BASEBALL OPENS CONFERENCE PLAY FRIDAY WITH WEEKEND SERIES VS. UTRGV

BASEBALL OPENS CONFERENCE PLAY FRIDAY WITH WEEKEND SERIES VS. UTRGV

Hornet Baseball Series Notes vs. UTRGV, 3/22-24 - PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State (13-7) opens the WAC portion of the 2019 season tomorrow, Friday, March 22, when they host the visiting UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros. First pitch for Friday's conference opener is scheduled for 12:30 pm PT.

How To Watch

vs. UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros
John Smith Field // Sacramento, Calif.
Friday, March 22 - Sunday, March 24
Watch: WACDigitalNetwork.com
Listen: HornetSports.com/Radio
Live Stats: HornetStats.com

Coming Up...

vs. Cal Golden Bears
John Smith Field // Sacramento, Calif.
Tuesday, March 26

Leading Off

Winning Streak Sacramento State has won nine straight games dating back to March 8. During the streak, the Hornets are hitting .281 and averaging over seven runs per game (7.1). The pitching staff is holding opponents to fewer than two runs per game (1.8) with a 1.56 ERA. 

Home Sweet Home The Hornets have played 14 of their first 20 games at John Smith Field this season, where they are 12-2. Sacramento State will play 29 of its 56 scheduled games at the John. Since the start of the 2017 season, the Hornets own a .648 home winning percentage.

Schedule Alert Friday night's conference opener against UTRGV has been moved up to a 12:30 pm PT first pitch in order to avoid projected Friday evening rain. 

Around the Horn

9: Straight wins for the Hornets, their longest streak since winning 12 during the 2014 season.

2: Categories in which Sacramento State leads the nation: Walks-Per-Nine and Strikeout-to-Walk ratio.

1: Hit allowed by the Hornets' staff on Tuesday, their lowest number given up this season.

About Last Game

Sacramento State extended its winning streak to nine with a come-from-behind win over the visiting San Jose State Spartans, 7-2, Tuesday night at John Smith Field. 

The Hornets fell behind 2-0 in the first inning before the bullpen shut down the hot-hitting Spartans, retiring the final 23 consecutive batters of the game. Hornets pitchers allowed just one hit on the night. 

Dawsen Bacho collected a career-high four hits in the game, going 4-for-4 with a walk, while Martin Vincelli-Simard mashed his fourth home run of the year, a go-ahead three-run blast in the third inning. He matched his career-high with four RBIs. 

It's WAC Time

This weekend's three-game series against the UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros is the first WAC play of the year for both teams. Last season, Sacramento State finished second in the WAC with a 17-7 record. UTRGV finished seventh in the league at 8-16.

This season, four of Sacramento State's WAC weekend series will be played at John Smith Field, while five will take place on the road. 

Going Streaking

Sacramento State has won nine straight games, its longest streak of the season and longest since winning 12 straight from March 18 - May 6 of the 40-win 2014 season. The current nine-game win streak is the second longest under current head coach Reggie Christiansen

During the team's nine-game win streak, the Hornets are batting .281 and averaging over seven runs per game (7.1). The pitching staff is holding opponents to fewer than two runs per game (1.8) with a 1.56 ERA. 

Coaching Career Records

With another win Tuesday night, Hornets head coach Reggie Christiansen climbed to 267-232 (.535) with Sacramento State. All-time, Christiansen moved to .500 with 374-374. 

Holding 'Em Hitless

Sacramento State pitchers held the hot-hitting San Jose State Spartans to just one hit in Tuesday's midweek meeting at John Smith field. The one hit was the fewest allowed by the Hornets in a game this season. 

Sacramento State has held its opponents to four or fewer hits in four different games this season. All four of those games have been Hornet wins and have come during the team's current win streak. 

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