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Coach Taylor: ‘I have the best job in the country’

Coach Taylor: ‘I have the best job in the country’

Jason Spies

May 3, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

When Chico State baseball head coach Dave Taylor sits new players down to explain how the program and the team dynamic works, he promises to help them achieve two things. One, that they will graduate in four years with a degree and he will do everything he can to help them. Two, that they will play in...

Wright shines in loss against Broncos

Wright shines in loss against Broncos

Patrick Pace

April 21, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

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...

Baseball team holds ace up its sleeve

Baseball team holds ace up its sleeve

Kenta Mcafee

February 16, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

So far this season, the baseball team has been dominating the diamond and are spurred by the phenomenal pitching of junior Clayton Gelfand. Gelfand has had three starts for the 'Cats, and has racked up 15 strikeouts, one pick off and an opponent batting average of .182, against 43 batters. His...

Chico State baseball team season preview

Chico State baseball team season preview

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

January 28, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

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...

Baseball alumnus nears goal to pay chemo treatment

Baseball alumnus nears goal to pay chemo treatment

Enrique Raymundo

November 5, 2014


Filed under News

Hundreds of people across the state and country have joined forces to help a Chico State baseball alumnus pay for chemotherapy and other medical procedures.Aaron Demuth, 29, has neuroendocrine cancer, an uncommon cancer that afflicts 35 per 100,000 people, according to a study about carcinoid tumors. His family set up a crowdfunding campaign on gofundme.com to raise $100,...

Former Wildcat ace impresses in the minors

Former Wildcat ace impresses in the minors

Jose Olivar

September 3, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Getting off to a great start is something former Chico State pitcher Nick Baker has been accustomed to throughout his career. During his first season in 2011 with the Wildcats, he posted nine wins out of the 12 games he started, the most out of any pitcher on the team that same year. The...

Wildcats baseball team showered with awards

Sharon Martin

May 12, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team took home a conference-leading 11 awards Thursday at the California Collegiate Athletic Association awards ceremony in Stockton. Head coach Dave Taylor was named CCAA Coach of the Year after leading this season's team to a 29-10 conference record and a 39-13 overall record. Tay...

Wildcat baseball still a conference-wide threat

Wildcat baseball still a conference-wide threat

Gregory Burns

January 22, 2014


Filed under Sports

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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