2014 Softball News
August 22, 2014
SOFTBALL ASSISTANT NICHOLE WILLIS NAMED TO USA BASEBALL WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM
Sacramento State assistant softball coach Nichole Willis learned yesterday she was one of 20 players selected to compete for the USA Women’s Baseball National Team.
July 17, 2014
KATHY STRAHAN TO BE INDUCTED INTO MICHIGAN STATE'S HALL OF FAME
Already a member of three different Hall of Fames, Kathy Strahan will be inducted into the Michigan State Hall of Fame on Sept. 18.
July 15, 2014
GIALKETSIS LEADS GREECE TO BRONZE AT THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Nikki Gialketsis helped lead Greece to a bronze medal at the European Championship Softball Under-22 Tournament.
June 30, 2014
HORNET STUDENT-ATHLETES COMBINE FOR 36 SPRING ACADEMIC HONORS
Eight Sacramento State spring teams have combined for 36 conference all-academic honors in the sports of women’s golf, softball, baseball, rowing, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field.
June 26, 2014
LORI PEREZ SHEDS INTERIM LABEL, NAMED HEAD SOFTBALL COACH
Lori Perez had the interim tag removed today and was named the program’s permanent head coach.
June 25, 2014
SOFTBALL'S MARGULIES SELECTED TO PLAY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
First baseman Sasha Margulies was selected to represent the United States at the annual Prague Softball Tournament in the Czech Republic.
May 15, 2014
BROOKS RECEIVES SECOND TEAM ALL-PACIFIC REGION HONORS
Caitlin Brooks was the recipient of second team all-Pacific Region honors, it was announced today by the NFCA today.
May 9, 2014
ONE OUT SHY OF A NO-HITTER, BROOKS THROWS 1-HIT SHUTOUT AS SOFTBALL ADVANCES
Caitlin Brooks was out away from her first career no-hitter before settling for a one-hit shutout in the Hornets’ 4-0 victory over Northern Colorado
May 9, 2014
SOFTBALL’S SEASON COMES TO AN END WITH 10-7 LOSS TO IDAHO STATE
In a game that featured a combined 17 runs and 22 hits, Idaho State was able to outlast Sacramento State, 10-7.
May 8, 2014
SOFTBALL FALLS TO SOUTHERN UTAH, 5-2, IN FIRST ROUND OF BIG SKY TOURNEY
Kadi Henderson and Lyndsey Healey both had a pair of RBIs to lead Southern Utah to a 5-2 victory over Sacramento State.
May 7, 2014
SOFTBALL OPENS BIG SKY TOURNAMENT PLAY THURSDAY IN IDAHO
Sacramento State (24-19, 12-4) is one of four teams that qualified for this week’s Big Sky Conference Softball Championship from the seven-member league.
May 7, 2014
A SCHOOL-RECORD 11 SOFTBALL PLAYERS RECEIVE ALL-BIG SKY RECOGNITION
A school-record 11 members of the Sacramento State softball program received some form of all-Big Sky Conference recognition today.
April 28, 2014
BROOKS NAMED BIG SKY PITCHER OF THE WEEK FOR THIRD TIME THIS MONTH
Pitcher Caitlin Brooks was named the Big Sky Conference’s co-Pitcher of the Week today, marking the third time in four weeks the right-hander has received the weekly honor.
April 26, 2014
SOFTBALL FINALE AT WEBER STATE CANCELED, STILL HAVE A SHOT TO WIN LEAGUE
Due to rains that swept through the Ogden area overnight and continued into the morning, today’s softball game between Sacramento State and Weber State has been canceled.
April 25, 2014
SOFTBALL SWEEPS WEBER STATE, NOW 12-4 IN CONFERENCE PLAY
Sacramento State swept a doubleheader at Weber State today by 11-1 and 4-3 scores.
April 24, 2014
SOFTBALL TO PLAY HUGE THREE-GAME SERIES AT WEBER STATE
Sacramento State (22-19, 10-4) embarks upon its final games of the regular season as the Hornets will travel to Ogden, Utah, to take on Weber State in a Big Sky Conference three-game series on Friday and Saturday.
