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The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


Junior shortstop Gwen Ludwig fielding the ball against Montana at Shea Stadium Friday, April 26, 2024. Ludwig led the Hornets offensively in their first tournament game with four hits and three runs.

Sac State softball smashes through the opposing defenses to keep season alive

Rinn Lee, Staffer May 10, 2024
The Hornets pulled off two tough wins against Montana and Idaho State in game two and four of the Big Sky Tournament.
Senior third baseman Lewa Day swinging against Montana in her last series at home Friday, April 26, 2024. Day broke the Big Sky Conference record for career home runs in game two against Montana.

The seniors of Sac State softball dominate their last series at home

Rinn Lee, Staffer May 4, 2024
The Sac State Hornets defended their home turf with a vengeance in the last home series of the regular season, hardly letting Montana get a run in edgewise.
Haley Hanson standing on first at Shea Stadium against Portland State Saturday, April 12, 2024. Hanson just broke the record for career stolen bases, with 42 successful attempts.

Sac State softball’s bats go quiet until the final game of the series

Rinn Lee, Staffer April 24, 2024
The Hornets offense finally escaped their rut in a tense nine inning match up with Weber State to end a five game losing streak.
Senior pitcher Marissa Bertuccio pitching against Portland State at home Friday, April 12, 2024. Bertuccio currently has the lowest ERA in the Big Sky Conference and holds second place in strikeouts and wins.

Sac State softball struggles to get their bats going against Portland State

Rinn Lee, Staffer April 19, 2024
After a sunny double header against Portland State, game three was rained out ending the Hornets’ weekend with a single win and a single loss.
Senior left fielder Alexis Parish batting against Santa Clara Friday, March 5, 2024. Alexis Parish was seven for ten in their three game series against Northern Colorado.

Sac State softball plays ring around the bases against Northern Colorado

Rinn Lee, Staffer April 4, 2024
The Sac State softball team started Big Sky Conference play strong with a 2-1 tournament record with strong pitching on defense and clutch plays from Hornets’ offense.
Freshman forward Summah Hanson, distance runner Brandon Moreno, sophomores Kara Houghton and guard Benthe Versteeg, junior Zoe Ewell and senior third baseman Lewa Day all broke individual and season records in February of the spring semester. Six total records were broken by the Hornets and three more were tied. (Photos by Brionna Woody and Rinn Lee, photos courtesy of Sac State Athletics and Rhianna Kahley / NAU Athletics, graphic created in Canva by Ryan Lorenz)

Sac State finishes a month full of records

Ryan Lorenz, Staffer March 15, 2024
Gymnastics, basketball, softball and track and field put themselves in the Sacramento State record book in February.
Senior third baseman Lewa Day on second base against Santa Clara University Friday, March 1, 2024. Day has 23 RBIs so far this season.

Sac State softball captain adds her name to the record book again

Rinn Lee, Staffer March 3, 2024
Third baseman Lewa Day brought in five runs of nine, in Sac State’s win against Utah State, breaking the program record for career RBIs.
Senior pitcher Caroline Evans pitching against San Jose State Friday, Feb. 9, 2024. Evans has pitched five games for Sac State this season, more than all the other pitchers so far, and has been credited with a victory twice.

Sac State softball orders up a 4 for 4 in last two tournaments

Rinn Lee, Staffer February 28, 2024
The Hornets come out of their latest tournaments with a 7-5 overall record, starting their first tournament strong with back-to-back wins but closing with a loss
Senior first baseman Caroline Evans up to bat against Cal Poly on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024. In addition to first base, Evans pitched two wins this weekend against San Jose State and UC Davis.

Sac State softball finishes weekend strong despite rocky start

Rinn Lee, Staffer February 15, 2024
Sac State softball went 3-1 in the NorCal Kickoff with a little help from Lewa Day’s two three-run homers.
Swarm Report Week 7: Checking in with softball and baseball

Swarm Report Week 7: Checking in with softball and baseball

Isaac Streeter and James Fife April 7, 2023
Sports staffer Isaac Streeter and podcast editor James Fife talk softball and baseball
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