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The Wildcats celebrating their seven seniors

Chico State softball pays tribute to fantastic 7 seniors during last home series

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // May 5, 2022

No. 24 Chico State Softball hosted the Sonoma State Seawolves at University Softball Field from April 29-30 in their last series of the regular season, coming away with a draw. The Wildcats also commemorated...

Wildcats celebrating after a scored run against the Pioneers.

Wildcat softball brings out the brooms against the Pioneers

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // April 12, 2022

Chico State Softball started their third-to-last series of the season against the East Bay Pioneers and swept them at the University Softball Stadium. The first game started off slow for the Wildcats...

Wildcats celebrating their walk-off victory.

Chico State sweeps Cal State San Bernardino in walk-off fashion

Johnny Maldonado // March 2, 2022

Chico State Softball showed true grit in their final game against San Bernardino, as they dominated and won all four games. Up until the sixth inning, Chico State was completely shut out. Freshman...

Freshman Rachel Bless in the batters box waiting for a pitch to swing at.

Wildcat softball shuts out Monterey Bay twice in first conference series

Johnny Maldonado, Reporter // February 24, 2022

The Wildcats managed to split series with the Monterey Bay Otters in dominant form — Both offensively and defensively.  In game one of their doubleheader, senior second baseman Angel Lopez earned...

Chico State cheering on their team

Wildcat softball tops-off weekend with nail biting victory

Johnny Maldonado, Reporter // February 19, 2022

In the last game of the Desert Stinger Tournament, the Chico State Softball team were able to hang on to their lead in extra innings with a 5-4 victory over Montana State University.  Both teams...

2022 Chico State Softball team

Wildcats one game shy from perfect record in Concordia Kickoff Classic

Johnny Maldonado, Reporter // February 11, 2022

Chico State Softball had a hot start this season after winning their first four games, but their win streak was snapped in the final game of the tournament, losing to Concordia University 3-1. Senior...

Kristin Worley coaches the softball team during practice. Photo taken on Aug. 23, 2021

Chico State Softball hires one of its own

Alex Martin, Editor-in-Chief // September 27, 2021

After being a part of the softball program for five years, Kristin Worley is back on the field as an assistant coach. Worley emphasized how grateful she was to get the job. “It’s very exciting...

Alex Allen catches in a game at Casa Roble High School in Orangevale, Calif.

Chico State softball returns to action with a young roster

Alex Martin, Editor-in-Chief // September 21, 2021

The last time Chico State Softball played a game was March 8, 2020, against San Francisco State. The Wildcats won 5-3. Recently, they got back out on the field to practice and start preparing for the...

#15 Sara Mitrano throws up signs while catching in a softball game at Chico State (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)

Softball gives take on COVID-19 vaccine while hoping to return soon

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // February 21, 2021

It’s been almost a year since the softball team at Chico State played a game. Their most recent game was against San Francisco State on March 8, 2020 in which the Wildcats secured a win 5-3. Prior...

#6 pitcher Sam Mulock winds up for a pitch in a softball game at Chico State

Sam Mulock: a pitching star for the Wildcats

Alex Martin, Reporter // December 3, 2020

Sam Mulock plays softball at Chico State. She developed a passion for the game at a young age because of her father liking baseball. She soon got involved in the game herself. “I got into it because...

Reilani Peleti takes a swing in a softball game for Chico State.

Reilani Peleti: a softball star for the Wildcats

Alex Martin, Reporter // October 28, 2020

Reilani Peleti, born in Petaluma, California is in her senior year at Chico State. She is a member of the softball team and one of the best hitters that’s currently on the roster. A 2017 graduate of...

#15 Sara Mitrano catches a pitch in a game at Chico State

Chico State softball continues to push through pandemic

Alex Martin, Reporter // September 10, 2020

Before COVID-19 shutdown sports in March, the Chico State softball team was riding a 19-2 record, including 8-0 on their home turf. Sam Mulock and Kristin Worley, who were seniors the previous school...

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