April 23, 2014
SOFTBALL FALLS TO CAL IN FINAL NON-CONFERENCE GAME
Cal’s Cheyenne Cordes and Jordan Wallace combined for four hits and five RBIs, and Stephanie Trzcinski tossed a four-hit shutout to lead the Golden Bears to an 8-0 victory over Sacramento State
April 21, 2014
BROOKS NAMED BIG SKY PITCHER OF THE WEEK FOR THIRD TIME THIS YEAR
Junior pitcher Caitlin Brooks received Big Sky Conference Pitcher of the Week honors for the third time this season, and eighth time in her career.
April 19, 2014
SOFTBALL SWEEPS PORTLAND STATE, JUST A HALF GAME BACK OF FIRST PLACE
Freshman Alexis Martinez’s RBI-single in the sixth inning broke a 2-2 tie and helped deliver Sacramento State’s 3-2 victory over Portland State
April 18, 2014
GEMS FROM STROUD AND BROOKS LEAD SOFTBALL TO SWEEP OF PORTLAND STATE
Sacramento State right-handers Taylor Stroud and Caitlin Brooks combined to allow eight hits and no earned runs in 14.0 inning to lead the Hornets to a sweep of Portland State.
April 17, 2014
SOFTBALL PLAYS ITS FINAL REGULAR SEASON HOME GAMES THIS WEEK
With two weeks remaining in the regular season, the Sacramento State softball squad will embark upon its final regular season home games this week against Portland State.
April 16, 2014
SOFTBALL SIGNS PLEASANT GROVE HIGH SCHOOL PITCHER CELINA MATTHIAS
Sacramento State head softball coach Lori Perez announced today that Pleasant Grove High School pitcher Celina Matthias has signed a National Letter of Intent,
April 12, 2014
SOFTBALL DROPS HEARTBREAKER TO IDAHO STATE, FALLS INTO SECOND PLACE
Idaho State’s Terah Blackwell hit a one-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the Bengals a 3-2 lead and ISU hung on to win.
April 11, 2014
SOFTBALL SPLITS A DOUBLEHEADER AT IDAHO STATE
Sacramento State and Idaho State split a Big Sky Conference doubleheader today.
April 8, 2014
MARGULIES LEADS SOFTBALL TO 9-5 VICTORY AT PACIFIC
Sasha Margulies went 4-for-4 to lead a 14-hit attack as Sacramento State defeated Pacific, 9-5.
April 7, 2014
BROOKS RECEIVES SEVENTH CAREER BIG SKY PITCHER OF THE WEEK AWARD
Caitlin Brooks was named the Big Sky Conference Pitcher of the Week after picking up a complete-game victory against Northern Colorado.
April 7, 2014
SOFTBALL CONCLUDES ROAD TRIP THIS WEEK AT PACIFIC AND IDAHO STATE
Sacramento State (17-16, 6-2) wraps up a seven-game road trip this week with four games this week.
April 5, 2014
SOFTBALL FALLS TO NORTHERN COLORADO, NOW IN A TIE FOR FIRST PLACE
Northern Colorado had eight runs and 13 hits on the way to an 8-1 victory over Sacramento State
April 4, 2014
SOFTBALL POUNDS OUT 19 RUNS AND 31 HITS IN SWEEP OF NORTHERN COLORADO
Sacramento State’s offense combined for 19 runs and 31 hits in a pair of mercy-rule shortened victories today over Northern Colorado.
April 3, 2014
SOFTBALL TRAVELS TO NORTHERN COLORADO FOR FIRST PLACE SHOWDOWN
The Sacramento State softball squad will hit the road for the first time in three weeks when the team travels to Northern Colorado for a three-game series on Friday and Saturday.
March 29, 2014
RAIN CANCELS TODAY'S SOFTBALL GAME VS. SOUTHERN UTAH
Due to inclement weather that has swept through Sacramento, today's home softball game against Southern Utah has been canceled.
