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Eight athletes to be inducted into Chico State Hall of Fame

Eight athletes to be inducted into Chico State Hall of Fame

Andrew Baumgartner

August 28, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Sports

Chico State's history will come to the forefront as the Chico State Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2018 will be inducted at the Bell Memorial Union September 22 at 5:30pm. This year's class is made up of eight former athletes that span five decades and six sports. This year's inductees are Nick...

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

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

Austin Schreiber

January 31, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

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 week...

Wildcat wins Pitching Hero of the Week

Wildcat wins Pitching Hero of the Week

Anna Baytosh

May 14, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Hero status has been awarded to Dalton Erb, a junior pitcher for the Chico State Wildcats.As the first player to throw a complete game in the 2016 Wildcat season, Erb earned Division II Baseball Pitching Hero of the Week by Hero Sports on April 29. Erb pitched nine shutout innings at Nettleton Stadiu...

Coach Taylor: ‘I have the best job in the country’

Coach Taylor: ‘I have the best job in the country’

Jason Spies

May 3, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

When Chico State baseball head coach Dave Taylor sits new players down to explain how the program and the team dynamic works, he promises to help them achieve two things. One, that they will graduate in four years with a degree and he will do everything he can to help them. Two, that they will play in...

Wildcats struggle in 10-2 loss

Wildcats struggle in 10-2 loss

Lars Gustafson

April 17, 2015


Filed under Baseball

The Chico State Wildcats struggled on offense and defense during a 10-2 loss in Turlock against Cal State Stanislaus. With only six hits and 14 base runners left on base, the ‘Cats only scored two runs in nine innings of play. The Wildcats first scored in the 5th inning with a single up the middl...

Wildcat transfer claws his way to top of pack

Wildcat transfer claws his way to top of pack

Dylan Wakefield

April 8, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

From Cougar to Wildcat, junior transfer Andrew Carrillo is playing a major role on the Chico State baseball team for the 2015 season. In his first year as a Wildcat, Carrillo has earned his spot as the starting second baseman and No. 2 hitter in the team's batting order. So far he has been a consistent playe...

Wildcats give up 3 games to L.A.

Wildcats give up 3 games to L.A.

Lars Gustafson

April 7, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State men’s baseball team lost its third game in a row to Cal State L.A., 7-2, and are now 12-15 in conference play. The game started out close with the first inning ending with the Golden Eagles leading by one run over the Wildcats. The Wildcats would only score one more run in the fifth inning for the rest of the game. Th...

‘Cats win first and fourth to split 4-game series

‘Cats win first and fourth to split 4-game series

Dylan Wakefield

March 31, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team came out Sunday ready to respond to a disappointing Saturday doubleheader sweep delivered by Cal State Monterey Bay. The scoring opened up in the top of the first with a run for the Otters. The Wildcats responded in the bottom of the inning with four run...

Wildcats come out victorious in Capital City Clash

Wildcats come out victorious in Capital City Clash

Kevin Lucena

March 10, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Most home games for the Chico State baseball team take place at Nettleton Stadium. However, for one game in the past four seasons the 'Cats have traveled to Raley Field in Sacramento for the final game of their series with Sonoma State in the Capital City Clash. “When we were pulling up to the stadium, you can see some of the banners...

Pitch perfect: Making decisions on the mound

Pitch perfect: Making decisions on the mound

Dylan Wakefield

February 18, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports

Pitchers have endless combinations, hundreds of distinctive styles, but one common goal in mind — strikeouts.Every batter is a different fight, and a pitcher on the mound has to decide whether to take a risk and throw a weaker pitch or set the tone and throw mastered ones. For pitchers, their decisions depend heav...

Senior catcher thrives in Wildcat baseball program

Senior catcher thrives in Wildcat baseball program

Dylan Wakefield

February 3, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

In baseball every ground ball and pop fly counts, every at-bat sends a message and every practice is the difference between playing a part in the starting lineup or not. According to Dave Taylor, the baseball team's head coach, returning senior catcher Peter Miller has made all of his opportunities count since ...

Wildcats walk-off for the win this season

Lee Masten

April 29, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports

It’s the bottom of the final inning and the team is down by a run with a runner on third. Step into the batter's box and the pressure is on. Walk-offs have been the norm throughout the season for the Wildcats and some players have felt what it's like to put the team on their back. It may not be the most i...

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