The Orion

Wildcats stay alive in CCAA tourney

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

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 'Cats leading 2-1 in the top of the fifth inning, starting pitcher Brad Lohse ran into trouble whe...

Conference title slips out of Wildcats’ paws

Conference title slips out of Wildcats' paws

Greg Silvia

May 4, 2014

Photographs by Ernesto Rivera The Chico State baseball team's hopes of claiming the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship came up short Sunday, after a late inning comeback from Sonoma State. The sixth-ranked Wildcats got off to a fast start, scoring four runs through three innings. Ryne Clark scored the first run o...

Padilla leads the charge during senior season

Senior third baseman Ruben Padilla singles to left field in the third inning against Cal State Dominguez Hills earlier this season. Photo credit: Grant Mahan

Ryan Grady

April 30, 2014

Senior third baseman Ruben Padilla is having a season that has turned some heads in the Chico State program. "This just shows the amount of time put in," Padilla said. "By the time you are a senior, you should have put in a lot of work."The time spent in practice reflects in the results come game day. For Padilla, practice is similar to a game."Taking my...

Former quarterback catches break as Wildcat outfielder

Clark prepares to throw his bat and run for first base. Photo credit: Emily Teague

Nicholas Woodard

March 31, 2014

Today, Ryne Clark calls the outfield of Nettleton Stadium home. But four years ago, his home was on a San Diego State football field. It’s been quite a journey since then. The senior Chico State outfielder spent his pre-Wildcat days battling for a quarterback job for the Aztecs before returning to fin...

Wildcats look back at their athletic heroes

Nate Appel, senior men's basketball player, uses a ball with hero Larry Bird's name on it. Photo credit: Quinn Western.

Nicholas Woodard

February 28, 2014

It seems like every weekend one Chico State athlete or another is making a huge play or part of a heroic accomplishment. But even heroes need heroes. Many Wildcats have their own personal sports icons to thank for greatly influencing the way they play their respective sports. ...

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