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Coming off a three-game series sweep of Illinois in which the Spartans combined for 41 runs during the weekend, the Spartans went through pitching changes, but couldn’t find a way to win as they fell 3-2 to Western Michigan Tuesday.The Spartans finished the game with six pitching changes.
After a 4-0 week for MSU baseball, two Spartans received honors for their contributions throughout the week. Junior outfielder Brandon Hughes collected two national honors after a breakout performance against Illinois on Sunday, belting three home runs. Freshman outfielder and left-hander Bryce Kelley also received his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor.
The MSU baseball team traveled to Champaign, Ill. over the weekend for a three-game set to open league play and swept the Fighting Illini for the first time in school history. In the series, the Spartans (15-5, 3-0 Big Ten) outscored Illinois 41-11 and took take lone possession of the best overall record in the Big Ten.
Junior southpaw Keegan Baar’s day was cut short for MSU’s home opener, but once again the bats came alive as the Spartans defeated in-state rival Central Michigan University on Tuesday, 11-2.
On Saturday, MSU baseball head coach Jake Boss Jr. reached a momentous milestone in his career as the ninth-year head coach recorded his 300th career win in the Spartans' 13-4 victory over the University of Spiders.
It’s a similar script for head coach Jake Boss. This time around, it’s just shorter, at least for now.
After a four-game sweep of Abilene Christian to begin the season, the MSU baseball team is off to a strong start, and so is senior infielder Dan Durkin.
It’s a scenario that’s been envisioned by head coach Jake Boss thousands of times, and one he was so close to last season.
The MSU baseball team unveiled its schedule for the 2017 season, according to a press release. The 53-game slate will begin on Feb.
If you are from Michigan, the MSU — University of Michigan rivalry is something many Michiganders are born into. Whether you're a sports fan or not, this rivalry has something to look forward to every time the Spartans and the Wolverines face off.
The MSU baseball team will conclude their fall games with the Green-White three-game series at McLane Stadium, according to a press release. The games are scheduled for Oct. 11 and Oct. 13 will be at 4 p.m. The final game of the series, Oct. 16., is scheduled for 11 a.m.
The MSU baseball team and head coach Jake Boss announced earlier this week that former Spartan Jonathan Roof will be joining the coaching staff, according to a press release. Roof, who played for the team from 2008-2010, will be a student assistant coach for the Spartans.During his time as a player, Roof had amassed impressive accolades throughout his career.
In episode three, The State News sports editor Casey Harrison and Stephen Olschanski talk Tom Izzo's induction into Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, the absurdity of the NFL, MSU football's bye week and give you their picks for college football's biggest games of the weekend.
In the tenth annual Crosstown Showdown — an exhibition between the Michigan State University baseball team and the Lansing Lugnuts, the class-A Midwest League affiliate for the Toronto Blue Jays — ended in the Lugnuts’ favor, winning their fifth-straight matchup between the Spartans by a final score of 4-1 at Cooley Law School Stadium in downtown Lansing.
And it's one, two, three stars who are out of Michigan State to try to play the old ball game on the grandest stage.
Although the Michigan State Spartans fell short of the college baseball playoffs after consecutive losses to Ohio State in Big Ten Tournament, four players from the team realized their lifelong aspiration when they received calls corresponding to a pick in the MLB draft.
Needing only one win to clinch a spot in the Big Ten Tournament title game entering the weekend, MSU baseball season came to an end following a 4-3 loss Saturday and a 7-3 Sunday loss to eventual Big Ten Tournament champions Ohio State University.
With a guaranteed berth in the Big Ten
tournament, the pressure was off of Michigan State on Senior Day, May 21.
While the Spartans still have one game remaining in the regular season, the win against the in-conference Maryland Terrapins sealed the Spartans a spot in the Big Ten baseball tournament for the third straight year.