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Hornet Baseball Series Notes at Northern Colorado (PDF)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State (27-17, 13-5 WAC) resumes play this weekend with a three-game series on the road against WAC foe Northern Colorado (9-28, 5-13 WAC). All three games this weekend are day games and can be caught live online both on the WAC Digital Network and on HornetSports.com/radio. 

How To Watch

at Northern Colorado Bears
Jackson Field // Greeley, Colo.
Friday, May 3 - Sunday, May 4
Watch: WACDigitalNetwork.com
Listen: HornetSports.com/Radio
Live Stats: HornetSports.com

Coming Up...

vs. Nevada Wolfpack
John Smith Field // Sacramento, Calif.
Tuesday, May 7 // 7:00 pm PT

Leading Off

Playing Them Close Three of Sacramento State's last four games have been decided by one run, including Tuesday's road matchup at San Francisco. In those games, the Hornets are 1-2. For the season, however, Sacramento State is 9-5 in one run games. 

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. After playing 21 of their first 31 games at home, the Hornets play 16 of their final 24 games on the road. 

Winning the Weekend Sacramento State has won five of six conference series this season and eight of 11 weekend series overall this season.  

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 Game

Sacramento State dropped a heartbreaker on the road at San Francisco on Tuesday, giving up a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Dons came from behind to win, 3-2. 

Travis Adams had his best start in over a month,throwing five innings and allowing just one run on three hits. He struck out one and did not walk a batter as he settled for a no decision. Keith Torres led the Hornets at the plate, doing 3-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI, and a run scored. 

The Month That Was: April

Sacramento State closed out the month of April with a 9-8 record in 17 games. They spent most of the month on the road, going 4-2 at John Smith Field and 5-6 away from home. 

The Hornets offense hit .241 for the month and averaged exactly five runs on better than eight hits per game. Matt Smith paced the offense with a .400 average , a .662 slugging percentage, and a .474 OBP. He also hit a team-high four home runs. As a squad, the Hornets hit 12 home runs, their most in any single month this season. 

On the mound, Sacramento State faltered a bit after a brilliant March, and posted a 4.22 ERA while holding opponents to a .252 batting average. After five shutouts in March, the Hornets did not have one in April, and posted a season-low 2.2 K:BB ratio (they had a 4.3 K:BB mark in March).

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. 

Torres On a Tear

Sophomore infielder Keith Torres collected a team-high three hits on Tuesday, extending his current hitting streak to 12 games. The streak is a career-long for Torres, who hit safely in 10 straight games his freshman season. 

During the streak, Torres has five multi-hit games, including two three-hit games. He is hitting .380 with five doubles, eight runs scored, and six RBIs. He has a .466 OBP during that time. 

Adams At The Top (Again)

With five innings of work in Tuesday's midweek contest at San Francisco, Travis Adams again has enough innings pitched this season to qualify as an NCAA stat leader. The freshman right-hander leads the WAC in BB/9 (0.97) and in K:BB ratio (7.40).

- For complete notes vs. Northern Colorado, CLICK HERE. -