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Prado gets second chance at senior season

Senior Paris Prado jokes with coach Danielle Kaminaka while running bases during a practice on Thursday Jan. 22, 2015. Prado was granted another year of eligibility after she was cut from the softball team her freshman year.

Patricia Carpenter

February 3, 2015

Not many athletes can say they received a second shot at their senior season, but the Hornets’ softball catcher Paris Prado is getting that opportunity after winning her final year of eligibility back after being cut from the team her freshman year.Prado, 22, was prepared to graduate in the spring of ...

Softball retires former Hornet legend Lindy Winkler’s number

State Hornet Staff

March 18, 2014

Former Sacramento State softball player Lindy Winkler’s childhood dream came true Saturday when she had her jersey retired and commemorated on the outfield wall of Shea Stadium.In between games of softball’s double-header against CSU Bakersfield, 216 fans and members of both teams gave Winkler a standin...

Strahan retires, leaves Sac State with 823 career wins

State Hornet Staff

June 21, 2013

After 30 years of coaching, Sacramento State softball head coach Kathy Strahan has announced her retirement.Since 1993, she has led the Hornets to 576 victories, including a Pacific Coast Softball Championship in 2008 and three NCAA Regional appearances in 1993, 1995 and 2008.Strahan made the decision las...

Path to Big Sky Championship begins in Idaho State

Path to Big Sky Championship begins in Idaho State

Clifton Jones

May 7, 2013

With its first conference tournament appearance since 1990, Sacramento State softball will be traveling to Pocatello, Idaho, with three other teams: Southern Utah University, Portland State University and Idaho State University.The Bengals will host the first Big Sky Conference tournament Thursday throu...

Softball hosts Bengals in final home series; needs one win for BSC Tournament invite

Clifton Jones

May 3, 2013

With one series left to play this season, Sacramento State softball needs to win one more game for a spot in the Big Sky Conference tournament.  But Idaho State, who is 26-20 overall, 12-3 in conference, stands in their way as an enormous road block.  It currently leads the Big Sky with a .342 batt...

Sac State, Portland State take one each in Friday doubleheader

Hornet junior pitcher No. 14, Taylor Stroud, pitches a complete game shut out of the University of Nevada Wednesday that included seven strikeouts.

Clifton Jones

April 27, 2013

After taking a week off from play, Sacramento State softball faced Portland State in a double header today in Portland with the Hornets losing the first 1-0 and winning the second 8-0.  Hornet junior pitcher Taylor Stroud pitched well in the first game, but her offense did not back up her performance. Stroud...

Young softball team on fire

Clifton Jones

April 3, 2013

Sacramento State softball team was supposed to be in a rebuilding mode, but so far this season they already have won seven straight games. The Hornets have been led by two sophomores: pitcher Caitlin Brooks and right fielder Paige Martin. Although the team is young, they play more like veterans. Softba...

Brooks pitches well despite 1-0 loss to Cal

Hornet sophomore pitcher No. 25 Caitlin Brooks pitched a complete game allowing one run on two hits and striking out 10 batters in the Hornets' 1-0 to UC Berkeley on Saturday

Clifton Jones

March 30, 2013

Sacramento State softball exceeded its attendance record, but fell to No. 5 UC Berkeley 1-0 in an intense pitching battle.  Hornet sophomore pitcher Caitlin Brooks was able to pitch one of her best games of the season, but she couldn’t keep the Bears off the scoreboard.  Brooks lost a no-hitter in ...

Softball drops second straight game to SJSU

Clifton Jones

March 28, 2013

Sacramento State softball was unable to avenge its loss yesterday as it fell in the second straight game to the San Jose State Spartans.  The Hornets pitching was not able to control the Spartan offense, losing 5-2 Wednesday afternoon. “We did start a bit earlier today, so Jennifer (Hartman’s) ...

Softball splits first two games of Big Sky play with Northern Colorado

Clifton Jones

March 22, 2013

Sacramento State softball ends its first day of Big Sky Conference competition by splitting a pair of games against Northern Colorado today. The Hornets lost in the first game 6-3 after an unforgiving fifth inning that plated the Bears’ six runs. Sophomore pitcher Caitlin Brooks was unhittable throu...

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