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Wildcat baseball wraps up worst season in 2 decades

Wildcat baseball wraps up worst season in 2 decades

Lars Gustafson

May 3, 2015


Filed under Baseball

For the second time in the past 20 years, the Chico State men’s baseball team missed the playoffs after being ranked eighth in the nation in the preseason. The Wildcats finished the season with a record of 18-25 overall and a .419 winning percentage — the worst since 1994. The problems for ...

‘Cats drop 1st game of series against Gators

‘Cats drop 1st game of series against Gators

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 19, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Wildcats came up just a run short against the San Francisco State Gators, losing the first game of the series, 3-4. The Gators came out swinging, scoring three runs in the first inning against senior pitcher Luke Barker--the first came off an error, the other two coming on base hits, --to...

‘Cats take 1st game of series against Toros

‘Cats take 1st game of series against Toros

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 14, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

On a gorgeous Friday night for baseball, the Wildcats took game one of a weekend series against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros, 7-0. The 'Cats broke open their scoring in the third when junior second basemen Andrew Carrillo singled to drive in senior shortstop Cody Slater. Sophomore infielder C...

Wildcat leads team, steps onto mound as starting pitcher

Wildcat leads team, steps onto mound as starting pitcher

Dylan Wakefield

March 4, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Friday nights are the new Sundays for pitcher Luke Barker. In his five years with the Chico State baseball program, Barker has played a slew of roles, from the redshirted first-year to the experienced junior closer. Now Barker has worked his way to the top of the totem pole with the Wildca...

‘Cats take doubleheader sweep against Warriors

‘Cats take doubleheader sweep against Warriors

James Groh

February 26, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State’s baseball team beat Cal State Stanislaus 5-4 in an eleven-inning thriller. Game 1 The Wildcats jumped to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning thanks to runs by two of their outfielders, junior Kyle Westhuis and senior Danny Miller. All momentum seemed to be with the 'Cats, ...

‘Cats kick off 4-game series with a win

‘Cats kick off 4-game series with a win

Matthew Vislosky

February 23, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats started out their series against Cal State Stanislaus with a victory on Friday. Chico State came away with a 5-1 win.The 'Cats' senior pitcher Luke Barker struck out 11 batters, allowed three hits and only one run as he worked his way to his first complete game of the season. Chico State jumped out to a quick lead with a solo home run fr...

Wildcats stay alive in CCAA tourney

Wildcats stay alive in CCAA tourney

Emerson Keenan

May 9, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Wildcats came back with eight unanswered runs on Friday afternoon in Stockton, winning 10-4 against the Sonoma State Seawolves and moving one step closer to the winning the CCAA Championship. With the 'Cats leading 2-1 in the top of the fifth inning, starting pitcher Brad Lohse ran into trouble whe...

Wildcats shutout Gators in doubleheader sweep

Wildcats shutout Gators in doubleheader sweep

Greg Silvia

March 29, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

It was a successful Friday afternoon on the diamond for the Chico State baseball team. The Wildcats defeated the San Francisco State Gators in both games of the doubleheader. The ’Cats won the first game 3-0 on the backs of a five-hit combined shutout thrown by Nick Baker and Luke Barker. They got the scoring started i...

New Wildcat athletes start strong

New Wildcat athletes start strong

Lee Masten

February 25, 2014


Filed under Sports

Playing the first game for a new team is a unique experience for athletes. It's like starting a new job — a player must perform at a high level in order to gain respect from their teammates and coaches.A few players recently found out firsthand what that pressure is like. “I was definitely...

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