MSU baseball team wins two on road
MSU’s baseball team won both games of its doubleheader against Harvard Saturday afternoon in Greenville, S.C.
The team held strong with effective pitching and defense throughout both games at Fluor Field.
The Spartans took the first game 1-0 and went on to win again with a score of 4-0 in game two, making the team 9-7 on the season.
After a one-run victory in the first game, the team’s confidence was set for success in the following game. They allowed only seven hits in two games that day.
Junior pitcher Mick VanVossen threw seven innings in game one, while sophomore Justin Alleman pitched eight innings in game two with five strikeouts.
Spartan head coach Jake Boss said it was a good day for the pitching staff and the lead they got seemed to give the team confidence, according to msuspartans.com. He said VanVossen overcame some defensive issues and Alleman used the strike zone effectively.
The team jumped into the second game with no hesitation, scoring two runs in both the first and sixth innings.
Boss said no matter the competitor, it’s tough to win twice in the same day.
The Spartans’ game Sunday afternoon was canceled because of rain.
The game is rescheduled for Monday at noon.
The MSU softball team also is enduring frustrating weather situations, as the team has been unable to play four games because of unsuitable weather conditions.
The team’s game versus Wright State on the final day of the Hoosier Classic was canceled on Sunday.
They are expected to begin the northern leg of their season next weekend in Columbus, Ohio for a three-game series with Ohio State.