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Sacramento State baseball wins WAC tournament

Players on Sacramento State’s baseball team pile on top of each other after beating Cal State Bakersfield 5-0 for the Western Athletic Conference championship in Mesa, Ariz., on Saturday, May 27, 2017.
Players on Sacramento State’s baseball team pile on top of each other after beating Cal State Bakersfield 5-0 for the Western Athletic Conference championship in Mesa, Ariz., on Saturday, May 27, 2017. WAC

Champions again, the Hornets are headed to the NCAA Regionals for the second time in program history.

Sacramento State’s baseball team won Saturday night’s Western Athletic Conference Tournament championship game 5-0 over Cal State Bakersfield in Mesa, Arizona, holding the opponent to just two hits.

The Hornets’ only other WAC title came in 2014. This year, Sac State dominated the tournament, beating Seattle U by a 11-1 final and Northern Colorado 10-1. Sac State also beat Bakersfield 10-6 in an earlier meeting in the tournament.

Sac State senior pitcher Justin Dillon was named tournament MVP.

The NCAA Division I Tournament starts next Friday, with at-large teams being selected Monday to fill out the bracket.

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