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Defense a key to success for Hornets baseball

Defense a key to success for Hornets baseball

State Hornet Staff

April 22, 2014

Pitching and hitting wins games, but defense wins championships and Sacramento State’s defense has helped the team to first place in the Western Athletic Conference.Players like Sac State outfielders, senior David Del Grande and sophomore Nathan Lukes, along with junior shortstop Scotty Burcham have mad...

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...

Early scoring and strong pitching guide Sac State to victory

State Hornet Staff

April 17, 2014

Early scoring was all Sacramento State’s baseball team needed Thursday as it recorded a shutout against Utah Valley at John Smith Field.The Hornets put up two in the second and three in the third in the 5-0 victory.The two innings in which Sac State were about as opposite as they could be. In the s...

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 blow late lead in loss to Grand Canyon

State Hornet Staff

April 12, 2014

Sacramento State’s baseball team dropped its first conference game of the season Friday as it fell to Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.After giving up a walk-off home run in a 14-inning marathon against the University of the Pacific on Tuesday, the Hornets (20-13, 9-1) lost via a walk-off single to...

Undefeated baseball team to take on Grand Canyon University

State Hornet Staff

April 8, 2014

Sacramento State baseball will take its 9-0 Western Athletic Conference record to Phoenix, this weekend to take on second place Grand Canyon University.The Hornets are coming off a three-game sweep over Seattle University, their third consecutive series sweep over a WAC opponent. Sac State is one of three ...

Hornets baseball snaps 12-game winning streak in 14 innings against Pacific

State Hornet Staff

April 8, 2014

Sacramento State’s baseball team had its 12-game winning streak snapped in heartbreaking fashion Tuesday against the University of the Pacific in Stockton.Sac State’s run of 12 consecutive victories was the longest active streak in all of NCAA Div. I baseball, and the second longest in program hist...

Hornets baseball now 9-0 in the WAC after win over Seattle U

Hornets baseball now 9-0 in the WAC after win over Seattle U

State Hornet Staff

April 6, 2014

Confidence is at an all-time high inside the clubhouse at John Smith Field.Sacramento State’s baseball team had swept its first nine games of the Western Athletic Conference season and has a three-game lead over the University of North Dakota, Utah Valley University and Grand Canyon University.Its...

Hornet baseball excelling at plate and in the field

State Hornet Staff

April 1, 2014

After struggling to score runs for much of the season, the Sacramento State baseball team has been on fire lately at the plate, helping them to a 6-0 record in the Western Athletic Conference.The Hornets struggled to begin the month of March, going 3-7 and scoring only 27 runs, including a four-game...

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 ...

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