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After waiting 15 minutes for her at bat, freshman infielder Ali Grant only needed a few seconds to end the game for her team. Playing through rain and wind the entire game, the MSU softball team was forced to take a break from its game against Bowling Green to wait for nearby lightning to pass.
The MSU softball team is trying to get better, head coach Jacquie Joseph said. It’s just running out of chances to do it.
Coming off the biggest comeback of the season, a 7-6 extra-innings win over Central Michigan, the MSU softball team is looking to use the confidence from the victory to push it to the first Big Ten win this season.
The MSU softball team snapped its seven-game slide with a late-inning flurry, beating Central Michigan 7-6 in extra innings.
Although the Spartans took six innings to score their first run, they only needed three batters to take the game in the bottom of the eighth.
The MSU softball team nearly captured its first Big Ten victory Sunday but lost control in the last few innings, losing to Indiana 5-2 in extra innings, its seventh-straight loss. The Spartans were bolstered early by strong pitching by senior Megan Hair. Hair was nearly flawless through the first four innings, not giving up a hit and allowing only three Hoosiers to reach base.
After crushing Detroit Mercy in its first homestand, the second time back for the MSU softball team wasn’t as pleasant. The team was beat handily by Purdue in its doubleheader Thursday, losing 12-0 in the first game and 8-3 in the nightcap.
After recent snow pushed the MSU softball team’s doubleheader with Purdue to today, the Spartans spent Wednesday’s practice catching up for lost time.
Because of scheduling and bad weather, the team wasn’t able to practice on the field for nearly a week, something the team will try to counter as it prepares for one of the fastest teams in the Big Ten, head coach Jacquie Joseph said.
The MSU softball team’s doubleheader against Purdue, originally scheduled for today, has been moved to Thursday, according to MSU Athletic Communications.
In Tuesday’s home opener, the MSU softball team waited until the bottom of the seventh inning to win the game on a walk-off home run by sophomore shortstop Lindsey Hansen.
The MSU softball team was on a roll this weekend, having outscored its two opponents 23-8 in two games going into Sunday’s doubleheader.
MSU sophomore shortstop Lindsey Hansen was named the Big Ten Softball Player of the Week after leading the team to two victories this week in the Magic City Classic.
MSU softball coach Jacquie Joseph doesn't beat around the bush — she's disappointed in her team's performance at this point in the young season.
Coming off an Opening Day victory, the MSU baseball team dropped its final two games of the weekend to fall to 1-2 on the season.
The Spartans defeated Connecticut 4-2 in their first game of the season but fell to Seton Hall 8-4 on Saturday and Minnesota 7-2 on Sunday.
After not making the MSU softball team in spring 2006, advertising senior Rhonda Adams still wanted to play the sport. Adams, along with psychology senior Angela Newland, finance junior Courtney Overfield and interdisciplinary studies in social science and human resources junior Stephanie Young decided to create MSU Women's Fast Pitch Club Softball.
While most students were enjoying their break from classes and the stresses of college, these Spartans were busy at work competing for Big Ten titles. Here's a rundown of what you missed while you were vacationing.
The MSU softball team stunned No. 6 Michigan, 2-1, in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday.
Despite sweeping Oakland in Wednesday's doubleheader that lasted four hours, it was a rough victory for the MSU softball team.
The MSU softball team doesn't seem to follow any predictable pattern. The Spartans split a two-game series against Purdue and ended the weekend by splitting a doubleheader Sunday against Indiana.
The MSU softball team will try to bounce back from a lackluster weekend to battle Purdue in a two-game weekend series.
But it won't be easy, especially for a team that's slumped as of late, MSU head coach Jacquie Joseph said.
With more than 600 wins, three self-authored books and almost 20 years of coaching, MSU head coach Jacquie Joseph still gets as giddy about game day as when she was playing softball at Central Michigan.