Regional digest: Sac State wins MPSF gymnastics crown

Published: Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 - 11:16 pm

Freshman Jesse Williams claimed the all-around honor, and Sacramento State won the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women’s gymnastics championship in the final meet of the season Saturday at UC Davis.

The Hornets had a score of 195.65 points to nip the host Aggies, who totaled 194.875, Sac State reported on its athletics website.

Williams had a career-best 39.25 points in the all-around. Also, Kalliah McCartney won the vault with a school-record 9.95, Elideth Guerrero won the beam with a 9.9, and Kailey Hansen won the floor with a 9.875.


• An eight-run sixth inning lifted Sacramento State’s baseball team to a 16-1 mercy-rule victory over visiting Northern Colorado (5-18, 0-2 Western Athletic Conference), the Hornets reported. Junior Rhys Hoskins hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the fourth inning and went 4 for 4 with three RBIs to lead a 15-hit attack for the Hornets (11-11, 2-0).

• Taylor Stroud pitched a two-hitter as host Sacramento State shut out North Dakota 9-0 to complete a three-game Big Sky Conference softball sweep, Sac State reported. North Dakota fell to 1-18, 0-3.

• Sacramento State registered 7-0 women’s tennis shutouts over Eastern Washington and Portland State at Rio Del Oro Racquet Club to improve to 5-0 in the Big Sky, Sac State reported.

• Morgan Pope won the 200 (24.03 seconds) and placed second in the 100 to lead host Sacramento State in the Hornet Invitational track and field meet at Hornet Stadium, Sac State reported. Also, Emily Kersting made the second-longest javelin throw in school history at 156 feet, 3 inches.

• Freshman Hlivy Cheung finished 37th in the 200 butterfly preliminaries, and senior Liliana Alvarez was 46th in the 200 breaststroke on the final day of the NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Minneapolis, Minn., UC Davis reported on its athletics website.

• The San Jose Earthquakes (0-1-1) managed just one shot on goal in a 1-0 MLS loss to host Sporting Kansas City.

– Bee Sports staff

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