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The State Hornet

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Sophomore third baseman Lewa Day secures a run for the Hornets against Southern Utah University at Kathryn Berg Field in the first game of the doubleheader Friday, May 7, 2021. Day hit four home runs during the games held Friday, setting a record for most home runs hit by one player in one calendar day in program history. Photo Credit: Joey DeGraaf and the Southern Utah University athletic department.

Sac State softball ends regular season with 1-2 series loss to Southern Utah

Giana Seltzer May 9, 2021
The Hornets dominated the Thunderbirds in the first game of their series matchup over the weekend but fell short in the last two games. Read about the highlights from this weekend’s softball game here.
Charizma Guzman pumps up her team before the start of the last of three games against Idaho State at Shea Stadium at Sacramento State on Saturday May 1, 2021. The Hornets dropped 2-of-3 from the Bengals over the weekend.

Sac State softball drops 2-of-3 to Idaho State in last home series

Giana Seltzer May 2, 2021
The Hornets lost 2-of-3 against Idaho State but still hold on to their third place spot in the Big Sky Conference.
 Sacramento State sophomore Marissa Bertuccio poses for a photo during her team practice at Shea Stadium at Sac State on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Bertuccio leads the Hornets in strikeouts, wins and games pitched this season.

Training, sacrifice and camaraderie have shaped Sac State softball team’s pitching ace

Jacob Holden April 29, 2021
Marissa Bertuccio has been strong in her second season and talked about her passion for softball.

Sophomore slugger brings championship pedigree to Sac State softball team

John Cabales April 24, 2021
Lewa Day and her former coach have high expectations for her while she’s at Sac State: “When it is all said and done, I plan to see her name in the Sac State record books,” her former coach Michael Thomas said.

Hornets’ softball junior Mejia sets school home run record

Dominic Vitiello April 13, 2021

Sacramento State junior Alondra Mejia set a school record of three home runs in a single game against the Montana Grizzlies on Saturday, April 3. In 54 years, Sac State softball has never recorded more...

 Marissa Bertuccio pitches a fastball to Weber State University during the first game of a doubleheader at home at Shea Stadium on Friday, March 26, 2021. The Hornets lost the first game of the doubleheader 5-4.

Sac State softball gets swept in series against Weber State

Giana Seltzer April 12, 2021
Sac State softball struggled to keep its six-game winning streak alive against Weber State.
Sisters Alexis and Samantha Parish, pose for a photo together after a game at the John Smith Field at Sac State Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. Alexis and Samantha are the first sisters to be on the Sac State  softball team together in 24 years.

Softball team sisters share connection ‘only a sibling will understand’

Deanna Sanchez March 23, 2021
“I love our friendship... if she’s doing good, she’ll get on me and if I’m doing good, I’ll get on her. It’s that back-and-forth we have for each other.” Sac State softball players Samantha Parish and Alexis Parish talk about their relationship on the field.
Sac State freshman Jan Silva celebrates after a great serve against Fresno State on Sunday, March 14, 2021. Silva lost his singles match and the Hornets lost to the Bulldogs dropping to 2-7 on the season.

SWARM REPORT March 14: Sac State baseball team pours on the scoring

Garry Singh March 14, 2021

In today’s matchups in Hornet sports, it was a light day with only three Sac State teams playing. Two of the games were played away and one game was played at home. The baseball team came out with a...

Setter Ashtin Olin sets the ball for teammates Bridgette Smith or Sarah Falk to spike during the third set of Sacramento State’s last game at home against Portland State University at the Nest Sunday, March 13, 2021. The Hornets lost the match against Portland State with a final score of 3-1.

SWARM REPORT MARCH 13: Rough day for Sac State sports, all teams lose

Robert J. Hansen March 13, 2021
It was a rough day for Sac State athletics as no team won on Saturday.
What to watch for this week in Hornet Sports. The baseball team faces Tarleton State in hope of bouncing back from last week’s loss, and the women’s volleyball team hopes to stay undefeated on its homecourt against Portland State.
Graphic by Max Connor

Hornet Sports weekly preview: 5 Sac State matches to keep your eye on

Brandon Bailey March 12, 2021
The softball team looks to get an upset against Pac-12 powerhouse Oregon State, the women’s tennis team is still searching for its first win of the season, and the volleyball team looks to stay undefeated in the Nest.
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