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Listen to the Chico Pomona Replay

Beginning at midnight May 2nd KpaySports along with the KpaySports app and on Amazon Echo will replay Games 1, 3 and 4 from this past weekend’s series with Cal Poly Pomona. The Wildcats and Broncos split a highly competitive series as they battled at Scolinos Field. Just clink on the Listen Live tab on this page or download the KpaySports app on your mobile device to listen to 24 hours of Kpaysports programming with archived Chico State, Butte College, Chico Heat and high school games.

Our schedule beginning at midnight tonight
12a-3am Chico @ Pomona Larson and DeVito lead Cats over Broncos
3am-5am Chico @ Pomona Casey Costello tosses one hit shut-out
5am-9am Chico @ Pomona Broncos beat Cats 12-10 in a slugfest
9a-12pm Larson DeVito game
12pm-2pm Costello twirls gem
2pm-6pm Broncos win slugfest
6pm-9pm DeVito 3 run bomb supports Larson gem
9pm-11pm Costello dazzles
11pm-3am Bernardy torments Chico again Broncos win 12-10

Wildcats get big series win; Giants come up short versus Diamondbacks

It had been 11 games since Chico’s best run producer had driven in a run. Alex DeVito was sitting on a 9-for-45 stretch, but his team needed him with two on and one out in the bottom of the 4th inning in the biggest game of the year. DeVito made sure he would drive in more than a run with a colossal blast over the left field wall off of UC San Diego right-hander Jonah DiPoto giving the Wildcats a 3-to-1 lead.

Chico would lean on first time starter Christian Stiegele who pitched brilliantly thru four allowing three hits and one run. Bullpen stand-out Anthony Baleto was fantastic navigating the dangerous top of the Triton line-up twice and only allowing a two-out solo home run in the 7th. Jae Wagner would come in to quell a rally in the 9th inducing a critical double play on his first pitch.

The Wildcats won a series for the first time since March 5th when they swept San Francisco State. Since that series the Wildcats had lost 10 of 16 and needed a signature series win to get them back in the CCAA race. They got it.

Chico travels to Cal State San Marcos this weekend for a four game series. You can hear the series right here on KpaySports dot-com and the KpaySports app. Friday’s pregame comes your way at 2:35pm

 

(AP) — Zack Godley is off to a great start, and so are the Arizona Diamondbacks.Godley pitched seven scoreless innings, Paul Goldschmidt had an RBI triple and the Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Monday night.

The Diamondbacks won for the sixth time in seven games and matched the best start in franchise history through 10 games. They’re 8-2 for the first time since 2008.

Godley (2-0) struck out nine and allowed four hits and no walks. He’s allowed just one run in 14 innings this season.

“It’s been really good so far just being able to execute pitches,” Godley said. “The biggest thing is our defense has been awesome.”

Godley was pretty good, too, attacking with a biting curveball that had the Giants batters off-balance all night.

“They were just aggressive,” Godley said. “Their aggressiveness played right into what we wanted to do going into the game.”

Goldschmidt tripled to right-center off Giants starter Derek Holland (0-2), highlighting a two-run first inning. A.J. Pollock’s sacrifice fly scored Goldschmidt.

Holland allowed two runs, struck out eight and walked one in six innings of two-hit ball in his second start with his new team.

After giving up the triple to Goldschmidt, the 31-year-old left-hander retired 17 of his final 18 batters.

The Giants’ best scoring chance off Godley came in the fifth, when Buster Posey reached on a fielder’s choice and went to third on Brandon Crawford’s one-out single. But Godley got Hunter Pence to pop out to first and Gregor Blanco on a grounder to second.

“He did everything we needed him to do on a night when we might’ve been a little short in the bullpen,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said.

“The big double plays, making pitches when his back was against the wall and not giving in and making quality pitches all night long, that was what he did.”

The Giants scored their only run in the eighth when Crawford doubled leading off the inning and scored on Blanco’s infield grounder.

Archie Bradley pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his first save.

The Giants were 0 for 4 with runners in scoring position. They’re .125 average (3 for 24) batting with runners in scoring position is the worst in the majors.

