SOFTBALL LOOKS TO INCREASE WINNING STREAK TODAY VS. UC SANTA BARBARA
Junior Emily McCormick (.324) is one of five Hornets hitting better than .300 this year
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento State softball team has not lost since March 3, and will look to continue its winning ways today as the team hosts UC Santa Barbara for a doubleheader beginning at 1:30 p.m.
The Hornets (16-8) have won nine straight games, and are just one win shy of the Div. I-era (1990-pres.) school record for longest winning streak - 10 games - set in 2003. Currently, the team’s nine-game winning streak is tied for the second longest streak with the 1994 and 1995 squads.
The winning streak began on March 4, and includes victories over Princeton, Colorado State, Delaware and two wins apiece against Nevada, UC Davis and Idaho State.
During the winning streak, Sacramento State has played well in all facets of the game. Over the nine games, the team’s offense is batting .314 with 14 doubles, six home runs, 47 RBIs, 109 total bases and a .401 on-base percentage. The team’s pitching staff has posted a 1.63 ERA and has three shutouts during the winning streak. In addition, the team’s running game has recorded 11 stolen bases in 12 attempts.
UC Santa Barbara will enter Monday’s doubleheader with a 12-20 record after falling to 16th-ranked UCLA at home on Saturday, 10-6.
Today will mark just the fourth and fifth games all season Sacramento State will play at home. The Hornets are 3-0 thus far in the friendly confines of Shea Stadium, and have won those three games by an average of 5.3 runs per contest.
The Hornets are 15-20 all-time against UC Santa Barbara, including a 6-5 victory last year against the Gauchos at the San Diego Classic.
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