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Cook steals her way into record books

Cook steals her way into record books

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 25, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

When junior outfielder Alli Cook came to Chico State as a first-year student, she said she wanted to leave her mark. And that's exactly what she did. On Feb. 28, against San Francisco State, Cook stole a base that would etch her name in the history books as the all-time stolen base leader in Chico State softball history. "I've...

‘Cats go 1-1 against Otters

‘Cats go 1-1 against Otters

Matthew Vislosky

March 24, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State women's softball team dropped the first game against the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters 5-1, but answered back with a win of their own in the second game, 2-0.Game 1Chico State jumped on the scoreboard first in the bottom of the second. Senior second baseman Kelli Keefe tripled and senior sh...

‘Cats salvage frustrating 4-game series

‘Cats salvage frustrating 4-game series

Dylan Wakefield

March 16, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team comes out flustered but not completely frustrated after playing a four-game series away at Cal State San Bernardino. The ‘Cats were stumped in the first three games where they lost both games Friday and the Saturday opener. In the series finale, Chico State fou...

‘Cats lose doubleheader against Coyotes

‘Cats lose doubleheader against Coyotes

Breanna Barnard

March 15, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

Chico State's softball team faced the Cal State San Bernardino Coyote, and came out with no wins in the doubleheader.Game 1The Coyotes defended their den strongly in the first game finishing with a score of 3-1. The 'Cats start of the first inning three up, three down leaving it onto the Coyotes to show how they will start the game off.Cats' began to experience the bad luck tha...

Wildcats sweep Cal State Stanislaus

Wildcats sweep Cal State Stanislaus

Dylan Wakefield

March 15, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team found success on the road in their doubleheader on Saturday against Cal State Stanislaus. Game 1 The Wildcats kicked off the top of the first inning scoring four runs. In the bottom of the first, the Warriors were able to respond, squeaking in two run...

‘Cats split weekend series

‘Cats split weekend series

Dylan Wakefield

March 7, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

After breezing past San Francisco State on Friday in the series openers, the ‘Cats offense struggled against the refurbished Gator defense who held them to only four runs for the day. Game 1 Chico State threw the first punch in their Saturday morning duel with junior Ashley Huff scoring from third-b...

‘Cats sweep double header with strong pitching

‘Cats sweep double header with strong pitching

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 6, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

Chico State pitchers, junior Brooke Langeloh, and first year Haley Gilham, both threw complete games to beat the San Francisco State Gators in a double header on Friday, with final scores of 4-1 and 10-4. Game 1In the first game, the Gators jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the third inning after a double a...

Chico State splits doubleheader versus Pioneers

Chico State splits doubleheader versus Pioneers

Kevin Lucena

February 23, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team kicked off conference play by splitting a double header against Cal State East Bay to start a four-game series at University Softball Field on Friday. The teams combined for 34 hits on the day as the Pioneers won the opener 10-5, before the ‘Cats prevailed in the nightcap...

Music pumps up Wildcats’ performance

Music pumps up Wildcats’ performance

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 22, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Softball, Sports, Track and field

Even after putting on the uniform and stretching, some athletes still need one more element to put them in the zone before a game — music. Certain songs fire up athletes' intensity and get them pumped up for a game.Will Ferrell's character in the movie "Blades of Glory" put it succinctly — "It gets the people...

Pitch perfect: Making decisions on the mound

Pitch perfect: Making decisions on the mound

Dylan Wakefield

February 18, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports

Pitchers have endless combinations, hundreds of distinctive styles, but one common goal in mind — strikeouts.Every batter is a different fight, and a pitcher on the mound has to decide whether to take a risk and throw a weaker pitch or set the tone and throw mastered ones. For pitchers, their decisions depend heav...

‘Cats split doubleheader in season opener

‘Cats split doubleheader in season opener

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 15, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

After mother nature prevented them from playing last weekend, the softball season finally got under way as the Wildcats took one out of two games against the Hawaii-Hilo Vulcans. The first game was a pitchers duel that ended in a 2-0 win for Hawaii-Hilo. Freshman pitcher Haley Gilham was out dueled in her first start as a Wildcat by the Vulcan's senior pitcher Vanessa Salinas.The ...

Softball team reflects on season’s end

Angelo Boscacci

May 5, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

The season ended for the Chico State softball team with a 24-26 overall record and a 17-19 record in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. The team didn't make the playoffs, but memories were made along the way. The highlights on offense were sophomores Alli Cook, Amanda Cordeiro and Desiree' Gonzalez. Cordeiro finished the season w...

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