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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


(L-R) Senior first baseman Martin Vincelli-Simard celebrates his eighth inning grand slam with junior outfielder Cesar Valero, sophomore outfielder Jeffery Heard and freshman shortstop Wehiwa Aloy Saturday, March 18, 2022, at John Smith Field. Vincelli-Simard’s grand slam was the second of the day for the Hornets and sealed the lone win of the weekend for the Hornets, 13-8.

Weekend Recap: Sac State Baseball can’t overcome WAC favorites Grand Canyon University

Isaac Streeter March 20, 2023
Sac State out scores an MLB draft-laden GCU squad, but drops two out of three at home
Junior third baseman Jorge Bojorquez gets into a defensive position for an at bat versus UC Davis Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Sac State got its first win of the year over the rival Aggies, 9-6.

Week Recap: Sac State baseball beats UC Davis, drops three straight to Central Michigan

Isaac Streeter March 14, 2023
Hornets play five straight days, lose three as overworked bullpen struggles
Junior right-handed pitcher Cooper Rons delivers a pitch at John Smith Field  Friday, March 3, 2023. Rons made two appearances on the weekend, pitching five and one third innings, allowing seven hits and seven earned runs.

Series Recap: Sacramento State baseball hits potholes in Dodgertown Classic

Isaac Streeter March 7, 2023
Sac State Baseball wins one and drops three straight games on the road
Freshman shortstop Wehiwa Aloy and Junior designated hitter Cesar Valero celebrate Aloy’s first collegiate home run at John Smith Field Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023. Aloy spearheaded the offense over the weekend with five hits, five RBIs, two HRs, one double and one triple.

Sac State baseball gets first sweep of the year despite cancellations

Isaac Streeter February 27, 2023
Solid pitching and freshman shortstop drove Sac State to 2-0 series win in rain shorted weekend
(L-R) Freshman first baseman Braden Frank, junior third basemen Jorge Bojorquez, freshman shortstop Wehiwa Aloy and junior second basemen Josh Rolling chat during a pitching change on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, at John Smith Field. Sac State rallied from a 4-1 deficit to beat North Dakota State 8-6, with the Hornets offense scoring 29 runs on the weekend to push them to 3-1 to start the year.

Series Recap: Offense shines for Sac State baseball on way to series win

Isaac Streeter February 20, 2023
Sac State picks up three wins out-of-four in its season opening series vs. North Dakota State
Redshirt freshman Griffin Harrison celebrates with teammates after hitting a homerun during an intersquad game Friday, Feb. 10, 2023 in Sacramento. Sac State’s baseball season starts Friday with a home series at John Smith Field.

PREVIEW: Hornets look to continue winning-season streak

Isaac Streeter February 15, 2023
Meet the revamped 2023 squad before the games begin.
After a failed medical physical ends Carlos Correa’s stint as a San Francisco Giant ended before it ever began. Graphic created in Canva by Chris Woodard. Images courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

OPINION: Where Carlos Correa’s short stop in San Francisco leaves the Giants

Dylan McNeill December 22, 2022
Where the San Francisco Giants sit after losing out on another superstar
Graphic created in Canva.

Buzzin’ Dozen – Edition 1

State Hornet sports staff November 3, 2022
The State Hornet sports staff rank the top dozen athletes on campus.
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.
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:”
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