Hornets give up walk-off home run to UT-Pan American

State Hornet Staff

Sacramento State’s baseball team was shut down for the second consecutive game by UT-Pan American Sunday, losing on a walk-off home run at Edinburgh, Texas.

The Hornets (32-20, 18-6) fell 2-0 for the second straight day, as sophomore right-handed pitcher Sutter McLoughlin (3-2) gave up the game winning two-run home run to UTPA center fielder, Andy Fortuna.

Sac State’s usually high-powered offense struggled to produce throughout the series, scoring just three runs total, all of which came in the opening victory on Friday.

Sunday contest proved to be no different, as the Hornets managed to get just one hit and drawing three walks.

UTPA (24-28, 14-10) starter Alex Henson pitched four innings, giving up one hit and striking out three. The Broncs bullpen followed suit with five of its senior pitchers combining for five innings without giving up a run.

Junior right-handed pitcher, Brennan Leitao, started the game for the Hornets, getting a no-decision as he went five innings, giving up four hits and striking out one.

The Hornets will look to get back on track as they return to Sacramento for Causeway action at Raley Field against UC Davis, Tuesday night.

First pitch will be at 7:35 p.m.