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Desiree’ Gonzalez: Home run queen

Desiree’ Gonzalez: Home run queen

Gabriella Bermudez

May 12, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team has had an impressive run this season. Among the five seniors who will be leaving the team after this season, we will bid farewell to Chico State's all-time home run leader senior first base Desiree' Gonzalez. Desiree's Beginning It all began in Pasadena in front of...

Softball loses CCAA title match

Softball loses CCAA title match

Patrick Pace

May 3, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team fell to the UC San Diego Tritons in the final game of the CCAA Championship Tournament, 2-5, on May 1 in Stockton. Though they had previously beaten UC San Diego in three of their four games during the regular season, the Wildcats were not able to figure the team out...

Softball pitcher launches first career home run in win

Softball pitcher launches first career home run in win

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 27, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

Sophomore pitcher Haley Gilham went 0-for-10 all of last season, but launched her first collegiate home run and pitched seven strong innings in a 4-1 win over the San Francisco State Gators to split a doubleheader on April 23 at home. Gilham's 1-for-3 performance at the plate brought her batting average t...

Wildcat transfer turns heads at the plate

Wildcat transfer turns heads at the plate

Gabriella Bermudez

April 13, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

After an impressive run at the Tournament of Champions in Turlock, the Chico State softball team currently holds a conference play record of 17-9 and an impressive overall record of 26-10. Among the plethora of talent, a new face has gotten some attention as she rises up the leader board. From Te...

‘Cats build on winning streak in Turlock

‘Cats build on winning streak in Turlock

Patrick Pace

April 6, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

Senior pitcher Brooke Langeloh had 14 strikeouts in a complete game as the Chico State softball team cruised to a win in its first game of the day against the Holy Names Hawks on Sunday, April 3. The game started off well, with first-year Ari Marsh hitting a double to right center. Senior Alli Cook then...

Softball coach earns 200th victory at tournament

Softball coach earns 200th victory at tournament

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 5, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

Softball head coach Angel Shamblin earned her 200th career victory in a 4-1 win over the Academy of Art on Saturday, April 2, at the Tournament of Champions in Turlock. Taking over as head coach in 2009, she has transformed a Wildcat softball team that finished near the bottom of the CCAA, to a consistent...

‘Cats beat Chaminade 7-1 behind Langeloh

‘Cats beat Chaminade 7-1 behind Langeloh

Carlos Islas

April 5, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

In another strong pitcher performance, senior Brooke Langeloh once again led the way as the Chico State softball team beat Chaminade 7-1 in the second day of the Tournament of Champions on Saturday, April 2, in Turlock. With the win the Wildcats improve their overall record to 23-10. Much like her perform...

Strong pitching leads ‘Cats over Notre Dame de Namur

Strong pitching leads ‘Cats over Notre Dame de Namur

Carlos Islas

April 4, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

Led by starting senior pitcher Brooke Langeloh, the Chico State softball team beat Notre Dame de Namur University 2-1 in the Tournament of Champions on Friday, April 1, in Turlock. The win improves the Wildcats' record to 21-10 and 17-9 in conference play. Langeloh once again put in a strong pitchin...

Gonzalez makes RBI history in doubleheader split

Gonzalez makes RBI history in doubleheader split

Danielle Pubill

February 29, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

On Saturday, Feb. 27, the Wildcats went on the road to face the UC San Diego Tritons in a doubleheader. Although they only won one of the two games, both were close. While the first game resulted in a 3-0 win, the second game was a loss for the 'Cats with a score of 1-2. In the first game, Chico State...

Softball team takes the first game against Monterey Bay

Softball team takes the first game against Monterey Bay

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 22, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team beat the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters, 4-3, in their first game on Feb. 20, at home.The win brings the team to an overall record of 6-3, with a 3-2 record in conference play. Both teams were silent until the top of the third. Junior first baseman for the Otters, Madison Cast...

#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...

Softball team’s grand slam not enough as they lose game one of the double header

Softball team’s grand slam not enough as they lose game one of the double header

Jason Spies

February 17, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

In a game where Chico State trailed by four runs to the Sonoma State Seawolves, they fought their way back to tie the game at 5-5, but still fell short losing 6-5 in the first game of a double header on Feb. 13. The loss brought them down to just one game above 500 with a record of 4-3 and a confe...

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