The State Hornet

Tyler Beardsley among best relief pitchers in America

Sac State baseball pitcher Tyler Beardsley after their game against Utah Valley on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at John Smith Field in Sacramento, CA. 

Jerod Moreno

May 13, 2016

It is the top of the eighth inning and Tyler Beardsley’s number is called on to close against one of the top five collegiate teams in the nation at Louisiana State University with a one-run deficit. He gives up a single to lead off the inning but records three straight outs afterward to give h...

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Chris Bullock

May 12, 2016

As we approach the end of the 2015-16 school year, it's also the end of the season for a majority of the sports teams at Sacramento State. For some, like baseball and track and field, their commitments will stretch well past the end of finals and into the dog days of summer. For that, we salu...

Sac state baseball loses Causeway series to UC Davis

PJ Floyd runs to second base after a past ball against Fresno State at Raley Field, Wednesday, April 27. The Hornets beat the Bulldogs 5-4 in extra innings.

Jerod Moreno

May 12, 2016

Sacramento State’s baseball team lost in the second meeting with UC Davis this year 7-1, marking the first time since 2010 that UC Davis has won the series between the two rivals in a game known as the Causeway Classic. This loss marks Sac State’s seventh loss in the last eight games they ha...

Baseball avoids five-game losing streak

Junior Max Karnos pitches a fast ball at John Smith Field, Saturday, April 2. The Hornets played the Northern Colorado Bears, winning 5-1.

Jerod Moreno

May 8, 2016

Sacramento State's baseball team ended a four-game losing streak as the Hornets dismantled Utah Valley 8-0 on Friday afternoon. The Hornets' starting pitcher, Max Karnos, threw a complete game shutout, allowing only three hits with four strikeouts and just one walk. Sac State scored eight runs...

Baseball faces tough final test

Brandon Hunley tries to tag out the base runner against New Mexico at John Smith Field, Tuesday, Mar. 29. Hunley went 1 for 4 and had two RBI’s in a 12-3 loss.

Jerod Moreno

May 6, 2016

The end of the baseball season is rapidly approaching, but the end of the school year is approaching even faster. This means there is a tough route ahead for the Sacramento State baseball team for two different reasons. The first reason falls under the realm of academics. It is well known that...

Sac State baseball is ready to shine under the lights

Chris Lewis swings at the ball against Fresno State at Raley Field, Wednesday, April 27. Lewis went two for six at the plate and scored two runs.

Jerod Moreno

May 3, 2016

All the way back to when Sacramento State first started fielding a baseball team in 1947, the Hornets have relied on Mother Nature to supply the light the team needed to play ball. After two long years of awaiting various processes and regulations, the construction of lights at the Hornet baseball f...

Sac State swept by New Mexico State

Jerod Moreno

May 2, 2016

Sacramento State was unable to deny the sweep as New Mexico State took game three of the series 13-6 in Las Cruces, New Mexico on Sunday. Sac State gave up a series-high 33 runs against New Mexico State over the three day span. The next highest total of runs the Hornets gave up within the West...

Hornets win in walk-off fashion

The Sacramento State baseball team rushes Gunner Pollman after hitting a walk off hit against Fresno State at Raley Field, Wednesday, April 27.

David Somers

April 28, 2016

Will Soto’s coaches and teammates knew he was due for something big. And the sophomore third baseman could not have picked a better time to deliver on their expectations.   Sacramento State’s baseball team capped a three-game sweep of Seattle University in dramatic fashion when Soto’s...

Hornets take care of business in Texas

Jerod Moreno

April 25, 2016

The Sacramento State baseball team attempted to get a doubleheader in on Saturday before the rain hit Edinburg, Texas. However, the second game of the doubleheader was postponed in the bottom of the 13 inning due to rain at the most climactic time possible. The game finished up on Sunday in 15 inni...

Sac State drops opener to UTRGV

Gunner Pollman and Ryan Smith talk about a game plan against New Mexico at John Smith Field, Tuesday, Mar. 29.

Jerod Moreno

April 24, 2016

Sacramento State baseball fell to UT Rio Grande Valley 3-2 despite out-hitting the Vaqueros in game one of the three-game series on Friday. Sac State starting pitcher Sam Long threw six strong innings, only giving up one run, which was unearned. Long only gave up four hits with three strikeou...

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