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Play Ball: Chico State softball turns to seniors for success in 2016 season

Play Ball: Chico State softball turns to seniors for success in 2016 season

February 1, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

A 21-15 conference record and 29-22 overall record last season took the Chico State women's softball team to the CCAA Championship tournament and the NCAA Championship West Regional. However, it only won one of five games between the tournaments. The difficulty the 'Cats faced in the postseason is...

Softball team secures playoff berth through grit, determination

Softball team secures playoff berth through grit, determination

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

May 6, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

Heading into the last weekend of the regular season, the Chico State softball team was on the outside looking in on the last spot for playoffs. Two things stood in the way — a four-game series with the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros and a little help from the UC San Diego Tritons to beat four...

Wildcat blasts into record books as home run leader

Wildcat blasts into record books as home run leader

Matthew Vislosky

May 6, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

Coming into the 2015 season, junior first baseman Desiree' Gonzalez was at a total of 16 home runs in her Wildcat career. She earned a spot in the record books after blasting two more in the softball team's final regular season game. She tied the existing mark at 20 in late March and in the Wil...

Wildcats sweep pivotal double header

Wildcats sweep pivotal double header

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 30, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team came with their bats ready as they took both games of a double header against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros, winning 7-1, and 10-6 respectively. Game 1The Toros opened up the scoring in the second inning on a solo home run to make it 1-0. The Wildcats had a couple rallies, bu...

Rough weekend for Wildcat softball team

Rough weekend for Wildcat softball team

Matthew Vislosky

April 16, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team split its doubleheader against the Sonoma State Seawolves on Saturday. Game 1 Sonoma State struck first in the bottom of the second inning when left fielder Keeley Ray singled through the shortstop, to bring in a run and give the Seawolves the lead 1-0. The...

First-year pitcher delivers stellar performance in March

First-year pitcher delivers stellar performance in March

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 7, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

When first-year pitcher Haley Gilham is not busy with school or trying to be a part of the K-9 police unit, she is on the mound showing opponents that she is the new sheriff in town. Gilham, a criminal justice major, has been untouchable lately. Since March 6, she has posted a 9-2 record, including a streak of ...

‘Cats sweep Warriors with 15 runs

‘Cats sweep Warriors with 15 runs

James Groh

March 11, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State's women's softball team swept Cal State Stanislaus Friday Night. Game 1Chico State won their first of a double header in a nail biting finish. The ‘Cats escaped the Warriors' attack in the bottom of the seventh to secure a 3-2 win. The Warriors opened the scoring early in the second inn...

‘Cats sweep double header with strong pitching

‘Cats sweep double header with strong pitching

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 6, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

Chico State pitchers, junior Brooke Langeloh, and first year Haley Gilham, both threw complete games to beat the San Francisco State Gators in a double header on Friday, with final scores of 4-1 and 10-4. Game 1In the first game, the Gators jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the third inning after a double a...

Softball team reflects on season’s end

Angelo Boscacci

May 5, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

The season ended for the Chico State softball team with a 24-26 overall record and a 17-19 record in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. The team didn't make the playoffs, but memories were made along the way. The highlights on offense were sophomores Alli Cook, Amanda Cordeiro and Desiree' Gonzalez. Cordeiro finished the season w...

Sophomore hits big flies at right times

Ryan Grady

April 22, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

She's been a threat in the batter's box all season long, and being a powerful force in the lineup is nothing new.   Sophomore first baseman Desiree' Gonzalez has put herself in the conference leaderboards and has also broken into the Chico State all-time records. "This has been amazing," Gonzalez said. "Not a lot o...

Wildcats break Otters 19-game win streak

Wildcats break Otters 19-game win streak

Emerson Keenan

April 13, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Wildcats softball team held its own against the No. 4 Cal State Monterey Bay Otters splitting the two-game series by winning 5-3 and losing 3-2 in the doubleheader on Saturday, as well as not losing ground on fifth place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association standings. First baseman Desiree...

Softball sweeps doubleheader at home

Softball sweeps doubleheader at home

Angelo Boscacci

February 21, 2014


Filed under Sports

The Wildcats softball team hit for a combined 19 hits Friday on their way to beating the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors 7-2 and 4-1 at home. The first game started wild as both pitchers had command issues in the first inning. The Cats' first batter Sammi Ridgway walked on four straight pitches. Things star...

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