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Spring teams exude positivity at first-ever athletics spring media day

SF State head softball coach Lisa Allen, center, answers Media Day questions with outfielder/pitcher Aryn Guzman, left, and starting pitcher Megan Clark. (Pablo Caballero / Xpress)

Josue De Los Santos
January 29, 2016
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The first ever SF State Gators Athletics Spring Media Day was filled with positive and focused outlooks for the upcoming season. Coaches and players from the softball and baseball teams and women’s track and field spoke about the upcoming season. Two first-year head coaches made their debuts at...

Past and present: The composition of a championship gators team

Past and present: The composition of a championship gators team

Vincent Fausone IV
September 30, 2015
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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 sports...

Athletic department welcomes new head softball coach

Vincent Fausone IV
July 16, 2015
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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, according...

Gators softball sends off graduating seniors with win

The SF State softball team celebrates after winning the second game of the doubleheader against Cal State East Bay at the Softball Field on Saturday, April 25. (Melissa Minton / Xpress)

John Montoya
April 26, 2015
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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 spoil the festivities with a win in the...

Women’s softball show midseason offensive progress

SF State Gator infielder Lucy Fernandez tags a Cal State San Bernardino runner out at third base in game one of a doubleheader at SFSU Softball Field Friday, March 20. (David Henry / Xpress)

Vincent Fausone IV
March 31, 2015
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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 inning...

Gators softball continue to show offensive growth against Cal State Bernardino

Junior shortstop Jennifer Lewis scores in game two of a doubleheader against Cal State San Bernardino at SFSU Softball Field Friday, March 20 (David Henry / Xpress)

Vincent Fausone IV
March 25, 2015
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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...

Women’s softball drop four at home, despite offensive improvement

SF Gators player Selina Rodriguez, #24, doubles during the second game of a double header against Cal State Dominguez Hills on March 6, 2015. (Sara Gobets / Xpress)

Vincent Fausone IV
March 12, 2015
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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 weekend,...

Women’s softball drop four at home, optimistic on upcoming road trip

Sophomore Tori Bellin (#16) embraces junior Jenny Obbema (#5) after she pitched one of six shutout innings . Humboldt  takes both games in the doubleheader, winning  game one 4-0  before taking the nightcap 6-1 in game two.  (Angelica Ekeke / Xpress)

Vincent Fausone IV
February 23, 2015
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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...

Gator softball concludes their season with Senior Day

SF State Gator's Kelsey Murakami (13), hugs her teammates as they give her flowers during the senior celebration ceremony before the first game of a double header against the Sonoma State Seawolves at SF State Sat. April 26.

Michael Duran
April 27, 2014
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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 to muster three hits combined in both games. But their gloomy...

Softball ends series with dramatic extra inning win

Softball ends series with dramatic extra inning win

Taylor LoNigro
April 14, 2014
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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. SF State Gator, Jennifer Lewis, slide safely to base before U...

Softball earns doubleheader split against the conference’s first place team

Softball earns doubleheader split against the conference's first place team

Michael Duran
April 14, 2014
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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 CCAA’s first place team. Marisa A...

Softball earns split against conferences first place team

Michael Duran
April 11, 2014
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UPDATE: Thanks to outstanding pitching and defense the Gators earned a split in their doubleheader against the No. 20 ranked UC San Diego Tritons Friday, April 11. With two games left in the four-game series this weekend, SF State has high hopes for the remaining games against the CCAA’s first place...

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