The Orion

Power hitter a rock for Wildcats in difficult season

Senior third baseman Dylan Garcia runs toward first base on April 11 in a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Matthew Vislosky

April 29, 2015

Senior third baseman Dylan Garcia has made the best out of an otherwise disappointing season for the Chico State baseball team. Garcia has been playing baseball since he was 5 years old. Influenced by a family who loved the game, his childhood revolved around baseball. "I was always watching i...

‘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...

‘Cats split doubleheader against Cal State San Bernardino

Chico State's senior outfielder Connor Huesers up to bat during a game against the Sonoma State Seawolves on Feb 27. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Matthew Vislosky

March 16, 2015

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...

‘Cats take doubleheader sweep against Warriors

Sophomore Nick Padilla throwing the ball to a teammate in a game against Fresno Pacific University earlier this year. Photo credit: George Johnston

James Groh

February 26, 2015

Chico State’s baseball team beat Cal State Stanislaus 5-4 in an eleven-inning thriller. Game 1 The Wildcats jumped to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning thanks to runs by two of their outfielders, junior Kyle Westhuis and senior Danny Miller. All momentum seemed to be with the 'Cats, ...

Chico State baseball team season preview

Dave Taylor keeps the team on its toes with fly balls and grounders during practice on Friday. The Wildcat baseball team is looking to make it to the Division II College World Series for the second year in a row. Photo credit: Zach Aucella

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

January 28, 2015

The taste of sunflower seeds, the smell of pine tar and the sweet sound of the crack of a bat; it’s baseball season. The players are eager to get back into action as they hope to build on their success from last year. The 'Cats are seeking their second consecutive appearance in the Division...

Wildcat baseball catches preseason awards

Nick Baker, senior pitcher, prepares to release a throw. Photo courtesy of Chico State Sports Information Department.

Nicholas Woodard

February 12, 2014

Pitching and defense go hand in hand. A pitcher needs his defense to make plays behind him and the defense relies on the pitcher to set the pace of the game. Luckily, the Chico State baseball team has two of the best players covering these positions. Senior pitcher Nick Baker and junior shortstop Cody Slader lead in pit...

Wildcat baseball still a conference-wide threat

Dave Taylor. Photo credit: Yoselin Calderon

Gregory Burns

January 22, 2014

Unfortunately, there is no textbook, fool-proof way for a baseball club to bounce back after losing two-thirds of its starting lineup. Luckily, Wildcat fans shouldn't worry. To compensate for the loss of seasoned veterans, Chico State baseball coach Dave Taylor is prepared for the upcoming season. Boasting a rap sheet that in...

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