Identical twin sisters Jenny and Katie Obbema both play softball, but attend SF State and Humboldt State. Photo by Becky Obbema / Special to Xpress
For the first time in their entire lives, identical twin sisters Jenny and Katie Obbema went head to head, pitching
A young core of returning players has the Gator softball team poised to duplicate last year's early season success, when they won four of their first five games and captured their first ever Best of the West Invitational championship.
SF State returns 11 players from that
After splitting a doubleheader with Cal State East Bay Pioneers Friday, April 26, 2013, the Gators softball team started strong, sending the Pioneers packing with a 7-0 first game earlier today.
The Gators started the second game on top making first run in the bottom of
By Mike Hendrickson / Special to Xpress
The Gators' softball team shutout the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes 5-0 in the first of their two games, and squeezed by 5-4 in the second game that ended in extra innings, Friday, April 19, for a doubleheader sweep.
The Gator softball team heated up the first game of Saturday's doubleheader with a shutout 3-0 win over the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters but lost momentum in the second with a 5-1 loss, April 13, at SF State.
Next weekend, the Gators host a four-game
By Frank Leal
The SF State Women's softball team faced off against the Humboldt State Lumberjacks in a doubleheader ending in defeat for the Gators on Friday, March 22, 2013. Both teams had dueling pitchers leaving each other little room to make it back to home plate.
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Photos by Gabriella Gamboa / Xpress
The SF State Gator softball team tied against the Dominican University Penguins in a doubleheader at SF State on Sunday, March 17, 2013. The Gators took the first game 3-0 but fell short 1-3 in the second game.
SF State's softball beat Cal State Dominguez Hills in a doubleheader at SF State on Saturday, March 9, 2013.
The Gators won the first game 5-2 and the second game 2-0. Cal State Dominguez Hills began the first game in the lead, but the Gators caught
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Three Gator athletes were carted out of the first inning due to injuries during
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Sonoma State starting pitcher Samantha Lipperd (7) throws the softball against the SF State Gators in the third inning of the second game during the double header at San Francisco, Friday, April 20, 2012. Sonoma State won both game by scores
The SF State softball team snapped a four-game losing streak after sweeping the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors in the doubleheader Tuesday. The Gators managed to grab the win with clutch-hitting in the waning moments of both games.
Early errors in game one resulted in two runs for the
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="420" caption="SF State softball player Sarah Catania runs past second base during a game against the Grand Canyon Antelopes. In a double header, SF State won the first game but lost by one run in the second game. March 9, 2012. Photo
The women's Gator softball team managed to steal a win from the 10th ranked UC San Diego Tritons at home on Saturday. The doubleheader allowed for both teams to come out with a win.
Though Gators managed to pull out a win on Saturday in the four-game series
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Collegiate athletes are lucky
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Softball standouts Kelsey and Kendra Wood have heard every joke in the book about
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="SF State senior Kendra Wood pitches her last home game for the Gators against Humbolt State Saturday, April 16. Karen M. Kinney / staff photographer"][/caption]
Amid the clouds and the fog, gold balloons floated and giant purple posters hung last weekend on
In a surprising 8-6 win in their first game of a double header against Notre Dame de Namur University Thursday, the Gators softball team showed off their skills with clutch hitting and great defensive plays.
Coming off a tough week prior to starting their eight game
Playing a grueling four doubleheaders in the span of four days, the SF State softball team relied on strong pitching and timely hitting to maintain their recent high level of play against tough competition.
Although they got swept on the road by the Cal State East
After sweeping Notre Dame de Namur in back-to-back non-conference games, the SF State softball team played its third straight doubleheader match against the fifth placed team in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.
In a close and hard fought four-game series, the Gators finished with a 2-2
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="SF State senior Kendra Wood is tagged out by a Cal State Monterey defender while sliding into thrid during the Gators' first game of a double header against the Otters at home on Friday, March 11. Eric Soracco / staff photographer"][/caption]
In a desperate attempt to win their four-game series against CSU Monterey Bay Saturday, the Gators softball team struggled in the last doubleheader that ended in defeat.
Losing 1-2 to the Otters in game one, SF State pushed hard against CSUMB’s number one pitcher Kylie Linnane.
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="SF State pitcher Ashley Jackson winds up a pitch during the Gators' first game of a double header against Cal State Monterey Bay at home on Friday, March 11. Jackson struck out 10 batters in a Gators' 3-1 victory. Eric Soracco