The Orion

Baseball team bids farewell to 8 seniors

Senior Torgen Soderlond throws a pitch during a preseason practice. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Anna Baytosh

May 19, 2016

The Chico State baseball team is graduating eight top-notch players who will be dearly missed next spring. While each athlete comes from a different background, they will all share the completion of their goal of playing in the Division II NCAA College World Series as Wildcats for their last year of...

Baseball team captures CCAA title

Senior AJ Epstein launches a ball during a game against Sonoma State. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

May 17, 2016

After barely making the CCAA tournament as the sixth seed, the Chico State baseball team won the CCAA championship game 10-9 over the Cal State East Bay Pioneers on Saturday, May 14. The title is the program's first in 10 years and granted the Wildcats an automatic berth into the NCAA West Regional ...

Wildcats win first game of CCAA playoffs

Junior Casey Bennett takes his lead from first during a game against Sonoma State. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Anna Baytosh

May 12, 2016

The Chico State baseball team defeated the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos 6-2 in the first round of the CCAA playoffs in Stockton on May 11. This win gives the team a 1-0 record to start the double elimination tournament. The Wildcats are one game closer to winning the tournament as they only have two more ...

Wright shines in loss against Broncos

Junior Josh Falco loads up in a game against the Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Patrick Pace

April 21, 2016

Junior pitcher Grant Wright had an amazing game in a 10-6 loss to the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos on Sunday, April 17. The Broncos had already scored three runs in the first inning when Wright entered the game. He had not pitched anything more than an inning and a half throughout the season, but on this d...

‘Cats take second game to split doubleheader

Junior Sonny Cortez loads up for a pitch against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Kenta Mcafee

April 21, 2016

The baseball team was able to split its doubleheader against the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos with a 13-5 win in the second game on April 16. The Wildcats' win was due to their strong batting performance, which they exhibited throughout the game.Chico State scored 11 of its runs off RBIs, an effort led by...

Zingg throws first pitch, ‘Cats lose

Junior pitcher Clayton Gelfand winds up during a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Anna Baytosh

April 13, 2016

President Paul Zingg threw his last first pitch for a Chico State baseball game on Sunday, April 10 at Nettleton Stadium. This started the Wildcats’ rubber match of the home series against Cal State Dominguez Hills. This baseball game was one of several events Zingg has participated in to mark the...

Baseball team wins second game against Holy Names

Junior outfielder Josh Falco prepares for the pitch in a game against the Acadmey of Art on Feb. 12. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Carlos Islas

February 23, 2016

The Chico State baseball team completed a clean sweep of the Holy Names University Hawks after winning the second game of a doubleheader 14-0 in Oakland on Saturday, Feb. 20. After handing out a thrashing game in which they won 18-0, the Wildcats followed that game with a 14-0 win. The win leaves Ch...

Baseball team wins fifth game in a row in extra innings

Junior pitcher Steven Baker throws a pitch against Menlo College on Jan. 31. Photo credit: Cam Lesslie

Jason Spies

February 7, 2016

The Chico State baseball team stayed hot, winning its fifth game in a row against the Point Loma Nazarene University Sea Lions Feb. 6, at home. The win puts the Wildcats' record at a very impressive 5-0 to start the season, but this game was not simply given to them. Chico State scored the first run of the game in the...

‘Cats take doubleheader over Gators

Junior outfielder Peter Lecce running to first base to beat Cal State Dominguez Hills on April 11. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Matthew Vislosky

April 22, 2015

Chico State men's baseball team took on San Francisco State University in a doubleheader on Saturday after a tough loss the night before.The team won both games in the doubleheader which extended their record to 17-21 on the season.Game 1The Wildcats struck first in the top of the second, when junior catcher Cody Bistline singled to center field...

‘Cats take 1st game of series against Toros

Senior outfielder Connor Huesers batting against Cal State Dominguez Hills on Feb. 10. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 14, 2015

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...

Wildcats drop doubleheader

Senior outfielder Connor Huesers staying alert on the outfield during a game against Sonoma State on Feb. 27. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 6, 2015

Chico State dropped both games of a double header on Friday against the Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles losing 7-9, and 3-8 respectively. Game 1It was a high scoring affair started by the 'Cats scoring two in first on RBI's by senior outfielder Connor Huesers and junior catcher Cody Bistline. In...

Walk-off winner for the ‘Cats

Junior infielder Andrew Carillo up to bat against the Otters on March 27. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Matthew Vislosky

March 29, 2015

The Chico State baseball team won in walk-off fashion on the first game of their four-game series against Cal State Monterey Bay, 8-7. The Otters jumped out to an early lead of 3-0 in the top of the third.The Wildcats quickly answered back with a run of their own in the bottom half of the inning. Junior third b...

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