The Orion

‘Cats beat Chaminade 7-1 behind Langeloh

Junior Cyrena Taylor waits patiently for the pitcher to deliver the ball. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Carlos Islas

April 5, 2016

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

Junior Cailin Garmon creeps in, waiting for the ball on defense. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Carlos Islas

April 4, 2016

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

Senior Desiree Gonzalez prepares to run to third base during the game against Monterey Bay on Feb. 20.

Danielle Pubill

February 29, 2016

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

First-year Ari Marsh hits the ball at the game against Dominican University on Feb. 7. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 22, 2016

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

Sharon Galligan and Maribeth Mika, left, jump up to block a shot in a game in the '70s. Junior Ashton Kershner, right, tips the ball back to her opponent in a game last season. Photo credit: Becky

Esther Briggs

February 19, 2016

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

Senior Brynn Lesovsky swings at the ball during the game against Dominican University on Feb. 7. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Jason Spies

February 17, 2016

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...

Senior softball pair hold school records

Senior Alli Cook swings at the ball during practice on Jan. 27. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Patrick Pace

February 9, 2016

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

Junior Cailin Garmon swings at the ball during the game against Dominican University on Feb. 7. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Anna Baytosh

February 8, 2016

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

Junior Cailin Garmon pitches the ball during practice on Jan. 27. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Patrick Pace

February 8, 2016

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

Junior first baseman Desiree Gonzalez bats on Feb. 12 against Hawaii Hilo. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Matthew Vislosky

May 6, 2015

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

Senior infielder Emily McEnaney attempting to catch a fly ball against Humboldt State on April 17. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

James Groh

April 19, 2015

  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

Junior Alli Cook up to bat against Hawaii-Hilo on Feb. 12. Photo credit: George Johnston

James Groh

April 14, 2015

  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...

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