SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State (30-18, 15-6 WAC) embarks on its final road trip of the regular season as the Hornets travel to Orem, Utah, to face the Utah Valley Wolverines (11-35, 7-14). It is the final road conference series for Sacramento State as they continue to battle for the Western Athletic Conference's regular season title. Including the Hornets, four different teams in the WAC all still have a chance to claim the conference's number one spot before the conference tournament.
How To Watch
Vs. Saint Mary's Gaels
John Smith Field // Sacramento, Calif.
Tuesday, May 14 // 7:00 p.m. PT
Eight Straight 30+ Sacramento State's 4-3 win Tuesday night over Nevada was the 30th of the season for the Hornets, giving the team its eighth consecutive season with 30 or more wins. The streak is the program's longest since nine straight such seasons from 1985 - 1993.
California Leaders Sacramento State entered the 2019 campaign as one of just two Div. I programs in California with 30+ wins in each of the last seven seasons. The other - Cal State Fullerton - is unlikely to reach the 30-win milestone this year.
Best In The West Since the start of the 2012 season, Sacramento State's 265 total wins are the sixth most among Div. I programs in the state of California.
Around the Horn
9: Pitches for Stone Churby, who threw an immaculate inning Tuesday vs. Nevada.
12: Come-from-behind wins this season for the Hornets, including seven when trailing after five.
1: Div. I program in California with 30+ wins in each season since the start of 2012.
About Last Game
Sacramento State rallied late to come from behind yet again, defeating the visiting Nevada Wolf Pack, 4-3, at John Smith Field. Dylan McPhillips had a big two-run base hit to tie the game at three and it was Trevor Doyle who put his team on top with a sacrifice fly, scoring McPhillips.
On the mound, the Hornets used nine pitchers in nine innings in the midweek matchup. Stone Churby threw an immaculate eighth inning for the Hornets and picked up his first win of the year for the effort. Tanner Dalton recorded his team-leading fifth save.
Watching The WAC
With just two weekends of league play remaining, the Hornets find themselves in a three-way tie atop the Western Athletic Conference standings with a 15-7 league mark. Sacramento State is tied with New Mexico State and UTRGV.
Behind them, Grand Canyon and Cal Baptist are just one game back, tied for fourth in the conference with 14-7 records. Sacramento State has played all of those teams except for Grand Canyon, who the Hornets host next weekend for the regular season's final series.
Four of the six spots in the upcoming WAC Baseball Tournament have been secured as NM State, UT Rio Grande Valley, Sacramento State and Grand Canyon have all clinched a trip to Hohokam Stadium. All four teams, plus Cal Baptist, are in the running for the regular season title with two weeks left, although CBU is not eligible for the tournament due to the transition to Division I.
With Tuesday night's win, the Hornets improved to 30-18 overall this season and secured their eighth consecutive 30-win season.
The eight-season streak with 30 or more wins is the second longest in Sacramento State baseball program history. The program's longest streak was nine seasons from 1985-1993.
Sacramento State and Cal State Fullerton are the only two Div. I programs to have won 30 games each season since the start of 2012. With the Titans unlikely to reach 30 wins this year, the Hornets will be California's only Div. I program with 30+ wins in each season since the start of 2012.
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