March 29, 2014
RAIN CANCELS TODAY'S SOFTBALL GAME VS. SOUTHERN UTAH
Due to inclement weather that has swept through the Sacramento area, today's home softball game against Southern Utah has been canceled.
March 28, 2014
SOFTBALL SPLITS HOME DOUBLEHEADER WITH SOUTHERN UTAH
Sacramento State combined to score 10 runs on 18 hits as the Hornets split a Big Sky Conference softball doubleheader with Southern Utah on Friday afternoon at Shea Stadium.
March 26, 2014
SOFTBALL’S GAME TODAY AT CAL POSTPONED BECAUSE OF RAIN
Due to rains that swept through the Bay Area overnight, Sacramento State’s softball game at Cal has been postponed.
March 25, 2014
SOFTBALL PLAYS AT CAL WEDNESDAY, HOSTS SOUTHERN UTAH FOR THREE
Winners of four straight, and six of its last seven games, Sacramento State (14-14, 3-0) plays four times this week.
March 24, 2014
YERBY RECIPIENT OF BIG SKY PITCHER OF THE WEEK HONORS
Kaitlyn Yerby was named the Big Sky Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week today after helping Sacramento State to a 4-1 record.
March 22, 2014
SOFTBALL COMPLETES 3-GAME SWEEP OF NORTH DAKOTA WITH 9-0 WIN
All nine Hornet starters had at least one hit and right-hander Taylor Stroud tossed a two-hit shutout to lead Sacramento State to a 9-0 victory over North Dakota.
March 21, 2014
SOFTBALL COMBINES FOR 20 HITS IN DOUBLEHEADER SWEEP OF NORTH DAKOTA
Sacramento State’s offense combined for 11 runs and 20 hits in a Big Sky Conference softball doubleheader sweep of North Dakota on Friday afternoon at Shea Stadium.
March 18, 2014
YERBY THROWS A SIX-HIT SHUTOUT, SOFTBALL SPLITS WITH PRINCETON
Kaitlyn Yerby threw a six-hit shutout to highlight Sacramento State’s 4-0 victory over Princeton in the second game of today's doubleheader
March 17, 2014
SOFTBALL PLAYS FIVE HOME GAMES, BREAST CANCER AWARENESS ON FRIDAY
Sacramento State continues its eight-game homestand this week with five more contests at Shea Stadium.
March 16, 2014
HARTMAN IMPRESSIVE AGAIN, WALK-OFF ERROR GIVES SOFTBALL A 2-1 WIN
A throwing error by CSU Bakersfield catcher Ashley Carter with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning allowed Sacramento State to score the game-winning run in a 2-1 win over the Roadrunners
March 16, 2014
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM SOFTBALL'S WIN OVER CSU BAKERSFIELD
Video highlights from the Hornets' win over CSU Bakersfield, and Lindy Winkler's jersey retirement ceremony, as well as interviews with Winkler, head coach Lori Perez and right-hander Jennifer Hartman
March 15, 2014
HARTMAN’S GEM HIGHLIGHTS SOFTBALL’S SPLIT WITH CSU BAKERSFIELD
Sophomore Jennifer Hartman allowed two hits and an unearned run to lead Sacramento State to a 2-1 victory over CSU Bakersfield in the second game of today's doubleheader.
March 12, 2014
SOFTBALL DROPS A PAIR OF GAMES AT NEVADA
Nevada combined for 13 runs and 12 hits in two games as the Wolf Pack swept a doubleheader from Sacramento State.
March 11, 2014
LINDY WINKLER’S #3 TO BE RETIRED BY SOFTBALL ON SATURDAY
Former Sacramento State softball standout and All-American Lindy Winkler will have her number (No. 3) retired in between the first and second games of the Hornets’ doubleheader against CSU Bakersfield on Saturday, March 15.
March 9, 2014
SOFTBALL CONCLUDES TOURNAMENT WITH 6-2 LOSS TO CAL POLY
Cal Poly’s Sierra Hyland allowed no earned runs over five innings and Breana West hit a three-run homer to lead the Mustangs to a 3-0 victory over Sacramento State.
