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In the living room of San Francisco State baseball coach Tony Schifano, something bigger than any game is happening with a group of athletes from Gator athletics.
Each week, these athletes meet as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes club, or FCA. Since its founding in 1954,
Many DII athletes say goodbye to their sport after college graduation, but not senior softball pitcher Megan Clark. Clark is spending her final days as a Gator preparing to take her athletic career overseas this summer.
After recording her 36th win on April 9 against Sonoma
In the final games of the 2017 spring season, SF State women’s softball team walked away with two big wins against the Holy Names University Hawks on Friday at the SF State softball field.
Starting pitcher Megan Clark scattered two hits across five innings as
The track and field season may still be in progress, but it has already proven to be triumphant for senior Alexandra Jones.
Jones excelled at a fast pace, recently reaching her provisional shot put record indoors as well as ranking all-region in shot put during
The SF State’s women’s softball team came out pumped up for Senior Day, but the excitement died down as the Gators ended up losing to California State University, Monterey Bay 3-6 at home on Saturday, April 15.
The reluctancy by head coach Lisa McKinney to proceed
SF State women’s softball faced the California State University, Monterey Bay Otters in their first two games of ar four game series Friday, April 14 at SF State.
Gators pitcher Megan Clark looked different on the mound after several dominant pitching starts giving up one run
The Gators battled their hearts out but were unable to shut out nationally-ranked number six Chico State University in the second half of the softball series Wednesday, March 15 at SF State.
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SF State women’s softball team took an early 2-0 series lead against nationally-ranked Chico State University during Tuesday’s double-header.
First game pitcher Megan Clark threw a complete game against the sixth ranking Wildcats, holding them to just four hits and one run in a 4-1 win.
Although similar in concept, baseball and softball differ when it comes to one of the most important aspects of the game — pitching.
Baseball became recognized as an official sport in the 1840s and since then has taken the athletic world by storm, becoming one of
SF State’s women’s softball team walked away with a 2-2 record against California State University San Marcos Saturday as they split the final two games.
Gator pitcher Lindsey Cassidy put up a strong fight against the Cougars in game one but eventually fell 2-3 after a
In a double header against California State University, San Marcos Friday, the Gators walked away splitting the games in half 6-1 and 1-2.
In game one, Gator pitcher Megan Clark came out and held on strong, not allowing the Cougars to score through seven innings.
SF State women’s softball team dropped their series against number one-ranked Humboldt State University after back-to-back losses today.
In game one of the Saturday double-header Gator pitcher Megan Clark allowed four hits and two runs during a complete game.
Both the Gators and Lumberjacks remained quiet through
SF State women’s softball team lost both double header games on Sunday afternoon, 1-2 and 4-5, splitting the series with California State East Bay 2-2 for the weekend.
Starting pitcher of the first game, Lindsey Cassidy, silenced the Pioneers for two innings until the team managed
SF State women’s softball walked away with two wins Saturday afternoon against California State University, East Bay 6-5 and 6-3.
Senior pitcher Megan Clark started the Gators off during the first game and both teams went scoreless through the first.
East Bay put themselves ahead on the
Four teams in SF State history hold the honor of being the University's most successful squads ever assembled. While each group had a unique approach to collecting championships, the teams share certain traits that contributed to their accomplishments. Based off data compiled from the SF State
The moving boxes sat freshly unpacked in the offices of three recently-hired SF State head coaches after a busy summer of personnel decisions for second-year Athletic Director Charles Guthrie and the SF State Athletic Department.
Softball coach Lisa Allen, baseball coach Tony Schifano and women's soccer coach Tracy
A new era of SF State softball began Monday with the announcement of a new head coach after a month-and-a-half-long search.
Lisa Allen, an accoladed transplant from Division II Montana State University Billings, was named to succeed head coach Cristina Byrne, who led the team for seven years,
The hallmarks of a demoralizing year plagued the Gators during their 1-13 start to the season, but their record did not prevent the young squad from establishing themselves as an enigma of the California Collegiate Athletic Association by the end of the 2015 season.
When SF State pitcher Megan Clark steps onto the raised gravel to begin her pitching performance, everything moves in sync. The precision of her pitching mechanics trickle down to her placement of the softball as it hurdles toward the catcher's mitt.
