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Softball clinches second place in Big Sky

(Left to Right) Seniors Kayla Papez, Kaitlyn Yerby, Sasha Margulies and Kortney Solis pose for a picture during senior day against Portland state at Shea Stadium, Saturday, May 7.

Connor Ashford

May 8, 2016

Sacramento State’s softball team took home the win on Saturday, beating Portland State 6-5 to clinch the No. 2 seed in the Big Sky Conference playoffs next week. Saturday’s game was senior day for the squad, with seniors Kayla Papez, Kaitlyn Yerby, Kortney Solis and Sasha Margulies honored by ...

Softball breaks out the broom against Portland State

Junior Kailey Olcott celebrates with her teammates after a homerun in game 2 against Portland State at Shea Stadium, Friday, May 6.

Connor Ashford

May 8, 2016

The Sacramento State softball team won both games of its Friday doubleheader, beating Portland State by finals of 10-2 and 8-5. Sac State pitcher Celina Matthias got the ball to kick off the homestand for the Hornets, promptly running into early trouble via two hits in the first. It wouldn’t ...

Causeway rival extends softball’s losing streak to three games

State Hornet Staff

March 10, 2015

With the Hornets’ pitching staff struggling for most of the game, Sacramento State softball was defeated by rival UC Davis by the score of 9-1 Tuesday evening at La Rue Field.The game concluded after five innings due to the Aggies having an eight-run lead, which led to the mercy rule in the NCAA. It ...

Softball collects its second win of the season over LMU

Giuliana Grana

February 7, 2015

Sacramento State women’s softball team defeated Loyola Marymount University in their final game of the So Cal Collegiate Classic. Senior outfielder Paige Martin had a three-run homer in the top of the seventh inning to secure their second win of the season.The Hornets finished the tournament this ...

Sac State softball unable to recover from big first inning

Clifton Jones

March 27, 2013

Sacramento State softball couldn't stand up to the power San Jose State’s lineup as   the Spartans scored eight runs in the first inning. Hornets’ freshman pitcher Jennifer Hartman lasted only a third of an inning as the Spartan offense shelled her for five runs on two hits and two walks in the 8...

Hornet softball edges out Kansas in extra innings

Clifton Jones

March 18, 2013

Sacramento State softball won their second straight game as another freshman stepped up in dramatic fashion.  Second baseman Kayla Papez hit her first career walk-off single when she scored senior third baseman Emily McCormick to beat the Kansas Jayhawks Sunday, 1-0 in extra innings.  Papez’s ei...

Sac State softball comes back to complete sweep of Santa Clara

Clifton Jones

March 3, 2013

Sacramento State softball won its third straight game, sweeping Santa Clara University 4-3 with the help of freshman second baseman Kayla Papez and sophomore right fielder Paige Martin. The Hornets scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to take the lead and won the game in the next half i...