March 8, 2014
SOFTBALL DROPS A PAIR ON THE SECOND DAY OF THE MUSTANG CLASSIC
Sacramento State dropped a pair of games on the second day of the Mustang Softball Classic Saturday evening at Bob Janssen Field.
March 7, 2014
SOFTBALL SPLITS A PAIR OF GAMES IN FIRST DAY OF THE MUSTANG CLASSIC
Sacramento State split a pair of games in the first day of the Mustang Softball Classic on Friday morning at Bob Janssen Field.
March 4, 2014
SOFTBALL WINS ITS HOME OPENER OVER UC DAVIS, 5-0
Junior Caitlin Brooks tossed an eight-hit shutout and five different Hornets collected RBIs as Sacramento State defeated UC Davis, 5-0.
March 4, 2014
HIGHLIGHTS AND INTERVIEWS FROM SOFTBALL'S WIN OVER UC DAVIS
Highlights of the Hornets' 5-0 win over UC Davis, as well as interviews with head coach Lori Perez and junior pitcher Caitlin Brooks.
March 3, 2014
SOFTBALL TO PLAY HOME OPENER TUESDAY VS. UC DAVIS
After 12 games, Sacramento State will finally open its home portion of the schedule on Tuesday when the team hosts UC Davis for a single game at 1:30 p.m.
March 2, 2014
LEADING 9-2 OVER BOISE STATE, UNLUCKY SOFTBALL SEES RAIN CANCEL THE GAME
Leading, 9-2, over Boise State in the bottom of the second inning, the Sacramento State softball squad had its game cancelled after heavy rains made Cottrell Field unplayable.
March 1, 2014
SOFTBALL SPLITS A PAIR OF GAMES IN THE FIRST DAY OF THE GAEL CLASSIC
Shelby Johnston combined for four hits, and Caitlin Books pitched a gem against Boise State as Sacramento State split its first two games of the Gael Softball Classic
February 27, 2014
WINNERS OF FIVE OF THE LAST SEVEN, SOFTBALL TRAVELS TO MORAGA THIS WEEK
Winners of five of the last seven games, the Sacramento State softball squad (5-5) is back in action this weekend at the Gael Classic in Moraga.
February 25, 2014
BROOKS EARNS BIG SKY SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
For the first time this season, and sixth time of her career, Sacramento State pitcher Caitlin Brooks was named the Big Sky Conference’s Pitcher of the Week.
February 23, 2014
BROOKS’ SHUTOUT AND 7-RUN INNING LEAD SOFTBALL TO 7-0 WIN VS. SAN DIEGO
Caitlin Brooks tossed a three-hit shutout and Sacramento State used a seven-run fourth inning to propel the Hornets to a 7-0 victory over San Diego.
February 22, 2014
STROUD’S GEM LEADS SOFTBALL TO SPLIT IN SECOND DAY OF BRONCO CLASSIC
The Hornets split a pair of games Saturday, highlighted by Taylor Stroud's five-hit shutout of Iowa State.
February 21, 2014
BROOKS’ 10 STRIKEOUTS LEADS SOFTBALL TO 3-1 WIN OVER SANTA CLARA
Caitlin Brooks allowed one unearned run while walking none and striking out a season-high 10 batters as the Hornets defeated Santa Clara, 3-1
February 20, 2014
SOFTBALL PLAYS FOUR GAMES OVER THREE DAYS IN SANTA CLARA
The Sacramento State softball squad enters its second week of the young season where the team will compete in this week’s Santa Clara Marriott Bronco Classic.
February 16, 2014
SOFTBALL STRANDS 10 RUNNERS IN 1-0 LOSS TO UC RIVERSIDE
UC Riverside’s Ashley Ercolano tossed a seven-hit shutout and an RBI-single from Dionne Anderson proved to be the difference in the Highlanders’ 1-0 win over Sacramento State.
