2014 Sacramento State Baseball News

  • BASEBALL COACH CHRISTIANSEN EARNS CONTRACT EXTENSION THROUGH 2019
    August 22, 2014
    BASEBALL COACH CHRISTIANSEN EARNS CONTRACT EXTENSION THROUGH 2019 Sacramento State baseball head coach Reggie Christiansen has agreed to a contract extension and a deal that will keep him in the Hornet program through the 2019 season, Sacramento State Interim Athletics Director Bill Macriss announced on Friday.
  • HORNET BASEBALL PLAYERS IN THE PROS UPDATE
    July 22, 2014
    HORNET BASEBALL PLAYERS IN THE PROS UPDATE Eight former Sacramento State baseball players are continuing their careers in the professional ranks this summer, including 2014 draft picks Rhys Hoskins and Alex Palsha.
  • BASEBALL ADDS EIGHT PLAYERS, SIX FROM THE SACRAMENTO AREA
    July 09, 2014
    BASEBALL ADDS EIGHT PLAYERS, SIX FROM THE SACRAMENTO AREA The Sacramento State baseball team welcomed eight new Hornets who will officially join the program this fall as announced by head coach Reggie Christiansen. Six of the eight newcomers are local to the Sacramento area.
  • HORNET STUDENT-ATHLETES COMBINE FOR 36 SPRING ACADEMIC HONORS
    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.
  • BASEBALL’S HOSKINS NAMED TO ABCA/RAWLINGS WEST REGION SECOND TEAM
    June 19, 2014
    BASEBALL’S HOSKINS NAMED TO ABCA/RAWLINGS WEST REGION SECOND TEAM Former Sacramento State first baseman Rhys Hoskins received another postseason honor as he has been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings 2014 West Region Second Team.
  • TEN BASEBALL PLAYERS COMPETING IN SUMMER LEAGUES
    June 18, 2014
    TEN BASEBALL PLAYERS COMPETING IN SUMMER LEAGUES A total of 10 returning Sacramento State baseball players are competing in wood bat leagues over the summer, playing as close as here in Sacramento to as far as Maryland and Canada.
  • PITCHER PALSHA TAKEN BY NEW YORK METS ON THIRD DAY OF MLB DRAFT
    June 07, 2014
    PITCHER PALSHA TAKEN BY NEW YORK METS ON THIRD DAY OF MLB DRAFT After breaking Sacramento State single-season records in earned run average and pitching appearances, junior right handed pitcher Alex Palsha was selected by the New York Mets in the 27th round of the Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft.
  • HOSKINS SELECTED BY PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES IN 5TH ROUND OF MLB DRAFT
    June 06, 2014
    HOSKINS SELECTED BY PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES IN 5TH ROUND OF MLB DRAFT Sacramento State junior first baseman Rhys Hoskins has been selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the fifth round of the 2014 MLB Draft on Friday.
  • RECAPPING A HISTORIC 2014 BASEBALL SEASON
    June 05, 2014
    RECAPPING A HISTORIC 2014 BASEBALL SEASON The 2014 Sacramento State baseball team had one of the best seasons in program history, winning regular season and postseason WAC titles and making its first appearance in the Div. I NCAA Tournament.
  • BASEBALL’S LONG A LOUISVILLE SLUGGER FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN
    June 04, 2014
    BASEBALL’S LONG A LOUISVILLE SLUGGER FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN Sacramento State freshman left handed pitcher Sam Long (Rancho Cordova, Calif./Del Campo HS) has been named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
  • BASEBALL SEASON ENDS IN NARROW 6-5 LOSS TO #5 CAL POLY
    June 01, 2014
    BASEBALL SEASON ENDS IN NARROW 6-5 LOSS TO #5 CAL POLY No. 5 Cal Poly led 5-1 early but Sacramento State battled back and had the potential tying run on base in the ninth inning before the Mustangs were able to escape with a 6-5 win in an elimination game at the NCAA Regional in San Luis Obispo.
  • BASEBALL WINS 5-4 THRILLER OVER #18 ARIZONA STATE IN NCAA REGIONAL GAME
    May 31, 2014
    BASEBALL WINS 5-4 THRILLER OVER #18 ARIZONA STATE IN NCAA REGIONAL GAME Sacramento State used two big innings offensively and junior Brennan Leitao allowed just one earned run over seven innings as the Hornets withstood a ninth-inning rally to claim a 5-4 win over No. 18 Arizona State in an elimination game in the NCAA Regional.
