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While the MSU softball team pulls talent locally and nationwide, three Spartans share the same home state of Georgia. These three players — junior Bridgette Rainey, sophomore Ebonee Echols and freshman Jordan Watson, also competed for the same club team back home — the Atlanta Vipers.
This week, MSU softball freshman Ebonee Echols was named as one of 25 finalists for the NCAA National Freshman of the Year award.
The MSU softball team was defeated by No. 2 University of Michigan on Wednesday, 3-0. A pitcher’s duel was broken up by a fifth-inning U-M rally.The stands of Secchia Stadium at Old College Field were filled to capacity for Wednesday afternoon’s in-state rivalry game.
After giving up two earned runs and three hits in the first inning, Bridgette Rainey held the Western Michigan Broncos scoreless in her final four innings.
An offensive explosion helped the MSU softball team (18-14, 1-2 Big Ten) achieve a 12-2 win in an in-state rivalry game against the Western Michigan University Broncos (10-15, 1-2 MAC) on Tuesday afternoon.
The Big Ten Network is set to televise over 360 games for baseball and softball games throughout the course of this season, according to BTN. This includes coverage for MSU baseball and softball.
The university investigation into the MSU softball program has found no misconduct on behalf of head coach Jacquie Joseph and her coaching staff.
The MSU baseball and softball teams received good news recently in the form of stadium upgrades. The Drayton McLane Baseball Stadium at John H. Kobs Field and Secchia Softball Stadium will both be receiving new electric field heating systems, according to an announcement made July 28 by the MSU Athletics Department.
No criminal charges in the complaint from former softball player Alyssa McBride that she was targeted with pitches in batting practice before two separate games will be filed, according to a statement from the Isabella County Prosecutor's Office.
After a disappointing season in which the MSU softball team finished 19-36, recent allegations from Alyssa McBride who just wrapped up her senior season have surrounded the team with even more questions.
In the midst of an investigation into softball assistant coach Jessica Bograkos and the program as a whole, a statement has now come on behalf of head coach Jacquie Joseph from her attorney Shirlee Bobryk’s of White, Schneider, Young & Chiodini.The statement opens with Bobryk stating that she would like to respond to the allegations made by former softball player Alyssa McBride that she was targeted with pitches after stating she wished she had played at another school due to the amount of losing she endured in her time at MSU.The bulk of the statement consists of two quotes from Joseph:"I have devoted my past 22 years as MSU head softball coach to guiding and mentoring student-athletes in the type of ideals, values and skills necessary to achieve success on the field, in their careers, and throughout their lives," the statement read.
The top stories from the week ending on June 12. MSU Softball player, Alyssa McBride, who just wrapped up her senior season, raised allegations against assistant coach Jessica Bograkos.
After a disappointing season in which the MSU softball team finished 19-36, you would have thought things couldn't get much worse.
By Geoff Prestongpreston@statenews.comThe hot seat. It's something that coaches at the helm of revenue sports know all too well.
For the MSU softball team, this season has been one that hasn't had many bright spots. Freshman outfielder Lea Foerster has been one of those bright spots.Head coach Jacquie Joseph has noticed the improvement of Foester, and in a season where MSU has fallen to 16-29, including a 1-15 record in the conference."I've been impressed with Lea since day one," she said.
By Troy JeffersonTjefferson@statenews.comIt was another tough luck loss for the softball team on Sunday afternoon.Minnesota (37-7 overall, 12-3 Big Ten) completed its sweep of MSU (16-29 overall, 1-15 Big Ten) at Secchia Stadium, defeating the Spartans, 9-4.
By Troy JeffersonTjefferson@statenews.comThe pitching staff has been a sore spot for the softball team this season but help could come from a pitcher on the mend.
Another loss on Sunday left the softball team disappointed, but the veterans are making sure the underclassmen don’t get too down. “We have a very young team.
By Troy JeffersonTjefferson@statenews.com It was a forgettable weekend for the softball team, who extended its losing streak to seven games on Sunday afternoon.