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Baseball team wins opening day with a walk-off

Baseball team wins opening day with a walk-off

January 31, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State men's baseball team won its home opener at Nettleton Stadium against the Menlo College Oaks with a walk-off in the bottom of the 9th inning. This win kicks off men's baseball with a pre-conference record of 1-0.Junior pitcher, Clayton Gelfand, dominated the strike zone with strong and preci...

Play Ball: Wildcat baseball looks to rebound in 2016

Play Ball: Wildcat baseball looks to rebound in 2016

January 30, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State baseball team returns to Nettleton Stadium determined to gain a spot in the 2016 College World Series. The Wildcats start their season at home against Menlo College on Saturday, Jan. 30. After ending last spring with an overall record of 18-25 and a winning percentage of .419, the...

Wildcat baseball wraps up worst season in 2 decades

Wildcat baseball wraps up worst season in 2 decades

Lars Gustafson

May 3, 2015


Filed under Baseball

For the second time in the past 20 years, the Chico State men’s baseball team missed the playoffs after being ranked eighth in the nation in the preseason. The Wildcats finished the season with a record of 18-25 overall and a .419 winning percentage — the worst since 1994. The problems for ...

Q&A: Wildcats talk about athletes they emulate

Q&A: Wildcats talk about athletes they emulate

Julie Ortega

May 1, 2015


Filed under Sports

Growing up, children are influenced by many people, but only a few can be considered role models. Whether the role model is famous or not, as an individual, people try to imitate their talent and potential. Before getting in the zone, Wildcat athletes remember who their role models are and why ...

‘Cats drop 1st game of series against Gators

‘Cats drop 1st game of series against Gators

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 19, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Wildcats came up just a run short against the San Francisco State Gators, losing the first game of the series, 3-4. The Gators came out swinging, scoring three runs in the first inning against senior pitcher Luke Barker--the first came off an error, the other two coming on base hits, --to...

‘Cats take 1st game of series against Toros

‘Cats take 1st game of series against Toros

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 14, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

On a gorgeous Friday night for baseball, the Wildcats took game one of a weekend series against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros, 7-0. The 'Cats broke open their scoring in the third when junior second basemen Andrew Carrillo singled to drive in senior shortstop Cody Slater. Sophomore infielder C...

‘Cats split doubleheader against Cal State San Bernardino

‘Cats split doubleheader against Cal State San Bernardino

Matthew Vislosky

March 16, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team ended their doubleheader with one win and one loss in the second day of their four-game series against the Coyotes. Game 1 The Wildcats struck first on the scoreboard when sophomore designated hitter Clayton Gelfand singled and drove in senior third baseman Dyl...

New Wildcat athletes start strong

New Wildcat athletes start strong

Lee Masten

February 25, 2014


Filed under Sports

Playing the first game for a new team is a unique experience for athletes. It's like starting a new job — a player must perform at a high level in order to gain respect from their teammates and coaches.A few players recently found out firsthand what that pressure is like. “I was definitely...

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