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BASEBALL OPENS LONG HOME STRETCH WITH FOUR-GAME SET AGAINST TOWSON ON FRIDAY

BASEBALL OPENS LONG HOME STRETCH WITH FOUR-GAME SET AGAINST TOWSON ON FRIDAY

Hornets Baseball Series Notes (Complete) vs. Towson, 3/8 - PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State (4-7) opens a four-game weekend series against the Towson Tigers (1-6) on Friday, March 8 at John Smith Field. The four-game series will last just two days as the teams will play back-to-back doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday. Friday's twin bill starts at 2 pm while Saturday's begins at 3 pm. 

This weekend's series is the beginning of a stretch of 13 consecutive home games for the Hornets.

How To Watch

vs. Towson Tigers
John Smith Field // Sacramento, Calif.
Friday, March 8 - Saturday, March 9
Watch: WACDigitalNetwork.com
Listen: HornetSports.com/Radio
Live Stats: HornetStats.com

Coming Up...

vs. UC Davis Aggies
John Smith Field // Sacramento, Calif.
Tuesday, March 12

Leading Off

  • Sacramento State defeated No. 3 UCLA last Sunday, 2-1. The win was Sacramento State's third against a top-five ranked program under head coach Reggie Christiansen
  • In three games at No. 3 UCLA, Sacramento State pitchers combined for a 1.44 ERA, allowing just four earned runs over 25.0 innings of work. All three Hornets starters allowed just one run while Tanner Dalton threw four shutout innings in relief last Sunday.
  • Due to a combination of projected weather, travel arrangements, and Daylight Savings, the Hornets and Towson Tigers will now play back-to-back doubleheaders on Friday, 3/8 (2 pm) and Saturday, 3/9 (3 pm) with no game scheduled for Sunday. 

By The Numbers

13: Runs allowed by Hornets starters in 56.0 innings of work this season, a 2.09 ERA.

4.7: Strikeout-to-walk ratio for the Hornets, best in the WAC and 3rd in NCAA Div. I.

13: Consecutive home games for Sacramento State from March 8 through March 26.

About Last Game

Sacramento State stumbled in their first midweek meeting of the season this past Tuesday on the road at Saint Mary's, falling 10-1 to the Gaels. 

It was a staff day for the Hornets as they used six different pitchers against Saint Mary's. Left-hander Nick Tabura made his first career start for Sacramento State and was tagged with the loss despite allowing just one run over two innings. 

Matt Smith knocked in the Hornets only run of the afternoon with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. In total, the Hornets used 19 different players in the game - six pitchers and 13 position players.  

Schedule Shakeup 

Due to a combination of projected weather, travel arrangements, and Daylight Savings, the Hornets and Towson Tigers will now play back-to-back doubleheaders on Friday, 3/8 (2 pm) and Saturday, 3/9 (3 pm) with no game scheduled for Sunday. The two teams were originally scheduled to play one game Friday, two on Saturday, and the fourth and series finale on Sunday. 

Begin The Homestand 

Sacramento State starts a stretch of 13 straight home games with Friday's contest against Towson. The Hornets will not play on the road again until March 29. During their 13-game homestand, the Hornets will host Towson, UC Davis, Rider, San Jose State, UT Rio Grande Valley, and Cal.

Double Doubleheader

Sacramento State's Friday and Saturday's doubleheaders will be their third and fourth of the season. The Hornets swept both ends of their doubleheader vs. NDSU and split at #3 UCLA.

Last season, Sacramento State played two doubleheaders, splitting at Utah and winning both at home against Chicago State.

Defend The John

The Hornets are 3-2 at home so far this season. Over the last two seasons, the Hornets are 34-23 when playing at home. Under head coach Reggie Christiansen, the Hornets are 140-96 at John Smith Field. This year, 29 of Sacramento State's 56 scheduled games will be played at home.

- For complete notes vs. Towson, CLICK HERE. -