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

Softball senior day sweep

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...

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

Wildcat’s split doubleheader with Coyotes

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...

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

Wildcats softball shutout doubleheader, sweeping Gators back to San Francisco

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

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

Gilham stays perfect as Wildcats’ softball sweeps San Marcos

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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

Looking for Revenge

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...

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

Wildcats starting with a bang

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...

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

Gonzalez makes RBI history in doubleheader split

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...

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