The State Hornet

Hornets’ six-game WAC winning streak snapped by Seattle University 3-2

State Hornet Staff

April 2, 2015

Untimely errors in extra innings allowed the Seattle University Redhawks (13-15) to score in the 11th inning, taking the first game, 3-2, over Sacramento State baseball (17-11) in their three-game series.Hornets' relief pitcher Austin Ragsdale received the loss for his 1 1/3 innings pitched. The Redhawks won...

Baseball beats Texas-Pan American 4-2 to open conference play

Hornets starting pitcher Brennan Leitao gets set to deliver the pitch against University of Texas-Pan American on Friday, March 20, 2015 at John Smith Field. Leitao pitched seven innings, only allowing two runs, and got the win for the Hornets.

State Hornet Staff

March 20, 2015

Brennan Leitao pitched seven innings and closer Sutter McLoughlin pitched a perfect ninth to become the Hornets' all-time saves leader, as the two led Sacramento State to a 4-2 victory over the visiting University of Texas-Pan American Broncs today at John Smith Field.The contest was the Western Athlet...

Team effort propels Sac State baseball to 4-1 win over William Jessup

State Hornet Staff

March 10, 2015

Aided by five different pitchers and a pair of two-run innings, the Sacramento State Hornets beat the visiting William Jessup Warriors 4-1 Tuesday. Hornets’ sophomore reliever Austin Ragsdale pitched three innings of shutout ball, allowing only two hits and striking out two Warriors to earn the win. R...

Baseball rallies late in 7-2 win over the University of Portland

Jordan Waterman

February 21, 2015

On a cold overcast day at John Smith Field, Sacramento State baseball rallied late to knock off the University of Portland in the first game of the doubleheader by a score of 7-2, continuing the Hornets' winning streak.This fifth consecutive win gives the team a 5-1 record.Since dropping the home ope...

Hornets starting pitcher has strong return from Tommy John surgery

State Hornet Staff

May 6, 2014

Imagine having a prolific high school career that gets you drafted, and then in your first year of college, you get sidelined by a season-ending elbow injury. That’s exactly what happened to Hornets redshirt freshman starting pitcher Justin Dillon.Dillon came to Sacramento State from El Dorado High School...

Hornets earn series sweep against Chicago State

Catcher Dane Fujinaka tracks down the foul ball for an out in the top of the fourth inning.

State Hornet Staff

May 4, 2014

Sacramento State’s strong pitching helped earn the Hornets earn the series sweep Sunday as it took down Chicago State at John Smith Field.Freshman starting pitcher Justin Dillon went six innings, striking out six and giving up only two runs in the 3-2 victory. It was Dillon’s third win of the seaso...

Hornets blank Chicago State behind Leitao’s eight inning performance

Hornet freshman pitcher No. 24, Sutter McLoughlin, pitched in relief in Sunday's game against UC Riverside at John Smith Field.

State Hornet Staff

May 2, 2014

Junior starting pitcher Brennan Leitao made his longest outing of the season Friday, throwing eight shutout innings and holding Chicago State to just three hits at John Smith Field.Leitao was efficient as he never allowed a Chicago State runner past second base in the 6-0 victory. It was Leitao’s s...

Hornets outlast Seattle U in 15 innings


State Hornet Staff

April 5, 2014

Sacramento State played 15 innings Saturday, in what was the longest game in Hornet baseball’s history, and beat Seattle University with a walk-off single by freshman second baseman Brandon Hunley.The Hornets took down the Redhawks 4-3 and are currently on a 11-game winning streak. They have improved to ...

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 ...

Coming Holm

State Hornet Staff

February 13, 2013

Sacramento State’s baseball team has made significant changes to its starting lineup and coaching staff from last year’s team and no addition has been more influential than new homegrown hitting coach and former major league catcher Steve Holm.Holm grew up in Sacramento while attending McClatchy High...