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Wildcats enter season highly ranked by NCAA

Wildcats enter season highly ranked by NCAA

Angelo Boscacci

November 9, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Video, Visuals

Last season ended at the NCAA Elite Eight in Indianapolis for Chico State's men's basketball team, after losing by 15 to University of South Carolina Aiken. Fresh off that historic appearance, the Wildcats come into the new season ranked 15th in the nation by the NCAA Division II preseason coaches poll."...

’Cats eliminated from College World Series

’Cats eliminated from College World Series

Nicholas Woodard

May 26, 2014


Filed under Baseball, News, Sports

  The Chico State baseball team was eliminated from the NCAA Division II College World Series with a 14-6 loss to Tampa Monday in Cary, North Carolina. Tampa had 19 hits on the day, a season-high for Chico State pitchers. The 'Cats also committed four errors in the contest. At one point, Chico State was down 8-2 to...

Chico State falls in College World Series opener

Chico State falls in College World Series opener

Nicholas Woodard

May 24, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team opened the NCAA Division II College World Series with a 6-4 loss to Lander on Saturday in Cary, North Carolina. The Wildcats matched up to Lander, the nation's leader in many offensive categories, for much of the game. But at the end, the reason for the opening loss was plain and simple: errors.Chico State pitcher...

Chico State golf sits in second place

Chico State golf sits in second place

Angelo Boscacci

May 20, 2014


Filed under Golf, Sports

The second day of the NCAA Division II Golf Championships concluded Tuesday with the fourth-seeded Chico State men's golf team in second place with a score of 21-over par. The Wildcats' overall leader of the tournament is Alistair Docherty. He finished at 2-over par 73 on the day, putting him in a tie for second place in the tour...

Chico State gets past California Baptist

Chico State gets past California Baptist

Nicholas Woodard

May 16, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Marcos Lara got two runs of support Friday night in San Diego. He probably only needed one.The right hander threw seven shutout innings as the Chico State baseball team beat California Baptist 2-0 in the NCAA West Regional. Lara scattered six hits and struck out four on the night. The Wildcat offense ba...

‘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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