February 15, 2014
SOFTBALL POUNDS OUT 11 RUNS AND 15 HITS IN VICTORY OVER CSU BAKERSFIELD
Eight different Hornets had at least one hit, including three apiece from Nicole Clark and Kortney Solis, as Sacramento State defeated CSU Bakersfield, 11-6.
February 15, 2014
SOFTBALL MERCY RULES UC RIVERSIDE, 9-1
Sacramento State pounded out nine runs and 12 hits, and mercy ruled UC Riverside, 9-1, in five innings.
February 14, 2014
DEFENSE HURTS SOFTBALL IN 3-2 EXTRA INNING LOSS TO UC SANTA BARBARA
UC Santa Barbara’s Arianna Palomares’ walkoff sacrifice fly drove home Stacy Cavazos with the winning run in the eighth inning of the Gauchos’ 3-2 victory over Sacramento State.
February 14, 2014
SOFTBALL FALLS AT FRESNO STATE, 5-1
Michelle Solomon had a pair of home runs and three RBIs to lead host Fresno State to a 5-1 victory over Sacramento State.
February 12, 2014
SOFTBALL DROPS SEASON OPENER AT UC DAVIS, 1-0
UC Davis pitchers Dana Cruse (5.0 ip) and Leah Munden (2.0 ip) combined for a three-hit shutout as the Aggies defeated Sacramento State, 1-0.
February 11, 2014
SOFTBALL OPENS SEASON WEDNESDAY AT UC DAVIS
After the team’s original season opener at Pacific over the weekend was postponed because of rain, the Sacramento State softball squad will open 2014 on the road Wednesday at UC Davis.
February 8, 2014
SOFTBALL’S SEASON OPENER AT PACIFIC POSTPONED, RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 8
The Sacramento State softball program’s season opener at Pacific, which was scheduled for today at noon, has been postponed because of inclement weather.
February 5, 2014
2014 SOFTBALL SEASON OUTLOOK
For the first time in 22 years, Sacramento State will begin the season with a new head coach. The team also enters 2014 with a number of other new amenities.
January 23, 2014
SOFTBALL TO GET A FRESH LOOK IN 2014
The Sacramento State softball program will break out plenty of new bells and whistles for the 2014 season.
January 22, 2014
SOFTBALL AND SOCCER RECEIVE NEW SCOREBOARDS
The Sacramento State softball and soccer fields both received brand new Daktronics scoreboards over the weekend.
January 15, 2014
SOFTBALL SELECTED SECOND IN THE BIG SKY PRESEASON COACHES POLL
Sacramento State, which enters the 2014 season with a new head coach for the first time in over two decades, was picked to finish second in the Big Sky Conference preseason coaches poll
December 9, 2013
JANUARY PROSPECT CAMP FULL, ENROLLMENT STILL AVAILABLE FOR JANUARY HITTING & PITCHING CLINICS
Registration is still available for January Hitting and Pitching Clinics, but the January Prospect Clinic is now full.
November 15, 2013
SOFTBALL SIGNS LOCAL PRODUCTS HINTON, MALIGAD AND MARTIN
Sacramento State softball head coach Lori Perez announced the signing of three local high school seniors to National Letters of Intent today
November 5, 2013
2014 SOFTBALL SCHEDULE RELEASED
First-year head softball coach Lori Perez announced Sacramento State’s 2014 schedule today.
October 18, 2013
BLAIR AND HARTMAN BOTH RECIPIENTS OF NFCA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE ACCOLADES
Sacramento State softball’s Lauren Blair and Jennifer Hartman both received the Scholar-Athlete Award from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
August 28, 2013
WILLIS AND KAMINAKA HIRED AS SOFTBALL ASSISTANT COACHES
Exactly two weeks after becoming the head softball coach at Sacramento State, Lori Perez quickly completed her coaching staff by hiring assistants Nichole Willis and Danielle Kaminaka today.
August 14, 2013
LORI PEREZ NAMED INTERIM HEAD SOFTBALL COACH
Sacramento State Director of Athletics Terry Wanless announced today that Lori Perez has been named the interim head softball coach for the 2013-14 season.