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Softball finishes strong after tough start

Softball finishes strong after tough start

Connor Ashford

May 13, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

For a year that saw the team get off to a rocky start, the Sacramento State softball team came together to become one of the top teams heading into the Big Sky Conference Tournament next week. The Hornets wrapped up their regular season with a home sweep of Portland State, to give them a 15-6 confe...

Softball clinches second place in Big Sky

Softball clinches second place in Big Sky

Connor Ashford

May 8, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

Sacramento State’s softball team took home the win on Saturday, beating Portland State 6-5 to clinch the No. 2 seed in the Big Sky Conference playoffs next week. Saturday’s game was senior day for the squad, with seniors Kayla Papez, Kaitlyn Yerby, Kortney Solis and Sasha Margulies honored by ...

Softball breaks out the broom against Portland State

Softball breaks out the broom against Portland State

Connor Ashford

May 8, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Sacramento State softball team won both games of its Friday doubleheader, beating Portland State by finals of 10-2 and 8-5. Sac State pitcher Celina Matthias got the ball to kick off the homestand for the Hornets, promptly running into early trouble via two hits in the first. It wouldn’t ...

Sac State softball benefits from solid coaching

Sac State softball benefits from solid coaching

Connor Ashford

May 4, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

Behind the Sacramento State athletes on the field for the school are coaches who commit a huge portion of their time in dedication to their players. For the softball staff, together for their third year, they are seeing their work show up in their players’ performance, as the softball team is...

Hornet track and field loses in causeway showdown

Hornet track and field loses in causeway showdown

Connor Ashford

May 1, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Sacramento State track and field team lost on Friday afternoon to UC Davis in the 11th annual Causeway Classic Dual Meet, with both men's and women's teams falling to the Aggies. The women’s teams were competing in a tight matchup throughout the day in the event at Hornet Stadium. The Ho...

Hornet softball swept by Weber State

Hornet softball swept by Weber State

Connor Ashford

May 1, 2016


Filed under Sports

A close game saw the Sacramento State softball team come up short in extras to Weber State, losing by a final of 4-3 in 14 innings. After going down in order in the top half of the inning, Hornet pitcher Savanna Corr got the ball to start the game on defense. After allowing a leadoff walk and sing...

Hornets waste no time in putting away Idaho State

Connor Ashford

April 24, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

Sacramento State’s softball team got back on the right track Saturday, beating Idaho State (21-20) in six innings by a final score of 10-1 on the road. After weather caused a late start to the game, the Hornets (23-17, 12-3 in the Big Sky Conference) got started early, with a Zamari Hinton double...

Hornets drop doubleheader to Idaho State

Hornets drop doubleheader to Idaho State

Connor Ashford

April 24, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Sacramento State softball team lost both games of a doubleheader against Idaho State on Friday, losing by finals of 7-4 and 5-3. The first game saw the Hornets (22-17) start strong, scoring two runs in the first inning. Second baseman Zamari Hinton hit a out-out triple and scored on a Bengal...

Hornets finish sweep of Southern Utah

Hornets finish sweep of Southern Utah

Connor Ashford

April 17, 2016


Filed under Sports

Sacramento State's softball team won its seventh game in a row on Saturday afternoon, finishing off a three-game sweep of conference foe Southern Utah (7-35) by a final of 4-0. Pitcher Celina Matthias started the game for the Hornets and pitched a complete game shutout, allowing just four hits ...

‘Freshman 6’ carry the torch for the future of softball

Connor Ashford

April 14, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

While the Sacramento State softball team stays focused on one game at a time, their future truly looks bright. A large freshman class for the Hornets features six new faces, each fitting the frame of what coach Lori Perez wants out of the players on her team. This is the first class brought in by...

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