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Hornet Baseball Game Notes at Saint Mary's, Mar. 5 - PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State (4-6) is back on the road for their first midweek meeting of the season as they travel to Moraga to take on the Saint Mary's Gaels (5-6). The Hornets are coming off an upset victory over the No. 3 UCLA Bruins this past Sunday. 

How To Watch

at Saint Mary's
Luis Guisto Field // Moraga, Calif.
Tuesday, March 5
Listen: HornetSports.com/Radio
Watch: WCCSports.com/Watch
Live Stats: HornetStats.com

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vs. Towson
John Smith Field // Sacramento, Calif.
Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 10

Leading Off

TOP-RANKED TAKEDOWN Sacramento State defeated No. 3 UCLA this past Sunday, 2-1, on the road in Los Angeles. The win was Sacramento State's third against a top-five ranked program under head coach Reggie Christiansen

MASTERFUL ON THE MOUND In three games at No. 3 UCLA, Sacramento State pitchers combined for a 1.44 ERA, allowing just four earned runs over 25.0 innings of work. All three Hornets starters allowed just one run while Tanner Dalton threw four shutout innings in relief on Sunday.

LOVING THE LONGBALL Martin Vincelli-Simard hit his second home run of the year to tie the game Friday at No. 3 UCLA while Steven Moretto's first home run proved to be the game-winner on Sunday.

By The Numbers

12: Runs allowed by Hornets starters in 54.0 innings of work this season, a 2.00 ERA.

3: Wins against teams ranked among the top-five since 2014, including two on the road. 

2.2: Walks allowed per nine by the Hornets staff, the second best mark in the country.

About Last Series

Sacramento State went on the road last weekend to take on the No. 3 UCLA Bruins in a three-game set. After dropping the first two games - both well-pitched and closely contested contests - the Hornets upset the top-ranked Bruins, 2-1, in Sunday's series finale. 

Junior Ryan Walstad, who started all three games at first base over the weekend, hit a team-high .300 against the Bruins, while Martin Vincelli-Simard and Steven Moretto each homered in the series. 

On the mound, the Hornets' staff was excellent, highlighted by four shutout innings in relief by senior Tanner Dalton. All three starters for the Hornets allowed just one run each as the team pitched to a combined 1.44 ERA against the Bruins.  

Top-Ranked Takedown

Sacramento State's win against No. 3 UCLA was its third win against a top-five ranked team since 2014. The Hornets defeated then No. 4 Oregon State, 7-6, at Raley Field in 2014, and No. 5 LSU, 5-4, on the road in 2016.

Including Sunday's win at UCLA, the Hornets have won two games against top-five opponents on the road. Dating back to the 2014 season, Sacramento State is 8-17 against teams ranked among the top 25. 

Solid Starters

In three games this weekend, Sacramento State's starters combined to allow just three earned runs in 21.0 innings of work. Parker Brahms was magnificent on Friday, allowing just one run over seven innings while holding the Bruins to a .174 average against. 

For the season, Sacramento State's starters have allowed just 12 total runs in 54.0 innings of work, good for a 2.00 ERA.

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