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Sac State softball head coach builds players into winners

Sac State softball head coach builds players into winners

Robyn Dobson

October 17, 2019

About 20 years ago, you could have found current head softball coach Lori Perez in her first year at Sacramento State as a softball player, fielding grounders at Shea Stadium.  Today, you can still find Perez there, now the one hitting the practice grounders to her players. Perez concluded her six...

Sac State athletes have mixed opinions on Senate Bill 206 becoming law

Sac State athletes have mixed opinions on Senate Bill 206 becoming law

Michael Wiggins

October 1, 2019

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 206 into law Monday, allowing college athletes in the state to profit off their names and likenesses. The bill, also known as the Fair Pay to Play Act, will not go into effect until Jan. 2023. Story continues below tweet. Colleges reap billions f...

Sac State softball pitcher throws first no-hitter in Big Sky Conference championship history

Sac State softball pitcher throws first no-hitter in Big Sky Conference championship history

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

May 10, 2019

Facing elimination in the 2019 Big Sky Conference softball tournament, Sacramento State senior pitcher Savanna Corr threw a no-hitter as the Hornets defeated Idaho State 15-0 in five innings. The game was the first no-hitter in Big Sky Conference tournament history and Corr’s second no-hitter of...

Savanna Corr wins Big Sky Conference Pitcher of the Year

Savanna Corr wins Big Sky Conference Pitcher of the Year

Aaron Jackson

May 7, 2019

Sacramento State senior pitcher Savanna Corr won the Big Sky Conference Pitcher of the Year award after finishing her final season as a Hornet with a 19-12 season record. The announcement was made on the Big Sky Softball’s Twitter account early Tuesday morning. “Coach Perez called me right before the announcement and I actually started crying,” Co...

Sac State softball team defeats UC Davis for first time in 3 years

Sac State softball team defeats UC Davis for first time in 3 years

Aaron Jackson

May 1, 2019

The Sacramento State softball team beat University of California, Davis for the first time in three years Tuesday, seizing an early lead over the Aggies and never looking back, winning 6-1. The Hornets (29-20, 9-5 Big Sky) scored first after a sacrifice fly by junior Suzy Brookshire brought home by ...

Senior outfielder having career season after rough college start

Senior outfielder having career season after rough college start

Aaron Jackson

April 28, 2019

Sacramento State senior outfielder Nene Alas, in her fourth and final softball season as a Hornet, has gone from struggling in her first two years to having the second highest batting average on the team. “I didn’t initially perform the way I wanted to or get the results I wanted and how I chan...

Sac State softball team uses superstition to gain mental edge

Sac State softball team uses superstition to gain mental edge

Travis Boudreau

April 22, 2019

Former first baseman for the Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees Jason Giambi was famously known for slipping on a gold thong whenever he was mired in a hitting slump. While not as eccentric as Giambi’s strange choice of in-game undergarment, Sacramento State’s softball players use their own bran...

Softball player Suzy Brookshire voted Sac State’s ‘Best Female Athlete’

Softball player Suzy Brookshire voted Sac State’s ‘Best Female Athlete’

Robyn Dobson

April 11, 2019

Just weeks after Sacramento State junior softball player Suzy Brookshire set the program record with her 36th career home run, she was voted “Best Female Athlete” in the State Hornet’s third annual Best of Sac State poll. Brookshire currently leads Sac State’s softball program in all-time home runs (...

Sac State softball team falls to Boise State 5-2

Sac State softball team falls to Boise State 5-2

Jasmin Acosta

March 12, 2019

The Sacramento State softball team had an early 2-1 lead against the Boise State Broncos, but lost with a final score of 5-2 in the first round of the Louisville Slugger Softball Tournament at Bill Simoni Field on Friday. Sac State (8-8) failed to score after the second inning following a solo-shot ho...

Sac State softball game postponed Tuesday

Sac State softball game postponed Tuesday

Cristian Corona

February 26, 2019

The first of three softball rivalry games between Sacramento State and UC Davis will be postponed due to continuous rainfall expected throughout the day at Sac State. The Causeway Classic is expected to be rescheduled for April 30 at 3 p.m. at Sac State’s Shea Stadium according to a press releas...

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