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Gator softball sweeps Cal State Stanislaus in tight back-to-back games

Gator softball sweeps Cal State Stanislaus in tight back-to-back games

Alvaro Alfaro
April 17, 2012
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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 Warriors in the f...

SF State sports teams develop stronger connections with communication off the field

Sean Duffy
April 2, 2012
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When the game is on the line and the pressure is on from the opposing team, trusting teammates could be the difference between a win and a loss. Daily practices can help prepare an athlete for competition, but communication between teammates can enable them to succeed. Non-sporting social events can...

SF State alumnus Ernie Munoz returns as softball coach

SF State alumnus Ernie Munoz returns as softball coach

Alvaro Alfaro
February 8, 2012
Filed under Sports

Collegiate athletes are lucky to be remembered through honorary mentions or record-breaking seasons. Upon graduation, most athletes leave their respective colleges and reflect on their team members and coaching staff fondly, but rarely do these players get to again be a part of sports at their alma mater. That precise opportunity was presented to SF...

SF State athletes put school before play

SF State athletes put school before play

Vonique Stricklen
February 7, 2012
Filed under Sports

Between classes, homework, a social life and a job, it’s hard for many students to keep up their grades; but Gator athletes make getting a 3.0 grade point average possible by following the Athletic Department’s highly organized process for managing time. According to baseball infielder and senior...

Men's cross country team places first at SF State Invitational, women's team places fourth

Men's cross country team places first at SF State Invitational, women's team places fourth

Mike Bebernes
October 7, 2011
Filed under Sports

Captains Brian Trejo and Tyler Deniston led the SF State men’s cross country team to its fourth straight win at the San Francisco State Invitational Friday afternoon.  Zuleima Jimenez finished third in the women’s race to lead her team to a fourth place finish in the event held at Speedway Meadow ...

SF State athletes must cope with run-down field at Cox Stadium

Jamie R Wells
September 26, 2011
Filed under Sports

In feel-good sports movies, the big game is always a visual and emotional treat. The stands are packed with fans, the players are dripping sweat and the field is pristine. Never do you see dry patches or uneven surfaces, but at SF State that is what athletes face every day. Blame the budget, blame t...

Softball sisters lead team to victory

Al Scott
April 26, 2011
Filed under Sports

Softball standouts Kelsey and Kendra Wood have heard every joke in the book about identical twins. But don’t be fooled - being twins is just a small part of their story. The Wood sisters have an interesting connection being identical twins, but they extend that connection on the field with Kels...

Softball players reminisce on Senior Day

Juan Martinez
April 19, 2011
Filed under Sports

Amid the clouds and the fog, gold balloons floated and giant purple posters hung last weekend on the outskirts of a tall black fence in what turned out to be an emotional day for seven SF State softball players. Family, friends and supporters of the SF State softball team came together to celebrate the accompl...

Women's softball splits grueling four-day series

Juan Martinez
April 12, 2011
Filed under Sports

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 Bay Pioneers in a non-conference two-game series Ap...

Cal State Monterey Otters drown Gators in four-game series at the Swamp

Juan Martinez
March 16, 2011
Filed under Sports

Clutch hitting, solid pitching and spectacular defensive plays helped the SF State women’s softball team avoid a sweep to the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters at home. Seasoned senior Gators’ pitcher Ashley Jackson faced off against freshman Otter Kylie Linnane in the first of the four-game series with Cal State Monterey Bay at “The Swamp.” Although SF S...

Gators rally twice to sweep series against Dominican

Gators rally twice to sweep series against Dominican

Alejandro Navarro
April 24, 2019
Filed under Sports

In both of their early-week games, the SF State softball team rallied back to sweep Dominican University on Monday, April 22nd at Penguin Field. SF State utility player Michelle Castro was instrumental in both comeback games for the Gators against Dominican University. The Gators were down 5-2 and 5-0 entering th...

Gators axed by Lumberjacks on Senior Day

Adrian Pintor
April 17, 2016
Filed under Sports

The grass was a shimmering green and the sun was shining Saturday afternoon, but it was a cloudy day for the SF State softball team as they lost a weekend doubleheader against third ranked Humboldt State. The Gators lost game one 5-3, and came close to winning game two, but fell short 4-3. “I'm...

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