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Baseball coach roots himself with Hornets for next 7 years

Baseball coach roots himself with Hornets for next 7 years

Shaun Holkko

November 1, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured, Sports

Sacramento State baseball coach Reggie Christiansen grew up in one of the largest redwood mills in the world — now he’s found himself planted in the “City of Trees” for the next seven years. Christiansen, 42, signed a contract extension offered by Sac State Athletic Director Mark Orr on Oct. 19 t...

‘We have nothing’: Sac State student-athlete helps family, community hurt by hurricane

‘We have nothing’: Sac State student-athlete helps family, community hurt by hurricane

Rin Carbin

October 24, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured, Sports

For three days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Sacramento State senior catcher Raul Ortiz was unable to contact any of his family members in his hometown of Toa Alta. Now, a GoFundMe campaign organized by Ortiz and his girlfriend, Shelby Gill, is nearly at its goal of raising $10,000 to help his family and comm...

Hoskins makes MLB history with powerful pace

Hoskins makes MLB history with powerful pace

Will Moon

September 3, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured, Sports

Twenty-five days into his Major League Baseball debut, former Sacramento State first baseman and Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Rhys Hoskins was named National League Rookie of the Month for August on Sept. 3. On Aug. 30, Hoskins won the minor league honors of International League Most Valua...

Sac State wins WAC title, advances to play Stanford in NCAA Regional

Sac State wins WAC title, advances to play Stanford in NCAA Regional

Max Jacobs

May 29, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured, Sports

After capturing the Western Athletic Conference championship in the conference tournament at Hohokam Stadium from May 24-27, the Sacramento State baseball team will play Stanford University on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Regional.   The 2017 WAC title is the program’s first since 2...

Sac State baseball sweeps final home series, celebrates Senior Day

Sac State baseball sweeps final home series, celebrates Senior Day

Kameron Schmid

May 21, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured, Sports

Sacramento State’s baseball team beat the UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros 8-6 Saturday to complete a three-game sweep in its last home series, the second series sweep of the Hornets season. Sac State (28-27, 12-12 Western Athletic Conference) locked itself in as the No. 3 seed in next week’s Wes...

Late rally not enough for Sac State in 6-5 loss

Late rally not enough for Sac State in 6-5 loss

Max Jacobs

May 2, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Sacramento State baseball team lost 6-5 against the Nevada Wolf Pack despite a two-run ninth inning Tuesday at John Smith Field. The Hornets, which won the first matchup 7-5 at Nevada on March 11, dropped the game despite out-hitting the Wolf Pack nine to eight. Sac State coach Reggie Christia...

Sac State freshman pitcher fits right into starting rotation

Sac State freshman pitcher fits right into starting rotation

Max Jacobs

May 2, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Sacramento State freshman pitcher Parker Brahms has had no problem fitting into the Hornets pitching rotation in his first year of collegiate baseball. Following Brahms' start against Seattle University — where he pitched six shutout innings and picked up six strikeouts on only three hits allowed ...

Sac State baseball team drops 3rd-straight home series

Sac State baseball team drops 3rd-straight home series

Max Jacobs

April 30, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Sacramento State baseball team won one out of three games in its series against CSU Bakersfield over the weekend at John Smith Field. This marks the third-straight home series the Hornets have lost. After going 5-5 in its past 10 games, Sac State (22-22, 7-11 Western Athletic Conference) is c...

Offensive explosion leads Sac State baseball team over Dons 9-5

Offensive explosion leads Sac State baseball team over Dons 9-5

Max Jacobs

April 17, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Sacramento State baseball team put together three home runs and 15 hits en route to a 9-5 win over the San Francisco Dons Monday at John Smith Field. The Hornets — who only took one game of the three-game series against New Mexico State over the weekend — rallied to beat the Dons in a back...

Hornets drop 2 games in series against New Mexico State

Hornets drop 2 games in series against New Mexico State

Max Jacobs

April 15, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Sacramento State baseball team lost two games in a three-game series against the New Mexico State Aggies this weekend at John Smith Field. Along with losing two out of three games against Grand Canyon last weekend, this marks the second week in a row in which the Hornets (17-18, 4-8 Western Athl...

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