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‘Cats advance in west region

‘Cats advance in west region

Ryan Grady

May 15, 2014

Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team beat Dixie State 5-4 in the opening round of the NCAA Championship tournament West Regional Thursday at UC San Diego. Dixie State controlled most of the game by a commanding three-run first inning. It wasn't until the bottom of the eighth inning that the 'Cats to...

Former Wildcat remembered as ‘positive force,’ great teammate

Former Wildcat remembered as ‘positive force,’ great teammate

Nicholas Woodard

March 29, 2014

Filed under Sports

Christian Franco, an alumnus who was a standout Wildcat baseball player during the 1999 and 2000 seasons, passed away Feb. 15 in a fatal car crash in Chula Vista. He was 37 years old.Franco started his baseball career at Sweetwater High School in the suburbs of San Diego. He went on to play at Southwestern College, al...

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