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2013 Baseball News

July 30, 2013
TEN SPOTS OPENED FOR BASEBALL PROSPECT CAMP
Due to popular demand 10 additional spots have been made available for the Hornet Baseball Summer Prospect Camp to be held this weekend, Aug. 3 and 4, at Hornet Field.

July 25, 2013
THREE BASEBALL PLAYERS EARN SUMMER LEAGUE ALL-STAR NODS
On the heels of impressive play this summer in collegiate wood bat leagues, three Hornet baseball players have been named All-Stars in their respective leagues.

June 27, 2013
BASEBALL WELL REPRESENTED IN SUMMER COLLEGIATE LEAGUES
Sacramento State baseball players are playing throughout the country and even into Canada in a variety of collegiate leagues this summer. Nine Hornets are playing in seven different leagues in June and July with some of the top collegiate talent in the country.

June 26, 2013
FOURTEEN HORNETS NAMED TO WAC ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
Fourteen Sacramento State student-athletes earned Western Athletic Conference all-academic honors during the 2012-13 season.

June 10, 2013
McLOUGHLIN, LEWIS ADD TO POSTSEASON AWARDS
Sacramento State's Sutter McLoughlin and Chris Lewis were two of 32 standout baseball players from across Div. I who were named to the 2013 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Freshman All-America teams, it was announced today.

June 8, 2013
AYERS DRAFTED BY KANSAS CITY ROYALS
Sacramento State senior second baseman Andrew Ayers was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 30th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

June 8, 2013
HIGLEY, MENDONCA SELECTED ON THIRD DAY OF MLB DRAFT
Sacramento State juniors Justin Higley and Tanner Mendonca were both selected during the third day of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Higley, an outfielder from Sacramento, was tabbed by the Oakland A's in the 13th round (401st overall selection). Mendonca, a starting pitcher, was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 17th round (500th overall).

June 5, 2013
McLOUGHLIN, LEWIS NAMED FRESHMEN ALL-AMERICANS
Sacramento State's Sutter McLoughlin and Chris Lewis were both named to the Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American Baseball Team, it was announced today.

May 25, 2013
BASEBALL ENDS SEASON WITH 3-0 WIN OVER SAN JOSE STATE
Will Soto drove in three runs with a pair of doubles and senior starter Zach Morgan pitched eight strong innings as Sacramento State defeated San Jose State, 3-0, in the team's final game at the Western Athletic Conference Tournament.

May 23, 2013
CSU BAKERSFIELD HANDS BASEBALL SECOND LOSS IN WAC TOURNAMENT
Kyle Moses' solo home run in the eighth inning was the only tally for Sacramento State in a 7-1 loss to CSU Bakersfield at the WAC Tournament on Thursday at QuikTrip Park.

May 22, 2013
BASEBALL BEGINS WAC TOURNAMENT WITH 3-2 LOSS IN 14TH INNING
RJ Perucki's home run on the first pitch of the bottom of the 14th inning provided UTSA with a 3-2 win over Sacramento State in the first game of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament on Wednesday at QuikTrip Park.

May 21, 2013
FOUR HORNETS NAMED ALL-WAC; LEWIS EARNS FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Chris Lewis was named the Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year and was one of three Hornets to earn first team all-conference honors, it was announced tonight at the WAC Tournament Banquet.

May 20, 2013
BASEBALL HEADS TO GRAND PRAIRIE FOR WAC TOURNAMENT
For the second consecutive season, the Sacramento State baseball team will be competing in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament. The 2013 tourney will take place at QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, Texas from May 22-26.

May 18, 2013
BASEBALL CLOSES REGULAR SEASON WITH 6-5 LOSS TO UT ARLINGTON
Sacramento State and UT Arlington each scored runs in the second, fourth and seventh innings but it was UTA who claimed a 6-5 win to sweep the three-game series on Saturday at John Smith Field.

