2022 Baseball News

  • BASEBALL IS RECIPIENT OF SACRAMENTO STATE’S BIGGEST UPSET AWARD
    June 19, 2022
    The baseball team is the recipient of this year’s Biggest Upset Award after sweeping a three-game series on the road at sixth-ranked Long Beach State.
  • BASEBALL’S CESAR VALERO RECIPIENT OF SACRAMENTO STATE’S MALE INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
    June 17, 2022
    Baseball’s Cesar Valero is the recipient of Sacramento State’s Male Individual Performance of the Year.
  • HORNETS IN THE PROS UPDATE
    June 16, 2022
    Summer is here and, as the temperatures begin to heat up, so have the performances of Sacramento State baseball alumni at all levels across the country (all stats as of June 15).
  • BASEBALL'S MARTIN VINCELLI-SIMARD NAMED SACRAMENTO STATE'S MALE SENIOR SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
    June 15, 2022
    Baseball’s Martin Vincelli-Simard has been named the Sacramento State Male Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
  • BASEBALL ELIMINATES VAQUEROS, ADVANCES TO FACE DIVISION RIVAL AGGIES FRIDAY NIGHT
    May 27, 2022
    Josh Walker’s second RBI of the day — a one-out single to score Nick Iwasa from second base — broke a two-all tie in the fourth and Sacramento State steadily pulled away, avenging an opening day tournament loss to UT Rio Grande Valley with a 9-5 victory to eliminate the Vaqueros to open day three of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament on Friday morning at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz.
  • BASEBALL’S POSTSEASON TOURNAMENT RUN COMES TO A CLOSE IN ARIZONA
    May 27, 2022
    Gunner Gouldsmith finished with three hits and a trio of Hornets finished with RBI on the afternoon, but Sacramento State could not dig its way out of an early hole, falling to New Mexico State by a score of 7-3 to end its run at the 2022 Western Athletic Conference Tournament at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz., on Friday night.
  • BASEBALL ELIMINATES SAM HOUSTON STATE, 3-2, THURSDAY TO ADVANCE IN ARIZONA
    May 26, 2022
    The Hornets scored single runs in the second through fourth innings and four pitchers combined to hold Sam Houston State to a combined four hits on the day as Sacramento State staved off elimination with a 3-2 victory over the Bearkats on Friday morning on day two of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz.
  • BASEBALL FALLS IN PITCHER’S DUEL TO OPEN WAC TOURNAMENT PLAY
    May 25, 2022
    A pair of right-handers in Sacramento State’s Eli Saul and UT Rio Grande Valley’s Kevin Stevens went pitch-for-pitch in a classic pitcher’s duel to open play at the 2022 Western Athletic Conference Tournament, but it was a pair of two-out hits that edged the Vaqueros just in front, posting a 2-1 victory over the Hornets on Wednesday morning at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz.
  • POSTSEASON RUN BEGINS IN ARIZONA AS BASEBALL HEADS TO MESA FOR WAC TOURNAMENT
    May 24, 2022
    The Sacramento State baseball team begins its run into the postseason this week in Arizona, heading to Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz., to open play at the 2022 Western Athletic Conference Tournament beginning Wednesday (May 25) and running through Saturday (May 28). As the No. 2 seed out of the West Division, the Hornets kick-off the tournament on Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. against UT Rio Grande Valley, the No. 3 seed out of the Southwest Division.
  • BASEBALL CLINCHES 30 WINS FOR 10TH STRAIGHT SEASON THANKS TO 14-4 WIN SATURDAY
    May 21, 2022
    No other Division I program in the state of California has been a model of consistency quite like Sacramento State has since 2012 as the Hornets extended their run of 30-win seasons to 10 straight years thanks to a 14-4 series-clinching, regular season-ending, victory over San Jose State in eight innings on Saturday evening at Excite Ballpark.
  • HORNET BATS STYMIED AS SAN JOSE STATE EVENS SERIES WITH FRIDAY VICTORY
    May 20, 2022
    Following a thrilling walk-off win in extra innings on Thursday night in the series opener, the Sacramento State offense was stymied in game two of its series with San Jose State on Friday night, managing only one hit in a 12-0 seven-inning loss to the Spartans at Excite Ballpark in San Jose, Calif.
  • BASEBALL OUTLASTS SPARTANS FOR 4-3 WALK-OFF WIN IN 11 INNINGS
    May 19, 2022
    The Sacramento State baseball team made sure that their final game in front of the hometown fans was one to remember as Gunner Gouldsmith beat out a potential inning-ending double play with a head-first slide into first base, scoring pinch-runner Keith Torres from third with the game-winning run for a 4-3 walk-off victory over San Jose State on Thursday night at John Smith Field.
