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‘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...

Wildcats softball ends season with split

Wildcats softball ends season with split

Emerson Keenan

April 28, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team ended its season Sunday spliting the doubleheader at Cal State East Bay 6-2 and 11-6. Sophomore first basemen Desiree' Gonzalez slugged her 11th homer of the season in the first game, tying the Chico State record for most home runs in a season. Junior Emily McEnaney went ...

Sophomore hits big flies at right times

Ryan Grady

April 22, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

She's been a threat in the batter's box all season long, and being a powerful force in the lineup is nothing new.   Sophomore first baseman Desiree' Gonzalez has put herself in the conference leaderboards and has also broken into the Chico State all-time records. "This has been amazing," Gonzalez said. "Not a lot o...

Wildcats come up short against Sonoma State

Wildcats come up short against Sonoma State

Emerson Keenan

April 20, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team had a tough time hitting against one of the best pitchers in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, Sonoma State's Amanda Llorena. Only one Wildcat was able to scratch the plate, losing both games of the twin bill to the Seawolves 4-0 and 9-1. The Wildcats held a ...

Softball team pays tribute on Senior Day

Softball team pays tribute on Senior Day

Emerson Keenan

April 20, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

Every college sports career comes to an end at some point. For seniors Alex Molina, Kayla Barber and Scotie Walker, that time is nearing. On Saturday they competed in their last home game for Senior Day. With their parents on the field, the three seniors were commemorated before the game to loud cheers and a big crowd.Parents...

Wildcats win in dramatic fashion

Wildcats win in dramatic fashion

Angelo Boscacci

April 19, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

A wild pitch turned out to be the perfect pitch for the WIldcats in game one of Friday's doubleheader. The ’Cats won 1-0 and a walk off ended game two with a 3-2 victory. Chico State hosted the Sonoma State Seawolves and game one was a battle from the start. Both pitchers from each team were in control ...

Wildcats break Otters 19-game win streak

Wildcats break Otters 19-game win streak

Emerson Keenan

April 13, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Wildcats softball team held its own against the No. 4 Cal State Monterey Bay Otters splitting the two-game series by winning 5-3 and losing 3-2 in the doubleheader on Saturday, as well as not losing ground on fifth place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association standings. First baseman Desiree...

Wildcat catchers display good grip on game

Wildcat catchers display good grip on game

Nicholas Woodard

April 8, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports

Behind the strong pitching staffs of the baseball and softball teams at Chico State is a select group. It's a group that works hard to frame strikes, dig out sliders and nail base-stealers. Catchers. The Wildcat catchers are not only receivers for a pair of league-leading staffs, but they also display the physical and ment...

No sophomore slump for softball slugger

No sophomore slump for softball slugger

April 7, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

Amanda Cordeiro, the Wildcats' starting left fielder, is quietly putting together back-to-back solid seasons during her sophomore year. A 2012 graduate of Marina High School in Huntington Beach, Cordeiro was a second-team All-Sunset League selection as a senior. As a first-year, she started left field for ...

Wildcats softball wins twice at Tournament of Champions

Wildcats softball wins twice at Tournament of Champions

Emerson Keenan

April 5, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

On the first day of action at the 24-team Tournament of Champions in Turlock, the Wildcats won two of three games, with play continuing Saturday. In game one Friday, the Wildcats jumped out to an early lead on Montana St.-Billings. A single from first basemen Desiree' Gonzalez and a double by catcher Tori Zimmerm...

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