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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Sports

Hornet Racing eyes return to competition with new members

Erick Amaya May 16, 2022
Hornet Racing is set to return to in-person competition after a hiatus due to COVID-19.They are forming a new crew ahead of the 2023 race for FSAE.
The 2022 Seniors (L-R) Keith Torres, Trevor Doyle, Martin Vincelli-Simard, Brady Rodriguez, Dawsen Bacho, Brady Rodriguez, Steven Moretto and Nick Iwasa pose at John Smith Field on Sunday, May 15, 2022 as they were honored during Senior Day. “There’s a lot of memories you have with these guys,” Hornet manager Reggie Christiansen said. “Some of these guys have been here six years.”

SERIES RECAP: Hornets take three from Utah Valley in first conference sweep

Dylan McNeill May 16, 2022
Sac State sweeps Utah Valley in the final series of conference play, capping off with a record of 28-23. Lights-out bullpen and Senior Day make for a great weekend of Hornet baseball.
Freshman shortstop Nikki Barboza posing at Shea Stadium on Monday, May 16, 2022. Barboza has a batting average of .316 this season.

Sac State softball shortstop thrived in her first season despite the positional switch

Spencer Fielding May 16, 2022
Nikki Barboza’s confidence as a freshman grew all season long. Through the various changes in her game, she still strives to get better.
Sophomores Cesar Valero (left) and Josh Rolling pose in a tree near the River Front Center on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Both Valero and Rolling transferred to Sac State as sophomores and have found a spot in the Hornets lineup.

Sac State baseball sparks friendship for two slugging sophomores

Dylan McNeill and John Cabales May 15, 2022
On and off the field, Josh Rolling and Cesar Valero’s relationship cuts deep. Read it here:”
Dawson Bacho slides safely into base during a game against Seattle University. The Hornets played the Redhawks in a three-game series in Sacramento from Apr.15-17. (Photo by Dominique Williams. Graphic made in Canva by Mack Ervin III)

Sac State softball flies high into conference tourney, baseball looks to bounce back: SWARM REPORT PODCAST

Jordan Latimore and Brandon Bailey May 12, 2022
Sports co-editor Jordan Latimore runs down the current state of the Sac State softball and baseball teams. He is later joined by co-editor Brandon Bailey to discuss the sports journalism experience.
Dawson Bacho posing in the bleachers at the Sac State baseball field. Bacho is set to graduate this spring after a tremendous career at Sac State.

Living The Dream: How baseball impacted Dawsen Bacho and his family

Collin Houck May 11, 2022
Dawsen Bacho and his impact on Sac State Baseball. How the senior catcher’s legacy will live on and off the field.
 [FILE PHOTO] Sophomore pitcher Eli Saul throws against California Baptist on Friday, April 29, 2022 at John Smith Field. Saul threw his first complete game in a 121-pitch effort in Fridays win over Grand Canyon University.

SERIES RECAP: Sac State baseball couldn’t hold lead Sunday, drop two-of-three to GCU

Dylan McNeill May 9, 2022
Hornet baseball leaves Phoenix with a hard-fought series loss after a couple of close defeats to Grand Canyon University. The Hornets remain in third place in the WAC.
Junior pitcher Marissa Bertuccio pitches against Southern Utah University at Shea Stadium on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Bertuccio was nearly unhittable this weekend as she threw a no-hitter in her first win; she threw five scoreless innings in her second win to complete the sweep.

No-hitter! Sac State softball team sweeps Southern Utah University

Spencer Fielding May 9, 2022
Sac State softball team sweeps Southern Utah University to become the second seed in the Big Sky Conference. Marissa Bertuccio throws her first collegiate no-hitter in a 25-4 win.

Votes are in: See which players have the best and worst walk-up songs

The baseball team leaves no question for which player’s walk-up song is the worst.
Sacramento State track and field throwers Shantel Nnaji (left) and Erin Whelan (right) pose in front of Tahoe Hall Friday, April 29, 2022. Both have made their names in Sac State track and field history through succeeding in record-breaking throws.

Breaking Sac State records two throwers at a time

Kamelia Varasteh and Stacy Hanson May 6, 2022
“I didn’t feel like I was accomplishing everything I could have accomplished”: Sac State throwers open up about returning to their sport following COVID-19 postponement
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