May 17, 2013
BASEBALL'S COMEBACK FALLS SHORT IN 3-2 LOSS TO UT ARLINGTON
Matt Shortall's three-run home run in the first inning provided UT Arlington with all its runs for the game but it proved to be just enough as the Mavericks defeated Sacramento State, 3-2, on Friday at John Smith Field.

May 16, 2013
BASEBALL CAN'T OVERCOME ROUGH START IN LOSS TO UT ARLINGTON
In what was setup to be a pitchers duel ended as a slugfest which saw UT Arlington defeat Sacramento State, 15-7, on Thursday at John Smith Field.

May 16, 2013
BASEBALL WRAPS UP REGULAR SEASON WITH HOMESTAND AGAINST UT ARLINGTON
The Sacramento State baseball team will conclude its 2013 regular season by hosting UT Arlington for a three-game series at John Smith Field. Due to the fact that it is the final weekend, the series will run Thursday through Saturday.

May 14, 2013
BASEBALL CONTINUES MIDWEEK DOMINANCE WITH 3-1 WIN AT PACIFIC
Kyle Moses had three hits, including the second of back-to-back RBI doubles in the fifth inning to back Zach Morgan’s strong start and help Sacramento State to a 3-1 win at Pacific on Tuesday night.

May 12, 2013
BASEBALL WINS IN WALK-OFF FASHION, 3-2, OVER SAN JOSE STATE
David Del Grande scored from third on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Sacramento State a 3-2 win over San Jose State on Sunday at John Smith Field.

May 11, 2013
BASEBALL LETS LATE LEAD SLIP AWAY IN 8-6 LOSS TO SPARTANS
San Jose State scored three runs in the ninth inning to claim an 8-6 victory over Sacramento State on Saturday at John Smith Field. The Spartans' victory evened the three game series with the rubber game coming on Sunday at noon.

May 10, 2013
LEITAO, BASEBALL KEEP ROLLING WITH 4-1 WIN OVER SAN JOSE STATE
Sophomore Brennan Leitao provided another gem and the Hornets offense jumped to an early lead to spark Sacramento State to a 4-1 victory over San Jose State on Friday at John Smith Field.

May 9, 2013
BASEBALL STARTS HOMESTAND AGAINST SAN JOSE STATE ON FRIDAY
Winners of six of seven and eight of 10, the Sacramento State baseball team returns to John Smith Field for the first of two three game series to end the 2013 regular season. The Hornets will face San Jose State this weekend beginning on Friday at 3 p.m. The second game will take place on Saturday at 1 p.m. and the series concludes on Sunday at 1 p.m.

May 5, 2013
BASEBALL HAS WIN STREAK SNAPPED IN LOSS AT SEATTLE, 10-7
Seattle scored in six different innings and held off a late charge by Sacramento State on Sunday to win the final game of the series, 10-7, at Bannerwood Park.

May 4, 2013
AYERS' HOME RUN GIVES BASEBALL ITS FIFTH STRAIGHT WIN
Andrew Ayers' two-run home run in the eighth innings broke a 4-4 tie and propelled the Sacramento State baseball team to a 6-4 victory at Seattle U on Saturday afternoon. The Hornets now lead the series, 2-0, and will be looking to complete the sweep on Sunday at noon.

May 2, 2013
BASEBALL MEETS SEATTLE FOR FIRST TIME IN WAC SERIES
With just three weeks remaining in the 2013 regular season, the Sacramento State baseball team will head to the Pacific Northwest for a three-game series with Seattle U beginning on Friday.

April 30, 2013
QUICK START LIFTS BASEBALL TO 7-6 WIN AT NEVADA
A grand slam from Andrew Ayers capped a five run fifth inning and helped the Hornets to a 7-6 win over Nevada on Tuesday at Peccole Park. The win was the third in a row for the Hornets (27-18) and their fifth in the last six games.

April 29, 2013
SOTO, McLOUGHLIN NAMED WAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Sacramento State third baseman Will Soto and right-hander Sutter McLoughlin have been named the Western Athletic Conference Baseball Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for April 22-28.