“Our guys were battling,” Holland said. “It was a pitcher’s duel going in and he lasted longer than I did. Just processing this game, they were hitting the ball. They made contact, found some holes, hit mistakes.”

BEEDE TIME

The Giants activated RHP Tyler Beede, and the 24-year-old right-hander will start Tuesday’s game for his major league debut. Beede, a 2014 first-round pick, will pitch in place of RHP Johnny Cueto, whose start was pushed back to Wednesday. In a corresponding move, the Giants optioned RHP Roberto Gomez to Triple-A Sacramento.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Diamondbacks: OF Steven Souza Jr., on the DL with a right pectoral strain, complained of discomfort Sunday after playing in a simulated game in which he homered twice in seven at-bats and threw from over 100 feet. An MRI showed fluid in the area of the injury. “This is part of the process,” Lovullo said. “I do not consider this a setback whatsoever.” … 3B Jake Lamb (left shoulder AC joint sprain) took dry swings and did some running and throwing Monday. He’ll ramp up baseball activities Tuesday.

Giants: RHP Jeff Samardzija (right pectoral strain) pitched three innings in a simulated game and is expected to throw make a rehab start later this week. He could be activated next week.

UP NEXT

LHP Patrick Corbin (2-0, 1.38 ERA) will pitch Tuesday’s game for Arizona against Beede.

Big weekend for Basketball, Baseball and Softball for Chico State

As the Chico State basketball teams enter the home stretch, the Wildcat baseball and softball teams open their 2018 seasons this weekend.

The Chico State Softball team was picked to finish 2nd by the conferences coaches. The Cats are coming off of an impressive 39-18 season where they advanced to their third straight NCAA Championship Tournament. The Wildcats will be trying to do something they have never done and that is advance to four straight NCAA Championships. The season opens in Las Vegas where the Wildcats will play five games in three days.

Feb 2 vs Eastern New Mexico & Academy of Art

Feb 3 vs Azusa Pacific & Western Washington

Feb 4 vs Concordia

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The Chico State Baseball team opens their 2018 season with a three game home series against the Fresno Pacific Sunbirds. Chico is coming off of a record-setting regular season in going a CCAA record 34-4. They captured the regular season and post-season conference tournament titles, only to fall in the West Regional. The Cats were picked by the conference coaches to win their third straight CCAA title.

To do it the Cats will have to replace a ton of offense which made the Wildcat lineup as potent as we’ve seen in years. Chico does return the CCAA Player of the Year Cameron Santos and a stable of power arms that should ease the transition. Head coach Dave Taylor is excited by several of the new faces that will dot the Wildcat lineup that should have the Cats in the mix again.

Chico opens with a double-header on Friday at 12 noon and a single game at 12 noon on Saturday. You can hear the Friday games on the KpaySports app and right here

http://radio.securenetsystems.net/v5/KPAY

at 11:40am on Friday. We are on the app, website and on AM-1290 KPAY on Saturday at 11:40am as well.

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The Chico State Basketball teams are in action this week as well.

The Chico women 10-9 overall and (8-7) in CCAA play look to break a three game losing streak. Whitney Branham is averaging better than 18 points a game and hopes to lead the Cats to more home success on Thursday night against Monterey Bay. Women will tip at 5:30pm with our pre-game at 5:06pm on AM-1290 KPAY. The women host Cal State East Bay on Saturday at 5:30pm

The Chico State men are rolling. After losing three straight games over an eight day stretch from Dec 31-Jan 6th the Cats have won five in a row, including a double-header sweep of  Dominguez Hills and Cal State Los Angeles on the road last weekend.

