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Softball

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.
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.
[File Photo] Junior second baseman Rylee Gresham lays down a bunt against Portland State. Gresham was able to score a run this weekend as a pinch-runner against Weber State.

Sacramento State softball swept on the road by Weber State

Spencer Fielding May 1, 2022
Sac State softball team was outscored 20-4 in a three-game sweep against Weber State in their recent weekend matchup. Read the recap here:
Lewa Day rounds the bases as she hits her 12th home run of the season against the University of Montana on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Shea Stadium. Day had five hits in 10  plate appearances.

Breaking records! Sac State softball sweeps University of Montana

Spencer Fielding April 24, 2022
The Sacramento State softball team sweeps the University of Montana and breaks a team record for most home runs in a season.
Marissa Bertuccio poses in front of the Hornet Athletic Center on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Bertuccio has won three Big Sky Conference pitcher of the week awards so far this season.

Sac State softball pitcher’s journey to team’s ace

Spencer Fielding April 21, 2022

As the dust settled from pitcher Marissa Bertuccio’s dominant high school career, it was clear that she was different from her teammates. Her coaches and team said she had always been a great athlete,...

[File Photo] Marissa Bertuccio pitches against Portland State on Friday, April 1, 2022 at Shea Stadium. Bertuccio pitched in every game this past weekend and ended with a record of 1-1.

Elevating wins: Sac State softball team takes 2 of 3 against Northern Colorado

Spencer Fielding April 20, 2022
The Sacramento State softball team took 2 of 3 games against Northern Colorado. The Hornets outscored the Bears 14-11 despite being shut out in the first game of the series:
[File Photo] Alondra Mejia connects with a hit against Portland State on April 2, 2022 at Shea Stadium. Mejia collected a single against the University of Nevada on Wednesday.

Frigid offense: Sac State softball swept by Nevada in quick doubleheader

Spencer Fielding April 7, 2022
Sacramento State softball gets swept in a quick two-game series against University of Nevada the bats go cold in the desert. Read the recap here:
Marissa Bertuccio pitches against Portland State on April 2, 2022 at Shea Stadium. Bertuccio earned her third Big Sky Conference “pitcher of the week” award by shutting out the Vikings twice and striking out 14 batters. (Graphic made on Canva)

Sacramento State softball pitcher earns her third Big Sky Conference award this season

Spencer Fielding April 7, 2022
Sacramento State softball pitcher Marissa Bertuccio earned her third pitcher of the week award for her dominant performance against Portland State.
Lewa Day slides into home plate to score the Hornets first run of the day Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Shea Stadium against Portland State. Day tallied a double and two RBI’s in against the Vikings on the weekend.

Lights out! Sacramento State softball wins 2 of 3 against Portland State

Spencer Fielding April 3, 2022
The Sacramento State softball team shut out Portland State twice in their second conference series win of the season. Read the recap here:

State Hornet Broadcast: Women’s History Month Special

This week on The State Hornet Broadcast, Staffers Nadia Sabbaghian, Erick Amaya and Alexis Hunt highlight Women’s History Month
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