  • REGULAR SEASON CLOSES WITH HOME-AND-HOME SERIES AGAINST SAN JOSE STATE
    May 18, 2022
    Having already clinched the No. 2 seed for next week’s Western Athletic Conference Tournament in Arizona, the Sacramento State baseball team still has some business to attend to before the postseason begins, closing out the regular season with a three-game series against Bay Area rival San Jose State.
  • TRES BIEN! HOT-HITTING VINCELLI-SIMARD CLAIMS MONDAY’S TICKETSMARTER WAC HITTER OF THE WEEK HONORS
    May 16, 2022
    Riding a streak of five consecutive multi-hit games, junior infielder Martin Vincelli-Simard was named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week on Monday after a stellar showing at the plate helped Sacramento State to a 4-0 week and its first league sweep of the 2022 campaign.
  • SENIORS POWER BASEBALL TO SERIES SWEEP WITH A 7-2 VICTORY SUNDAY AGAINST UTAH VALLEY
    May 15, 2022
    Martin Vincelli-Simard homered and scored twice, finishing as one of three Hornets with two hits on the day, while a trio of pitchers combined to limit visiting Utah Valley to just two hits as Sacramento State finished off a sweep of the Wolverines with a 7-2 victory on Sunday afternoon at John Smith Field.
  • BASEBALL LEADS WIRE-TO-WIRE TO CLINCH SERIES WIN WITH 5-2 VICTORY ON SATURDAY
    May 14, 2022
    Freshman right-hander Colin Hunter tied a career high with nine strikeouts over 6.1 innings of work and eight of Sacramento State’s nine starters finished with at least one hit on the day, lifting the Hornets to a 5-2 victory over Utah Valley to clinch a Western Athletic Conference series win on Saturday at John Smith Field.
  • WILD EIGHTH-INNING RALLY LIFTS BASEBALL TO COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN OVER UTAH VALLEY
    May 13, 2022
    Senior Dawsen Bacho’s two-run single with two outs in the eighth capped a five-run frame, helping bring Sacramento State all the way from down four runs and lift the Hornets to a dramatic come-from-behind 8-7 series-opening Western Athletic Conference victory over visiting Utah Valley on Friday night at John Smith Field.
  • BASEBALL CLOSES CONFERENCE PLAY AT HOME WITH THREE AGAINST UTAH VALLEY
    May 12, 2022
    The Hornets’ Western Athletic Conference season comes to a close this weekend at home as Sacramento State welcomes Utah Valley to Northern California for a three-game series beginning Friday (May 13) and running through Sunday (May 15) at John Smith Field. First pitch for Friday’s opener is scheduled for 6 p.m., with Saturday’s game two scheduled for a 1 p.m. start. Sunday’s finale begins at Noon, with the Hornets’ senior class honored following the final out.
  • BASEBALL OUTLASTS FRESNO STATE FOR WILD 11-9 MIDWEEK VICTORY
    May 10, 2022
    Junior Martin Vincelli-Simard tied his career high with three hits for the second straight game and joined teammates Jeffery Heard and Gunner Gouldsmith with three RBI each, helping lift Sacramento State to a wild 11-9 midweek victory over Fresno State on Tuesday at Pete Beiden Field at Bob Bennett Stadium.
  • FINAL MIDWEEK CLASH SENDS BASEBALL DOWN HIGHWAY 99 TO TAKE ON FRESNO STATE TUESDAY
    May 09, 2022
    With the regular season rapidly coming to a close, the Sacramento State baseball team heads down Highway 99 for one final midweek contest this week, traveling to Fresno State for a Tuesday meeting with the Bulldogs at Pete Beiden Field at Bob Bennett Stadium. First pitch from the Central Valley is scheduled for 6 p.m.
  • BASEBALL FALLS AT GRAND CANYON IN WALK-OFF FASHION IN SUNDAY’S SERIES FINALE
    May 08, 2022
    Six different Hornet batters finished with multiple hits on the day, including three-hit outings from Dawsen Bacho, Martin Vincelli-Simard, and Trevor Doyle, to help Sacramento State take a late lead in the eighth, but five unaswered runs by Grand Canyon over the final two innings lifted the host ‘Lopes to a walk-off, 11-10, victory in their Western Athletic Conference series finale on Sunday afternoon at Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark.
