosh

February 8, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Wildcat softball team achieved its second and third win of the spring against the Dominican University Penguins, on Sunday, Feb. 7. Chico State defeated the Penguins at home with a score of 5-3 in the first, and then 6-1 in the final game.The wins brings the ‘Cats to an overall record of 3-1 in...

Softball team splits double header to open season

Softball team splits double header to open season

Patrick Pace

February 8, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

After losing its first game of the season 3-2, the softball team finished the second half of a doubleheader with a dominant 14-1 victory against the Academy of Art Knights on Feb. 6, at home. The split puts them at 1-1 for the season. Game 1: The Wildcats opened their season with a good old fashioned pit...

Utility players’ versatility key to softball’s playoff push

Utility players’ versatility key to softball’s playoff push

Lars Gustafson

April 18, 2015


Filed under Softball

Ashley Huff and Cailin Garmon are the Swiss army knives of Chico State softball and can play a variety of positions across the field. The duo of utility players both transferred this year and in their first season as Wildcats, they have become a key part of the playoff-bound team. Ashley Huff — junior kines...

Music pumps up Wildcats’ performance

Music pumps up Wildcats’ performance

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 22, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Softball, Sports, Track and field

Even after putting on the uniform and stretching, some athletes still need one more element to put them in the zone before a game — music. Certain songs fire up athletes' intensity and get them pumped up for a game.Will Ferrell's character in the movie "Blades of Glory" put it succinctly — "It gets the people...

‘Cats split doubleheader in season opener

‘Cats split doubleheader in season opener

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 15, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

After mother nature prevented them from playing last weekend, the softball season finally got under way as the Wildcats took one out of two games against the Hawaii-Hilo Vulcans. The first game was a pitchers duel that ended in a 2-0 win for Hawaii-Hilo. Freshman pitcher Haley Gilham was out dueled in her first start as a Wildcat by the Vulcan's senior pitcher Vanessa Salinas.The ...

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