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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 ...

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 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 shut out by Pacific

Connor Ashford

April 7, 2016

The Sacramento State softball team lost at home to the University of the Pacific on Tuesday afternoon by a final score of 4-0 in the Hornets' first game back from their road trip. Sac State starting pitcher Savanna Corr got off to a shaky start, giving up a walk and a hit to the first two bat...

Hornets see five-game winning streak snapped

Connor Ashford

March 30, 2016

The Sacramento State softball team lost on Wednesday afternoon to the Cal Berkeley Golden Bears by a final score of 6-1. Kicking off the first game of a 4-game road trip, Sac State (13-13) fell behind early on in the game. Hornet starting pitcher Celina Matthias, who has pitched in 24 of the ...

Home is where the heart is for Margulies

Connor Ashford

March 29, 2016

Sacramento State hasn’t had a softball player drafted professionally since the last pick of the 2009 draft, but that may be changing very soon. Senior first baseman Sasha Margulies spent the last four years playing collegiate softball, with a stop at Ball State University in Indiana before co...

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Connor Ashford

March 2, 2016

The Sacramento State softball team got the win in the season’s home opener Wednesday, securing a 5-2 win over the UC Davis Aggies. Before the home opening game even started, however, the two squads had to complete a previously halted game between the two from Feb. 12. Tied at 0, Davis was a...

Softball advances in tournament with wins over Southern Utah, Idaho State

Jeremiah Martinez

May 8, 2015

After dropping their game against Weber State University earlier in the day, Sacramento State softball was victorious against Southern Utah University and Idaho State University on Friday, allowing the Hornets to continue play for a chance to win their first Big Sky Conference Tournament on Saturday.I...

Softball drops first game in double-elimination Big Sky tournament 4-3 to Weber State

Giuliana Grana

May 8, 2015

Sacramento State softball fell to Weber State University by a final of 4-3 in the first round of the double-elimination Big Sky Conference Softball Championship today.The game began Thursday afternoon, but due to lightning, they had to suspend the game until this morning at 9 a.m. The game was delayed...

Softball earns No. 2 seed in conference tournament

Jeremiah Martinez

May 4, 2015

With an opportunity to clinch first place in the Big Sky Conference standings, Sacramento State softball could not come through when they were swept by Idaho State University in a three-game home series April 17-18.Since then, Idaho State (33-16 overall, 17-4 Big Sky) finished the regular season on top of the confer...

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