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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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