BASEBALL RECIPIENT OF SACRAMENTO STATE'S BIGGEST UPSET AWARD

BASEBALL RECIPIENT OF SACRAMENTO STATE'S BIGGEST UPSET AWARD

The baseball team has secured Sacramento State's Biggest Upset Award. The Hornets defeated the nation's 3rd-ranked team, UCLA Bruins, on the road by a 2-1 score on March 3. The loss was one of just four suffered by the Bruins at home during the entire regular season. The victory was Sacramento State's third over a top-five program in five years, which includes defeating fourth-ranked Oregon State in 2014 at Raley Field, and a 5-4 road win at fifth-ranked LSU in 2016.

A late home run by Steven Moretto and excellent outings from Travis Adams and Tanner Dalton lifted the Hornets to the win over UCLA. With the game tied at 1-1 in the top of the ninth inning, Moretto crushed a solo home run down the left field line which put the Hornets up for good. Adams, a freshman right-hander, got the start for the Hornets and threw five innings, allowing just one run on four hits. He struck out six and did not walk a batter. Dalton, a senior, picked up the win throwing four shutout innings of relief.

Sacramento State scored in the first inning on a Martin Vincelli-Simard RBI-single. With two outs, Matt Smith singled, stole second, and scored on the Vincelli-Simard knock.

It marked the first of two victories over nationally ranked opposition for the Hornets during the season, including a 6-4 win against 19th-ranked UC Santa Barbara at the NCAA Regionals.

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AWARD TIMELINE

June 11 - Female Newcomer of the Year - Ashtin Olin (Volleyball)
June 12 - Male Newcomer of the Year - Benji Kikanovic (Soccer)
June 13 - Female Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year - Raegen Rohn (Basketball)
June 14 - Male Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year - Bernardo Moraes (Tennis)
June 17 - Women's Academic Team of the Year - Women's Tennis
June 18 - Men's Academic Team of the Year - Men's Tennis
June 19 - Female Individual Performance of the Year - Savanna Corr (Softball)
June 20 - Male Individual Performance of the Year - Dawsen Bacho (Baseball)
June 21 - Biggest Upset Award - Baseball
June 24 - Hornets Care Award
June 25 - Clutch Play Award
June 26 - Coach of the Year
June 27 - Female Hornet Award
June 28 - Male Hornet Award
July 1 - Team of the Year
July 2 - Female Student-Athlete of the Year
July 3 - Male Student-Athlete of the Year