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Former Gators return to SF State for annual softball alumni game

SF State alumna Jennifer Lewis runs to first base during the annual softball alumni game at the Softball Field on Saturday, Oct. 13. (David Rodriguez/Golden Gate Xpress)

Brandon Tanguma
October 16, 2018
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The 2019 Gators fell 7-8 to the alumni Gators softball team Saturday, in a game that was stretched to 10 innings to give alumni pitchers to get some playing time, according to head coach Alicia Reid. This is Reid’s second year as head coach at SF State. Reid previously coached at Humboldt State, so she has ...

Softball team honors seniors before last games of the season

SF State outfield Delanie Chrisman(14) and Alex DeMenno are photographed before the Senior Day's game versus Chico State on Saturday, April 28, 2018. (Aya Yoshida/Golden Gate Xpress)

Hector Aguilar
May 2, 2018
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SF State’s softball team wrapped up their season on Saturday, April 28 with a doubleheader against Chico State on the Gator’s home field. Before the pair of games began, the Gators honored their soon-to-be-gone seniors Lindsey Cassidy, Sara Higa, Angelica Terrel, Delanie Chrisman, Madison Colli...

Upcoming baseball and softball games

Valerie Duarte
April 11, 2018
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The graphic displays the upcoming games for the SF State baseball (13-19) and softball (18-24) teams for the month of April. It also includes statistics regarding the teams' season record thus far. The data was collected  from the SF State Athletics website to show the number of wins and losses for both teams during home, away and ...

SF State wins doubleheader 6-1, 7-0

Sara Higa (21) attempts a bunt during the game against Notre Dame de Namur at SF State on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (Jordi Molina/Golden Gate Xpress)

Robert Jalon
February 21, 2018
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SF State softball won both games of a doubleheader against Notre Dame De Namur on Monday, Feb. 19 at SFSU Softball Field by scores of 6-1 and 7-0. The team won the first game by opening with a two-run first inning, and they never looked back. They added a run in the second frame but did the bulk of their...

Gators softball? Anything but soft

SFSU Softball third baseman Sara Higa (left), pitcher Lindsey Cassidy, outfielder Mallory Cleveland and coach Alicia Reid pose for a portrait outside the Gymnasium at SF State, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.
 Reid was previously head softball coach at Humboldt State University for 5 years before starting this past year at SFSU and said,

Gabriel Agurcia
January 24, 2018
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Change can be scary, but for SF State softball, change is nothing new. After finishing no higher than 6th place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association in the past three seasons, SF State’s softball team is ready for redemption. The six seniors will have to help lead a team laden with...

Senior softball pitcher takes career overseas

SF Gators pitcher Megan Clark plays against the Holy Names at a home game on April 28, 2017. (Tate Drucker/Xpress)

Reneé Smith
May 2, 2017
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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 State University, Clark...

Pitching variance in baseball and softball

Junior Lindsey Cassidy throws a pitch Feb. 13, 2017. (
Christianna Fjelstad/ Xpress)

Reneé Smith
March 15, 2017
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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 America’s favorite pastimes. A key p...

Reta or not, injury cannot stop softball captain

#11 Gabby Reta, a senior at San Francisco State University from Tustin, Calif., poses for a portrait on the softball field at San Francisco State University on Monday, January 30, 2017 (Sarahbeth Maney/ Xpress).

Reneé Smith
February 1, 2017
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It’s hard to bounce back from an athletic injury but for SF State senior and softball captain Gabby Reta, it was only a minor setback that motivated her to rise and lead a team. Originally from Tustin, California, Reta committed to playing for SF State in her junior year of high school and has been...

Errors cost Gators softball in second game of doubleheader

UC San Diego Tritons second base Darian Van Der Maaten (13) slides into second base against SF State Gators infielder Jennifer Lewis (7) during the first game of a doubleheader at the SFSU softball field Friday, Apr.8. Gator won 2-0. (Qing Huang / Xpress)

Josue De Los Santos
April 9, 2016
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The SF State softball team battled the UC San Diego Tritons in the first series of a weekend doubleheader on a cloudy afternoon. The Gators took game one of Friday's doubleheader, 2-0, behind a two-hit shutout by starting pitcher Megan Clark. The Tritons capitalized on an abundance of Gators' errors to...

Pitching dominates in softball doubleheader spilt

SF State Gators outfielder Alexis Mattos (8) slides safely into second base while Warriors infielder Alexus Martinez (7) waits for the ball during their 4-0 loss to Cal State Stanislaus at SF State on Friday, March 19, 2016. (George Mornin/Xpress)

Josue De Los Santos
March 19, 2016
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SF State split Friday's doubleheader versus Stanislaus State as each team's winning pitchers held the offenses to one and no runs, respectively. Game 1 The Stanislaus State Warriors took game one, 4-0, behind starting pitcher Kylie Ragsdale, who held the Gators offense to no runs and five hits, t...

SF State discussing multi-million-dollar facility with Giants Community Fund

Tyler Lehman
March 15, 2016
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SF State and the Giants Community Fund are in preliminary talks to construct a $3.5 million multi-functional facility for the Junior Giants by Maloney Field, for which the California State University Board of Trustees unanimously approved the conceptual stages March 8. Vice President for University...

Gators softball ready to dive into new season

Megan Clark (17) pitches at SF State Gators softball team practice Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. The Gators open the season at home with a double-header against Northwest Nazarene University on Feb 12 at 1 p.m. (James Chan / Xpress)

Josue De Los Santos
February 3, 2016
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Headed into the new season, SF State’s softball team is focused on improving on their 12-40 record from last season. First-year head coach Lisa Allen has inherited an experienced team with 14 returning players, including eight starters from last year’s team. Among them are starting pitcher Megan...

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