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William Curless preparing to toss a pitch against Simpson University on Friday. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Curless tosses a gem for the win against Simpson

Ricardo Tovar // February 10, 2019

The first at-bat of the game was a double off Wildcats' starting pitcher William Curless, the next at-bat a single and seemingly right after that a throwing error caused a runner to score-- all before...

Mac Martin Award winner Mark Reischling listens to Oregon Ducks Head Coach Ernie Kent.
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Eight athletes to be inducted into Chico State Hall of Fame

Andrew Baumgartner // August 28, 2018

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...

Junior pitcher Dalton Erb throws a ball during practice. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Wildcat wins Pitching Hero of the Week

Anna Baytosh // May 14, 2016

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...

Head coach Dave Taylor looks at his bench during a game against Sonoma State. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

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

Jason Spies // May 3, 2016

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...

Senior third baseman Dylan Garcia runs to first base during a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills on April 11. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Wildcats struggle in 10-2 loss

Lars Gustafson // April 18, 2015

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...

Junior infielder Andrew Carrillo bats against the the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters on March 27. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Wildcat transfer claws his way to top of pack

Dylan Wakefield // April 8, 2015

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...

Senior third baseman Dylan Garcia hitting the ball against the Otters on March 27. Garcia was a perfect 4-for-4 against the Golden Eagles last Saturday. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Wildcats give up 3 games to L.A.

Lars Gustafson // April 7, 2015

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...

Junior infielder Andrew Carrillo attempting to catch a fly ball on March 27 against the Otters. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

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

Dylan Wakefield // March 31, 2015

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...

The Chico State baseball team plays on March 1 at Raley Field in Sacramento, where they won against Sonoma State in the Capital City Clash. Photo credit: Kevin Lucena

Wildcats come out victorious in Capital City Clash

Kevin Lucena // March 10, 2015

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...

First-year pitcher Haley Gilham launches the ball on the Chico State softball field in a game against University of Hawaii on Feb. 12. Photo credit: John Domogma

Pitch perfect: Making decisions on the mound

Dylan Wakefield // February 18, 2015

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...

Peter Miller, catcher for the Chico State baseball team, practices for an upcoming coming game. Millers efforts helped the Wildcats achieve the conference lead in least amount of stolen bases last season. Photo credit: Zach Aucella

Senior catcher thrives in Wildcat baseball program

Dylan Wakefield // February 3, 2015

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...

Wildcats walk-off for the win this season

Lee Masten // April 29, 2014

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...

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