  • BASEBALL FALLS TO #5 CAL POLY IN NCAA REGIONAL OPENER, 4-2
    May 30, 2014
    BASEBALL FALLS TO #5 CAL POLY IN NCAA REGIONAL OPENER, 4-2 After falling behind 4-0 early Hornet starter Sam Long and reliever Alex Palsha kept their team close and the Hornet offense got a pair of runs in the eighth inning but No. 5 Cal Poly held on for a 4-2 win on the first day of the San Luis Obispo NCAA Regional.
  • BASEBALL’S HOSKINS NAMED LOUISVILLE SLUGGER ALL-AMERICAN
    May 29, 2014
    BASEBALL’S HOSKINS NAMED LOUISVILLE SLUGGER ALL-AMERICAN Sacramento State junior first baseman Rhys Hoskins has been named a 2014 Louisville Slugger All-America Third Team selection as chosen by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, the organization announced Thursday.
  • BASEBALL OPENS FIRST DIV. I NCAA REGIONAL ON FRIDAY VS CAL POLY
    May 28, 2014
    BASEBALL OPENS FIRST DIV. I NCAA REGIONAL ON FRIDAY VS CAL POLY The WAC Champion Sacramento State baseball team (39-22) will play in its first NCAA Regional as a Div. I program starting at 6 p.m. Friday in San Luis Obispo. Sacramento State will play the host and top seed in the region Cal Poly (45-10) in its first game while the other two teams in the region, Arizona State (33-22) and Pepperdine (39-16), will open the regional on Friday at 1 p.m.
  • BASEBALL IN SAN LUIS OBISPO NCAA REGIONAL, OPENS VS. CAL POLY FRIDAY
    May 26, 2014
    BASEBALL IN SAN LUIS OBISPO NCAA REGIONAL, OPENS VS. CAL POLY FRIDAY The WAC Champion Sacramento State baseball team (39-22) will make its first Div. I NCAA Tournament appearance just 300 miles south of Sacramento, as the Hornets are the No. 4 seed in San Luis Obispo regional. The team and its fans gathered at the Field House American Sports Bar on Monday morning to watch the tournament selection show.
  • BASEBALL TOPS UTAH VALLEY TO WIN WAC TITLE, EARN NCAA TOURNAMENT BERTH
    May 25, 2014
    BASEBALL TOPS UTAH VALLEY TO WIN WAC TITLE, EARN NCAA TOURNAMENT BERTH For the first time in the Div. I era of the program (since 1990) Sacramento State is headed to the NCAA Tournament after a 10- 3 win over Utah Valley in the WAC Tournament Championship game on Sunday in Mesa.
  • BASEBALL WINS TWICE SATURDAY TO PLAY FOR WAC TITLE ON SUNDAY
    May 24, 2014
    BASEBALL WINS TWICE SATURDAY TO PLAY FOR WAC TITLE ON SUNDAY Needing to win a pair of games on Saturday to force a winner-take-all title game on Sunday, the Hornets opened the day with a 3-1 win over Bakersfield and came back just a couple of hours later to defeat Utah Valley 10-3 to advance to a championship game rematch against Utah Valley on Sunday.
  • BASEBALL STAYS ALIVE IN WAC TOURNEY WITH 9-5 WIN OVER NEW MEXICO STATE
    May 23, 2014
    BASEBALL STAYS ALIVE IN WAC TOURNEY WITH 9-5 WIN OVER NEW MEXICO STATE Sacramento State jumped to a 6-0 lead in the second inning and withstood a rally by New Mexico State to score a 9-5 victory in a WAC Tournament elimination game on Friday. The Hornets stay alive for the WAC title while New Mexico State saw its season come to a close after a surprising run in the tournament.
  • BASEBALL FALLS TO BAKERSFIELD, 4-1, IN WAC TOURNAMENT OPENER
    May 22, 2014
    BASEBALL FALLS TO BAKERSFIELD, 4-1, IN WAC TOURNAMENT OPENER Bakersfield senior right handed pitcher Taylor Aikenhead allowed just one run on seven hits over nine innings and the Roadrunners found enough offense against Hornet ace Brenna Leitao for a 4-1 win on Thursday night at the WAC Tournament in Mesa, Ariz.
