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New year, same mindset for Chico State baseball

New year, same mindset for Chico State baseball

Austin Schreiber

January 22, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Baseball

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


Filed under Baseball, Sports

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


Filed under Baseball, Sports

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


Filed under Baseball, Sports

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


Filed under Baseball, Sports

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...

Baseball team captures CCAA title

Baseball team captures CCAA title

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

May 17, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

After barely making the CCAA tournament as the sixth seed, the Chico State baseball team won the CCAA championship game 10-9 over the Cal State East Bay Pioneers on Saturday, May 14. The title is the program's first in 10 years and granted the Wildcats an automatic berth into the NCAA West Regional ...

Wildcats lose game in final inning

Wildcats lose game in final inning

Gabriella Bermudez

May 13, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team lost its second game in the CCAA Championship Tournament. The 'Cats took the field against the UC San Diego Tritons in Stockton on Wednesday, May 12. Although the Wildcats held the lead over the majority of the game, in the final inning, UC San Diego came back to take ov...

Idaho native provides spark for baseball team

Idaho native provides spark for baseball team

Patrick Pace

May 2, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

When asked to describe the Chico State baseball team’s season this year, junior outfielder Cody Snider replied with one word: “Energetic.” Snider has been one of the catalysts for a team that is currently in second place in the CCAA North Division. He is known among his teammates for giving...

Gelfand’s method to throwing heat

Gelfand’s method to throwing heat

Danielle Pubill

April 27, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Pitching is a rare art form and is difficult at almost any level. With 81 innings pitched overall, junior right-handed pitcher Clayton Gelfand has given up only 62 hits and 25 runs. He has also struck out 73 batters this season. According to Gelfand, he has been pitching since he can remember. His...

Chico State baseball team solidifies first in CCAA North Division

Chico State baseball team solidifies first in CCAA North Division

Anna Baytosh

April 25, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

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 ...

Wright shines in loss against Broncos

Wright shines in loss against Broncos

Patrick Pace

April 21, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Junior pitcher Grant Wright had an amazing game in a 10-6 loss to the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos on Sunday, April 17. The Broncos had already scored three runs in the first inning when Wright entered the game. He had not pitched anything more than an inning and a half throughout the season, but on this d...

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