2014 SOFTBALL SCHEDULE
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- First-year head softball coach Lori Perez announced Sacramento State's 2014 schedule today.
The Hornets open the season on Saturday, Feb. 8, for a road doubleheader at Pacific and close the regular season with a three-game series at Weber State on April 25-26.
The Hornets do not open at home until Tuesday, March 4, when the team hosts Causeway rival UC Davis at 1:30 p.m. In fact, Sacramento State will play its first 15 games of the season away from home until that matchup with the Aggies.
Besides the opener at Pacific, the 15-game run away from home will also include a matchup at UC Davis (Feb. 12) and appearances at tournaments hosted by Fresno State, Santa Clara and Saint Mary's over a stretch of three straight weekends.
After the home opener against the Aggies on March 4, Sacramento State will play at a tournament hosted by Cal Poly and a doubleheader at Nevada on March 12. That amounts to 21 of the team's first 22 games away from home.
However, on March 15, the Hornets begin a stretch that will see the team play 11 of their next 12 games at Shea Stadium, including an eight-game homestand from March 15-22. The homestand will include a three-game series against CSU Bakersfield, a doubleheader against Princeton, and the team's Big Sky Conference opening three-game set against North Dakota on March 21-22.
After playing at Cal for a single game on March 26, the Hornets host conference rival Southern Utah on March 28-29. Other Big Sky series the rest of the way include three games on the road at Northern Colorado (April 4-5), Idaho State (April 11-12) and Weber State (April 25-26). The Hornets' final home series of the season will come against Portland State on April 18-19.
The Big Sky begins its second year of softball and will, once again, have seven teams in the league. The top four squads advance to the Big Sky Championship, which will take place May 8-10 at the home of the regular season champion. Sacramento State was the No. 4 seed at last season's tournament hosted by Idaho State.
The Hornets return 16 players from last season's team which finished 22-22 overall and 7-8 in the Big Sky. Among those 16 returners are seven players that started more than 20 games, not to mention the entire pitching staff. That includes four players that received all-league accolades last season in junior pitcher Caitlin Brooks (first team), junior right fielder Paige Martin (honorable mention), sophomore catcher Kortney Solis (honorable mention) and sophomore infielder Alyssa Vanderdrink (honorable mention).
April 25, 2014 SOFTBALL SWEEPS WEBER STATE, NOW 12-4 IN CONFERENCE PLAY
April 24, 2014 SOFTBALL TO PLAY HUGE THREE-GAME SERIES AT WEBER STATE
April 23, 2014 SOFTBALL FALLS TO CAL IN FINAL NON-CONFERENCE GAME
April 17, 2014 SOFTBALL PLAYS ITS FINAL REGULAR SEASON HOME GAMES THIS WEEK
April 11, 2014 SOFTBALL SPLITS A DOUBLEHEADER AT IDAHO STATE
April 8, 2014 MARGULIES LEADS SOFTBALL TO 9-5 VICTORY AT PACIFIC
March 28, 2014 SOFTBALL SPLITS HOME DOUBLEHEADER WITH SOUTHERN UTAH
March 26, 2014 SOFTBALL’S GAME TODAY AT CAL POSTPONED BECAUSE OF RAIN
March 24, 2014 YERBY RECIPIENT OF BIG SKY PITCHER OF THE WEEK HONORS
March 22, 2014 SOFTBALL COMPLETES 3-GAME SWEEP OF NORTH DAKOTA WITH 9-0 WIN
March 12, 2014 SOFTBALL DROPS A PAIR OF GAMES AT NEVADA
March 11, 2014 LINDY WINKLER’S #3 TO BE RETIRED BY SOFTBALL ON SATURDAY
March 9, 2014 SOFTBALL CONCLUDES TOURNAMENT WITH 6-2 LOSS TO CAL POLY
March 4, 2014 SOFTBALL WINS ITS HOME OPENER OVER UC DAVIS, 5-0
March 3, 2014 SOFTBALL TO PLAY HOME OPENER TUESDAY VS. UC DAVIS
February 27, 2014 WINNERS OF FIVE OF THE LAST SEVEN, SOFTBALL TRAVELS TO MORAGA THIS WEEK
February 25, 2014 BROOKS EARNS BIG SKY SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
February 23, 2014 BROOKS’ SHUTOUT AND 7-RUN INNING LEAD SOFTBALL TO 7-0 WIN VS. SAN DIEGO
February 22, 2014 STROUD’S GEM LEADS SOFTBALL TO SPLIT IN SECOND DAY OF BRONCO CLASSIC
February 21, 2014 BROOKS’ 10 STRIKEOUTS LEADS SOFTBALL TO 3-1 WIN OVER SANTA CLARA
February 20, 2014 SOFTBALL PLAYS FOUR GAMES OVER THREE DAYS IN SANTA CLARA
February 16, 2014 SOFTBALL STRANDS 10 RUNNERS IN 1-0 LOSS TO UC RIVERSIDE
February 15, 2014 SOFTBALL POUNDS OUT 11 RUNS AND 15 HITS IN VICTORY OVER CSU BAKERSFIELD
February 15, 2014 SOFTBALL MERCY RULES UC RIVERSIDE, 9-1
February 14, 2014 DEFENSE HURTS SOFTBALL IN 3-2 EXTRA INNING LOSS TO UC SANTA BARBARA
February 14, 2014 SOFTBALL FALLS AT FRESNO STATE, 5-1
February 12, 2014 SOFTBALL DROPS SEASON OPENER AT UC DAVIS, 1-0
February 11, 2014 SOFTBALL OPENS SEASON WEDNESDAY AT UC DAVIS
February 5, 2014 2014 SOFTBALL SEASON OUTLOOK
January 23, 2014 SOFTBALL TO GET A FRESH LOOK IN 2014
January 22, 2014 SOFTBALL AND SOCCER RECEIVE NEW SCOREBOARDS
January 15, 2014 SOFTBALL SELECTED SECOND IN THE BIG SKY PRESEASON COACHES POLL
November 15, 2013 SOFTBALL SIGNS LOCAL PRODUCTS HINTON, MALIGAD AND MARTIN
November 5, 2013 2014 SOFTBALL SCHEDULE RELEASED
October 18, 2013 BLAIR AND HARTMAN BOTH RECIPIENTS OF NFCA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE ACCOLADES
August 28, 2013 WILLIS AND KAMINAKA HIRED AS SOFTBALL ASSISTANT COACHES
August 14, 2013 LORI PEREZ NAMED INTERIM HEAD SOFTBALL COACH