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Wildcat batter takes a swing in a home game against Cal State San Bernardino.

Solid pitching and defense earns a series win

Matthew Wreden and // March 9, 2020

The Wildcats picked up a series win at Nettleton Stadium on Sunday after taking down the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes 9-0. This makes for back-to-back series wins for the Wildcats.     Skylar...

Chico State hitter bunts the ball down the third base line.

Wildcats hand San Francisco State their first loss on the season

Alex Martin // February 15, 2020

It was an exciting day at Nettleton Stadium as the Wildcats took on the San Francisco State Gators in game one of a four game series. Coming into the game, the Gators were undefeated having won their...

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

Chico State baseball split series against Cal State San Marcos

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...

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

Wildcats sweep Pioneers after the rain

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...

William Curless preparing to toss a pitch against Simpson University on Friday. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Curless tosses a gem for the win against Simpson

Ricardo Tovar // February 10, 2019

The first at-bat of the game was a double off Wildcats' starting pitcher William Curless, the next at-bat a single and seemingly right after that a throwing error caused a runner to score-- all before...

Wildcats baseball captains from left to right: Tyler Stofiel (13), Alex DeVito (34), Brandon Hernadez (32), and Grant Larson (51). Photo credit: Brian Luong

Wildcats baseball sets high goals for the year

Brandon Downs // February 6, 2019

The Wildcats baseball team looked to get back into the swing of things after they headed down for a series against Fresno Pacific to start the 2019 campaign. Aside from a rain delay that canceled their...

Tyler Stofiel hits a bunt and successfully gets to first, loading the bases during the second game on May 4, 2018, against Stanislaus State. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Extra innings allow Wildcats to win out doubleheader

Brandon Downs // February 2, 2019

Game One:Chico State’s baseball team won a pair of nail-biters in a doubleheader Friday against the Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds.The Wildcats scored two early runs in the first inning of game...

Right fielder Kyle Blakeman launches a home run in the third inning against Cal Poly Pomona Photo credit: Martin Chang

Chico State baseball wins on wild pitch in first CCAA tournament game

Austin Schreiber // May 11, 2018

The Chico State baseball team emerged victorious with a 4-3 walk-off win in the first round of the California Collegiate Athletic Association tournament against Cal Poly Pomona. With the score tied at...

Grant Larson started for the Wildcats Friday night and pitched five innings. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Errors and missed opportunities kill Wildcats hopes against Dominguez Hills

Noah Enns // April 21, 2018

The Chico State baseball team fell short of a win against Cal State Dominguez Hills, losing by a score of 6-5. Errors and missed opportunities doomed the Wildcats Friday. The ’Cats committed three...

Senior shortstop Casey Henderson launches a ball down the left field line Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

With power hitting on the rise, Chico State baseball is too

Austin Schreiber // March 9, 2018

Two weeks ago I wrote criticizing the Chico State baseball team's lack of power this year.Through their first eight games, the Wildcats' baseball team had only hit one home run, and had a .255 team average....

RJ Hassey watches the ball soar. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Tyler Stofiel hits first career home run as Wildcats complete four-game sweep of San Francisco Gators

Austin Schreiber // March 6, 2018

The Chico State baseball team was able to overcome a couple of early defensive mistakes in game one to complete the four-game sweep of San Francisco State, winning by scores of 7-5 and 10-0. They are...

Sonny Cortez warms up, getting ready to bat. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Chico State baseball loses on a walk off

Anna Baytosh // February 7, 2017

On Saturday morning, the Wildcat baseball team was defeated by Point Loma with a walk off win in San Diego. This match was the third in a four game series against the Sea Lions.Chico State started the...

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