  • BASEBALL READY FOR WAC TOURNAMENT IN MESA
    May 21, 2014
    BASEBALL READY FOR WAC TOURNAMENT IN MESA After securing its first outright regular season WAC title in program history, Sacramento State (35-21, 21-6) looks for another first – winning the WAC Tournament and earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Hornets are the top seed in the six-team, double elimination tournament at the new Cubs Park in Mesa, Ariz.
  • HOSKINS, LONG, CHRISTIANSEN LEAD BASEBALL'S MULTIPLE ALL-WAC HONORS
    May 20, 2014
    HOSKINS, LONG, CHRISTIANSEN LEAD BASEBALL'S MULTIPLE ALL-WAC HONORS After winning the regular season WAC title Sacramento State took home most of the top all-WAC honors on Tuesday. Junior first baseman Rhys Hoskins was named Player of the Year, freshman left handed pitcher Sam Long is Freshman of the Year, and, for the second time in the last three seasons, Reggie Christiansen was named Coach of the Year.
  • BASEBALL WINS WAC ON DEL GRANDE WALK-OFF HOMER
    May 17, 2014
    BASEBALL WINS WAC ON DEL GRANDE WALK-OFF HOMER In his final home game after five seasons with the Hornets, senior center fielder David Del Grande launched a lead-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Sacramento State a 6-5 win over North Dakota and clinch the first outright regular season WAC title for the team in program history.
  • HIGHLIGHTS AND INTERVIEWS FROM BASEBALL WALK-OFF WIN ON SENIOR DAY
    May 17, 2014
    HIGHLIGHTS AND INTERVIEWS FROM BASEBALL WALK-OFF WIN ON SENIOR DAY Watch game highlights, interviews, and the senior day ceremony from Sacramento State's 6-5 walk-off win over North Dakota
  • LEITAO TIES WINS RECORD AS BASEBALL BEATS NORTH DAKOTA 8-2
    May 16, 2014
    LEITAO TIES WINS RECORD AS BASEBALL BEATS NORTH DAKOTA 8-2 Sacramento State junior right handed pitcher Brennan Leitao allowed just one run on four hits over eight innings of work and got plenty of offensive support to record his 23rd career win to tie the program record and give the Hornets an 8-2 win over North Dakota on Friday.
  • BASEBALL SCORES 6-4 WIN OVER NORTH DAKOTA IN SERIES OPENER
    May 15, 2014
    BASEBALL SCORES 6-4 WIN OVER NORTH DAKOTA IN SERIES OPENER Sophomore outfielder Nathan Lukes became just the second player in Sacramento State Div. I history to tally two triples in a game and went 3-for-4 overall while keying a five-run third inning for the Hornets en route to a 6-4 win over North Dakota.
  • BASEBALL CLOSES REGULAR SEASON VS NORTH DAKOTA EYEING WAC TITLE
    May 14, 2014
    BASEBALL CLOSES REGULAR SEASON VS NORTH DAKOTA EYEING WAC TITLE With a one game lead over Grand Canyon atop the WAC standings, Sacramento State (32-21, 18-6 WAC) close the regular season with a three game home series starting Thursday against North Dakota (10-26, 8-13 WAC).
  • BASEBALL DOWNED BY UC DAVIS 6-3 AT RALEY FIELD
    May 13, 2014
    BASEBALL DOWNED BY UC DAVIS 6-3 AT RALEY FIELD Sacramento State jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first inning but was held scoreless on just three hits over the last eight innings of the game while UC Davis took a 5-3 lead in the fourth en route to a 6-3 victory on Tuesday night at Raley Field.
  • BASEBALL HOSTS UC DAVIS TUESDAY NIGHT AT RALEY FIELD
    May 12, 2014
    BASEBALL HOSTS UC DAVIS TUESDAY NIGHT AT RALEY FIELD In the last of a record six games this season at Raley Field, Sacramento State (32-20, 18-6 WAC) hosts Causeway rival UC Davis (20-27, 5-13 Big West) at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday night. The game will follow a Rivercats home game vs. Salt Lake City that begins at noon.
  • BASEBALL BEATEN BY TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN ON WALK-OFF HOMER
    May 11, 2014
    BASEBALL BEATEN BY TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN ON WALK-OFF HOMER In yet another pitcher’s duel to conclude the weekend series, Texas-Pan American senior center fielder Andy Fortuna hit a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Broncs a 2-0 win in the rubber game of the three-game set.
