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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...

Bailey Akins had an RBI and a walk against Cal State Monterey Bay in Fridays CCAA championship game. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Chico State softball eliminated from Conference Tournament

Noah Andrews // May 4, 2019

After an opening round loss to Cal State San Bernadino on Thursday, the Wildcats found themselves in a win-or-go-home situation against Cal State Monterey Bay. The task would prove to be a difficult one,...

Brooke Larsen had a rough night in the Wildcats first postseason game. Going 4.2 innings allowing seven runs, eight hits and walking three batters.
Image courtesy of Sports Information

‘Cats’ late rally falls short, now face elimination

Brandon Downs // May 2, 2019

The Wildcats softball team started the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship tournament with a late rally that fell short.Chico State took on Cal State San Bernadino Thursday night as...

Campus Elections and LGBTQ+ Conference on The Orion Newscast 4/17/19

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor // April 17, 2019

Students are voting for student leaders to represent them in the Associated Students, we've got what you need to know about the presidential candidates. The Queer & Trans week conference and their...

Naomi Monahan picked up her third win of the season. She currently has a 2.91 ERA in 33 2/3 innings for the Wildcats. Photo credit: Brandon Downs

Bittersweet day for Chico State Softball, split Friday doubleheader with Stanislaus State

Brandon Downs // April 12, 2019

Chico State’s softball team wins game two of Friday's doubleheader against the Stanislaus State Warriors, having lost the first game 3-5 and winning the second game 3-1. Game one: Coming off of...

Larsen also excels in batting and owns a .316 batting average on the season in 64 plate appearances. She slugs .406 and has a .313 on-base percentage. She has 20 hits with 12 RBIs. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Wildcat of the Week: Brooke Larsen

Brandon Downs // April 10, 2019

Brooke Larsen is a transfer student in her sophomore year for Chico State who is putting together a great season on the mound and at the plate. In February, Larsen won California Collegiate Athletic...

Brooke Larsen up at home plate batting at University Softball field. Photo Courtesy of Sports Information/ Skip Reager

Otters sink Wildcats in Chico doubleheader

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava // April 8, 2019

The Wildcats headed to the Bay Area this weekend to face off against California State University, Monterey Bay in a weekend series. Chico State was off to an early series lead Saturday taking the first...

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