The State Hornet

Sac State softball finishes with four wins at Mustang Classic

Maikalina Madali

March 11, 2013

Sacramento State softball fell short of being undefeated in the Mustang Classic with a 2-1 loss in the final game against Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Sac State was 4-0 in the first two days of the tournament, defeating Rutgers University, the University of Nevada, Cal Poly  and Northern Illinois Uni...

Eye black gives softball good ‘mojo’

Members of the Women’s softball team have kept a long held tradition alive. They wear excessive amounts of eye black, partly due to superstition but mainly to keep the tradition alive.

Clifton Jones

February 27, 2013

Eye black is used in many sports to keep the sunlight out of athletes’ eyes. Athletes routinely apply eye black in unique patterns on their faces for game days. Some athletes are using the eye black for more than blocking out the sun, but as a good luck routine to insure ensure success. Sacramento Sta...

Softball splits its two games on second day of Fresno State Kickoff

The Hornets fell to Texas State in Friday's matchup 1-0 after superb pitching from Caitlin Brooks and lackluster hitting by the Hornets. 

Clifton Jones

February 10, 2013

Sacramento State softball split Saturday’s games of the Fresno State Kickoff, defeating Southern Mississippi, 3-2 and losing the second against UC Riverside, 2-1.  The Hornet’s record has now dropped to 2-1 on the season.  Freshman catcher Kortney Solis was silent for most of the first game against...

Brooks strikes out nine in season opener to Texas-El Paso

Clifton Jones

February 8, 2013

Sacramento State softball started off its season with a win as it beat the University of Texas El Paso 3-2 today, during the first day of the Fresno State Kickoff tournament.  Senior center fielder Kelli Frye and junior shortstop Yesenia Alcala were the entire offense for the Hornets, while sophomo...

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