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Chico State starting pitcher Luke Barker had a strong final year on the mound for the Wildcats with a 1.73 ERA and also won the Bud Hanna Outstanding Scholar Athlete award. Photo courtesy of Luke Reid.

Wildcat baseball wraps up worst season in 2 decades

Lars Gustafson // May 3, 2015

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...

First year pitcher Hunter Haworth tosses the ball to senior Dylan Garcia to beat a Cal State Dominguez Hills batter from getting on base in a game on April 10. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

‘Cats drop 1st game of series against Gators

Nick Martinez-Esquibel // April 19, 2015

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 outfielder Connor Huesers batting against Cal State Dominguez Hills on Feb. 10. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

‘Cats take 1st game of series against Toros

Nick Martinez-Esquibel // April 14, 2015

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...

Chico State starting pitcher Luke Barker winds up for a pitch during a game. Barker has stepped into the role of starting pitcher for the baseball team's first two Friday games. Photo courtesy of Luke Reid.

Wildcat leads team, steps onto mound as starting pitcher

Dylan Wakefield // March 4, 2015

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...

Sophomore Nick Padilla throwing the ball to a teammate in a game against Fresno Pacific University earlier this year. Photo credit: George Johnston

‘Cats take doubleheader sweep against Warriors

James Groh // February 26, 2015

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 pitcher A.J. Epstein throws a player out attempting to steal a base during practice. Photo credit: Zach Aucella

‘Cats kick off 4-game series with a win

Matthew Vislosky // February 23, 2015

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...

Sophomore Brad Lohse delivers in a game earlier this season. Photo credit: Salahadin Albutti

Wildcats stay alive in CCAA tourney

Emerson Keenan // May 9, 2014

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 Wildcats call for a bunt to attempt to advance the runners.  Chico state battled San Francisco State in a doubleheader Friday. Photo credit: Alex Boesch

Wildcats shutout Gators in doubleheader sweep

Greg Silvia // March 29, 2014

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...

Junior pitcher Alex Mistuloff. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

New Wildcat athletes start strong

Lee Masten // February 25, 2014

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...

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