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Wildcats take series win over SF State Gators

Wildcats take series win over SF State Gators

Matthew Wreden

February 16, 2020

With a 2-2 count, two outs and two men on, Adam Muñoz stepped up in the bottom of the seventh inning looking to put up the go-ahead runs. Muñoz did exactly that and drilled one to center field to add two clutch RBIs.  “We practice getting that runner home all the time in practice. I was just tr...

Wildcats split doubleheader, snagging the series lead

Wildcats split doubleheader, snagging the series lead

Arrow VanAbrams

February 16, 2020

On Saturday, the Chico State Wildcat baseball team hosted the San Francisco State Gators in a doubleheader. The Wildcats took a tough loss in game one, 2-7, and won a nail biter in game two, 1-0.  These were the second and third games in a four-game series against SF State. The Wildcats won ...

Wildcats hand San Francisco State their first loss on the season

Wildcats hand San Francisco State their first loss on the season

Alex Martin

February 15, 2020

It was an exciting day at Nettleton Stadium as the Wildcats took on the San Francisco State Gators in game one of a four game series. Coming into the game, the Gators were undefeated having won their first six games. It did not take long for the Wildcats to hop on the scoreboard. In the bottom of the fi...

Wildcats sweep Sunbirds in home series opener with 37 runs

Wildcats sweep Sunbirds in home series opener with 37 runs

Matthew Wreden

February 9, 2020

In the bottom of the ninth inning in game two of the double header, Willie Lajoie stepped up to bat in a crucial situation for the Wildcats. Pressure was on. Lajoie drilled one up the left-center gap right past the shortstop for a Nettleton Stadium walk-off to complete a three-game sweep over the Fre...

The Wildcats rock Nettleton Stadium in home opener

The Wildcats rock Nettleton Stadium in home opener

Matthew Wreden

February 8, 2020

JT Navarro stepped up to the plate in the the top of the third inning with the bases loaded and a four run lead. Navarro wasted no time, swung at the first pitch he saw and blasted a towering moon shot to deep left field to extend the Wildcats’ lead 10-2. Navarro trotted around the bases and was met wi...

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

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 ...

New year, same mindset for Chico State baseball

New year, same mindset for Chico State baseball

Austin Schreiber

January 22, 2018

After going 45-11 overall and 34-4 in conference last year, the Chico State baseball team has a tough reputation to live up to this year.Winning baseball has been a staple for the Wildcats the past few years, as they brought home back-to-back conference and CCAA championship tournament titles in 2016 a...

Wildcats lose their first series of the year

Patrick Pace

April 11, 2017

Chico State baseball lost their series against the second place UC San Diego Tritons this weekend, making the race for first place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association even closer than before. After winning the first game and losing the second, the Wildcats lost the third and final game 4-6....

Making it to first in the nation

Making it to first in the nation

Patrick Pace

April 5, 2017

The Chico State men’s baseball team is number one in the country for Division II. With a mix of savvy veterans and key newcomers, the Wildcats are a tough team to beat. The team is currently 27-5 and has only lost one game since Feb. 24. They used their stellar offense as well as a deep pitching...

Haworth pulled before breaking school record

Haworth pulled before breaking school record

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...

Batter up: Baseball is back!

Batter up: Baseball is back!

Natalia Marcus

February 5, 2017

After a 7-5 win against the Point Loma Sea Lions, it's safe to say that Wildcat baseball season has begun, and the team is ready for action.The 'Cats is set to win its second California Collegiate Athletic Association title this season. After ranking 37 in the nation, the 'Cats exceeded last year's exp...

Baseball team bids farewell to 8 seniors

Baseball team bids farewell to 8 seniors

Anna Baytosh

May 19, 2016

The Chico State baseball team is graduating eight top-notch players who will be dearly missed next spring. While each athlete comes from a different background, they will all share the completion of their goal of playing in the Division II NCAA College World Series as Wildcats for their last year of...

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