The State Hornet

High-powered offense leads softball team to success

High-powered offense leads softball team to success

Alex Daniels

April 8, 2018


Filed under Featured, Softball, Sports

The Sacramento State softball team has built off its record-breaking season last year with a high-powered offense in 2018. The Hornets (20-11, 6-3 Big Sky Conference) are coming off a 2017 campaign where they broke a program record for home runs in a single season with 45. Despite only hitting 18 home...

Sac State softball team sweeps Portland State

Sac State softball team sweeps Portland State

Alex Daniels

April 7, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Sacramento State softball team swept the Portland State Vikings in a three-game series on Thursday and Saturday at Shea Stadium. The Hornets (20-11, 6-3 Big Sky Conference) were originally supposed to play the Vikings (10-27, 3-6 Big Sky) in a doubleheader on Friday and one game on Saturday, but...

Senior out for redemption in the pitching circle

Senior out for redemption in the pitching circle

Alex Daniels

March 26, 2018


Filed under Featured, Softball, Sports

As a high school senior trying to decide where she would go to college, Celina Matthias was attending a softball camp in Fullerton when her father yelled for her from across the field. “Congratulations, you got accepted to Sac State,” Robert Matthias told her. “You got a scholarship for softball.” Matthias,...

Softball team completes 4-game sweep in NorCal Challenge

Softball team completes 4-game sweep in NorCal Challenge

Alex Daniels

March 18, 2018


Filed under Featured, Softball, Sports

The Sacramento State softball team finished 4-0 in the NorCal Challenge — which held games at both Sac State and UC Davis — following wins over Fairleigh Dickinson University, Santa Clara University (twice) and the University of the Pacific. The Hornets (14-8), who were originally scheduled to play UC Dav...

Softball team splits doubleheader against Stanford

Softball team splits doubleheader against Stanford

Alex Daniels

February 23, 2018


Filed under Featured, Softball, Sports

The Sacramento State softball team split its doubleheader against Stanford with the Hornets winning the first game but failing in the second. Game one of the doubleheader was scoreless for most of the contest until an RBI single in the fifth inning by Sac State (4-7) sophomore Suzy Brookshire. This...

Sac State softball falls to 1-3 following Capital City Kickoff

Sac State softball falls to 1-3 following Capital City Kickoff

Alex Daniels

February 11, 2018


Filed under Featured, Softball, Sports

The Sacramento State softball team finished the Capital City Kickoff 1-3 following a win against Santa Clara, two loses to UC Santa Barbara and a loss to Cal at Shea Stadium. The Hornets, which competed from Friday through Sunday, started the tournament with a 6-2 victory over the Santa Clara Broncos...

Perez looks to take softball to next level after nearly 2 decades with program

Perez looks to take softball to next level after nearly 2 decades with program

Alex Daniels

February 6, 2018


Filed under Featured, Softball, Sports

During her first day as an assistant coach at Sacramento State in 2005, Lori Perez had lunch with then-coach Kathy Strahan and was asked what her five-to-10 year plan was. Perez said she responded with “Well, when do you plan on retiring? My goal is to be the head coach and take over your job on...

Softball team begins season looking for ‘revenge’ with powerful lineup

Softball team begins season looking for ‘revenge’ with powerful lineup

Alex Daniels

February 6, 2018


Filed under Featured, Softball, Sports

The Sacramento State softball team aims to improve from its third-place regular season finish and is looking for revenge after falling in the semifinals of the Big Sky Conference Tournament. The Hornets — which were predicted to finish third in the Big Sky this year by the conference’s eight h...

Women’s soccer team edged 1-0 by undefeated Texas

Women’s soccer team edged 1-0 by undefeated Texas

Carlo Marzan

September 4, 2017


Filed under Featured, Softball, Sports

Following its victory over UNLV, the Sacramento State women’s soccer team challenged another team’s undefeated record in the form of the Texas Longhorns Sunday at Hornet Field. With an early goal in the first half, the Longhorns (5-0) held on to defeat the Hornets 1-0 and bring the Hornets record t...

Sac State softball team eliminated from Big Sky Tournament

Sac State softball team eliminated from Big Sky Tournament

Noah Alvarez

May 15, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Sacramento State softball team scored 26 runs during the Big Sky Tournament but fell twice to Idaho State for the second year in a row Friday in Ogden, Utah. Each of the nine hitters in the starting lineups had three or more hits in the tournament, but three defensive errors cost Sac State (21-28...

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