The Orion

Wildcat blasts into record books as home run leader

Junior first baseman Desiree Gonzalez bats on Feb. 12 against Hawaii Hilo. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Matthew Vislosky

May 6, 2015

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 Toros

Senior infielder Emily McEnaney batting against Hawaii-Hilo on Feb 12. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Matthew Vislosky

May 1, 2015

Chico State women's softball team took on Cal State Dominguez Hills in a doubleheader on Saturday and like the one on Friday, they came away with two wins. Game 1The Wildcats struck first in the top of the first when junior center fielder Alli Cook scored off a walk to junior Brynn Lesovsky, which gave the '...

Rough weekend for Wildcat softball team

Senior outfielder Emily McEnaney batting against Hawaii-Hilo on Feb. 12. Photo credit: George Johnston

Matthew Vislosky

April 16, 2015

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...

‘Cats cruise in tournament

Brooke Langeloh winds up for a pitch against Southern Oregon on Feb. 15. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Matthew Vislosky

March 29, 2015

The Chico State women's softball team continued play in the Tournament of Champions against Holy Names University and Montana State-Billings in Turlock, California on March 28 and won both games. vs. Holy Names UniversityThe Wildcats struck first when junior left fielder Ashley Huff scored off a Hawks error, ...

‘Cats go 1-1 against Otters

First-year pitcher Haley Gilham on the mound during practice Feb. 13. Photo credit: George Johnston

Matthew Vislosky

March 24, 2015

The Chico State women's softball team dropped the first game against the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters 5-1, but answered back with a win of their own in the second game, 2-0.Game 1Chico State jumped on the scoreboard first in the bottom of the second. Senior second baseman Kelli Keefe tripled and senior sh...

‘Cats sweep Warriors with 15 runs

Desiree Gonzalez who plays softball for Chico State up to bat against San Francisco State on Feb. 27. Photo credit: George Johnston

James Groh

March 11, 2015

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 split doubleheader in season opener

Junior Wildcat Amanda Cordeiro hits the ball towards left field Feb. 12, during a match against University of Hawaii-Hilo. Photo credit: John Domogma

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 15, 2015

After mother nature prevented them from playing last weekend, the softball season finally got under way as the Wildcats took one out of two games against the Hawaii-Hilo Vulcans. The first game was a pitchers duel that ended in a 2-0 win for Hawaii-Hilo. Freshman pitcher Haley Gilham was out dueled in her first start as a Wildcat by the Vulcan's senior pitcher Vanessa Salinas.The ...

Softball team reflects on season’s end

Angelo Boscacci

May 5, 2014

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...

Wildcats walk-off for the win this season

Lee Masten

April 29, 2014

It’s the bottom of the final inning and the team is down by a run with a runner on third. Step into the batter's box and the pressure is on. Walk-offs have been the norm throughout the season for the Wildcats and some players have felt what it's like to put the team on their back. It may not be the most i...

No sophomore slump for softball slugger

Amanda Cordeiro, sophomore left fielder, prepares for her hit. Photo credit: Emily Teague

April 7, 2014

Amanda Cordeiro, the Wildcats' starting left fielder, is quietly putting together back-to-back solid seasons during her sophomore year. A 2012 graduate of Marina High School in Huntington Beach, Cordeiro was a second-team All-Sunset League selection as a senior. As a first-year, she started left field for ...

Athletes shine through rain

Senior catcher Jake Bailey discusses playing in the rain. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Ryan Grady

March 11, 2014

Slippery hands, drenched uniforms and muddy cleats all come along for the ride while competing in a downpour.Adjusting to the differences in game play while at the whim of the weather is another task completely for three Chico State athletes.Sometimes baseball games are called due to the rain. This is the worst...

Wildcats look back at their athletic heroes

Nate Appel, senior men's basketball player, uses a ball with hero Larry Bird's name on it. Photo credit: Quinn Western.

Nicholas Woodard

February 28, 2014

It seems like every weekend one Chico State athlete or another is making a huge play or part of a heroic accomplishment. But even heroes need heroes. Many Wildcats have their own personal sports icons to thank for greatly influencing the way they play their respective sports. ...

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