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Defense has been an issue for Chico State baseball in 2018 season

Chico State Head Coach Dave Taylor makes a mound visit and brings his whole infield in following back-to-back errors against Northwest Nazarene. Photo credit: Austin Schreiber

Austin Schreiber

April 28, 2018

The Chico State baseball team has six games left in the regular season and they are currently sitting in third place in the California Collegiate Athletic Conference behind Cal State Monterey Bay and UC San Diego.With the playoffs on the line, the Wildcats will take on fourth-place Cal Poly Pomona in a p...

Seniors finish strong as Wildcats baseball takes 3 of 4 from Toros

Kyle Blakeman celebrates with fellow seniors RJ Hassey, 22, and Cameron Santos, 23, following his solo home run Sunday. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Austin Schreiber

April 23, 2018

After dropping the opener by a score of 5-6, the Chico State baseball team was able to get its series win against Cal State Dominguez Hills after winning three games in a row by scores of 13-0, 7-0, and 13-7 Saturday and Sunday. Starting pitcher Hilario Tovar got things rolling for the Wildcats in...

Errors and missed opportunities kill Wildcats hopes against Dominguez Hills

Grant Larson started for the Wildcats Friday night and pitched five innings. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Noah Enns

April 21, 2018

The Chico State baseball team fell short of a win against Cal State Dominguez Hills, losing by a score of 6-5. Errors and missed opportunities doomed the Wildcats Friday. The ’Cats committed three errors that proved costly and left runners on base, including a bases loaded situation that could hav...

Chico State baseball heating up before playoffs before final homestands

Alex DeVito prepares to launch a home run against Cal State San Marcos. Photo credit: Austin Schreiber

Austin Schreiber

April 16, 2018

After dropping the opening game 6-8, the Chico State baseball team fought back to win three games in a row by scores of 11-7, 10-4 and 7-2 against Cal State San Marcos.This was a crucial series win for a team that was struggling just a few weeks ago. The Wildcats are now 24-16 overall and 20-14 in the Ca...

Wildcat of the Week: Senior Baseball Edition #1

This week's Wildcat's of the week participate in the

Austin Schreiber

April 11, 2018

  The Chico State baseball team brings in some of the top players from the state of California and these past four years were no different. This year's senior class has a mix of players who came to Chico straight from high school, transfers who came for two years, as well as a transfer who came...

Tyler Stofiel hits first career home run as Wildcats complete four-game sweep of San Francisco Gators

RJ Hassey watches the ball soar. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Austin Schreiber

March 6, 2018

The Chico State baseball team was able to overcome a couple of early defensive mistakes in game one to complete the four-game sweep of San Francisco State, winning by scores of 7-5 and 10-0. They are now 12-4 to start the season. In game one, the Wildcats got off to a rough start with sloppy defense...

Casey Costello continues to dominate on the mound

Casey Costello delivers a pitch against Stanislaus State

Austin Schreiber

February 16, 2018

Senior pitcher Casey Costello came out on top in a pitchers duel Friday as the Wildcats defeated Stanislaus State 1-0. Costello was able to keep the Warriors quiet for seven innings, limiting them to just three hits while striking out four.Costello is now 2-0 on the season, after setting the Chico State...

Chico State baseball start season with sweep

Second baseman Brian Pozos hits a triple for 2 RBIs in the bottom of the seventh inning in the first game of the double header against Fresno Pacific. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Austin Schreiber

February 3, 2018

The Chico State baseball team started their season with back-to-back wins Friday as they cruised past Fresno Pacific 9-5 in the first game and followed that with a 6-2 victory.In game one, starting pitcher Casey Costello threw five strong innings, giving up one earned run and striking out five.The Wildcats led 1-0...

Despite preseason honors, Wildcats’ Santos keeps individual stats in perspective

Senior Cameron Santos jogs off the field after making a play. Photo Courtesy: Cameron Santos

Austin Schreiber

January 31, 2018

Cameron Santos is a senior infielder on Chico State’s baseball team and was recently awarded preseason first-team honors for the all-west region. When asked about first-team honors, Santos said, “It is an awesome honor. Knowing I have worked extremely hard this entire year up to this opening ...

Haworth pulled before breaking school record

Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Jordan Jarrell

February 20, 2017

Junior pitcher Hunter Haworth's day on the mound Saturday afternoon against Simpson University was almost perfect. He struck out 13 batters in six innings while only giving up a single hit and a walk. Haworth came within one strikeout of tying Chico States all-time record of 14 by a single pitcher in...

Erb throws complete game shutout

Junior Stuart Bradley focuses in on his target as he delivers the ball. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Anna Baytosh

April 26, 2016

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...

Chico State baseball team solidifies first in CCAA North Division

Junior pitcher Clayton Gelfand winds up during a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Anna Baytosh

April 25, 2016

The Wildcat baseball team pulled ahead in wins for the CCAA North Division in a game against Sonoma State at Nettleton Stadium on Friday, April 22. Before this game, Chico State was tied in the NCAA North Division with the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters at 15 wins. The Otters have 12 losses on their ...

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