SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State baseball team will host its ninth annual Diamond Dinner on Friday, January 18, at 5:30 pm. The event will once again be held at the Scottish Masonic Center located at 6151 H Street, just across the street from the Sacramento State campus.
The Hornets enter the 2019 season fresh off a 35-win season, the most since their 40-win campaign in 2014. In addition, they have now won 30 or more games in seven consecutive seasons, the longest such streak since winning 30+ games in nine straight seasons from 1985 through 1993.
Sacramento State is also coming off their second straight WAC Tournament championship game appearance. The Hornets have appeared in three WAC Tournament championship games in the last five seasons, more than any other WAC club, while winning two of those three. Sacramento State looks to continue and expand their success in the conference and across all of NCAA Div. I baseball and the Diamond Dinner is your opportunity to help.
The dinner, which will be catered and sponsored by BJ's restaurant, features both live and silent auctions, and proceeds from the event directly benefit Hornet Baseball in very real ways.
Last year's investment went toward new baseball technology and equipment to help the players and coaches better analyze and understand their actions on the field. The new ways in which the team can track different baseball information has had immediate effects.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a preview of all live and silent auction items.
In addition to looking toward the future of the program, the Hornets will also take the opportunity to celebrate their past as they induct former Hornet and 2012 WAC Player of the Year Andrew Ayers into the Hornet Baseball Hall of Fame.
Ayers, who played for Sacramento State from 2010-2013, was a career .292 hitter. In 2012, he helped the Hornets win 31 games, starting the current seven-season streak. He is fourth in program history in career runs scored (128), fifth in hits (228) and at bats (782), sixth in doubles (46), and seventh in RBIs (123).
Ayers was named the WAC Player of the Year in 2012, becoming the second player in program history to receive the recognition. Later that season, Ayers became the first ever Hornet named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-West Region second team. He was drafted in the 30th round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals.
Please join the Sacramento State baseball community in creating "BUZZ" for the upcoming season and in honoring the rich history and success of the program by attending the ninth annual Diamond Dinner. All of the event details can be found on the event flyer.
For more information, including sponsorship opportunities for your business, please contact Sacramento State Head Coach Reggie Christiansen at (916) 956-6286 or email@example.com.