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Softball senior day sweep

Naomi Monahan winds up to throw an underhand pitch against the Stanislaus State batter during Saturday’s game. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Noah Andrews

April 14, 2019

Chico State softball honored their seniors with a pregame ceremony before their doubleheader bout against Stanislaus State on Saturday. Bailey Akins, Wendy Cardinali, Amanda Flores, Ari Marsh, Naomi Monahan, and Claire Wayne, (the team's seniors) were able to sweeten their special day by sweeping...

Wildcat’s split doubleheader with Coyotes

Amanda Flores pitching against Cal State San Bernadino. She went 5.2 innings allowing three runs (one earned). Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

March 9, 2019

The 9-2, No. 19, Cal State San Bernadino Coyotes came into Chico Friday looking to show the 14-3, No. 6, Chico State Wildcats that they belonged amongst the best in Division II. What followed was two games that came down to the last at-bats for both teams, a 2-1 win for Chico State followed by a 3-4...

Wildcats softball shutout doubleheader, sweeping Gators back to San Francisco

Bailey Akins celebrates her home run at home plate with her teammates. Photo credit: Brandon Downs

Brandon Downs

February 10, 2019

Game one:Sophomore pitcher Brooke Larsen does it all in game one of Sunday’s doubleheader against the San Francisco Gators.Larsen is a representative of the 2019 Schutt Sports/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II Player of the Year Watch List. She proved the hype real by thro...

Wildcats win West, move on to Super Regionals vs. No. 3 Dixie State

Chico State softball celebrates their NCAA West Regional Title Saturday. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Katalina Santamaria

May 13, 2018

The Chico State softball team is the NCAA West Regional Champions after a come-from-behind 7-2 victory over Cal Baptist in the tournament final. The Wildcats extended their win streak to 28, their overall record to 53-3 and their 23rd straight win at University Softball Field. In a rematch of yesterday’s...

After 50 years of waiting, Chico State softball’s ‘Team 50’ wins CCAA championship

Chico State shortstop Wendy Cardinali is carried off the field by teammates Haley Gilham and Amanda Flores. Cardinali made a diving catch at shortstop with the tieing run at third base and the go-ahead run at second to end the game. Photo Courtesy: Janna Weiss Photography

Austin Schreiber

May 6, 2018

The Chico State softball team earned its 50th win of the season in grand fashion Sunday morning. The Wildcats took home the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship after defeating Cal State San Bernardino by a score of 3-2 behind ace pitcher Haley Gilham.It was the first CCAA tournamen...

Gilham stays perfect as Wildcats’ softball sweeps San Marcos

The Wildcats welcome Karli Skowrup home following one of her two home runs on the weekend. Photo credit: Janna Weiss Photography

Andrew Baumgartner

February 17, 2018

Haley Gilham led the way for Wildcats softball this afternoon against San Marcos, as the Wildcats remain unbeaten winning game one 4-0, and following that with a 7-1 victory.Gilham started game one Saturday and pitched her fifth complete game shutout on the season, her second in two days. "I was just going w...

Monahan throws no hitter as Wildcats complete four-game sweep of San Bernardino

Junior outfielder Ari Marsh finished the day going 5-8 with two RBIs and a stolen base in the double header. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Austin Schreiber

February 11, 2018

The Wildcats softball team completed the final two games of a four game sweep of Cal State San Bernadino today, winning by a score of 9-1 in the first game and 8-0 in the second game. They are now 9-0 to start the season. While the Wildcats offense came up huge throughout the day scoring 17 runs...

Wildcat softball ready to hit the field once again

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

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 just as hot, but as well as coming back to Chico with a championship. Junior Claire Wayne is a returning...

Looking for Revenge

Sophomore Rachel Dehart swings at a pitch. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Natalia Marcus

February 23, 2017

With five wins under their belt, the undefeated Chico State softball team plans to build on last season's success. The 'Cats ranked number 13 in the nation after their last season, and they seem to only be improving. The team motto is "person over athlete," and sophomore Megan Bowley says “bu...

Wildcats starting with a bang

Ari Marsh steps up to the plate. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Carlos Islas

February 7, 2017

The Chico State softball team began the 2017 with two home runs in the 3-2 win against Augustana University in the opening game of the Desert Springer Tournament Friday. The win was also the first-time Chico State has participated in the tournament. The game was one of two on schedule for the Wildcat...

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...

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