April 28, 2013
BASEBALL CAPTURES SERIES WITH 4-1 WIN OVER LOUISIANA TECH
A revamped lineup generated a quick start for the Sacramento State baseball and Sutter McLoughlin set the school record to close out a 4-1 Hornet victory over Louisiana Tech on Sunday at John Smith Field.

April 27, 2013
ONE RUN ENOUGH FOR BASEBALL IN 1-0 WIN OVER LA TECH
Sacramento State scored a run in the third inning without a hit and starter Brennan Leitao provided the rest of the work in a 1-0 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday at John Smith Field.

April 26, 2013
BASEBALL STUMBLES IN 5-4 LOSS TO LOUISIANA TECH
A four run fourth inning by Louisiana Tech proved costly for Sacramento State in a 5-4 loss to the Bulldogs on Friday at John Smith Field.

April 25, 2013
BASEBALL RETURNS HOME TO FACE LOUISIANA TECH
After two weekends away from home, the Sacramento State baseball team will host Louisiana Tech in a three-game Western Athletic Conference series running from Friday through Sunday.

April 24, 2013
BASEBALL CONTINUES MIDWEEK SUCCESS WITH 7-2 WIN AT USF
Home runs by Justin Higley, Will Soto and Andrew Ayers sparked an early outburst by Sacramento State on the way to a 7-2 win at San Francisco on Wednesday.

April 23, 2013
McLOUGHLIN NAMED TO NCBWA WATCH LIST
Sacramento State freshman Sutter McLoughlin was one of 51 collegiate relief pitchers chosen to the National College Baseball Writers Association Mid-Season Stopper of the Year Watch List, it was announced on Tuesday.

April 23, 2013
BASEBALL COMPLETES SEASON SERIES SWEEP OF SAINT MARY'S
Senior Zach Morgan tossed eight innings of scoreless baseball and Sacramento State made the most of its five hits in a 3-0 victory over Saint Mary's at John Smith Field on Tuesday.

April 21, 2013
LATE HOME RUN GIVES UTSA 8-5 VICTORY AND SERIES WIN OVER BASEBALL
he Sacramento State baseball team scored four runs over the first three innings of the game but could not hold on to the early lead in an 8-5 loss at UTSA on Sunday at Roadrunner Field.

April 20, 2013
BASEBALL EVENS SERIES WITH 12-1 VICTORY AT UTSA
Brennan Leitao allowed a single run in the first inning and the Sacramento State offense did its part in a 12-1 run-ruled game on Saturday at Roadrunner Field.

April 19, 2013
UTSA PULLS AWAY LATE TO WIN FIRST GAME OF SERIES
UTSA scored the final seven runs of the game to capture the first game of a Western Athletic conference baseball series, 7-2, over Sacramento State on Friday night.

April 18, 2013
BASEBALL RETURNS TO TEXAS TO PLAY UTSA IN WAC SERIES
One of the hottest teams in the Western Athletic Conference, the Sacramento State baseball team will look to continue its recent surge when it plays a three-game series at UTSA beginning on Friday.

April 14, 2013
LUKES' TRIPLE HELPS BASEBALL TO SERIES VICTORY AT NEW MEXICO STATE
Nathan Lukes' bases-loaded triple kick started Sacramento State's four-run seventh inning and lifted the team to a 6-4 victory at New Mexico State on Sunday afternoon.

April 13, 2013
BASEBALL CRUSHES NEW MEXICO STATE, 16-4, IN RUN RULE GAME
Sacramento State pounded out 18 hits, including 11 from the top four of the lineup to cruise to a 16-4 seven-inning run rule shortened game on Saturday night at Presley Askew Field.

April 12, 2013
DEFENSE FALTERS IN BASEBALL'S 5-4 LOSS AT NEW MEXICO STATE
Tanner Rust’s bases loaded single in the ninth inning drove in the winning run to give New Mexico State a 5-4 win over Sacramento State in the first game of the series on Friday night.