Chico is 14-5 overall and 11-4 in the CCAA. They host Monterey Bay at 7:30pm on Thursday and East Bay on Saturday

Broadcast Schedule for KpaySports App Nov 30-Dec 4

BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR KPAYSPORTS APP & KPAYSPORTS.COM

THURSDAY November 30, 2017

9:30am Chico State vs Kennesaw State 1997 (short)

10am-2:50pm Chico State vs East Bay Hoops Men’s & Women’s Feb 2016

2:50pm-3pm Chico State Baseball vs Sonoma RALLY AT RALEY

3pm-6pm Chico State Baseball vs Cent Missou Minute Maid Feb 2017

6pm-10:35pm Chico State Basketball vs San Marcos Hoops Men’s & Women’s Feb 2016

10:35pm-11pm Chico State Baseball vs Pomona 2002 (short)

11pm-12am Chico State Baseball vs UCSD 2014 Regional (short) Chico State Baseball vs Sonoma 2000 (short)

FRIDAY

12am-5am Chico State Baseball vs SF State April 2016 DH

5am-8:36am Chico Heat vs Medford Rogues Game 2 2016 Championship Series

8:36am-9am Chico State vs Kennesaw 1997 (short)

9am-11am Chico State men’s hoops vs Dominican Nov 2017

11am-1pm Chico State men’s hoops vs Monterey Bay Jan 2015

1pm-5pm Chico State Baseball vs Pomona CCAA Tourney May 2017

5:05pm-10pm CHICO STATE @ POMONA LIVE from Kellogg Gym Mike Baca (play-by-play)

10pm-11pm Chico State women vs Bakersfield 2005

11pm-12am Chico State Baseball vs C.Missouri 2006 (short) and the Chico State vs Sonoma 2000 (short)

SATURDAY

12am-3am Chico State vs Central Missouri State MINUTE MAID PARK Feb 2017

3am-7:18am Chico State vs East Bay Hoops Men’s & Women’s Feb 2016

7:20am-8am Chico Heat vs Medford Rogues 2016 Title Game LAST THREE INNINGS…

8am-1pm Chico State vs Humboldt State Men’s & Women’s Hoops Nov 2017

1pm-3:40pm Chico State Men’s Hoops vs Arizona November 2017

3:40pm-4pm Chico State Men’s Hoops vs SF State 1993 Tony Prescott half-court heave to win it !

4pm-6:45pm Chico State Men’s Hoops vs Stanford Nov 2017

6:45pm-7pm Sleepy Floyd Quarter

7pm-12am Chico State Men’s & Women’s Hoops vs Pomona Feb 2016

SUNDAY

12am-2am Chico State Men vs Hawaii Pacific NCAA Tourney 2017

2am-4:24am ALMOND BOWL 2017 Chico High vs PV

4:25am-5am Chico State Baseball vs Mesa NCAA 2005 (short)

5am-11:35am Chico State Baseball vs Stanislaus DH May 2016

 

11:35am-5pm CHICO STATE @ SAN BERNARDINO LIVE from San Bernardino Mike Baca (play-by-play)

5pm-7pm Chico State Women’s Hoops vs Seattle Pacific 2006 West Region Title Game from Bellingham

7pm-8:24pm Chico State Men’s Hoops vs Stanislaus 1993 NCAC TITLE GAME

8:25pm-9pm Chico State vs Central Missouri 2006 (short)

9pm-12am Chico Heat vs Medford Rogues Game 2 2016 GWL Championship Series

MONDAY

12am-12:37am Chico State Men vs Stanislaus 2014 NCAA REGIONAL FINAL Amazing comeback !

12:38am-12:49am Sleepy Floyd Quarter

12:50am-1am Chico State Baseball vs Sonoma RALLY AT RALEY

1am-4am Butte Football vs Chabot Sep 2017 Mike Wessels (play-by-play)

4am-6am Chico State Men’s Hoops vs Dominican Nov 2017

6am-9am Chico State Baseball vs Sonoma April 2016

 

 

 

New Day….New Energy…..I Believe

Tommy Lasorda was asked after a tough loss once how he slept ?

“I slept like a baby, one hour up and one hour down.”

I imagine the Chico State Wildcats baseball team had a few restless hours after laying their heads on the pillow last night. The magical comeback resulting in victory was not to be at the Division II West Region Baseball Tournament and now the #1 ranked in the nation Wildcats have no more tomorrows, because today, and today only is their day of reckoning.

The Wildcats will take on Division-I bound Cal Baptist this morning in an elimination game at this regional. The winner gets to keep playing while the loser sees their season come to an unceremonious end.

In my 20 years calling Chico State baseball this team ranks right up there with some of the best and most fun I have ever called. At no time do I ever believe this team is out of a game. As I sit writing this I don’t see a daunting task in front of them that may seem to the outsider as insurmountable. I see another challenge laid down before this incredibly competitive and talented group.

