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#TBT: uniforms from the ’70s to now

#TBT: uniforms from the ’70s to now

Esther Briggs

February 19, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

The style of the athletic uniforms in the 1970s can be described in one word: different. When you look through old editions of The Orion you cannot help but stop and look at what our school used to sport. We only look back and wonder why? Here are seven then and now images, to show just how far we...

Baseball team wins fifth game in a row in extra innings

Baseball team wins fifth game in a row in extra innings

Jason Spies

February 7, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team stayed hot, winning its fifth game in a row against the Point Loma Nazarene University Sea Lions Feb. 6, at home. The win puts the Wildcats' record at a very impressive 5-0 to start the season, but this game was not simply given to them. Chico State scored the first run of the game in the...

Baseball team opens weekend with a win

Baseball team opens weekend with a win

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 5, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team beat the Point Loma University Seawolves 4-0 in the opening game of the weekend series on Feb. 5 at home. The win marks the 'Cats fourth straight win to start the season. The Wildcats started their scoring early with a RBI single by junior outfielder Josh Falco, scoring fellow...

Baseball sweeps weekend series

Baseball sweeps weekend series

January 31, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team beat the Menlo College Oaks 12-11 in 10 innings, then again 8-1 in the second game of a double header on Jan. 31 in Chico.The weekend sweep puts the team at 3-0 to start its season.Game 1: The Oaks came out swinging early in this one, scoring twice in the first inning, an...

Wildcat baseball wraps up worst season in 2 decades

Wildcat baseball wraps up worst season in 2 decades

Lars Gustafson

May 3, 2015


Filed under Baseball

For the second time in the past 20 years, the Chico State men’s baseball team missed the playoffs after being ranked eighth in the nation in the preseason. The Wildcats finished the season with a record of 18-25 overall and a .419 winning percentage — the worst since 1994. The problems for ...

‘Cats secure win over Toros Sunday

‘Cats secure win over Toros Sunday

Lars Gustafson

April 16, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State men’s baseball team won one final game for now former team manager Tommy Wigton after his retirement ceremony before Sunday’s game. The Wildcats won 8-5 over the Cal State Dominguez Hills at Nettleton Stadium. With a very strong outing from junior right-handed pitcher B...

Wildcats drop doubleheader against Cal State Monterey Bay

Wildcats drop doubleheader against Cal State Monterey Bay

Lars Gustafson

March 30, 2015


Filed under Baseball

The Chico State Wildcats struggled offensively and lost both games of the doubleheader on Saturday to Cal State Monterey Bay. The Otters beat the ‘Cats 10-0 in the first game of the game, and went on to win 3-1 during the second game. Through 16 innings of play, the Wildcats had only 11 hit...

Wildcats claw away win against Coyotes

Wildcats claw away win against Coyotes

James Groh

March 20, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State took on Cal State San Bernadino on Sunday March 15th. After four scoreless innings the scoring was opened up in the fifth. Chico State drew first blood. Junior infielder James Hatano capitalized off a San Bernadino throwing error putting the 'Cats on the board. Shortly after Hatano scored, junior...

Trainers key to keeping Wildcats on top of their game

Trainers key to keeping Wildcats on top of their game

Lars Gustafson

March 9, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Sports

If a Wildcat athlete goes down in practice or in a game, the athletic trainers of Chico State are first on the scene. Chico State's trainers are trained professionals who are passionate about sports and the health of athletes. Sergio Contreras specializes as the assistant athletic trainer for the men's baseball team, while Tyler Lesher mostl...

Chico State wins home opener with a walk-off

Chico State wins home opener with a walk-off

James Groh

March 5, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State won their home opener in walk-off fashion beating rivals Sonoma State, wing a final score of 3-2. The first half of the game was a pitchers duel between Chico State graduate student Luke Barker and Sonoma State senior Bobby Raymos. Sonoma State opened up the scoring when junior A...

Wildcat leads team, steps onto mound as starting pitcher

Wildcat leads team, steps onto mound as starting pitcher

Dylan Wakefield

March 4, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Friday nights are the new Sundays for pitcher Luke Barker. In his five years with the Chico State baseball program, Barker has played a slew of roles, from the redshirted first-year to the experienced junior closer. Now Barker has worked his way to the top of the totem pole with the Wildca...

‘Cats take doubleheader sweep against Warriors

‘Cats take doubleheader sweep against Warriors

James Groh

February 26, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State’s baseball team beat Cal State Stanislaus 5-4 in an eleven-inning thriller. Game 1 The Wildcats jumped to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning thanks to runs by two of their outfielders, junior Kyle Westhuis and senior Danny Miller. All momentum seemed to be with the 'Cats, ...

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