April 11, 2013
BASEBALL TAKES FOUR GAME WIN STREAK TO NEW MEXICO STATE
Winners of four straight and six of their last seven games, the Sacramento State baseball team will travel to New Mexico State to face the Aggies in a three-game Western Athletic Conference series.

April 9, 2013
BASEBALL RECORDS HISTORIC SHUTOUT IN 7-0 WIN OVER SIMPSON
David Del Grande drove in a career high four runs and Chris Lewis continued his torrid pace with three hits to lift Sacramento State to a 7-0 win over Simpson on Tuesday at John Smith Field.

April 7, 2013
LEITAO'S GEM, DEFENSE HELP BASEBALL COMPLETE SWEEP OF TEXAS STATE WITH 1-0 VICTORY
Brennan Leitao threw 8-plus innings and allowed just three hits and the Hornet defense made plays in the clutch to lift Sacramento State to a 1-0 win over Texas State on Sunday at John Smith Field.

April 7, 2013
Baseball vs. Texas State
Check out how the Hornets capped the sweep against Texas State on Sunday.

April 6, 2013
LEWIS, HIGLEY, POWER BASEBALL TO 7-5 WIN OVER TEXAS STATE
Chris Lewis went 4-for-4 and Justin Higley hit a three-run home run as Sacramento State clinched the series against Texas State with a 7-5 victory on Saturday at John Smith Field.

April 5, 2013
BASEBALL BOUNCES BACK BY BEATING BOBCATS, 3-2
Sacramento State scored all its runs in the third inning but it proved to be enough in a 3-2 win over Texas State on Friday at John Smith Field.

April 4, 2013
BASEBALL HOSTS TEXAS STATE FOR WAC SERIES
After splitting a pair of midweek games, the Sacramento State baseball team returns to Western Athletic Conference play to host Texas State in a three-game series at John Smith Field.

April 3, 2013
BASEBALL DROPS 8-4 DECISION TO SAN FRANCISCO
Uncharacteristically sloppy defense led to four unearned runs as Sacramento State fell to San Francisco, 8-4, in a non-league game on Wednesday at John Smith Field.

April 2, 2013
BASEBALL EARNS SECOND WIN OVER UC DAVIS THIS SEASON
Nathan Lukes went 3-for-4 and Sacramento State overcame a three-run deficit to defeat UC Davis, 6-4, on Tuesday at John Smith Field. The victory was the second by the Hornets this season over the Aggies in the ScholarShare Causeway series.

March 30, 2013
OFFENSE ERUPTS IN 11-7 BASEBALL VICTORY OVER DALLAS BAPTIST
Justin Higley collected three of Sacramento State's 13 hits, including a three-run home run in the ninth inning to help Sacramento State to an 11-7 win over Dallas Baptist on Saturday at Horner Ballpark.

March 29, 2013
DALLAS BAPTIST PULLS AWAY LATE FOR 6-3 WIN OVER BASEBALL
Dallas Baptist scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a tie and withheld a bases loaded jam in the ninth inning to record a 6-3 victory over Sacramento State on Friday at Horner Ballpark.

March 28, 2013
BASEBALL DROPS FIRST GAME OF SERIES AT DALLAS BAPTIST
Dallas Baptist scored five runs in the second inning and recorded a 10-0 win over Sacramento State in a run-ruled shortened seven inning game on Thursday at Horner Ballpark.

March 27, 2013
BASEBALL TAKES FIRST TRIP TO DALLAS BAPTIST FOR THREE-GAME SERIES
After a pair of tough losses, the Sacramento State baseball team will return to Western Athletic Conference play when it travels to Texas to take on Dallas Baptist in a three-game series which starts on Thursday.

March 26, 2013
FRESNO STATE RALLIES FOR 3-2 VICTORY OVER BASEBALL AT RALEY FIELD
Fresno State scored an unearned run in the top of the ninth inning to claim a 3-2 win over Sacramento State on Tuesday in front of 1,212 at Raley Field.

