SAN JOSE, Calif. – After a thrilling victory in extra time on Thursday night in the series opener, Sacramento State offense was thwarted in the second game of the series against the San Jose State on Friday night, winning only hit a hit in the seventh round 12-0 losing to Sparta at Excite Ballpark in San Jose, California.
The loss ended the Hornets’ five-game winning streak as they fell to 29-24 for the year, while San Jose State raked in 16 hits to improve to a 28-26 overall with the win.
The three Spartans put together for a one-hit match as Sacramento State only managed six pitchers for the game. San Jose State starting player Ethan Ross (1-4) left behind the first five hitters he faced and worked around a hitter on target and walking to make one failed to hit the target in the fifth game.
Freshman Jeffery Heard then broke the auction with a left hit to lead the fifth round as Hornet loaded the bases in the round, but went empty again.
Meanwhile, San Jose State took an early lead with two runs in the second inning and one more run in the third before opening the floodgates with eight runs in the fourth. The Spartans limit points to one run in the fifth inning before the game is over prematurely according to the running rules.
Elder Nick Iwasa drew a double walk from the lead in the lineup, while Heard’s single extended his streak to the highest seven games of his career – Hornet’s longest running streak after the game.
The series – and the 2022 season usually ends on Saturday night in San Jose when the two teams meet in the final at Excite Ballpark. The first sale is scheduled for 4:05pm