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The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Kai Arellano

Kai Arellano, Sports Staffer


Kai Arellano is a junior transfer from Los Medanos College, majoring in journalism. He has won fourth place in the 2023 State Publication Awards for Illustration presented by the Journalism Association of Community Colleges. This is also his first semester on The State Hornet. In his spare time he enjoys watching baseball and competing in mixed martial arts.

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Junior infielder Jose Ruiz dives after a throw in an attempt to make a play Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024. Ruiz ended the night with two assists.

Sac State experiences highs and lows in an even weekend

Take a look at the Hornets’ journey through a gallery of their four games
Kai Arellano, Staffer
February 27, 2024
Sac State baseball went 2-2 with a one-off against Fresno State and a series against UC Santa Barbara this weekend. They are now 3-4 as they get their season going.
Sophomore outfielder Ryan Christiansen swings at an oncoming pitch in the first game against Loyola Marymount Friday, Feb. 16, 2024. Christiansen had 8 plate appearances in the double-header.

Sac State gets plunked in opening day doubleheader but finishes with walk-off win

Hornets move to 1-2 after their first series
Kai Arellano, Staffer
February 21, 2024
Sac State baseball lost a doubleheader on Friday and a win on Sunday with a walk-off against LMU in the opening series. In match-ups that featured junior outfielder Matt Masciangelo making headlines for unusual reasons.
Junior outfielder Matt Masciangelo up to bat on Friday Feb. 16, 2024 against Loyola Marymount University at John Smith Field. There’s an 87.5% chance Masciangelo was hit by a pitch in this plate appearance.

Sac State outfielder hit seven times in eight plate appearances

Matt Masciangelo has more HBP than the rest of Sac State combined
Joey Aguirre and Kai Arellano
February 17, 2024
Sac State’s Matt Masciangelo’s seven HBPs in Friday’s doubleheader were more than any MLB player has ever had in a doubleheader.
Junior guard Austin Patterson takes a jump shot against Pacific Union on Tuesday Nov. 14. Patterson scored 17 points and made five three-pointers.

Sac State makes finishing touches for Portland State and Idaho

Hornets are conditioning aggressively ahead of Big Sky matchups
Kai Arellano, Staffer
February 2, 2024
Sac State plays Portland State and Idaho in mid-season Big Sky Conference play
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