Articles from 2017
The Heat front office teamed up with Fifth Sun Clothing Company in Chico and raised $2,850 dollars for the Chico Boys and Girls Club.
The Great West League released its 2018 schedule today, as presented by league commissioner Ken Wilson. Each of the league's six teams will play 60-games in a balanced schedule
The results are in and winners have been announced for the annual Chico News & Review (CN&R) “Best of Chico” awards.
Following a stellar inaugural season, Great West League overall attendance showed an increase in 2017.
The 2017 All-Great West League team and league individual awards have been announced by league commissioner Ken Wilson.
1,303 Chico baseball fans gathered at Nettleton Stadium to see the Heat off as they opened game one of the 2017 GWL Championship Series against the Medford Rogues.
If you’re currently experiencing an extreme case of deja vu, you’re not alone. After being handed a gut-wrenching loss just one night before, the defending GWL Champion Chico Heat punched their ticket to the 2017 GWL Championship Series where they'll face a familiar foe, the Medford Rogues.
The defending Great West League Champions arrived in Lincoln Monday night to begin their second postseason campaign against the first-time GWL championship hopeful Lincoln Potters.
In a back-and-forth affair, the Heat ended the GWL regular season with an exclamation point after completing a three-game sweep of the Marysville Gold Sox. The finale, which drew 1,543 GWL baseball die-hards, concluded following the eighth inning due to city ordinances.
With only one game remaining in regular season play, the Heat have roared back from the three-spot in GWL standings to claim the number two seed and home field advantage throughout the first round of playoffs. The win marks the Heat’s thirty-seventh regular season victory as the squad improved their win percentage to .595.
One. That’s the number of victories the Heat need to clinch the number two seed in the GWL postseason and homefield advantage throughout the first round of playoffs after defeating the Marysville Gold Sox 6-3 Thursday night.
The Heat completed a three-game sweep of the Yuba City Bears Sunday night. The dominant victory propelled the defending Great West League Champions to 33-21 on the season, with only six regular-season games remaining.
On a night honoring America’s military heroes, the Heat offense sprung to life while crooked numbers and clean defense propelled the squad to a significant victory before treating fans to the final fireworks display of the season.
1,372 Chico faithful were in attendance on Aloha Friday as the Heat opened up a three-game homestand against the visiting Yuba City Bears. The Heat, now 31-21 on the season, capitalized on late-inning heroics to punch their ticket to the Great West League postseason with their 5-4 victory.
Chico saw a sea of stars Monday night as the Great West League All-Star game showcased the league’s best and brightest at Nettleton Stadium.
Fans at Nettleton Stadium were given plenty reason to celebrate Wednesday night as the Heat secured a three-game sweep of the Yuba City Bears while commemorating Heat General Manager Hunter Hampton’s (annual 29th) birthday.
On a night full of valleys and peaks, the Heat nabbed a narrow win as four walks in the bottom of the ninth propelled Chico to a 13-12 victory over the Yuba City Bears.
The Heat were slow to get warmed up on Monday night in a game that would eventually become a 11-3 victory against the visiting Yuba City Bears.
1,960 fans gathered Saturday night to watch the Heat take the field for game two of a three-game series against the visiting Portland Pickles.
The Heat were unable to recreate the previous night’s late-innings magic as an early deficit proved too much once again for the young squad on Saturday. The Heat, now 23-19 on the season, fell to the Medford Rogues (29-12), 7-5.
There were no outs and Rogue runners occupying all bases in the top of the first at Nettleton Stadium Friday night.
After enjoying a rare two days off, the Heat welcomed the Medford Rogues to Nettleton Stadium for game one of a three-game series against the current Great West League leaders.
Monday night marked the second chapter of a tale of two teams, as the Heat bats found themselves frozen against the visiting Lincoln Potters despite a brilliant display from the plate just one night before.
The Heat returned home Sunday night to kick off a short, two-game series against the visiting Lincoln Potters.
After scoring a big win in Marysville, the Heat returned home Tuesday night surrounded by a sea of red, white, and blue as Nettleton Stadium’s capacity brimmed to standing-room only.
Chico Heat ace Jack Ralston took the mound with a familiar face behind the plate as Gavin Johns, the Heat’s newly acquired catcher and Ralston’s teammate at UCLA, made his Nettleton Stadium debut.
The Heat kicked off game one of a three-game series against the Lincoln Potters on Wednesday night. 976 fans joined the Heat for the three-hour contest at Nettleton Stadium in which Chico ultimately fought their way to an 11-7 victory.
With cooler temperatures and a cotton candy sky hanging over Nettleton Stadium, the Heat took the field looking to prevail in a significant GWL showdown against the Medford Rogues.
A perfect night on defense, timely hitting, and a stable bullpen propelled the Heat to a 5-3 victory over the Medford Rogues in game two of a much anticipated three-game series.
Tough breaks and a shaky bullpen were the story of the night as the Heat dropped a heartbreaker to the Medford Rogues.
Eight-hundred and fourteen of the Heat’s toughest fans braved a 107-degree game time temperature to watch their Heat take the field at Nettleton Stadium Wednesday night. Heading into the game, the third-place Chico Heat were only one game back from the second-place Lincoln Potters.
A small, but mighty crowd of Chico die-hards braved a viciously hot evening at the Nett to watch the Heat close out a back-and-forth series with the Portland Pickles Sunday night
The force was strong for the Heat on Star Wars Night as players and fans alike were adorned in gear representing the cherished film franchise. With triple-digit temperatures infiltrating the Nett, the Heat took hold of their namesake to outlast the Pickles and record a 5-3 victory.
Coming off a dynamic sweep of the Marysville Gold Sox, the Heat looked to ride the first heat wave of Summer to victory on the season’s inaugural Aloha Friday. Even so, the deck appeared to be stacked against the Heat as the team fell to the visiting Portland Pickles 9-3.
Dominant pitching and a locked-in offense was the recipe The Heat employed Monday night to serve up a 12-0 shutout of the Marysville Gold Sox.
JUNE 7, 2017 - CHICO, CA: After suffering a disappointing loss to the first place Lincoln Potters Monday night, the Heat looked to even the series out at the Nett before heading to Lincoln’s McBean Stadium for the series finale.
Hot off a three-game sweep of the Medford Rogues, the Heat returned home to Nettleton Stadium to face their newest Great West League foe, the Lincoln Potters.
The Portland Pickles avoided a series sweep by claiming victory over the Heat to conclude the opening series at Nettleton Stadium.
Coming off a thrilling win to open the season, the Chico Heat stepped onto the diamond Wednesday night looking to take a 2-0 series lead against the visiting Portland Pickles.
Heat come from behind to claim victory on Opening Night
Great West League President Ken Wilson announced that the 2017 All-Star Game will be held in Chico, CA on Monday, July 24, 2017.