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Errors cost ‘Cats the win

Errors cost ‘Cats the win

Carlos Islas

April 13, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

In another great pitching performance by junior Clayton Gelfand, the Chico State baseball team lost 2-4 against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros in the first game of a doubleheader at home on Saturday, April 9. The loss leaves the season record at 23-10 and 11-6 in conference play. Gelfand’s record dr...

Chico State baseball team splits doubleheader

Chico State baseball team splits doubleheader

Patrick Pace

April 8, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

In a make up for rained-out games on March 5, the Chico State Wildcats faced the Cal State East Bay Pioneers on April 5 in East Bay. The Wildcats won the first and lost the second of two high-scoring bouts. Game One In the first game East Bay got off to a hot start, scoring two runs in the first inning ...

Pitcher overcomes obstacles to follow in father’s footsteps

Pitcher overcomes obstacles to follow in father’s footsteps

Jason Spies

April 7, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

For junior pitcher Grant Wright, playing the game of baseball runs in his veins. His father, Scott Wright, is the all-time saves leader at Cal State Fullerton and was drafted by the Pirates. He went as far as triple A, and is a big reason that Grant Wright loves and plays the game today. “I love the ga...

Kelley’s clutch hit helps ‘Cats win in extra inning

Kelley’s clutch hit helps ‘Cats win in extra inning

Bryce Channel

April 6, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State junior Dillon Kelley struts up to the plate with two outs and bases loaded in the ninth inning. The Wildcats trail the Cal State San Marcos Cougars by one run. He delivers a clutch single up the middle off a diving second baseman’s glove to tie the game and send the Wildcats to extra ...

‘Cats take first game of doubleheader

‘Cats take first game of doubleheader

Danielle Pubill

April 6, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Over the weekend, the Wildcats took on Cal State San Marcos on the road. The 'Cats dominated both games in the doubleheader. The first game had the final score of 9-1 and the second at 7-4. In the first game of the doubleheader, the Wildcats scored three runs in the second inning, giving them the lead ...

Wildcats win close game against UC San Diego

Wildcats win close game against UC San Diego

Patrick Pace

March 28, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Junior outfielder Cody Snider seemed to be everywhere on the field during the first half of Chico State's doubleheader against the UC San Diego Tritons. He was the catalyst in the victory, making key plays at the end of the game. It was a game of runs, with the Tritons taking a 2-0 lead by the top o...

Roque’s field of dreams

Roque’s field of dreams

Anna Baytosh

March 23, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

For months, senior shortstop Tony Roque was included in a group message about raising money to buy a team pingpong table. To his surprise, the Chico State baseball team instead invested the money in something of incomparable value. Since Roque can remember, his mother has relentlessly worked two jobs...

Snider smashes 7 RBIs in ‘Cats win

Snider smashes 7 RBIs in ‘Cats win

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 22, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Junior outfielder Cody Snider led the Chico State hitting barrage with seven RBIs in a 12-0 win over the Cal State L.A. Golden Eagles. Snider started his career day early in the first inning. With seniors Dillon Kelley and Ben Gamba on base, Snider doubled down the left field line for his first two RBIs ...

Chico Heat recruit Wildcats

Chico Heat recruit Wildcats

Kenta Mcafee

March 22, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The semi-pro baseball team Chico Heat has returned and picked up two prospects from Chico State: junior right fielder Josh Falco and junior pitcher Stuart Bradley.Falco, a transfer student from Cuesta College, has only played one year at Chico State but has become a key player in the outfield, starting ...

‘Cats salvage series with final win

‘Cats salvage series with final win

Danielle Pubill

March 1, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

The Wildcats took on the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters on Feb. 28, hoping to even up the weekend series at two. It was a clear victory for the Wildcats with a score of 6-3. The game began with a one, two, three inning for the 'Cats on the field. In the bottom of the first inning, junior outfielder...

Cameron Santos hits first grand slam of baseball career

Cameron Santos hits first grand slam of baseball career

Anna Baytosh

March 1, 2016


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Sophomore infielder Cameron Santos hit his first grand slam in a win over the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters 17-9 on Feb. 27 at home.This win was one of two games on Saturday where the Wildcats faced the Otters. The second match of the day ended in the 12th inning at 4-5, adding a loss to Chico StateR...

Wildcat baseball team crushes Holy Names University

Wildcat baseball team crushes Holy Names University

Anna Baytosh

February 23, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State baseball team defeated the Holy Names University Hawks with a score of 18-0 for its second away win in Oakland, California, on Saturday, Feb. 20.This win advances the Wildcats to an overall record of 8-2 and an away record of 2-0 in pre-conference matches.Chico State started strong at the ...

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