Big Sky Conference Standings
NCAA RPI Rankings
OGDEN, Utah - Due to rains that swept through the Ogden area overnight and continued into the morning, today's Big Sky Conference softball game between Sacramento State and Weber State has been canceled. The game will not be rescheduled. The Hornets swept the Wildcats in a doubleheader yesterday.
With the cancelation, Sacramento State finishes the regular season with a 24-19 overall record and 12-4 mark in the Big Sky. The Hornets ended the regular season on a five-game winning streak against Big Sky opposition, and will enter the conference tournament (May 8-10) as the No. 1, 2 or 3 seed.
While the Hornets are idle next week, the remaining six teams in the Big Sky will be playing. That includes Southern Utah (9-2) and Idaho State (9-3) who saw their scheduled doubleheader canceled today because of rain. Instead, the two teams will play a doubleheader tomorrow and the third game of the series will not be played.
The winner of the Big Sky's regular season title will host the conference tournament, and either Sacramento State, Idaho State or Southern Utah will host. Both Southern Utah and Idaho State have five games remaining (including tomorrow's doubleheader in Pocatello), and here is what the Hornets will need to happen in order to host the Big Sky Tournament:
- If either Idaho State or Southern Utah wins at least four of their remaining five games, Sacramento State will not host.
- If Idaho State wins three games or less, Sacramento State will finish ahead of the Bengals in the standings.
- If Southern Utah goes 3-2 over their final five games, they will finish with the same record as the Hornets (12-4). And since the two teams split their two games against each other, the final tiebreaker will go down to where each team ranks in the RPI. Currently, Southern Utah is ranked six spots ahead of Sacramento State in the RPI, but that could change depending on tomorrow and next week's outcomes for the Thunderbirds.
Regardless of what happens this weekend and next, the Hornets will be playing in the double-elimination Big Sky Tournament on May 8-10. The winner of that tournament gets an automatic berth into the NCAA Regionals.
Sacramento State's conference winning percentage (.750) is the best mark for the program in 21 years since the 1993 squad finished with a 17-5 record in the Western Athletic Conference (.773).
April 25, 2014 SOFTBALL SWEEPS WEBER STATE, NOW 12-4 IN CONFERENCE PLAY
April 24, 2014 SOFTBALL TO PLAY HUGE THREE-GAME SERIES AT WEBER STATE
April 23, 2014 SOFTBALL FALLS TO CAL IN FINAL NON-CONFERENCE GAME
April 17, 2014 SOFTBALL PLAYS ITS FINAL REGULAR SEASON HOME GAMES THIS WEEK
April 11, 2014 SOFTBALL SPLITS A DOUBLEHEADER AT IDAHO STATE
April 8, 2014 MARGULIES LEADS SOFTBALL TO 9-5 VICTORY AT PACIFIC
March 28, 2014 SOFTBALL SPLITS HOME DOUBLEHEADER WITH SOUTHERN UTAH
March 26, 2014 SOFTBALL’S GAME TODAY AT CAL POSTPONED BECAUSE OF RAIN
March 24, 2014 YERBY RECIPIENT OF BIG SKY PITCHER OF THE WEEK HONORS
March 22, 2014 SOFTBALL COMPLETES 3-GAME SWEEP OF NORTH DAKOTA WITH 9-0 WIN
March 12, 2014 SOFTBALL DROPS A PAIR OF GAMES AT NEVADA
March 11, 2014 LINDY WINKLER’S #3 TO BE RETIRED BY SOFTBALL ON SATURDAY
March 9, 2014 SOFTBALL CONCLUDES TOURNAMENT WITH 6-2 LOSS TO CAL POLY
March 4, 2014 SOFTBALL WINS ITS HOME OPENER OVER UC DAVIS, 5-0
March 3, 2014 SOFTBALL TO PLAY HOME OPENER TUESDAY VS. UC DAVIS
February 27, 2014 WINNERS OF FIVE OF THE LAST SEVEN, SOFTBALL TRAVELS TO MORAGA THIS WEEK
February 25, 2014 BROOKS EARNS BIG SKY SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
February 23, 2014 BROOKS’ SHUTOUT AND 7-RUN INNING LEAD SOFTBALL TO 7-0 WIN VS. SAN DIEGO
February 22, 2014 STROUD’S GEM LEADS SOFTBALL TO SPLIT IN SECOND DAY OF BRONCO CLASSIC
February 21, 2014 BROOKS’ 10 STRIKEOUTS LEADS SOFTBALL TO 3-1 WIN OVER SANTA CLARA
February 20, 2014 SOFTBALL PLAYS FOUR GAMES OVER THREE DAYS IN SANTA CLARA
February 16, 2014 SOFTBALL STRANDS 10 RUNNERS IN 1-0 LOSS TO UC RIVERSIDE
February 15, 2014 SOFTBALL POUNDS OUT 11 RUNS AND 15 HITS IN VICTORY OVER CSU BAKERSFIELD
February 15, 2014 SOFTBALL MERCY RULES UC RIVERSIDE, 9-1
February 14, 2014 DEFENSE HURTS SOFTBALL IN 3-2 EXTRA INNING LOSS TO UC SANTA BARBARA
February 14, 2014 SOFTBALL FALLS AT FRESNO STATE, 5-1
February 12, 2014 SOFTBALL DROPS SEASON OPENER AT UC DAVIS, 1-0
February 11, 2014 SOFTBALL OPENS SEASON WEDNESDAY AT UC DAVIS
February 5, 2014 2014 SOFTBALL SEASON OUTLOOK
January 23, 2014 SOFTBALL TO GET A FRESH LOOK IN 2014
January 22, 2014 SOFTBALL AND SOCCER RECEIVE NEW SCOREBOARDS
January 15, 2014 SOFTBALL SELECTED SECOND IN THE BIG SKY PRESEASON COACHES POLL
November 15, 2013 SOFTBALL SIGNS LOCAL PRODUCTS HINTON, MALIGAD AND MARTIN
November 5, 2013 2014 SOFTBALL SCHEDULE RELEASED
October 18, 2013 BLAIR AND HARTMAN BOTH RECIPIENTS OF NFCA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE ACCOLADES
August 28, 2013 WILLIS AND KAMINAKA HIRED AS SOFTBALL ASSISTANT COACHES
August 14, 2013 LORI PEREZ NAMED INTERIM HEAD SOFTBALL COACH