  • ROLLING HOMERS, BOJORQUEZ ADDS TWO MORE HITS AS BASEBALL FALLS IN GAME TWO AT GRAND CANYON
    May 07, 2022
    Sophomore Josh Rolling finished 2-for-4 with a home run and a pair of RBI to stake the Hornets to an early lead while sophomore Jorge Bojorquez added two more hits for his second straight multi-hit game, but visiting Sacramento State could not hold off host Grand Canyon, which scored seven unanswered to pull away for a 7-4 victory on Saturday night at Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark in Phoenix, Ariz.
  • SAUL GOES THE DISTANCE, BACHO HOMERS TWICE AS BASEBALL WINS OPENER AT GRAND CANYON
    May 06, 2022
    Sophomore right-hander Eli Saul finished with his first career complete game and four strikeouts on the night, while Dawsen Bacho finished 4-for-5 with a double and a pair of home runs to help lift Sacramento State to a 8-5 victory over host Grand Canyon in a Western Athletic Conference series opener on Friday night at Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark in Phoenix, Ariz.
  • BASEBALL BATTLES DIVISION-LEADING GRAND CANYON ON THE ROAD AS REGULAR SEASON WINDS DOWN
    May 05, 2022
    Winners of five straight Western Athletic Conference series and seven of its last 10 games overall, the Sacramento State baseball team resumes conference play this weekend with its final league road series of the season, travelling to the “Valley of the Sun” for three games against division-leading Grand Canyon on Friday (May 6) through Sunday (May 8). First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday (May 7), with Sunday’s finale scheduled for Noon.
  • BASEBALL RALLIES LATE, BUT PAIR OF HOME RUNS BY THE DONS THE DIFFERENCE TUESDAY NIGHT
    May 03, 2022
    A scoreless game until the seventh, Sacramento State rallied to take the lead with a pair of runs in the bottom half of the inning only to have visiting San Francisco answer with a late three-run blast that lifted the Dons to a 4-2 victory over the Hornets in non-conference play on Tuesday night at John Smith Field.
  • HORNETS AND DONS DO BATTLE IN MIDWEEK CLASH AS BASEBALL CLOSES OUT HOMESTAND
    May 02, 2022
    With wins in seven of its last nine games, the Sacramento State baseball team breaks from the Western Athletic Conference race on Tuesday night (May 3), welcoming San Francisco to John Smith Field for a non-conference midweek rematch. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.
  • BASEBALL CLAIMS FIFTH CONSECUTIVE WAC SERIES WITH 7-4 WIN OVER CALIFORNIA BAPTIST ON SUNDAY
    May 01, 2022
    Senior Steven Moretto finished with a pair of doubles and three RBI while sophomore right-hander Kevin Haynes was stellar with four shutout innings in relief, helping lift Sacramento State to a 7-4 victory over visiting California Baptist and its fifth consecutive Western Athletic Conference series win on Sunday at John Smith Field.
  • MORETTO REACHES MILESTONE, HEARD WITH TWO HITS AS BASEBALL FALLS TO LANCERS SATURDAY
    April 30, 2022
    Senior Steven Moretto became the 14th player in program history to reach 200 career hits with a ninth inning single while teammate Jeffery Heard finished 2-for-4 to collect his 12th multi-hit game of the year, but host Sacramento State could not dig itself out of an early hole on Saturday afternoon, falling to California Baptist by a 6-2 score in game two of their Western Athletic Conference series at John Smith Field.
  • BASEBALL RALLIES BEHIND LATE-INNING HEROICS TO DOWN LANCERS IN OPENER, 2-1
    April 29, 2022
    Nick Iwasa’s double into the right field corner scored Gunner Gouldsmith with the tying run in the eighth and Trevor Doyle followed two batters with a single back through the box to plate Colby Lunsford for the eventual game-winner as Sacramento State rallied for a 2-1 victory over visiting California Baptist to open a three-game Western Athletic Conference series on Friday night at John Smith Field.
  • BASEBALL ROLLS INTO JOHN SMITH FIELD TO HOST SECOND-PLACE CALIFORNIA BAPTIST THIS WEEKEND
    April 28, 2022
    On a bit of roll in Western Athletic Conference play, the Sacramento State baseball team returns to the friendly confines of John Smith Field for league play this weekend, welcoming California Baptist to Northern California for a three-game set beginning Friday (April 29) and running through Sunday (May 1). First pitch under the lights is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, with a pair of afternoon starts scheduled for Saturday (1 p.m.) and Sunday (Noon).
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