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Softball offense not cooled by rain

Softball offense not cooled by rain

Esther Briggs

March 8, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team didn’t just beat the rain in the doubleheader against the Cal State San Marcos Cougars on March 4.The Wildcats offense was the star of this game, taking 19 hits from the combined effort of first-year Ari Marsh, senior Alli Cook and junior Cyrena Taylor, collecting thre...

Senior pitcher achieves childhood dream

Senior pitcher achieves childhood dream

Danielle Pubill

March 8, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

Before senior pitcher Brooke Langeloh became the ace of the Chico State softball team, she started out like most athletes do, just a kid with a dream. "I love telling this story," Langeloh said when asked about the beginning of her love for softball. It all started with watching her dad play slow-pitch...

First-year softball player makes big impact

First-year softball player makes big impact

Anna Baytosh

February 29, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

First-year student Ari Marsh is a force to be reckoned with on the Chico State softball field. This outfielder is making an impact early in her Wildcat athletic career.Marsh has played in every softball game this season with a batting average of .353 and an on-base percentage of .371. With five runs...

Softball team sweeps UC San Diego in doubleheader

Softball team sweeps UC San Diego in doubleheader

Carlos Islas and Lindsay Pincus

February 27, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team brought its brooms to sweep the 17th ranked UC San Diego Tritons on the road in the first of four games on Friday, Feb. 26. The Wildcats held the conference’s top-hitting team to just five hits on the day as they beat the Tritons 4-1 and 2-1. With strong performances...

Gonzalez shines as softball team splits double header

Gonzalez shines as softball team splits double header

Jason Spies

February 23, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

Chico State senior first base Desiree’ Gonzalez had a monster day going 4-5 with two RBIs, she reached base seven times and hit a home run as the Wildcats split the double header against Cal State Monterey Bay Feb. 21 at University Softball Field. Gonzalez, Chico State’s all-time home ...

Softball team wins second of doubleheader

Softball team wins second of doubleheader

Esther Briggs

February 17, 2016


Filed under Showcase

The Chico State softball team won the second game of their Feb. 13 doubleheader against the Sonoma State Seawolves, 5-0. The win brings the Wildcats' record to 2-2 in their conference. The second game was all Wildcats. Junior designated player Cyrena Taylor doubled in the top of the second inning...

Senior softball pair hold school records

Senior softball pair hold school records

Patrick Pace

February 9, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

This season the softball team hopes to go even further in the postseason than last year with the help of seniors first baseman Desiree' Gonzalez and outfielder Alli Cook. Gonzalez started playing softball when she was 4 years old and has had a passion for it ever since. "I barely ever had free...

Wildcat blasts into record books as home run leader

Wildcat blasts into record books as home run leader

Matthew Vislosky

May 6, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

Coming into the 2015 season, junior first baseman Desiree' Gonzalez was at a total of 16 home runs in her Wildcat career. She earned a spot in the record books after blasting two more in the softball team's final regular season game. She tied the existing mark at 20 in late March and in the Wil...

Wildcats sweep Toros

Wildcats sweep Toros

Matthew Vislosky

May 1, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

Chico State women's softball team took on Cal State Dominguez Hills in a doubleheader on Saturday and like the one on Friday, they came away with two wins. Game 1The Wildcats struck first in the top of the first when junior center fielder Alli Cook scored off a walk to junior Brynn Lesovsky, which gave the '...

‘Mercy rule’ stirs debate among athletes

‘Mercy rule’ stirs debate among athletes

James Groh

April 22, 2015


Filed under Sports

Most sports fans find nothing more satisfying to watch than their favorite team blowing out its opponent. But the majority of baseball leagues have prevented this from ever happening. Even though college players are considered adults, they are still subject to the "mercy rule." The mercy rule...

Wildcats avoid sweep against UC San Diego

Wildcats avoid sweep against UC San Diego

Julie Ortega

April 7, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

On Saturday afternoon the Wildcats faced UC San Diego in a double header. The 'Cats went 1-1 losing the first game, 6-8 and bouncing back on the second game to win, 3-1. Game OneThe game went into the tenth inning, junior utility player Ashley Huff scored first for the Wildcats after Tritons freshman outfielder Kendall ...

‘Cats score zero dropping both games of double-header

‘Cats score zero dropping both games of double-header

Dylan Wakefield

April 5, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team went toe-to-toe against the formidable UC San Diego Tritons Friday at University Softball Stadium. Game 1 The Wildcats and the Tritons dueled the length of seven standard-time innings sharing zero runs in the process. It wasn’t until the extra inning where UC San Diego sn...

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