Wildcats baseball team wins one for Tommy

Apr 13, 2015 12:48 AM by Ross Field

Chico State baseball is important to Tommy, and Tommy means the world to the Wildcats.

On Sunday, Chico State defeated Cal State Dominguez Hills 8-5 at Nettleton Stadium on a special day to honor a special man.

Tommy Wigton, team manager for 21 years, is retiring. Prior to the game, the Wildcats expressed their appreciation for Wigton in a ceremony which included him throwing out the first pitch to Wildcats skipper and good friend Dave Taylor.

Fitting that on a special day for Tommy, the Cats awarded him with a victory.

Freshman Cameron Santos slugged a two-run triple, RBI-single and two-run double, finishing 3-for-5 with five RBI, and Connor Huesers and Cody Bistline chipped in three hits apiece to key the Wildcats' 14-hit attack.

Brad Lohse tossed seven innings picking up his second win of the year. Ryan O'Shea picked up the save.

Chico State, 15-19 overall and 14-17 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, will play a makeup of a rained out game at Cal State Stanislaus Tuesday at 4 p.m.

(Chico State Sports Information Director Luke Reid contributed to this article).


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