The State Hornet

Hornets earn No. 2 seed, sweep Portland State Vikings

Jeremiah Martinez

May 3, 2015

In their final game of the regular season, Sacramento State softball swept the Portland State University Vikings in the series finale 3-2.With the win, the Hornets improved to a 26-24 overall record and 15-6 mark in Big Sky Conference play.The victory came after a day when the Hornets clinched the secon...

Softball splits doubleheader with 1-0 walk-off, 9-5 loss against Weber State

State Hornet Staff

April 24, 2015

Sacramento State softball opened up its last home series today, splitting a doubleheader against the Weber State University Wildcats.Both teams entered the doubleheader tied for second place in the Big Sky Conference. Sac State had a conference record of 10-5, and Weber State had a record of 9-4.Sac S...

Matthias’ no-hitter, Brooks’ strikeouts give softball doubleheader sweep at North Dakota

State Hornet Staff

April 10, 2015

Sacramento State softball started its three-game series with a doubleheader today at the University of North Dakota, as the Hornets beat North Dakota in both games behind dominant pitching performances.In the first game today, the Hornets beat North Dakota 8-3, and Sac State won the second game 12-0 ...

Hornets’ softball team focuses on strengthening their mentality this season

Giuliana Grana

February 6, 2015

The Sacramento State Hornets' softball team opens up their 2015 season this weekend at the So Cal Collegiate Classic in Long Beach, California on Feb. 5. The squad has been projected to finish second in the Big Sky Conference this year with 16 returners, including pitcher Caitlin Brooks and third ba...

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 ...

Hornets softball loses opening game of Big Sky Tournament

State Hornet Staff

May 8, 2014

Sacramento State softball fell in its first game of the double elimination Big Sky Conference tournament against Southern Utah University on Thursday in Pocatello, Idaho. The bats of the Thunderbirds were too much for Hornet pitchers, junior Caitlin Brooks and senior Taylor Stroud, as the Hornets lost ...

First year hitting coach has helped Sac State hit its stride

State Hornet Staff

April 22, 2014

Sacramento State softball hitting coach Danielle Kaminaka helped the Hornets hit their way into a Big Sky Conference race for first place, and a right to host the conference tournament.In her first season, she has revolutionized the hitting to being a threat for every pitcher in conference.Last season...

Softball sweeps doubleheader against Portland State

State Hornet Staff

April 18, 2014

Sacramento State softball swept Friday’s doubleheader against Portland State at Shea Stadium, with help from the pitching of junior Caitlin Brooks and senior Taylor Stroud. Both combined to allow two runs on eight hits as they struck out 19 Viking batters.Sac State won the first game 5-2 and the second...

Sac State softball swing away with new hitting approach

State Hornet Staff

March 5, 2014

Last season, Sacramento State’s pitching carried the team to the fourth seed in the inaugural Big Sky Conference tournament, but this season the pitching staff will not have to burden so much of the load.First year head coach Lori Perez has transitioned from more of a small ball mentality to letting her p...

Softball scores late to take down Santa Clara

Hornets' outfielder Alexa Chattleton throws the ball back in to the infield. 

State Hornet Staff

February 21, 2014

Sacramento State softball scored three runs in the top of the seventh to beat Santa Clara University Friday at the Marriott Bronco Classic in Santa Clara, Calif.The Hornets took down the Broncos, 3-1.Senior second baseman Yesenia Alcala got the seventh inning started when she hit a 1-out double. She would lat...

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