SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State (29-18, 15-6 WAC) enters the final two weeks of the regular season as they host the Nevada Wolf Pack (25-23, 11-16 MWC) Tuesday night at John Smith Field. The Hornets come into Tuesday night's game with 29 wins on the season, just one shy of clinching their eighth consecutive 30-win season. With Cal State Fullerton having a down year, the Hornets are primed to become the only Div. I baseball program in California to have won 30 or more games in each of the last eight seasons.
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Friday, May 10 - Sunday, May 12
Watching The WAC With just two weekends of league play remaining, the Hornets find themselves in a three-way tie atop the WAC standings with a 15-7 league mark. The top five teams in the conference are all within one game of each other with six conference games left.
Winning the Weekend Sacramento State won its sixth conference series and ninth weekend series overall over the weekend, taking two of three from Northern Colorado. Sacramento State lost just one conference series all of last season, on the road at Grand Canyon.
Midweek Matchup Tuesday's game against Nevada is Sacramento State's 10th midweek game of the season and fourth at home. The Hornets are 3-0 in home midweek games this season.
Around the Horn
3: Straight games with a home run for Dawsen Bacho. Bacho homered in each game at UNC.
2: Games this season in which the Hornets have won via the WAC's 10-run rule, including Sunday.
1: Win shy of 30 for the season, which will be the eighth straight 30-win season for the Hornets.
About Last Series
Sacramento State won its sixth conference series of the season over the weekend, taking two of three games on the road at Northern Colorado. After dropping Friday's series opener, the Hornets rallied back for a 15-10 win on Sunday before 10-running the Bears, 12-2, in Sunday's finale.
Dylan McPhillips hit a team-high .571 over the weekend, but it was Dawsen Bacho who paced the offense, hitting .429 with three home runs, a triple, 11 RBIs, and six runs scored. Bacho slugged a team-high 1.214 in the three games.
Sacramento State was hit around a little bit over the weekend, posting a 7.12 team ERA in three games, but Brady Rodriguez threw three no-hit innings on Sunday as he and Austin Roberts combined to four-hit the Bears in Sunday's 12-2, seven-inning win.
Watching The WAC
With just two weekends of league play remaining, the Hornets find themselves in a three-way tie atop the Western Athletic Conference standings with a 15-7 league mark. Sacramento State is tied with New Mexico State and UTRGV.
Behind them, Grand Canyon and Cal Baptist are just one game back, tied for fourth in the conference with 14-7 records. Sacramento State has played all of those teams except for Grand Canyon, who the Hornets host in two weekends for the regular season's final series.
Four of the six spots in the upcoming WAC Baseball Tournament have been secured as NM State, UT Rio Grande Valley, Sacramento State and Grand Canyon have all clinched a trip to Hohokam Stadium. All four teams are in the running for the regular season title with two weeks left, although CBU is no eligible for the tournament due to the transition to Division I.
Tuesday's game against Nevada is Sacramento State's 10th midweek matchup of the year and its first at home since March 26. Overall, the Hornets are 3-6 in midweek games.
The Hornets have dropped five straight midweek games, though all five of those games have come on the road. At home, Sacramento State is 3-0 in midweek games, with wins over UC Davis, San Jose State, and Cal.
- For complete Game Notes vs. Nevada, CLICK HERE. -