How does a club win four or five games in four days against really good teams ? Ahhhh, there’s the trap. Chico State doesn’t have to win four or five games in four days. All they have to do is win today. That’s it. Just win today. Win the moment. Win the present. Be aware, with laser like precision of this very  moment and the Wildcats will be fine.

This team has always wanted to do things that this historic program has never done. Here is their chance. No Chico State baseball team has ever come back to win a regional, let alone play for a regional or World Series title after dropping their first game. The gauntlet has been cast. The challenge is before them.

I am excited to see them get after it today !!!

 

LISTEN to Chico State and Academy of Art Baseball…HIT LINK BELOW

The Chico State Wildcats baseball team looks to continue their impressive early season start with a three game series that opens today against the Academy of Art Urban Knights from the Pacific West Conference.

The D-II series comes on the heels of last weekend’s impressive three game sweep of the Point Loma Sea Lions, a series in which the Wildcats held the visitors to three runs in three games. Wildcat pitchers also only yielded four walks in 28 innings.

To listen to Chico State Wildcat baseball on Friday at 2pm and on Saturday at Noon……just HIT THE LINK BELOW

http://portal.stretchinternet.com/chico/

 

Magical season opening series as Cats sweep Oaks

 

The sample size is small but the early returns point to an exciting and fruitful 2016 Chico State Wildcat baseball season. Behind two walk-off wins and improbable comeback from six runs down the Wildcats served notice that the 2015 season appears to be an aberration, a mere blip on the screen in their storied and historic run.

After Friday’s 1-0 walk-off win over a very good Menlo College squad the Wildcats were pushed to the limit on Saturday in the first game of a double-header. Menlo jumped on the Cats early and often in the first game scoring two runs in the first and 5 more in the second. Chico found themselves down 7-1 in the 2nd. By the fifth it was 9-3, and the deficit seemed insurmountable in the 7th after Cal Berkeley transfer Lucas Erceg slugged a home run to right giving Menlo a 10-4 lead in the 7th.

With hope waning Chico State summed up some old Nettleton Stadium magic. The Cats would score two in the 7th and then four runs with two outs in the 8th highlighted by a Josh Falco bases clearing double to tie the game at 10. The game almost slipped away in the top of the 9th after a one out error allowed the Oaks to grab an 11-10 lead. Chico had the tying run on third with two outs and two strikes in the bottom of the 9th, only to have Erceg air-mail a 1-2 pitch to the back-stop allowing the tying run to score.

In the bottom of the 10th, after a single and two walks, the Wildcats Dillon Kelley would hit a ground ball in the hole, Menlo got the force at second but the return throw to first was late setting off a wild celebration and improbable 12-11 win.

The Chico State Wildcats would win the night-cap 8-1 finishing off a fantastic weekend for the Wildcats.

In 2015 the Wildcats finished under .500 for the first time in 21 years. The autopsy from the disappointing season revealed that the Wildcats were lacking some key components that leads to success between the lines.

First, the Cats had virtually an entire roster that under-achieved from their 2014 West Region Championship. Second, the club lacked the necessary depth to withstand pro-longed slumps from key players.  And lastly, the Wildcats needed to canvass their squad with players that mimicked the teams of Wildcats’ past. Chico State baseball isn’t about playing perfect baseball. Wildcat baseball is about playing the game with a laser like focus and belief that you will somehow find a way if you “GRIND” it out. Grinders…..Chico State had lost that identifier in the 2015 season. On the recruiting trail, the Cats needed to find a bunch of players that would throw caution to the wind and play the game with a joy, fervor, passion and belief that made us all believers again

As I said, it’s the smallest of sample sizes. It’s a long season, there will be highs and invariably there will be lows, but when a group of players are all pulling in the same direction and play with passion and selflessness good things happen. This weekend showed the Wildcat faithful that is all is well in Wildcat Land. They showed us……..

That it’s OK to believe again.

*PHOTO AND VIDEO COURTESY OF CHICO STATE ATHLETICS AT CHICOWILDCATS.COM