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Chico State pitcher Amelie Valdez celebrates with first baseman Destiny Sevilla. Taken by Aaron Draper

Wildcats softball closes out season, celebrate senior day

Lukas Mann, Reporter // April 29, 2024

The Wildcats (13-29, 12-24 CCAA) closed out their 2024 campaign at home this weekend against the NFCA No. 24 ranked Cal State San Marcos Cougars (32-19, 20-14 CCAA). The Cougars wound up taking every...

2023-24 Chico State men’s golf team in front of Kendall Hall. Courtesy: Jason Haley/Chico State photographer

Chico State men’s golf prepares for upcoming conference championship

Lukas Mann, Reporter // April 21, 2024

As the CCAA men’s golf championship approaches, senior Tyler Ashman and junior Dakota Ochoa look to lead the Wildcats to their first conference title since 2018. The Wildcats men’s golf team will...

Junior starting pitcher Katelyn Oldwin on the mound for the Wildcats in game two of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers. Taken by Lukas Mann on April 6.

Stifling pitching from both sides Saturday leads to a split series

Lukas Mann, Reporter // April 7, 2024

The Chico State Wildcats (11-19, 10-14 CCAA) started Saturday's doubleheader on the right note after squeaking out game one, 2-1, against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers (20-13, 12-10 CCAA). However, game...

Chico State sophomore Destiny Sevilla at the plate against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers in game one of Friday’s doubleheader. Taken by Lukas Mann on April 5.

A tale of 2 games for the Wildcats softball team on Friday

Lukas Mann, Reporter // April 5, 2024

Cal State East Bay (19-12, 10-9 CCAA) took game one Friday, 5-0, as the Chico State (10-18, 9-13 CCAA) bats were unable to keep up with the offensive production from the Pioneers. With the Wildcats...

Sophomore Amelie Valdez on the mound for the Wildcats against the Cal State Monterey Bay Sea Otters in game one of Friday’s doubleheader. Taken by Christina Ferrante on March 29.

Wildcats take series despite battling gloomy weather

Lukas Mann, Reporter // March 31, 2024

The Wildcats traveled down to Monterey this weekend and won three out of their four games against the Cal State Monterey Bay Sea Otters (13-20, 7-13 CCAA), improving to 9-17 (8-12 CCAA).  The Wildcats...

Amelie Valdez on the mound for the Wildcats. Photo taken by Aaron Draper on March 9.

Wildcats sweep Saturday’s doubleheader with superb pitching

Lukas Mann, Reporter // March 11, 2024

Sophomore Amelie Valdez started for Chico in game one of Saturday's doubleheader, and dominated the Sonoma State Seawolves (8-8, 5-4 CCAA) from start to finish. Valdez threw a complete game, nearly throwing...

Senior Tayler Berens at the plate for the Wildcats. Photo taken by Lukas Mann on March 8.

Wildcats lose both in doubleheader after a nail-biting finish

Lukas Mann, Reporter // March 10, 2024

The Sonoma State Seawolves (8-7, 5-3 CCAA) offense was the key difference in game one of Friday’s doubleheader 8-2.  Wildcats (3-14, 3-11 CCAA) starting sophomore pitcher Amelie Valdez didn’t get...

Chico State junior Daniel Vierra at the plate for the Wildcats against San Francisco State Gators. Taken on March 4 by Lukas Mann.

Wildcats drop series after explosive first innings’ from the Gators

Lukas Mann, Reporter // March 5, 2024

The San Francisco State Gators (12-6, 6-2 CCAA) took game one of Monday’s doubleheader with an impressive display of hitting, putting up 13 runs on 16 hits 13-9.  The Gators got off to a quick start...

Chico State freshman Michael Baker following his first home run of the 2024 season. Photograph taken by Will G. MacNeil.

Chico State baseball splits conference opening series against Cal Poly Pomona

Lukas Mann, Reporter // February 27, 2024

Chico State baseball closed out the series on a high note following an explosive sixth inning from the Wildcat bats. Game 1: Chico State baseball (7-2, 2-2 CCAA) took their first loss of the season...

Entrance to the Wildcat Recreation Center and patio. Taken by Lukas Mann on Feb. 23.

Connect your mind and body at the WREC

Lukas Mann, Reporter // February 26, 2024

The Wildcat Recreation Center is a beautiful facility that offers a variety of activities, workout equipment and endless fun. Since its construction was completed in 2009 It has won three awards, these...

Senior starting pitcher Dylan Day on the mound for Chico State. Taken by Lukas Mann on Feb. 9.

Chico State baseball comes back to complete series sweep

Lukas Mann, Reporter // February 11, 2024

The Yellowjackets were the team to strike first when they got out to an early three-run lead, after a less-than-ideal start to the game for senior starting pitcher Dylan Day. Poor execution opened the...

Ethan Lay on the mound facing the Montana State Billings. Taken by Lukas Mann on Feb. 8.

Wildcats men’s baseball take both games in season opening doubleheader

Lukas Mann, Reporter // February 8, 2024

The Chico State men’s baseball team got off to a hot start, opening the season by taking both games of the doubleheader Thursday against the Montana State University Billings (14-2) and (3-1).  In...

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