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Right handed pitcher Kristina Zalewski struck out nine in a complete game performance, outfielder Lea Foerster and catcher Kelcey Carrasco each homered in a big sixth inning, which left softball to pull away from Central Michigan University late in an 8-1 victory Wednesday afternoon.
Outfielder Lexi White hit a three-run home run and senior left-hander pitcher Bridgette Rainey threw five shutdown innings as softball mercyed Eastern Michigan, 9-1, Tuesday afternoon at Secchia Softball Stadium.
She didn’t always dream of playing her trade at Secchia Softball Stadium, however. The floors at Jenison Field House and the Breslin Center at points seemed more likely destinations for the Portage, Michigan native.
The Spartan softball team split a doubleheader with Minnesota Sunday afternoon at Secchia Stadium, winning the first game 3-2 and dropping the second game 6-2.
But despite the weather, the Spartans defeated Western Michigan 6-1 thanks to a dominate 11-strikeout performance from redshirt senior pitcher Kristina Zalewski.
After ending their season in a regional final lost to Illinois State last year, the 10-11 Spartans look for a stronger ending in their streaky season.
MSU softball's season proved its resiliency all postseason. But while the Spartans forced a regional championship game, they ultimately fell short, ending their season.
MSU softball is headed to the regional championship. The Spartans bounced back in dramatic fashion, hanging a 10-run sixth inning on Murray State to advance.
MSU softball lost in heartbreaking fashion to Murray State in the NISC. The Spartans are slated to face IUPUI in the double elimination round Wednesday.
Eyes set on the Big Ten Tournament crown, the Spartans' dreams fell short. But MSU, equipped with 31 wins — its most since 2007 — are headed to the inaugural National Invitational Softball Championships.
MSU softball completed the stunning, upset win over No. 2-seeded Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament, 5-4. The Spartans snapped a 19-game losing streak to the Wolverines.
It took a four-run sixth inning for the Spartans, but MSU will live to fight another day in the Big Ten Tournament.
MSU softball concluded its home portion of its schedule, downing Eastern Michigan, 13-2.
The MSU softball team took on Big Ten rival Ohio State over the weekend. The Spartans came out on top, taking the series 2-1 and improving their record to 24-18 (7-10 Big Ten).
Entering MSU softball’s matchup against the University of Toledo on Wednesday, junior outfielder Lea Foerster had reached on base in 34 consecutive games.
The MSU softball team faced the University of Toledo in their first game at Secchia Stadium Wednesday since having to relocate numerous home games due to poor field conditions after severe flooding earlier in the month. In a dreary, rainy day, the Spartans prevailed, 13-7. The Spartans scored seven unanswered runs in the first two innings to take a 7-0 lead to begin the third, including a six-run second inning for MSU.Toledo’s only runs came in the third and fourth as the Rockets scored three times in each inning.
The Spartans had their chances, and against an All-American, it’s all the green and white could hope for. But it was too little too late for MSU, as the Alumni Field crowd came to its feet celebrating the Wolverine victory, 3-1.
After a 2-1 series win over Penn State last weekend, the MSU softball team faced No. 18 University of Michigan Wednesday. The game was originally slated to be played in East Lansing, but the poor field conditions forced the game to be moved to Ann Arbor.The Spartans got off to a slow start and could never fully recover as they fell, 5-1.