SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State (12-7) continues its season-long homestand with a midweek meeting against San Jose State (12-7) tonight at John Smith Field. First pitch is set for 5 pm. The Hornets are coming off back-to-back sweeps and are currently riding a season-best eight-game win streak.
How To Watch
vs. UT Rio Grande Valley
John Smith Field // Sacramento, Calif.
Friday, March 22 - Sunday, March 24
First in the Nation Sacramento State leads the NCAA in both strikeout-to-walk ratio (5.29) and walks-allowed-per-nine innings (1.84). Hornets pitchers have struck out 180 batters in 166.0 innings (9.76 K/9) this season and have walked just 34 batters.
Schedule Change Due to incoming rain late Tuesday night, Sacramento State and San Jose State have moved Tuesday's game up to a 5pm PT first pitch (originally 7 pm PT).
Winning Streak Sacramento State was won eight straight games going back to March 8. During the streak, the Hornets are hitting . 274 and averaging over seven runs per game (7.1). The pitching staff is holding opponents to fewer than two runs per game (1.8) with a 1.50 ERA.
Around The Horn
8: Straight wins for the Hornets, their longest streak since winning eight during the 2017 season.
2: Categories in which Sacramento State leads the nation: Walks-Per-Nine and Strikeout-to-Walk ratio.
3: Qualified pitchers in the nation with zero walks this season. Freshman Travis Adams is one.
About Last Series
Sacramento State swept the visiting Rider Broncs in a three-game weekend set last Friday through Sunday. The Hornets came from behind on Friday, winning 5-4, before rolling to 6-3 and 7-0 wins Saturday and Sunday.
The Hornets had their best hitting series of the season so far, batting .307 with a .394 OBP over the three games. Keith Torres hit a team-high .400 while Bronson Grubbs collected a weekend-best four RBIs. Travis Adams picked up his first career win with six innings of one-run ball on Saturday while Scott Randall was brilliant on Sunday, throwing eight shutout innings and allowing just two hits.
Sacramento State has won eight straight games, its longest streak of the season and longest since winning eight straight from May 14 - 27 at the end of the 2017 season. The Hornets also won eight straight in 2015 (5/1-5/14). Under head coach Reggie Christiansen, Sacramento State's longest win streak is 12, a feat they achieved from March 18 through April 6 of the 2014 season.
During the team's current eight-game win streak, the Hornets are batting .274 and averaging better than seven runs per game. The pitching staff owns an incredible 1.50 ERA during that stretch, as well as a 6.64 strikeout-to-walk ratio (73 Ks, 11 BBs) and a 9.13 strikeout-per-nine-innings (73 Ks, 72 IPs).
- For complete notes vs. San Jose State, CLICK HERE. -