Division 1: Sacramento City College
Game 5 (Loser's Bracket):
Franklin 12, Davis 3
Game story in D1 Playoffs.
Sac State Seeded Fifth in WAC
Sacramento State dropped a 3-game
series to UT-Arlington over the weekend to finish the year 33-23 and 14-13 in the Western
Athletic Conference. Consequently, Reggie Christiansen’s squad secured the fifth seed in the WAC
tournament held this week May 22-26 at Grand Pairie, Texas.
The eight teams will compete in
pool play with the winner earning an automatic berth in the NCAA 64-team playoff
The Hornets, slotted in Pool A,
open the tournament Wednesday at 9 a.m. against #5 seed UT-San Antonio, which took the season
On Thursday at 5 p.m. Sac State
takes on #1 seed CSU Bakersfield, which took 2-of-3 in March. And following an off
day the Hornets will meet San Jose State on Saturday at 9 a.m (All games are
Leading the Hornets in hitting this was redshirt freshman
Chris Lewis with a .351 batting average. Lewis also led all Hornets hitters in runs batted in
(T-1st with 46), on-base percentage (.396) and slugging
Chris Lewis led all Sacramento State hitters
with a .351 average in 2013.
Freshman Nathan Lukes (Antelope) was second in batting with
a .320 average. He also led the team in runs with 39. Andrew Ayres, last year’s most valuable
player in the WAC, finished the season with a .289 average and tied Lewis for the team-lead
in RBI with 46.
Rhys Hoskins (Jesuit), a consensus Freshman All-American in
2012, finished third in hitting with a .297 average and team-leading .991 fielding percentage
at his first-base position. Senior Justin Higley (Jesuit) led the team with 10 home
In the pitching department, starter Brennan Leitao tied
reliever Brandon Creel (Rosemont High) for the team-leading 8-3 record. Pitching 93.2
innings, Leiteo had the team’s second best earned run average at
Freshman closer Sutter McLoughlin (Rio Americano) led the
staff with a 2.36 ERA and posted a school-record 17 saves for the season, obliterating the
previous record of 11 for one season.
Last year, the Hornets finished one game away from taking
the WAC tournament, losing a extra-inning game to Fresno State, which now plays in the
Mountain West Conference.
As a team, Sac
State is currently 9th in the country with a .979 fielding percentage.
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Old friend Cuno Barragan (Sacramento High
1950) is recovering from an operation on his leg.
Cuno, a former Chicago Cub, broke his ankle in the last
game of spring training just after winning the backstop job in 1961. One of those failed slide
attempts that has ruined many careers. Cuno recovered, however, and played for the Cubs from
To read about Barragan's fascinating journey in
baseball, go to our Spotlight