SACRAMENTO, Calif. - After four straight games on the road, Sacramento State (18-10, 4-2 WAC) returns home to John Smith Field as they open a weekend series against conference foe CSU Bakersfield (15-15, 3-3 WAC). The Hornets and Roadrunners get things started Friday night at 7pm.
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Stephen Schott Stadium // Santa Clara, Calif.
Tuesday, April 9
Going the Distance Sacramento State right-hander Scott Randall threw his first career complete game shutout last Sunday as Sacramento State defeated Cal Baptist, 1-0, to take the series. Randall allowed just two hits, did not walk a batter, and struck out five.
Runs, Runs, and More Runs Sacramento State scored a season-high 21 runs last Friday night, beating Cal Baptist, 21-10. The 21 runs scored tied Sacramento State's most ever in a WAC game and are tied for the fifth most scored in any game in Hornets Division I history.
Home, Sweet Home The Hornets return to John Smith Field for a weekend conference series against CSU Bakersfield. In 18 games at the John this season, Sacramento State is an impressive 15-3.
Around the Horn
2.2: Walks-Allowed-Per-Nine Innings by Hornets pitchers, the best mark in NCAA Div. I.
4.4: Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio for Hornets pitchers, also the best mark in NCAA Div. I.
7: Categories in which the Hornets lead the WAC, six of them pitching categories.
About Last Game
Sacramento State dropped its midweek game Wednesday afternoon on the road at Nevada, 6-2. The Hornets jumped out to a 1-0 lead Wednesday, but were unable hold on to that lead as the Wolf Pack rallied back to a 4-1 lead. After the Hornets scored again Nevada answered with two more to push the game final, 6-2.
The afternoon contest was Sacramento State's first Wednesday game of the season. They fell to 3-2 in midweek games with the loss.
The Month That Was: March
Sacramento State wrapped the month of March with an incredible pitching performance from Scott Randall in a 1-0 win at Cal Baptist. For the month, the Hornets finished 15-5, including 12-1 at home.
The Hornets offense hit .248 for the month and averaged nearly six runs on eight hits per game. Dawsen Bacho paced the team with a .338 average and .466 OBP in March.
On the mound, Sacramento State pitched to a 2.54 ERA and held opposing hitters to a .207 batting average. They collected five shutouts and struck out 187 batters compared to just 43 walks.
Keeping Up With The Conference
The Hornets are one of four teams to sit at 4-2 in the WAC through the first two weekends of league play and one of just two teams to win each of their first two conference series (NM State).
Defend The John
After last weekend's three-game trip to Riverside and Wednesday's day trip to Reno, Sacramento State is back at John Smith Field for a three-game weekend series against CSU Bakersfield. So far this season, the Hornets are an outstanding 15-3 when playing at home. The staff owns a brilliant 2.32 ERA at John Smith Field.
- For complete series notes vs. CSU Bakersfield, CLICK HERE. -