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‘Cats’ late rally falls short, now face elimination

‘Cats’ late rally falls short, now face elimination

Brandon Downs

May 2, 2019

The Wildcats softball team started the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship tournament with a late rally that fell short.Chico State took on Cal State San Bernadino Thursday night as the two seed in the tournament. The ‘Cats look to defend its 2018 championship but after Thursd...

Softball finishes strong against East Bay; Ari Marsh becomes hits leader

Softball finishes strong against East Bay; Ari Marsh becomes hits leader

Brandon Downs

April 21, 2019

The softball team finished the season Saturday afternoon against Cal State East Bay by taking three games of four against the Pioneers. The team split Saturday's doubleheader as the second game took 10 innings to determine if the Wildcats were going to sweep the Pioneers. Game one   After the Pion...

Softball senior day sweep

Softball senior day sweep

Noah Andrews

April 14, 2019

Chico State softball honored their seniors with a pregame ceremony before their doubleheader bout against Stanislaus State on Saturday. Bailey Akins, Wendy Cardinali, Amanda Flores, Ari Marsh, Naomi Monahan, and Claire Wayne, (the team's seniors) were able to sweeten their special day by sweeping...

Bittersweet day for Chico State Softball, split Friday doubleheader with Stanislaus State

Bittersweet day for Chico State Softball, split Friday doubleheader with Stanislaus State

Brandon Downs

April 12, 2019

Chico State’s softball team wins game two of Friday's doubleheader against the Stanislaus State Warriors, having lost the first game 3-5 and winning the second game 3-1. Game one: Coming off of three straight losses to Cal State Monterey Bay the Wildcats were in need of big plays to get back t...

Otters sink Wildcats in Chico doubleheader

Otters sink Wildcats in Chico doubleheader

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

April 8, 2019

The Wildcats headed to the Bay Area this weekend to face off against California State University, Monterey Bay in a weekend series. Chico State was off to an early series lead Saturday taking the first game. The day was far from over as the Otters kept the Wildcats scoreless in the second game, taking...

Rain becoming a problem for Wildcats baseball and softball

Rain becoming a problem for Wildcats baseball and softball

Brandon Downs

March 13, 2019

The Wildcats baseball and softball teams have not been able to play and practice how they would like due to this year's high amount of rain.The softball team has had four games postponed and six games canceled this season because of rain. That’s a total of 10 games the softball team has to either...

Wildcat’s split doubleheader with Coyotes

Wildcat’s split doubleheader with Coyotes

March 9, 2019

The 9-2, No. 19, Cal State San Bernadino Coyotes came into Chico Friday looking to show the 14-3, No. 6, Chico State Wildcats that they belonged amongst the best in Division II. What followed was two games that came down to the last at-bats for both teams, a 2-1 win for Chico State followed by a 3-4...

Chico State softball sweeps Humboldt in doubleheader

Chico State softball sweeps Humboldt in doubleheader

Noah Andrews

February 20, 2019

The Chico State Wildcats played host to their conference rival, the Humboldt State Lumberjacks, Tuesday in a two-game back-to-back matchup. The Wildcats put on a full display of their home-field dominance by winning both games and increasing their home record to 7-1. Game one saw Humboldt strike first...

Chico State softball seek a comeback

Chico State softball seek a comeback

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

January 29, 2019

February is around the corner and that signals the start of the Wildcat’s softball season as they come back from winning their first-ever California Collegiate Athletic Association championship. Along with the National Collegiate Athletic Association West Region title that hadn’t been reached by...

Wildcats win West, move on to Super Regionals vs. No. 3 Dixie State

Wildcats win West, move on to Super Regionals vs. No. 3 Dixie State

Katalina Santamaria

May 13, 2018

The Chico State softball team is the NCAA West Regional Champions after a come-from-behind 7-2 victory over Cal Baptist in the tournament final. The Wildcats extended their win streak to 28, their overall record to 53-3 and their 23rd straight win at University Softball Field. In a rematch of yesterday’s...

Coach of the year Angel Shamblin leads list of nine Wildcats on All-CCAA list

Coach of the year Angel Shamblin leads list of nine Wildcats on All-CCAA list

Katalina Santamaria

May 7, 2018

The Chico State softball team leads the league in almost every batting and pitching category along with some of its top players ranking amongst the top three. Individually all their hard work has paid off after nine Wildcats were recognized with 2018 All-California Collegiate Athletic Association ho...

Three home runs lead Wildcats softball in game one of CCAA Championship

Three home runs lead Wildcats softball in game one of CCAA Championship

Katalina Santamaria

May 5, 2018

The Chico State softball team continue to prove why they are the No.1 ranked team in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament after beating Cal State San Bernardino 12-0 in five innings in the opening game of the tournament. The Wildcats scored eight runs in the first inning, followed ...

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