SOFTBALL TO PLAY SEVEN GAMES OVER A FIVE-DAY STRETCH, BEGINNING WEDNESDAY AT STANFORD

SOFTBALL TO PLAY SEVEN GAMES OVER A FIVE-DAY STRETCH, BEGINNING WEDNESDAY AT STANFORD

Full set of game notes (pdf)

QUICK HITS

• Winners of five of its last six games, Sacramento State (8-7) has a busy week ahead as the Hornets will play seven games away from home over a five-day span.
• That begins on Wednesday when the Hornets travel to Stanford for a doubleheader at 4 p.m.
• Sacramento State will then compete in the Louisville Slugger Tournament in Stockton where the Hornets will play once on Friday, twice on Saturday and two more on Sunday. The Hornets open vs. Boise State on Friday at 2:30 p.m., followed by games against Boise State (12:15 p.m.) and host Pacific (4:45 p.m.) on Saturday, and Fairleigh Dickinson (10 a.m.) and Pacific (12:15 p.m.) on Sunday.
• Most recently, the Hornets have posted a 2-1 record at last weekend's UC Riverside Classic and swept three games at home over Loyola Marymount two weekends ago.
• Sacramento State is 2-5 away from home this year, including 1-0 on an opponent's home field (UC Riverside) and 1-5 on neutral fields.
• Wednesday's doubleheader will be video streamed live and free. Live stats will also be available.
• Both of Sacramento State's games against Pacific at the Louisville Slugger Tournament will be video streamed for free. Live stats for all five games will also be available. Reminder that multimedia links can be found next to each game on the softball schedule at hornetsports.com.
• Stanford is currently receiving votes in the NFCA top 25 poll, and will bring a 16-2 record into Wednesday's doubleheader. The Cardinal have won 10 straight. Boise State is 14-2, receiving votes in the NFCA top 25 poll, and will bring a 13-game winning streak into Friday's matchup with the Hornets. Fairleigh Dickinson is currently 4-7, and Pacific is 4-9.
• Sacramento State is 11-25 all-time against Stanford, and the two teams split a doubleheader in Sacramento a year ago. The Hornets have not played on the road at Stanford since March 25, 2011, when the Hornets lost to the Cardinal by a 9-1 score.
• The Hornets are 32-41 all-time against Pacific, 3-1 vs. Boise State and 1-1 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson.
• On Monday, senior Savanna Corr was named Big Sky Conference Pitcher of the Week for the second consecutive week. Over her last five appearances, the right-hander is 4-1 with a 0.31 ERA and .133 opponents batting average.
• Junior first baseman Mo Spieth, who is hitting .394 with 13 RBIs in 12 games, did not play last week while nursing a knee injury.
• Junior outfielder Suzy Brookshire has 35 career home runs, which is tied for the program record.  Jamie Schloredt (2006-09) also accomplished the feat. Amazingly, Brookshire has tied the record just 15 games into her junior season. Over her career, she is averaging one home run every 10.1 at-bats.
• Senior outfielder Nene Alas is currently riding a career-high nine-game hitting streak. During the streak, she is batting .429 with seven runs, 12 hits, five stolen bases and a .529 on-base percentage. Alas has led off an inning 20 times this season, and has reached base on 14 of those occasions.
• True freshman Shea Graves saw her seven-game hitting streak end on Sunday.
• Junior right-hander Jensen Main has given up one earned run or less in six of her eight appearances, and currently has a team-best 2.45 ERA.
• Sacramento State is in the midst of a stretch that will see the team play 10 straight games away from home. The Hornets, however, will host the Capital Classic next weekend.