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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


Sac State sophomore pitcher Eli Saul throws at John Smith Field for the Hornets on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in a scrimmage against Cal. Saul made 16 appearances in the 2021 season including 13 starts.

Sac State baseball returns with fall scrimmages versus Cal

Dylan McNeill October 17, 2021
Cal Baseball visits John Smith Field as the Bears take on the Hornets in an exhibition match to start fall ball for the two clubs. Head coach Reggie Christiansen looks for his fourth WAC championship.
Sacramento State junior Dawsen Bacho crosses home plate as the team rushes the field after the walk-off win in the bottom of the seventh inning in game one against the University of San Francisco at John Smith Field at Sac State on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Moretto had three at-bats with one hit.

Sac State baseball takes 3 of 4 against University of San Francisco

Dylan McNeill May 17, 2021

The Hornets notched wins number 29, 30 and 31 of the season during a four-game weekend series against University of San Francisco, in which both teams hosted two games apiece.  The non-conference series...

(File photo) Martin Vincelli-Simard crosses home plate following a home run against Texas State on February 28, 2021. The Hornets split their series against California Baptist University despite hitting six home runs over the weekend.

Sac State baseball splits road series with California Baptist University

Dylan McNeill May 9, 2021
Matt Smith raises his batting average to .388 to lead the WAC. Smith’s hot bat led the Hornets to a 14-1 victory over California Baptist University on Sunday.
Senior Ryan Walstad receives a ball at first base in the Hornets’ home game against Grand Canyon University on Sunday, May 2, 2021. In five at bats, Walstad claimed all three of Sac State’s RBIs during the game.

Sac State baseball outscored by 26 runs in series loss to Grand Canyon University

Dylan McNeill May 2, 2021
Conference play continued for the Hornets as they dropped three of four games to the Grand Canyon University Lopes at John Smith Field over the weekend.

‘Let the champagne bottle pop,’ all-time hitting record broken

Dominic Vitiello, Multimedia Reporter May 2, 2021

As he made his way up to bat, Matt Smith’s walkout song “If I Can’t” by 50 Cent set the stage for him to break the all-time hitting record at Sac State. Smith set the all-time hitting and RBI record...

Sac State baseballs dugout during a loss against Kansas University at Hoglund Ballpark on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. The Hornets split their two-game series versus the BIG 12 opponent as they head home to take on Grand Canyon University. Photo courtesy of the University Daily Kansan.

Sac State baseball splits two-game series with Kansas Jayhawks

Dylan McNeill April 28, 2021
Sac State baseball split a series with the Kansas Jayhawks as Nick Iwasa and Martin Vincelli-Simard led the way offensively for the Hornets.
Sac State hitter Matt Smith swings against the Stanford Cardinals on March 29 in a 3-2 Hornet win. Smith became the Sac State leader in hits and RBIs on April 25 against Northern Colorado.

Sac State baseball team splits four-game series with Northern Colorado

Dylan McNeill April 26, 2021
The Sac State baseball team’s Matt Smith set two Sac State records as the team split a four-game series against University of Northern Colorado.
 Matt Smith and Ryan Walstad fielding for the Hornets at John Smith Field. Smith and Walstad are first and second on the team in batting average. (Photos by Deanna Sanchez.)

Senior baseball players Matt Smith, Ryan Walstad lead Hornets through abnormal season

Dylan McNeill April 23, 2021
Two Seniors are helping lead Sac State hitting to making the first top 25 ranking in school history. Hear how they stayed ready through the pandemic to produce for the Hornets.

Baseball fans return to John Smith Field

Allisyn Mayhew April 21, 2021

The first 24 games of the Sac State Baseball season were spent fan-less due to the pandemic. On April1, fans were welcomed back to John Smith Field to cheer on their favorite players. Although there is...

 Sac State baseball player second year Ryan Tinsley pitches the ball during the game against Seattle University on Sunday, April 18, 2021. Sac State won the game by the score of 11-4.

Sac State baseball snaps 3-game losing streak, salvages series versus Seattle University

Dylan McNeill April 18, 2021
The Hornets’ bats came back to life after going 24 straight innings without scoring a run and put up 11 to beat Seattle University 11-4 on Sunday.
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