The evenly knotted purple bow holds back her
The SF State softball team said their goodbyes to three of their seniors Saturday afternoon, as Courtney Gravel, Lucy Fernandez and Selina Rodriguez took the field for one last time in the purple and white Gator uniform. The Cal State East Bay Pioneers tried to
Looking out over the pock-marked infield, coach Cristina Byrne measured the expressions on the faces beneath purple SFSU visors. The white bases of SF State’s softball diamond were already stained reddish-brown by the cleats of the visiting Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes. It was the second
The Gators continued their trend of offensive improvement throughout a four game series against conference opponent Cal State San Bernardino, dropping a pair of games on Friday (0-5, 4-7) before splitting two games in Saturday's double-header (3-2, 7-10).
A walk-off double from third baseman Lucy Fernandez bounced off
[dropcap]P [/dropcap]awing at the dirt with the spikes of her cleat and scanning the field over thick stripes of eye black, SF State's standout shortstop enters the batter’s box in similar fashion before each at-bat. Her posture screams confidence but still maintains the torturous touch
The Gators combined lights-out pitching with the long-awaited clutch hitting that has eluded the squad this season, downing the Holy Names University Hawks 4-0 and 9-1 for the team's first doubleheader win at home Friday.
Pitcher Megan Clark forced Hawks hitters into difficult pitch counts that
Despite making strides towards being more effective on offense, the Gators dropped four straight to the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros in two double-headers on Friday (2-5, 3-10) and Saturday (5-9 ,0-5) .
Junior Jennifer Lewis nearly doubled her number of hits for the season during the
Despite playing some of their sharpest ball of the season, the Gators were overwhelmed by a potent Humboldt State Lumberjacks offense, dropping four straight games on Friday (0-4, 1-6) and Saturday's (1-9, 1-9) double-headers against the current conference leaders.
"I don't think that the scores reflected
The Gators were unable to escape their recent offensive rut, dropping a pair of games 10-2 and 7-0 in a Wednesday doubleheader against the University of Hawaii at Hilo Vulcans.
“We didn’t really come out to play today, on offense or on defense,” said SF State’s
Despite a first game loss against Academy of Arts, the Gators cruised to a 3-0 victory after scoring early in the second game of their Wednesday double-header against Holy Names University. Pitcher Courtney Dunkel threw her first complete-game shutout.
“We came out a whole lot looser
What was supposed to be a celebration for the softball seniors was spoiled by rivals Sonoma State, shutting out SF State in both games Saturday, 8-0 and 6-0.
It was not the way the Gators wanted to send off their seniors as they were only able
After a lengthy 13 innings and an incredible shot down center field by Selina Rodriguez, the Gator softball team earned themselves a split with No. 15 UC San Diego winning 2-1 in the second game after a defeat earlier by the Tritons of 8-2.
Thanks to outstanding pitching and defense The Gators earned a split in their doubleheader against the No. 20 ranked UC San Diego Tritons Friday. With two games left in the four-game series this weekend, SF State has high hopes for the remaining games against the
UPDATE: SF State’s dugout cleared out as Marisa Andrade rounded each base with a smile from cheek to cheek, only for the whole team to greet her at home plate after hitting a two-run homerun off the Notre Dame de Namur Argonauts.
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With the bases loaded and only one out in the fourth, the Gators were poised to turn a one-run deficit into a comfortable lead. A few pitches later, that chance turned into a double play instead.
Despite strong pitching, SF State was unable to take advantage
The entire SF State softball team and cheering section were on their feet and yelling at the top of their lungs, as the winning run crossed the plate, in an extra-inning win over the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors, 3-2.
The Gators swept the Warriors in a
SF State's Selina Rodriguez (24) tags out Cal Baptist's Jacque Lopez (14) at first base during the Gators game against the Lancers at SF State's softball field, Saturday, March 15, 2014. The Gators lost the game 0-1. Photo by Gavin McIntyre / Xpress
SF State was
SF State's Kelsey Murakami throws the ball to first base against Dixie State Tuesday, March 11 at SF State's softball field. SF State lost 1-4. Photo by Rachel Aston / Xpress
Due to lack of offense and a couple of defensive errors, Gators softball lost