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Wildcats take series win over SF State Gators

Daniel Foret praised by teammates after ending the inning.

Matthew Wreden

February 16, 2020

With a 2-2 count, two outs and two men on, Adam Muñoz stepped up in the bottom of the seventh inning looking to put up the go-ahead runs. Muñoz did exactly that and drilled one to center field to add two clutch RBIs.  “We practice getting that runner home all the time in practice. I was just tr...

Wildcats sweep Sunbirds in home series opener with 37 runs

Aidan Rasmusson gets excited after scoring a run.

Matthew Wreden

February 9, 2020

In the bottom of the ninth inning in game two of the double header, Willie Lajoie stepped up to bat in a crucial situation for the Wildcats. Pressure was on. Lajoie drilled one up the left-center gap right past the shortstop for a Nettleton Stadium walk-off to complete a three-game sweep over the Fre...

The Wildcats rock Nettleton Stadium in home opener

The Wildcats cheer their teammates on.

Matthew Wreden

February 8, 2020

JT Navarro stepped up to the plate in the the top of the third inning with the bases loaded and a four run lead. Navarro wasted no time, swung at the first pitch he saw and blasted a towering moon shot to deep left field to extend the Wildcats’ lead 10-2. Navarro trotted around the bases and was met wi...

Larson shines as playoffs loom for Wildcats

Grant Larson stares down a Sonoma batter, contemplating which pitch he will deliver next against the opposing batter. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Matthew Ferreira

April 27, 2019

The Chico State baseball team won their game against Sonoma State Friday by a score of 4-2. With the win, Chico State moves into fifth place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association division standings. The Wildcat’s win was powered in part by an elite pitching performance by Grant Larson....

Chico State baseball split series against Cal State San Marcos

Grant Larson delivers a powerful sidearm pitch to the San Marcos batter during Friday's game. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Ricardo Tovar

April 9, 2019

Chico State had a mixed bag over the weekend. Coming off of three straight losses in La Jolla the Wildcats needed wins against Cal State San Marcos with just a month left in the season. They ended up winning two and losing two and sit at 17-13 on the season (13-12 in conference). Which is good enough...

Wildcats silence number eight ranked UC San Diego

Sid Lacy came into the eighth inning in game one of Saturday's doubleheader and pitched 2/3 of scoreless baseball. He allowed one hit, a walk and zero runs to score. 
Image courtesy: Sports Information

Brandon Downs

March 30, 2019

The Wildcats split the first two games of the series against, number eight ranked, UC San Diego, which started with 15 straight shutout innings before the Tritons bats woke up in their final two innings of game two.Great defense and good pitching lead the way for the Wildcats in game one whereas in game t...

Wildcats baseball’s unbeaten streak broken at 10 in doubleheader

Wildcats baseball's unbeaten streak broken at 10 in doubleheader

Ricardo Tovar

March 24, 2019

Chico State's series against Cal State Los Angeles was supposed to start on Friday, but rain once again postponed it and the end result being a doubleheader on Sunday to settle the series. "They've been playing this game a long time, it's not like they're going in not knowing how to play the game...

Wildcats sweep Pioneers after the rain

Grant Larson delivers a pitch to a Stanislaus State Warriors batter in Sunday's game on Feb. 17, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Brandon Downs

March 11, 2019

Wildcats baseball won three games within six hours Monday afternoon against Cal State East Bay, making it five straight wins for the team. Game one: On Sunday Turner Olson hit a three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning giving the Wildcats an 8-5 lead. In the bottom half of the inning...

Larson makes history as Wildcats baseball gets back to winning

Dalton Smith came from Chico High School and redshirted his first year before making his first collegiate start Monday. Photo credit: Brandon Downs

Brandon Downs

March 5, 2019

Chico State’s starting pitcher Grant Larson threw the first one-hit complete-game shutout in Chico State baseball history on Monday. The left-hander struck out a career-high 10 Cal State Monterey batters, leading the Wildcats to a 5-0 win and snapping the Wildcats six-game losing streak. “I...

Late inning losses spoil series for Chico State baseball

Manager Dave Taylor makes a mound visit to talk with relief pitcher Anthony Baleto Photo credit: Austin Schreiber

Austin Schreiber

March 12, 2018

The Chico State baseball team had a rough weekend in Monterey Bay, dropping three of four games to the Otters.They are now 13-7 through their first 20 games of the season, 9-5 in conference.Game one, which was the longest in Chico State baseball history at 15 innings, disappointingly ended in an 11-12 loss...

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