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Chico State softball team chants in victory.

Wildcats complete sweep over the Otters

Arrow Van Abrams and // February 9, 2020

The Chico State softball team won both games of their doubleheader against Cal State Monterey Bay on Saturday, Feb. 8 to sweep their first home series of the year.  The Wildcats showed flashes of brilliance...

Brooke Larsen had a rough night in the Wildcats' first postseason game. Going 4.2 innings allowing seven runs, eight hits and walking three batters.
Image courtesy of Sports Information

‘Cats’ late rally falls short, now face elimination

Brandon Downs // May 2, 2019

The Wildcats softball team started the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship tournament with a late rally that fell short.Chico State took on Cal State San Bernadino Thursday night as...

Naomi Monahan picked up her third win of the season. She currently has a 2.91 ERA in 33 2/3 innings for the Wildcats. Photo credit: Brandon Downs

Bittersweet day for Chico State Softball, split Friday doubleheader with Stanislaus State

Brandon Downs // April 12, 2019

Chico State’s softball team wins game two of Friday's doubleheader against the Stanislaus State Warriors, having lost the first game 3-5 and winning the second game 3-1. Game one: Coming off of...

Brooke Larsen up at home plate batting at University Softball field. Photo Courtesy of Sports Information/ Skip Reager

Otters sink Wildcats in Chico doubleheader

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava // April 8, 2019

The Wildcats headed to the Bay Area this weekend to face off against California State University, Monterey Bay in a weekend series. Chico State was off to an early series lead Saturday taking the first...

Amanda Flores pitching against Cal State San Bernadino. She went 5.2 innings allowing three runs (one earned). Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Wildcat’s split doubleheader with Coyotes

March 9, 2019

The 9-2, No. 19, Cal State San Bernadino Coyotes came into Chico Friday looking to show the 14-3, No. 6, Chico State Wildcats that they belonged amongst the best in Division II. What followed was two games...

Bailey Akins celebrates her home run at home plate with her teammates. Photo credit: Brandon Downs

Wildcats softball shutout doubleheader, sweeping Gators back to San Francisco

Brandon Downs // February 10, 2019

Game one:Sophomore pitcher Brooke Larsen does it all in game one of Sunday’s doubleheader against the San Francisco Gators.Larsen is a representative of the 2019 Schutt Sports/National Fastpitch...

Naomi Monahan is a senior pitcher. She was named Second Team All-CCAA and All-West Region selection in 2018. She led all Wildcat pitchers in winning percentage (.938), second on the team in wins (15) and strikeouts (70), third in earned run average (2.83) and tossed four complete games and three shutouts. 
Photo Credit: Janna Weiss Photography

Chico State softball seek a comeback

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava // January 29, 2019

February is around the corner and that signals the start of the Wildcat’s softball season as they come back from winning their first-ever California Collegiate Athletic Association championship. Along...

No stopping the Wildcat ladies

Marc Wilson // April 11, 2017

The Chico State softball team just keeps on winning. In the first game of their four game weekend series with Cal State San Marcos, the Wildcats won 6-0. The team bounced back from its loss in the previous...

Ari Marsh steps up to the plate. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Wildcats starting with a bang

Carlos Islas // February 7, 2017

The Chico State softball team began the 2017 with two home runs in the 3-2 win against Augustana University in the opening game of the Desert Springer Tournament Friday. The win was also the first-time...

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