The Orion

‘Cats take second game to split doubleheader

Junior Sonny Cortez loads up for a pitch against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Kenta Mcafee

April 21, 2016

The baseball team was able to split its doubleheader against the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos with a 13-5 win in the second game on April 16. The Wildcats' win was due to their strong batting performance, which they exhibited throughout the game.Chico State scored 11 of its runs off RBIs, an effort led by...

Kelley’s clutch hit helps ‘Cats win in extra inning

Senior Ben Gamba smacks the ball in a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Bryce Channel

April 6, 2016

Chico State junior Dillon Kelley struts up to the plate with two outs and bases loaded in the ninth inning. The Wildcats trail the Cal State San Marcos Cougars by one run. He delivers a clutch single up the middle off a diving second baseman’s glove to tie the game and send the Wildcats to extra ...

‘Cats take first game of doubleheader

Junior Dillon Kelley focuses on the pitcher in a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Danielle Pubill

April 6, 2016

Over the weekend, the Wildcats took on Cal State San Marcos on the road. The 'Cats dominated both games in the doubleheader. The first game had the final score of 9-1 and the second at 7-4. In the first game of the doubleheader, the Wildcats scored three runs in the second inning, giving them the lead ...

Snider smashes 7 RBIs in ‘Cats win

Junior Sonny Cortez makes contact in a game against Cal State Monterey Bay on Feb. 28. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 22, 2016

Junior outfielder Cody Snider led the Chico State hitting barrage with seven RBIs in a 12-0 win over the Cal State L.A. Golden Eagles. Snider started his career day early in the first inning. With seniors Dillon Kelley and Ben Gamba on base, Snider doubled down the left field line for his first two RBIs ...

Chico Heat recruit Wildcats

Junior outfielder Josh Falco stares down the pitcher in a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Kenta Mcafee

March 22, 2016

The semi-pro baseball team Chico Heat has returned and picked up two prospects from Chico State: junior right fielder Josh Falco and junior pitcher Stuart Bradley.Falco, a transfer student from Cuesta College, has only played one year at Chico State but has become a key player in the outfield, starting ...

Kelly’s homer sparks ‘Cats offense in lone weekend win

Junior catcher Dillon Kelley loads up for the pitch in a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Kenta Mcafee

March 5, 2016

Junior catcher Dillon Kelly launched a home run to lead the 'Cats to a 10-7 win over the Cal State East Bay Pioneers, in Hayward on March 3.Kelly scored the first run for the 'Cats after hitting a double in the top of the fourth. A sacrifice fly by junior outfielder Josh Falco brought Kelly home and ...

Baseball team wins first game, drops second of doubleheader

Junior outfielder Sonny Cortez takes a rip in a game against Point Loma on Feb. 6. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 16, 2016

On Feb. 13, the Chico State baseball team took on the Academy of Art University Knights for the second and third time at home. Taking the first game of the doubleheader 8-3, the 'Cats fell short in the second game, 9-7. The split puts the Wildcats to a 7-2 overall record. Game 1: The first game was all Wildc...

Baseball team wins fifth game in a row in extra innings

Junior pitcher Steven Baker throws a pitch against Menlo College on Jan. 31. Photo credit: Cam Lesslie

Jason Spies

February 7, 2016

The Chico State baseball team stayed hot, winning its fifth game in a row against the Point Loma Nazarene University Sea Lions Feb. 6, at home. The win puts the Wildcats' record at a very impressive 5-0 to start the season, but this game was not simply given to them. Chico State scored the first run of the game in the...

Baseball team opens weekend with a win

Sophomore third baseman Cameron Santos slides into third against Menlo College on Jan. 31 Photo credit: Cam Lesslie

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 5, 2016

The Chico State baseball team beat the Point Loma University Seawolves 4-0 in the opening game of the weekend series on Feb. 5 at home. The win marks the 'Cats fourth straight win to start the season. The Wildcats started their scoring early with a RBI single by junior outfielder Josh Falco, scoring fellow...

Baseball sweeps weekend series

Junior Stuart Bradley warms up before an inning against Menlo College on Jan. 30. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

January 31, 2016

The Chico State baseball team beat the Menlo College Oaks 12-11 in 10 innings, then again 8-1 in the second game of a double header on Jan. 31 in Chico.The weekend sweep puts the team at 3-0 to start its season.Game 1: The Oaks came out swinging early in this one, scoring twice in the first inning, an...

Q&A: baseball superstitions

Senior second baseman Andrew Carrillo. Photo credit: Carlos Islas

January 29, 2016

Some of us have a superstition or routine that we follow without second-guessing it. For example, to avoid seven years of bad luck, you may toss salt over your shoulder after knocking over a salt shaker. Superstitions and routines are a way of life and are common when it comes to baseball. Baseball pl...

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