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Sac State baseball loses to Utah Valley 11-9 as Wolverines rally late in sixth inning

State Hornet Staff

April 11, 2015

A seven-run sixth inning propelled the hosting Utah Valley University Wolverines to a come from behind 11-9 victory over the visiting Sacramento State Hornets to take the first two games of the three-game Western Athletic Conference series.The Wolverines' Craig Brinkerhoff led off the decisive sixth i...

Garrity leads Hornets past Utah Valley

Mike McGough

December 27, 2014

In its final non-conference game of the season, Sacramento State’s men’s basketball team defeated the Utah Valley Wolverines by a final of 74-49 on Saturday night.  The win improved the Hornets’ record to 6-5 for the pre-conference portion of their schedule, and gave Sac State its second road win ...

Men’s basketball continues winning streak

Mike McGough

December 2, 2014

Sacramento State’s men’s basketball team extended its win streak to four with a 65-56 victory Monday night against the Utah Valley Wolverines.With the win, the Hornets improved their record to 4-1 on the season and completed a 3-0 opening home stand.Head coach Brian Katz gave his thoughts on the...

Utah Valley’s Beddes throws complete game shutout against Sac State


State Hornet Staff

April 19, 2014

Sacramento State ran into a brick wall in the form of Utah Valley starting pitcher Danny Beddes, as Beddes threw a complete game shutout, Saturday at John Smith Field.Beddes went the full nine innings in the 6-0 Hornets loss, throwing 130 pitches and holding Sac State to only four hits on the game. ...

Early scoring and strong pitching guide Sac State to victory

State Hornet Staff

April 17, 2014

Early scoring was all Sacramento State’s baseball team needed Thursday as it recorded a shutout against Utah Valley at John Smith Field.The Hornets put up two in the second and three in the third in the 5-0 victory.The two innings in which Sac State were about as opposite as they could be. In the s...

The WAC is whack

State Hornet Staff

February 12, 2014

“Shuffle up and deal” are words normally heard throughout casinos, but unfortunately for the Sacramento State baseball team playing in the Western Athletic Conference, the Hornets have been dealt seemingly a new conference schedule the past three seasons.The WAC, has undergone a remodeling of sorts in recent seasons, leaving affiliate member Sac State wondering about the stability of the conference. Division. I conferences should not be changing, it’s an epidemic that is happening across the NCAA landscape.There are six new schools that have been added to the conference in 2014 including Grand Canyon University, Utah Valley, Northern Colorado, Chicago State, University of Texas-Pan American and the University of North Dakota. The remaining four are Sac State, New Mexico State, Seattle University and CSU Bakersfield.Utah Valley, Chicago State, North Dakota and UTPA came over from the now defunct Great West Conference.It is difficult to adjust to playing teams you are not used to because of the high turnover, studying new tape and having to recruit differently because the conference has expanded in distance, is now a challenge for the Hornets. The WAC is no longer just a conference that lies in the western part of the country.This season, Sac State has been selected in the WAC coaches poll to finish third. The two teams picked ahead of the Hornets are New Mexico State and CSU Bakersfield, both remaining from 2013. This shows teams coming into the conference are at a disadvantage and could be a mystery to some coaches. The selection for fourth place was Utah Valley, which had an 18 point drop off from Sac State’s 68.10 head coaches in the WAC picked the order they thought each team would finish. If the team was picked to get first place, then that team would get nine points and the point total decreased by one as the teams are lower in the standings. The coaches could not vote for their own teams.The WAC has become a turnstile for teams in the west looking to move on to bigger conferences. Schools from last season that have departed the WAC are now in stabler conferences.San Jose State moved to the Mountain West Conference for baseball as well as other sports. Texas State, UT Arlington and UT San Antonio went to the Sun Belt Conference. Dallas Baptist is now a member of the Missouri Valley Conference and Louisiana Tech is a part of the Conference-USA.For Sac State’s affiliate sports, it should try and find conferences where there is stability. The competition will likely be better because of the familiarity between teams.The WAC needs to go all in and try and keep its members, even the affiliate like Sac State. If they do not, the WAC may fold.Curtis Manlapig can be reached on Twitter @CTMstatehornet

Gennet’s 22 points lifts Sac State over Utah Valley

Freshman forward No. 23 Hallie Gennett shoots the ball at the basketball game against the Northridge Matadors on Friday at the Nest.

Satchi Hover

November 27, 2013

Sacramento State’s freshman forward Hallie Gennet scored 22 points to help the women’s basketball team defeat Utah Valley Wednesday to conclude its three game road trip.Gennett shot 8-16 from the floor, including five 3-point makes for Sac State in the 87-84 victory.Gennett struggled in the last three ga...

Hoskins hammers home run to top of parking lot in win over Utah Valley

State Hornet Staff

March 3, 2013

It took Sacramento State sophomore first baseman Rhys Hoskins two weeks to hit his first home run of the 2013 season, but it is one he will never forget.In the fifth inning of the Hornets’ 10-3 win against Utah Valley University, Hoskins launched a towering home run over the left field wall that lande...

Kuhns sets school record as women’s basketball takes down Utah Valley

Kuhns sets school record as women's basketball takes down Utah Valley

State Hornet Staff

November 20, 2012

Sacramento State senior forward Kylie Kuhns is playing her final year as a member of the women’s basketball team, but after a game against Utah Valley, her name will never leave the program.With 14:38 left in the game, Kuhns collected her 10th rebound of the game to set a new school record for total r...