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Senior softball pair hold school records

Senior softball pair hold school records

Patrick Pace

February 9, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

This season the softball team hopes to go even further in the postseason than last year with the help of seniors first baseman Desiree' Gonzalez and outfielder Alli Cook. Gonzalez started playing softball when she was 4 years old and has had a passion for it ever since. "I barely ever had free...

Softball team wins both in Sunday doubleheader

Softball team wins both in Sunday doubleheader

Anna Baytosh

February 8, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Wildcat softball team achieved its second and third win of the spring against the Dominican University Penguins, on Sunday, Feb. 7. Chico State defeated the Penguins at home with a score of 5-3 in the first, and then 6-1 in the final game.The wins brings the ‘Cats to an overall record of 3-1 in...

Softball team splits double header to open season

Softball team splits double header to open season

Patrick Pace

February 8, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

After losing its first game of the season 3-2, the softball team finished the second half of a doubleheader with a dominant 14-1 victory against the Academy of Art Knights on Feb. 6, at home. The split puts them at 1-1 for the season. Game 1: The Wildcats opened their season with a good old fashioned pit...

Wildcat blasts into record books as home run leader

Wildcat blasts into record books as home run leader

Matthew Vislosky

May 6, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

Coming into the 2015 season, junior first baseman Desiree' Gonzalez was at a total of 16 home runs in her Wildcat career. She earned a spot in the record books after blasting two more in the softball team's final regular season game. She tied the existing mark at 20 in late March and in the Wil...

‘Cats tie Friday night doubleheader with Lumberjacks

‘Cats tie Friday night doubleheader with Lumberjacks

James Groh

April 19, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

  Game 1 Chico State got off to a hot start in their four game weekend series against the Humboldt State Lumberjacks. The Wildcats won the first game by way of the mercy rule. The umpire stopped the game in the fifth inning with an ending score of 8-0. Senior third baseman Courtney Brown led...

‘Cats get swept in Friday night series

‘Cats get swept in Friday night series

James Groh

April 14, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

  Game 1   Sonoma State came out swinging to open up Friday afternoons double header. In the bottom of the first, the Seawolves drove in three runs off first year pitcher Haley Gilham. A two run single coupled with an error contributed to the early lead. The Wildcats had a hard...

‘Cats salvage frustrating 4-game series

‘Cats salvage frustrating 4-game series

Dylan Wakefield

March 16, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team comes out flustered but not completely frustrated after playing a four-game series away at Cal State San Bernardino. The ‘Cats were stumped in the first three games where they lost both games Friday and the Saturday opener. In the series finale, Chico State fou...

Wildcats take 3 of 4 games in conference opener

Wildcats take 3 of 4 games in conference opener

Dylan Wakefield

February 26, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

It was a beautiful day for some softball and an even better day to be a part of the Wildcat softball program Saturday afternoon. University Softball Stadium was rocking as the Wildcats swept the second day of their four-game series against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers. Game 1The ‘Cats batted in two ...

Pitch perfect: Making decisions on the mound

Pitch perfect: Making decisions on the mound

Dylan Wakefield

February 18, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports

Pitchers have endless combinations, hundreds of distinctive styles, but one common goal in mind — strikeouts.Every batter is a different fight, and a pitcher on the mound has to decide whether to take a risk and throw a weaker pitch or set the tone and throw mastered ones. For pitchers, their decisions depend heav...

Chico State softball season preview

Chico State softball season preview

Lars Gustafson

January 28, 2015


Filed under Multimedia, Softball, Sports, Video

After a 2014 season that ended with a overall record of 24-26 and missing playoffs, the Chico State softball team is hard at work preparing to get back to playoffs in 2015. “Our goal this year is to get into the postseason. Everybody is working really hard, so far so good,” said Angel Shamblin, hea...

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Alex Molina

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Alex Molina

Angelo Boscacci

December 3, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

Starting pitcher Alex Molina did her best Babe Ruth impression. She pitched and hit the ball through rain or shine. Because of her accomplishments on the mound and at the plate, the former Chico State softball player has been nominated for the 2014 Wildcat of the Year."I had great hitting coaches growing up and I've always stuck ...

Wildcat athletic squads nab new recruits

Wildcat athletic squads nab new recruits

Nick Reddy

December 1, 2014


Filed under Sports

National Signing Day was Nov. 12 for many high school and junior college student-athletes around the country. The Wildcats made the most of the occasion. Future NCAA participants signed their letters of intent to compete at the next level of competition. Chico State athletic programs brought in fresh...

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