Sac State softball team falls to Boise State 5-2

Hornets lose one out of five games in 3-day tournament


Jasmin Acosta -The State Hornet

Sac State senior right-hander Savanna Corr pitches in a 2-5 loss against Boise State on Friday at Bill Simoni Field. The Hornets had an early lead, but lost energy late in the game, according to players.

Jasmin Acosta

The Sacramento State softball team had an early 2-1 lead against the Boise State Broncos, but lost with a final score of 5-2 in the first round of the Louisville Slugger Softball Tournament at Bill Simoni Field on Friday.

Sac State (8-8) failed to score after the second inning following a solo-shot home run by senior Krystal Aubert, her fifth home run of the season.

Aubert says though it was the first time she had faced Boise State (15-2), being aggressive and attacking the first pitches helped their lead.

“We definitely jumped on them early,” Aubert said. “They jumped on us early, but we battled back and fought back and jumped on them but we had to continue to do that.”

Sacramento struggled to get ahead of the game in the fourth inning against Boise State after the Broncos took over the lead with two runs in the third inning.

Aubert also said the team needed to maintain the same winning mentality they began with in order to recover from the Broncos lead.

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The Hornets recorded five hits and two runs against Boise State starter Gianna Mancha (7-1). Sac State right-hander Savanna Corr (6-5) was pitching with force but allowed the Broncos seven hits and five runs in six innings.

Sac State softball head coach Lori Perez said the team was in a good position going into the sixth inning with a one-run deficit, before allowing the Broncos to score two more runs.

“We need to take care of the ball and keep ourselves in a position to win even though we feel confident in our offense that we can score three runs in an inning or more,” Perez said.

Corr also said it is important for the Hornets to stay up when they get up.

“I was attacking hitters aggressively,” Corr said. “Our energy drops sometimes and it really hurts us, we scored in the second inning and didn’t score again. We got complacent, complacency is usually our issue.”

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