BASEBALL OPENS CONFERENCE SERIES FRIDAY AT CHICAGO STATE

BASEBALL OPENS CONFERENCE SERIES FRIDAY AT CHICAGO STATE

UPDATE: Sacramento State's weekend series at Chicago State will now begin Friday due to inclement weather on Thursday. 

Hornet Baseball Series Notes at Chicago State, 4/18 (PDF)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State (23-13, 9-3 WAC) opens a three-game conference series Thursday afternoon at Chicago State (10-23, 5-7 WAC). The Hornets are looking for their fifth straight conference series win as the two teams play three games, Thursday through Saturday, with Sunday off. 

How To Watch

at Chicago State Cougars
Cougar Stadium // Chicago, Ill.
Thursday, April 18 - Saturday, April 20
Watch: WACDigitalNetwork.com
Listen: HornetSports.com/Radio
Live Stats: HornetStats.com

Coming Up...

at Cal Golden Bears
Evans Diamond // Berkeley, Calif.
Tuesday, April 23

Leading Off

Season-Long Road Trip Sacramento State continues its season-long nine-game road trip with a weekend conference series at Chicago State. The Hornets have played 15 total games on the road this season, compared to 21 at home.     

Winning the Weekend With another weekend series win at Seattle U this past weekend, Sacramento State has now won all four conference series this season and have won seven of 10 weekend series overall this season.   

Doubleheaders Sacramento State played its fifth doubleheader of the season this past weekend, splitting two Friday games. The Hornets have won or split all five of their doubleheaders this season.

Around the Horn

11: Wins in 13 games this season when a Sacramento State player hits a home run. 

7: Categories in which Sacramento State leads the WAC, including ERA, Shutouts, and WHIP.

16: Strikeout-to-Walk ratio for pitcher Travis Adams, the best mark in all NCAA Div. I baseball.

About Last Game

Sacramento State dropped a well-played game Wednesday, falling 2-1 on the road at Illinois State. Dylan McPhillips hit his first home run of the season while six different pitchers combined to limit the hot Redbirds offense to just two runs (average 6.6). 

Four In Four

Wednesday's game at Illinois State was the first of four games in four days for the Hornets. Sacramento State turns around to immediately open a three-game series at Chicago State on Thursday. 

Easter Sunday Off

Typically, WAC weekend conference series take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. However, with Easter Sunday this weekend on April 21, the Hornets and Chicago State Cougars will play Thursday through Saturday instead. 

McPhillips Home Run

Sophomore Dylan McPhillips, playing as the DH in Wednesday's road contest at Illinois State, slugged his first home run of the season. At the time, the blast put the Hornets ahead, 1-0, in the 5th inning. It was just the second career long ball for McPhillips. 

Home Runs Lead To Wins

Including Dylan McPhillips' blast, the Hornets have combined to hit 13 home runs this season, including a team-high four by each Matt Smith and Martin Vincelli-Simard

- For complete series notes at Chicago State, CLICK HERE. -