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Freshman third baseman and first baseman Grace Stover putting the ball in the play.

Make broom: Wildcat softball sweeps Lumberjacks to extend win streak

Johnny Maldonado, Reporter // March 10, 2022

Chico State Softball earned their second sweep of the season at Cal Poly Humboldt. The Lumberjacks were forced to switch out 10 pitchers in an attempt to stop Chico State, but it didn’t pay off. Senior...

#20 Kristin Worley takes a swing in a softball game at Chico State. (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)

Kristin Worley: The all-time leading scorer for the Wildcats

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // March 4, 2021

Kristin Worley is a senior at Chico State and is considered to be one of the most communicative members of the softball team. Her teammates look up to her and see her as a role model and somebody they...

#15 Sara Mitrano throws up signs while catching in a softball game at Chico State (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)

Softball gives take on COVID-19 vaccine while hoping to return soon

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // February 21, 2021

It’s been almost a year since the softball team at Chico State played a game. Their most recent game was against San Francisco State on March 8, 2020 in which the Wildcats secured a win 5-3. Prior...

#15 Sara Mitrano catches a pitch in a softball game at Chico State (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)

Sara Mitrano: a catching star for the Wildcats

Alex Martin, Reporter // November 5, 2020

Sara Mitrano, a current catcher on the roster for the Wildcats, is in her senior year at Chico State. She is considered to be one of the leaders on her team. Mitrano was born in Ventura, California, but...

Jade Henry takes an at bat during a game at San Joses Presentation High School

Softball team bolsters roster with six new athletes

Alex Martin, Reporter // October 12, 2020

The Chico State softball team, loaded with so much talent already, will be adding six new players to their roster. The Wildcats acquired Shaye Zlatunich, Hannah Dardano, Alex Allen, Katelyn Oldwin,...

Brooke Larsen follows through a hard swing against Cal State East Bay.

Wildcats sweep the Pioneers in opening doubleheader

Alex Martin and // March 2, 2020

The Wildcats opened up a big series at home with a doubleheader against the California State East Bay Pioneers on Feb. 28. Winning both, Chico State extended their win streak to seven. Brooke Larsen...

Chico State softball team chants in victory.

Wildcats complete sweep over the Otters

Arrow Van Abrams and // February 9, 2020

The Chico State softball team won both games of their doubleheader against Cal State Monterey Bay on Saturday, Feb. 8 to sweep their first home series of the year.  The Wildcats showed flashes of brilliance...

Wildcats huddle in celebration.

Wildcats sweep the Otters in home opening doubleheader

Alex Martin // February 8, 2020

The Wildcats opened up their first series at home with a doubleheader against the California State Monterey Bay Otters on Friday, Feb. 7. The starting pitcher for the Wildcats was Brooke Larsen. Larsen...

Senior Bailey Akins slides into home. Photo credit: Janna Weiss

Chico women’s softball faces highs and lows in Vegas tournament

Noah Andrews // February 4, 2019

The Chico State Wildcats Women's Softball team opened up their season this weekend at the Desert Stinger Tournament in Las Vegas. The tournament, which was celebrating its 10th anniversary, has been historically...

Chico State softball puts their dominating 17-0 record on the line this weekend as they head out of town on March 3rd to take on Stanislaus State. Good luck wildcats and go get em! Photo credit: Kelsey Veith

Photo of the day

Kelsey Veith // March 2, 2018

Chico State softball puts their dominating 17-0 record on the line this weekend as they head out of town on March 3rd to take on Stanislaus State! Good luck wildcats and go get em!

Chico softball celebrates following the 2016/2017 season. Photo credit: Carlos Islas

Wildcat softball ready to hit the field once again

Katalina Santamaria // January 22, 2018

With softball season approaching, the Chico State women’s team is eager and ready to bring home a championship. Coming off a hot season last year, the team feels the pressure to not only come back...

Senior Desiree Gonzales waits patiently for a pitch during a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Desiree’ Gonzalez: Home run queen

Gabriella Bermudez // May 12, 2016

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...

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