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Senior Alli Cook looks down after bunting a ball during a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Softball team dominates conference honors

Anna Baytosh // May 13, 2016

Chico State softball dominated the CCAA in All-Conference honors with six total honorable mention players. Three of the 15 first-team picks were senior Wildcats. Catcher Brynn Lesovsky, infielder Desiree'...

Senior Desiree Gonzales waits patiently for a pitch during a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Desiree’ Gonzalez: Home run queen

Gabriella Bermudez // May 12, 2016

The Chico State softball team has had an impressive run this season. Among the five seniors who will be leaving the team after this season, we will bid farewell to Chico State's all-time home run leader...

First-year Rachel DeHart winds up before an inning as junior Cailin Garmon waits at shortstop in a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Softball loses CCAA title match

Patrick Pace // May 3, 2016

The Chico State softball team fell to the UC San Diego Tritons in the final game of the CCAA Championship Tournament, 2-5, on May 1 in Stockton. Though they had previously beaten UC San Diego in three...

Sophomore Haley Gilham throws a pitch in a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Wildcats continue win streak in Saturday doubleheader

Esther Briggs // April 11, 2016

Not wanting to have another day of games wiped out by rain, the Wildcats were ready to open Saturday's doubleheader against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros at home on April 9. Coming out of a Friday...

Junior Cailin Garmon leans toward first base during her at bat in a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Wildcats take second game in opening weekend doubleheader

Esther Briggs // April 11, 2016

In the second game of the first doubleheader on Friday, April 8, the Wildcats kept their winning streak going against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros, 10-2. With two runs in the bottom of the first...

Senior pitcher Brooke Langeloh launches a pitch in a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Langeloh fans 10 in win

Gabriella Bermudez // April 11, 2016

The Chico State softball team won the first half of a doubleheader against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros 9-1 after only six innings at home on April 8. The win puts the 'Cats at a conference record...

Junior utility player Cailin Garmon awaits the ball at shortstop. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Lesovsky helps ‘Cats win with home run

Anna Baytosh // March 27, 2016

Senior catcher Brynn Lesovsky hit the second home run of her softball season, driving in three runs and winning the third game of the away series 4-2 against the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors. Chico...

Sophomore pitcher Haley Gilham fires a pitch as her teammates stand ready to field the ball. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Bowley’s grand slam wins first game of doubleheader

Kenta Mcafee // March 25, 2016

Chico State rallied behind first-year outfielder Megan Bowley's grand slam, winning the first game of the doubleheader at Cal State Stanislaus, 6-3 on March 25. The win brings the 'Cats overall record...

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...

First-year Ari Marsh hits the ball at the game against Dominican University on Feb. 7. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Softball team takes the first game against Monterey Bay

Kayla Fitzgerald // February 22, 2016

The Chico State softball team beat the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters, 4-3, in their first game on Feb. 20, at home.The win brings the team to an overall record of 6-3, with a 3-2 record in conference play....

Senior Alli Cook swings at the ball during practice on Jan. 27. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Senior softball pair hold school records

Patrick Pace // February 9, 2016

This season the softball team hopes to go even further in the postseason than last year with the help of seniors first baseman Desiree' Gonzalez and outfielder Alli Cook. Gonzalez started playing softball...

Junior Cailin Garmon swings at the ball during the game against Dominican University on Feb. 7. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Softball team wins both in Sunday doubleheader

Anna Baytosh // February 8, 2016

The Wildcat softball team achieved its second and third win of the spring against the Dominican University Penguins, on Sunday, Feb. 7. Chico State defeated the Penguins at home with a score of 5-3 in...

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