March 25, 2013
BASEBALL MEETS FRESNO STATE AT RALEY FIELD
Sacramento State will welcome a familiar foe for a non-league game on Tuesday as Fresno State will meet the Hornets at Raley Field. First pitch will come at 6 p.m.

March 24, 2013
BASEBALL FALLS IN EXTRA INNINGS, 6-3, IN FINAL GAME AGAINST CSU BAKERSFIELD
Cael Brockmeyer’s three run home run in the 10th inning broke open a tie game as CSU Bakersfield came from behind to defeat Sacramento State 6-3 in the rubber match of the Western Athletic Conference series at John Smith Field.

March 23, 2013
BASEBALL EVENS SERIES WITH CSU BAKERSFIELD FOLLOWING 5-0 VICTORY
Sophomore Brennan Leitao threw seven innings of shutout baseball to help Sacramento State to a 5-0 win over CSU Bakersfield in the second game of a Western Athletic Conference series on Saturday at John Smith Field.

March 22, 2013
BASEBALL DROPS FIRST GAME OF SERIES TO CSU BAKERSFIELD, 4-2
Andrew Ayers went 3-for-3 and also walked but the Sacramento State baseball team fell short to CSU Bakersfield, 4-2, on Friday at John Smith Field.

March 21, 2013
BASEBALL BEGINS WAC PLAY AT HOME AGAINST CSU BAKERSFIELD ON FRIDAY
Sacramento State opens a four-game homestand and Western Athletic Conference play on Friday with a three-game set against CSU Bakersfield at John Smith Field.

March 19, 2013
BASEBALL RALLIES FOR 9-7 WIN AT SAINT MARY'S
Five Sacramento State relievers combined to allow just one earned run in 8.1 innings of work and the Hornets were able to overcome a 6-2 deficit en route to a 9-7 win on Tuesday at Saint Mary's.

March 17, 2013
BASEBALL BLASTS UCSB IN 13-7 VICTORY
The Sacramento State baseball team scored eight runs in a big first inning and defeated UC Santa Barbara, 13-7, on Sunday afternoon in the finale of a three-game series at Cesar Uyesaka Stadium.

March 16, 2013
BASEBALL CLIPPED LATE AT UC SANTA BARBARA
UC Santa Barbara broke a tie with a single run in the eighth inning and defeated the Sacramento State baseball team, 5-4, for the second straight day in a non-conference game at Cesar Uyesaka Stadium.

March 15, 2013
BASEBALL BLANKED IN UCSB SERIES OPENER
UC Santa Barbara starting pitcher Austin Pettibone allowed just four hits in a shutout performance and the Sacramento State baseball team lost, 5-0, in the opening game of a three-game series with the Gauchos.

March 14, 2013
BASEBALL VISITS UC SANTA BARBARA THIS WEEKEND
Winners in eight of its last 10 games, the Hornets will play a three game series at Cesar Uyesaka Stadium.

March 12, 2013
BIG SIXTH INNING LEADS BASEBALL TO SHUTOUT WIN, 10-0, AT SAINT MARY’S
Hornets score eight runs in the sixth inning to defeat the Gaels.

March 11, 2013
BASEBALL FIVE-GAME TICKET PLAN AVAILABLE
Limited time offer starts at $25.

March 10, 2013
BASEBALL MASHES THREE HOME RUNS IN SERIES-CLINCHING WIN OVER CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE
Soto leads charge with 4-for-4 performance.

March 9, 2013
CSUN'S BIG INNING DOOMS BASEBALL IN 5-3 LOSS
Cal State Northridge scored four runs in a big eighth inning and handed the Sacramento State baseball team just its second loss in the last eight games, 5-3, on Saturday afternoon at John Smith Field.

March 8, 2013
BASEBALL CONTINUES HOT STREAK WITH WALK-OFF WIN OVER CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE
Del Grande's single in the ninth gives Hornets 4-3 victory/

March 7, 2013
RED-HOT BASEBALL HOSTS CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE THIS WEEKEND FOR THREE-GAME SET
Hornets look to extend winning streak against Matadors.

