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Wildcats clinch CCAA playoffs in doubleheader against SF State

Wildcats clinch CCAA playoffs in doubleheader against SF State

Brandon Downs

May 3, 2019

The Wildcats baseball team traveled to San Francisco and clinched a playoff berth in Friday's doubleheader. Game one San Francisco State jumped on the Wildcats in the first inning with four runs, two were earned. Starting pitcher Grant Larson threw four innings and continued the team's season...

Larson shines as playoffs loom for Wildcats

Larson shines as playoffs loom for Wildcats

Matthew Ferreira

April 26, 2019

The Chico State baseball team won their game against Sonoma State Friday by a score of 4-2. With the win, Chico State moves into fifth place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association division standings. The Wildcat’s win was powered in part by an elite pitching performance by Grant Larson....

Walks cost Wildcats against the Toros

Walks cost Wildcats against the Toros

Brandon Downs

April 13, 2019

Chico State loses two games as they issued 12 walks and were outscored 17-5 in the first half of their series against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Friday’s game: Not much went well for the Wildcats on Friday as they fell to the Toros 10-2. Chico State’s designated hitter, Alex DeVito, extend...

Chico State baseball split series against Cal State San Marcos

Chico State baseball split series against Cal State San Marcos

Ricardo Tovar

April 9, 2019

Chico State had a mixed bag over the weekend. Coming off of three straight losses in La Jolla the Wildcats needed wins against Cal State San Marcos with just a month left in the season. They ended up winning two and losing two and sit at 17-13 on the season (13-12 in conference). Which is good enough...

Wildcats drop series to No. 8 UC San Diego

Wildcats drop series to No. 8 UC San Diego

Brandon Downs

March 31, 2019

The Wildcats lose the series against No. 8 UC San Diego after the Tritons bats woke up in the second half of the series.After the Wildcats shutout UC San Diego for 15 innings, the Tritons outscored the Wildcats 16-2 in the final two games of the series.Saturday's game two The Tritons shutout the Wild...

Chico’s notable sports figures, past and present

Chico’s notable sports figures, past and present

Matthew Ferreira

March 27, 2019

Over the years student-athletes have made the choice to come to Chico State to continue their academic and athletic careers. Some of these students have even moved on to the professional level in their sport.Basketball player Michael Bethea Jr. played for the Wildcats as recently as the 2016-17 season a...

Chico’s notable sports figures, past and present

Chico’s notable sports figures, past and present

Matthew Ferreira

March 26, 2019

Over the years student-athletes have made the choice to come to Chico State to continue their academic and athletic careers. Some of these students have even moved on to the professional level in their sport.Basketball player Michael Bethea Jr. played for the Wildcats as recently as the 2016-17 season a...

Wildcats baseball’s unbeaten streak broken at 10 in doubleheader

Wildcats baseball’s unbeaten streak broken at 10 in doubleheader

Ricardo Tovar

March 24, 2019

Chico State's series against Cal State Los Angeles was supposed to start on Friday, but rain once again postponed it and the end result being a doubleheader on Sunday to settle the series. "They've been playing this game a long time, it's not like they're going in not knowing how to play the game...

Wildcats sweep Pioneers after the rain

Wildcats sweep Pioneers after the rain

Brandon Downs

March 11, 2019

Wildcats baseball won three games within six hours Monday afternoon against Cal State East Bay, making it five straight wins for the team. Game one: On Sunday Turner Olson hit a three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning giving the Wildcats an 8-5 lead. In the bottom half of the inning...

Larson makes history as Wildcats baseball gets back to winning

Larson makes history as Wildcats baseball gets back to winning

Brandon Downs

March 4, 2019

Chico State’s starting pitcher Grant Larson threw the first one-hit complete-game shutout in Chico State baseball history on Monday. The left-hander struck out a career-high 10 Cal State Monterey batters, leading the Wildcats to a 5-0 win and snapping the Wildcats six-game losing streak. “I...

Larson throwing his way to MLB draft

Larson throwing his way to MLB draft

Brandon Downs

February 22, 2019

Grant Larson, the left-handed, 6-foot-7 ace Wildcats pitcher wants to take his talents to the professional level after the 2019 season. In his 2018 sophomore campaign, Larson had a 6-4 record with 82.1 innings pitched and a 3.39 ERA. He struck out 71 batters and walked 15. “I’m obviously really ...

Wildcats baseball fight but lose battles in doubleheader

Wildcats baseball fight but lose battles in doubleheader

Brandon Downs

February 18, 2019

Game one: Game one of Sunday’s baseball doubleheader was a back-and-forth rally full of action; with a total of 25 runs between Chico State and Stanislaus State. The Stanislaus State Warriors stepped into the box and immediately started hitting and scoring. The Warriors rallied early agains...

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