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Long tosses complete game shutout against Utah Valley

State Hornet Staff

April 18, 2014

Sacramento State baseball needed just seven innings Friday to take down Utah Valley as the Hornets were excellent in all three phases of the game.Freshman starting pitcher Sam Long threw a gem, tossing a complete game shutout and surrendering just four hits in the 10-0 win. This came off a start las...

Baseball gives up five runs late, loses to Grand Canyon

State Hornet Staff

April 13, 2014

Sacramento State’s normally reliable relief corp faltered Sunday in the rubber match against Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.With the Hornets up 5-3 in the sixth inning, senior relief pitcher Hunter Greenwood came into the game and quickly got the first out. He then allowed the next four batter...

Palsha comes up big in relief as Sac State beats Grand Canyon in extras

State Hornet Staff

April 12, 2014

With bases loaded and nobody out in a tie game in the bottom of the eighth inning, many pitchers would crack under the pressure, but not junior relief pitcher Alex Palsha.The seemingly insurmountable obstacle could have easily let it affect him, but fortunately for the Hornets, the power right hander gui...

Hornets baseball takes down Seattle U to win 10th game in a row

State Hornet Staff

April 4, 2014

Sacramento State baseball beat Seattle University in every phase of the game, winning its 10th game in a row, Friday at John Smith Field.The Hornets beat their Western Athletic Conference opponent, Seattle U, 8-1.Junior starting pitcher Brennan Leitao took the mound for the Hornets and gave up only on...

Hornets win with the bats against Northern Colorado

State Hornet Staff

March 21, 2014

Sacramento State woke up the bats Friday scoring nine runs and beating the University of Northern Colorado in the first game of Western Athletic Conference play at John Smith Field.Five players had multiple hits in the 9-2 victory. Nine runs is the most the Hornets have scored all season.Sac State and ...

Hornet baseball hopes tough schedule pays off

State Hornet Staff

March 18, 2014

In NCAA Division I sports, the schedule can be the difference of getting into the postseason tournament or not, and the Sacramento State baseball team has played power-packed opponents every week so far.Boydsworld.com, a website that calculates each team’s iterative strength rating, is one of few sources that co...

Hornets snap four-game losing streak against Minnesota

Hornets snap four-game losing streak against Minnesota

State Hornet Staff

March 15, 2014

The Sacramento State offense woke up from its scoring drought, putting up six runs and snapping its four-game losing streak, Saturday at John Smith Field.Sac State’s six runs were enough to take down the University of Minnesota, 6-2 in the second game of the series.The Hornets went with a different ...

Hornets lose despite solid pitching effort from Leitao

Hornets lose despite solid pitching effort from Leitao

State Hornet Staff

March 14, 2014

Junior starting pitcher Brennan Leitao’s seven inning performance was not enough as the Sacramento State Hornets fell to the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, Friday at John Smith Field.Leitao gave up just two runs while striking out three in the 2-1 loss.Down a run with one out and a man on f...

Del Grande hits walk-off single against Fresno State

State Hornet Staff

March 5, 2014

Hornets’ center fielder David Del Grande hit an extra inning walk-off single against No.24 Fresno State capturing their second win against a ranked team this season, Wednesday at Raley Field.The Sacramento State senior outfielder came up to bat in the bottom of the 10th with junior shortstop Scotty Bu...

Sac State poor with the glove, split doubleheader at USF

Sac State poor with the glove, split doubleheader at USF

State Hornet Staff

March 2, 2014

The Hornets had trouble defensively, but managed to split their doubleheader against the University of San Francisco, Sunday.Sacramento State put up a total of nine errors in the two games and now have 18 errors on the season. The Hornets made three errors in game one, winning 6-2, and six errors in ...

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