March 5, 2013
BASEBALL CRUSHES RIVAL UC DAVIS, 14-0
Hornets pound out 20 hits, eight for extra bases, en route to another shutout.

March 3, 2013
OFFENSE ERUPTS IN BASEBALL’S 10-3 SERIES-CLINCHING WIN OVER UTAH VALLEY
Six extra base hits help Hornets defeat Wolverines.

March 1, 2013
NICHOLS’ STRONG OUTING LEADS BASEBALL TO 1-0 VICTORY OVER UTAH VALLEY
The sophomore allowed four hits in 7.1 scoreless innings of work.

February 28, 2013
BASEBALL HOSTS UTAH VALLEY THIS WEEKEND
Hornets conclude homestand with three-game set against Wolverines.

February 26, 2013
PITCHING LEADS BASEBALL TO 4-1 WIN VS. NEVADA
The Sacramento State baseball team’s four pitchers allowed just one unearned run on five hits in a 4-1 victory over Nevada on Tuesday afternoon at John Smith Field.

February 25, 2013
BASEBALL HOSTS NEVADA ON TUESDAY
Team welcomes former Western Athletic Conference rival for midweek matchup.

February 24, 2013
BASEBALL SPLITS SERIES WITH 7-4 WIN OVER UC RIVERSIDE IN FINALE
Hornets convert six UCR errors into five unearned runs in victory.

February 23, 2013
BASEBALL SPLITS DOUBLEHEADER WITH HIGHLANDERS
Hornets win first game, 4-3, before falling, 7-6 in nightcap.

February 22, 2013
BASEBALL DROPS HOME OPENER, 2-1, TO UC RIVERSIDE
Offense limited to one run to spoil Mendonca's performance.

February 21, 2013
BASEBALL HOSTS UC RIVERSIDE IN FOUR-GAME HOME-OPENING SERIES THIS WEEKEND
Hornets and Highlanders to play doubleheader on Saturday.

February 17, 2013
BASEBALL BLASTS TWO HOME RUNS BUT DROPS RUBBER MATCH AT TEXAS
Lewis and Del Grande each homer in 6-3 loss to Longhorns.

February 16, 2013
LEITAO'S GEM LEADS BASEBALL TO WIN AT TEXAS
Sophomore allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings.

February 15, 2013
BASEBALL’S FURIOUS RALLY COMES UP JUST SHORT IN SEASON OPENER AT TEXAS
Hornets plate five runs in eighth inning in opener at Texas.

February 11, 2013
BASEBALL OPENS 2013 SEASON AT TEXAS
Hornets and Longhorns meet for the first time in school history.

February 4, 2013
Last Chance for Baseball Season Tickets
With its first home game at John Smith Field just 18 days away and the season opener at Texas on Feb. 15 right around the corner, the time to purchase season tickets for Sacramento State baseball is now.

December 14, 2012
Baseball Adds Four in Early Signing Peroid
The Sacramento State baseball program has signed four high school student-athletes to National Letters of Intent in the early signing period, head coach Reggie Christiansen announced.

December 8, 2012
Baseball Announces Details for Third Annual Diamond Dinner
Keynote speakers Cal Boyes and Tim Wheeler, plus the hall of fame induction of former head coach John Smith, headline this year's third annual Sacramento State baseball Diamond Dinner, head coach Reggie Christiansen announced

September 6, 2012
Series at Texas, Night Game at Raley Field Highlight 2013 Baseball Schedule
A season-opening series at Texas and a night game against Fresno State at Raley Field highlight Sacramento State baseball’s 2013 schedule, head coach Reggie Christiansen announced on Thursday.

August 13, 2012
Nichols Earns Summer League Honor
Sacramento State pitcher Ty Nichols earned second team all-league recognition from the Horizon Air Summer Series while playing for the Marysville Gold Sox, the summer league announced.

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