The State Hornet

Softball finishes strong after tough start

Softball finishes strong after tough start

Connor Ashford

May 13, 2016

For a year that saw the team get off to a rocky start, the Sacramento State softball team came together to become one of the top teams heading into the Big Sky Conference Tournament next week. The Hornets wrapped up their regular season with a home sweep of Portland State, to give them a 15-6 confe...

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 ...

Sac State softball benefits from solid coaching

Sacramento State pitcher Celina Matthias pitches the ball against Santa Clara University at Shea Stadium on Tuesday, Apr. 12, 2016. Matthias struck out eight batters through five innings of work.

Connor Ashford

May 4, 2016

Behind the Sacramento State athletes on the field for the school are coaches who commit a huge portion of their time in dedication to their players. For the softball staff, together for their third year, they are seeing their work show up in their players’ performance, as the softball team is...

Hornets waste no time in putting away Idaho State

Connor Ashford

April 24, 2016

Sacramento State’s softball team got back on the right track Saturday, beating Idaho State (21-20) in six innings by a final score of 10-1 on the road. After weather caused a late start to the game, the Hornets (23-17, 12-3 in the Big Sky Conference) got started early, with a Zamari Hinton double...

Hornets drop doubleheader to Idaho State

Second baseman Zamari Hinton throws to first base against Southern Utah at Shea Stadium, Saturday, April 16.

Connor Ashford

April 24, 2016

The Sacramento State softball team lost both games of a doubleheader against Idaho State on Friday, losing by finals of 7-4 and 5-3. The first game saw the Hornets (22-17) start strong, scoring two runs in the first inning. Second baseman Zamari Hinton hit a out-out triple and scored on a Bengal...

‘Freshman 6’ carry the torch for the future of softball

Connor Ashford

April 14, 2016

While the Sacramento State softball team stays focused on one game at a time, their future truly looks bright. A large freshman class for the Hornets features six new faces, each fitting the frame of what coach Lori Perez wants out of the players on her team. This is the first class brought in by...

Hornets put the stingers on Santa Clara

Connor Ashford

April 13, 2016

The Sacramento State softball team crushed non-conference foe Santa Clara on Wednesday afternoon, finishing the Bears off by a final score of 9-0 in just five innings. Sac State got the scoring started in the bottom of the first. Second baseman Zamari Hinton laid down a bunt base hit and design...

Hornets complete sweep of Northern Colorado

Connor Ashford

April 10, 2016

Sacramento State’s softball team capped off its three-game road trip with a win against Northern Colorado 4-1, finishing the sweep and putting the Hornets in sole possession of first place in the Big Sky Conference.   The Hornets threatened throughout the game, starting off the game by putting two base runn...

Sac State takes doubleheader on Friday

Connor Ashford

April 10, 2016

The Sacramento State softball team swept Big Sky Conference foe Northern Colorado in a Friday doubleheader on the road, winning by scores of 11-7 in the first game and 8-5 in the second. The first game of the day featured tons of offense from both sides. Sac State went small-ball, scoring 11 ru...

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