  • BASEBALL SPLITS PAIR OF GAMES AT TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN
    May 10, 2014
    BASEBALL SPLITS PAIR OF GAMES AT TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN In a weather-induced double-header, Hornet freshman Sam Long pitched seven shutout innings in the resumption of Friday night’s contest to lead the Hornets to a 3-1 win before UTPA junior Alex English tossed a four-hit shutout in Saturday’s scheduled game as the Broncs won 2-0 and the squads split the two contests.
  • BASEBALL GAME AT TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN SUSPENDED IN THIRD INNING
    May 09, 2014
    BASEBALL GAME AT TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN SUSPENDED IN THIRD INNING The first of a three-game series between Sacramento State and Texas-Pan American was suspended in the third inning on Friday night due to inclement weather. The game was originally stopped due to lightning before thunderstorms moved into the area to force the suspension.
  • BASEBALL PLAYS FINAL WAC ROAD SERIES AT TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN
    May 08, 2014
    BASEBALL PLAYS FINAL WAC ROAD SERIES AT TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN With a three-game lead atop the WAC standings with six games to play, Sacramento State (31-18, 1704 WAC) looks to wrap up the regular season title in a three-game weekend series at Texas-Pan American (22-27, 12-9 WAC), which is tied for fourth place in the conference.
  • BRENNAN LEITAO NAMED WAC PITCHER OF THE WEEK
    May 05, 2014
    BRENNAN LEITAO NAMED WAC PITCHER OF THE WEEK Sacramento State junior right-handed pitcher Brennan Leitao has been named the WAC Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced Monday. The award is the first of the year for the Hornets, who previously claimed two WAC Hitter of the Week awards.
  • MCLOUGHLIN TIES SAVES RECORD, BASEBALL SWEEPS CHICAGO STATE
    May 04, 2014
    MCLOUGHLIN TIES SAVES RECORD, BASEBALL SWEEPS CHICAGO STATE Sacramento State sophomore closer Sutter McLoughlin recorded his ninth save of the season and the 26th of his career, tying for the program record for career saves, and closed out a 3-2 Hornet win on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of Chicago State.
  • CEDERQUIST, HUNLEY POWER BASEBALL OVER CHICAGO STATE, 11-6
    May 03, 2014
    CEDERQUIST, HUNLEY POWER BASEBALL OVER CHICAGO STATE, 11-6 Senior designated hitter Clay Cederquist and freshman second baseman Brandon Hunley each hit a three-run home run and each had four hits in the contest to lead the Hornets to an 11-6 win over Chicago State.
  • LEITAO LEADS BASEBALL TO 6-0 SHUTOUT OF CHICAGO STATE
    May 02, 2014
    LEITAO LEADS BASEBALL TO 6-0 SHUTOUT OF CHICAGO STATE Junior right-hander Brennan Leitao allowed just three hits over eight shutout innings and the Hornets capitalized on three Chicago State errors to score four unearned runs in a 6-0 win on Friday at John Smith Field.
  • REMINDER: FREE CHEVY YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC ON CAMPUS THIS WEEKEND
    May 01, 2014
    REMINDER: FREE CHEVY YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC ON CAMPUS THIS WEEKEND The Chevy Youth Baseball Clinic is returning to Sacramento State on Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4. The free event will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. on both days at John Smith Field before the Hornet baseball team plays home games against Chicago State.
  • BASEBALL HOSTS WEEKEND WAC SERIES AGAINST CHICAGO STATE
    May 01, 2014
    BASEBALL HOSTS WEEKEND WAC SERIES AGAINST CHICAGO STATE In its penultimate home series of the season the Sacramento State baseball team (28-18, 14-4 WAC) hosts a three game series against a team it has only faced once before in program history, the Cougars of Chicago State (14-28, 3-12 WAC). Game times are 3 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday at John Smith Field.
  • BASEBALL DOWNED BY NEVADA 10-3 IN RENO
    April 30, 2014
    BASEBALL DOWNED BY NEVADA 10-3 IN RENO Sacramento State trailed just 4-3 through six and a half innings but Nevada scored three runs in the seventh and three more in the eighth to pull away for a 10-3 win on Wednesday night in Reno.
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