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Hornet Baseball Notes at San Francisco, 4/30 (PDF)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - After returning home for a brief three-game weekend series, Sacramento State (27-16, 13-5 WAC) is back on the road for a Tuesday afternoon matchup at San Francisco (24-20, 12-9 WCC). First pitch at Benedetti Diamond on the campus of USF is set for 3:00 pm PT. 

How To Watch

at San Francisco Dons
Benedetti Diamond // San Francisco, Calif.
Tuesday, April 30
Watch: WCCSports.com/Watch
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Coming Up...

at Northern Colorado Bears
Jackson Field // Greeley, Colo.
Friday, May 3 - Sunday, May 4

Leading Off

Playing Them Close Two of last weekend's three games were decided by one run, with Sacramento State going 1-1 in those two games. For the season, the Hornets have played in 13 one-run games and are 9-4 in those games.   

Winning The Weekend Sacramento State's weekend series loss to New Mexico State was the team's first series loss since March 1-3 when the team dropped two of three at No. 3 UCLA. Sacramento State is 8-3 in weekend series wins this year.    

On The Road Again The Hornets' three-game weekend series was just a quick stop at home as the team heads back out for four more road games. Sacramento State just completed a nine-game road trip, as well. 

Around the Horn

3: Games separating the top five teams in the WAC with nine league games remaining.

6: Categories in which Sacramento State leads the WAC, including ERA, WHIP, and shutouts.

3: Wins away from Sacramento State's eighth consecutive 30-win season.

About Last Series

After a thrilling walkoff win over New Mexico State on Friday this past weekend, the Hornets dropped back-to-back games Saturday and Sunday as the Aggies took the series. 

Bronson Grubbs delivered the big hit in Friday's walkoff, lining a bases-clearing double with two outs and a full count to give the Hornets the 4-3 win. New Mexico State countered immediately, cruising to a 12-4 win in Saturday's middle game. Sunday was another nail-biter as the Hornets threatened to come from behind yet again, but left the tying and go-ahead runs on base multiple times in a 3-2 loss in the series finale. 

Keith Torres hit .500 (6-12) in the series and scored a team-high three runs. Scott Randall threw six innings on Friday, allowing just one unearned run. 

Wild Walkoff

Friday night's 4-3 walk-off win was Sacramento State's fifth walkoff of the season and the first in his career for Bronson Grubbs

The walkoff was the first this year in which the game-winning hit came with the Hornets trailing. The previous four walkoffs came with the game tied. 

Watching the WAC

With just three weekends of conference play remaining, the Sacramento State Hornets find themselves tied with New Mexico State for second in the league with a 13-5 WAC record. UTRGV, a team the Hornets took two of three from at home earlier this season, are first in the WAC at 14-4.

Cal Baptist and Grand Canyon, both 11-7 in league, are not far behind. In total, just three games separate the conference's top five teams with just nine games left on the WAC schedule. 

Midweek Matchup 

Tuesday's game at San Francisco is Sacramento State's ninth midweek matchup of the season. So far this year, the Hornets are 3-5 in midweek games, though they are 0-4 over the last four. 

All three of the Hornets' midweek wins have come at home this season (UC Davis, San Jose State, Cal) while all five midweek losses have come on the road. 

- For complete notes at San Francisco, CLICK HERE. -