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Sac State Hornets Eliminate Arizona State In NCAA Regional Tournament, Next Up: Cal Poly Rematch

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Sac State catcher Dane Fujinaka had plenty to celebrate Saturday as the Hornets beat Arizona State.

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Update: Hornets to play Cal Poly in rematch

Sac State faces Cal Poly at 1 p.m. Sunday in a rematch of the tournament opener, after Cal Poly fell to Pepperdine Saturday night. If the Hornets win, they would then face Pepperdine at 6 p.m.

Cal Poly beat the Hornets, 4-2, in the first game of the NCAA Regional tournement Friday. Sacramento State would need another win in that game to force a winner-take-all Regional title game on Monday.

Sunday's games will be televised on ESPN3 and online at ESPN.GO.COM.

Original story:

The Sacramento State Hornets beat Arizona State 5-4 Saturday, eliminating the Sun Devils from the Div. 1 NCAA Regional baseball tournament. 

Sacramento State survived a ninth inning rally by Arizona State (33-24) Saturday afternoon, hanging on for a 5-4 win in its first-ever NCAA tournament victory. The Hornets (40-23) will play Sunday in the double-elimination tournament. 

The opponent will be determined by play later today. Game time is set for 1 p.m. in San Luis Obispo, with the action telecast on ESPN3, on-air and online. 

Sacramento State lost its first game Friday night, 4-2, to Cal-Poly. 

- CapRadio.org staff

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From the Sac State Hornet's site:

Baseball Wins 5-4 Thriller over #18 Arizona State in NCAA Regional Game

Sacramento State used two big innings offensively and juniorBrennan Leitao allowed just one earned run over seven innings as the Hornets withstood a ninth-inning rally to claim a 5-4 win over No. 18 Arizona State in an elimination game in the NCAA Regional.

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