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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


FILE: Sacramento State softball celebrates after a win against Southern Utah March 3, 2023 at Shea Stadium. The Hornets swept the University of Maine in a doubleheader Wednesday to move their record to 14-9 on the season.

Sac State softball takes first season sweep over University of Maine

Arely Duran March 17, 2023
The Hornets make a return to Shea Stadium, defeating opponent.
Junior pitcher Savannah Wahl throws a pitch on the mound at Shea Stadium on Friday, March 3, 2023.. Wahl transferred from Butte community college in Oroville, California to Sacramento State this year.

Sac State softball brings heat at Capital Classic

Arely Duran March 7, 2023
“We’re attacking at every pitch.” Sac State has a drive to win.
The Sac State softball team huddles around home plate on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023 at Sac State. The Hornets opened their season with the NorCal kickoff tournament where they won 2 of 5 games.

RECAP: Sac State softball drop 3 of 5 games in opening tournament

Arely Duran February 14, 2023
Sac State softball although falling to the Aggies, capitalize mid series but cannot keep the momentum alive in the final two games.
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Buzzin’ Dozen – Edition 1

State Hornet sports staff November 3, 2022
The State Hornet sports staff rank the top dozen athletes on campus.
Senior middle blocker Tiyanane Kamba-Griffin (left) and senior setter Ashtin Olin (right) attempting to block a hit against Idaho State Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at The Nest. Despite a rocky 4-8 start, the Hornets dominated the Bengals 3-0 to get out to a 2-0 start in the Big Sky. (credit: Dylan McNeill)(Illo By James Fife)

Swarm Report Week 3: Women’s soccer’s first win, softball’s season begins and more

Zachary Lallian and Isaac Streeter September 29, 2022
Podcast reporter Zach Lallian and sports staffer Isaac Streeter go through Hornet sports for the week, highlighting notable performances and a look ahead to upcoming games.
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.
No-hitter! Sac State softball team sweeps Southern Utah University

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,...

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