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The Iowa Hawkeyes squashed the MSU softball team's six-game winning streak during the weekend, and it only went downhill from there for the Spartans. MSU posted a 1-3 record on the weekend, losing two games to Iowa and splitting a doubleheader with Illinois -- which included a mercy win over the Fighting Illini with an 11-5 victory in five innings.
Growing up, freshman captain Bianca Mejia was surrounded by softball.
She played for her high school team at El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, Calif., and her two older sisters, Krystal and Vanessa, played at Long Island University.
Freshman utility player Lindsey Hansen notched her first collegiate home run in the fourth inning of the MSU softball team's 5-4 victory over Western Michigan on Wednesday.
As the mother of four daughters who have played Division I softball, Pam Nicosia has seen her share of softball coaches through the years.
The MSU softball team swept a two-game set against No. 24 Ohio State this weekend to improve to 19-15 overall and 4-2 in Big Ten play.
For four innings, things looked grim for the MSU softball team during its game on Wednesday. Eastern Michigan tallied two runs early in the first and second innings, stealing momentum from the Spartans.
Somebody had her Wheaties. Senior outfielder Nikki Nicosia tallied a hat trick of home runs, and freshman shortstop Bianca Mejia blasted two out of the park in Sunday's doubleheader against Wisconsin.
Mother Nature won't be very nice to the MSU softball team this weekend in its home opener, but that doesn't bother the players. A chilly, rainy and snowy weekend is forecast throughout the team's Friday and Saturday series against Minnesota and double-header against Wisconsin on Sunday.
A combination of plenty of offense and solid pitching from senior Lesley Noel led the MSU softball team to a 2-1 showing at the Best Western Miami Invitational in Oxford, Ohio, to improve its record to 14-13.
The MSU softball team finished the weekend just the way they started it with a one-run loss to Elon on Sunday in the Stetson Tournament. MSU (12-12), which went 2-2 on the weekend, also fell to Elon 5-4 in nine innings on Friday.
MSU softball player Gina Mondo was named the Big Ten Player of the Week for the second consecutive week, as announced by the conference office on Monday.
Sophomore Franklin Gomez won the Big Ten Championship at 133 pounds, defeating No. 1-seeded Jimmy Kennedy 3-1 in the championship match to advance to the NCAA Championships in St. Louis, Mo. on March 20-22.
A recap of the sport events of the weekend, including the opening weekend for baseball, a winning wrestling tournament, and a loss for the softball team at Palm Springs.
The MSU softball team shone as bright as the Florida sun during its opening weekend, going 4-0 and winning the Seminole Classic in Tallahassee, Fla.
As she enters her 15th season at MSU, softball head coach Jacquie Joseph said she's never had a better hitting team than the 2008 Spartans -- including last year's team that led the Big Ten in hitting.
MSU sophomore Bianca Mejia will join the USA Junior Women's National Softball Team at the ISF Junior Women's Fast Pitch World Championships.
The tournament will take place June 20-30 in Enschede, Netherlands, with the United States playing its first game against Puerto Rico at 9 a.m.
The MSU softball team could not get going offensively against 2007 Big Ten Pitcher of the Year Eileen Canney and the Northwestern Wildcats Thursday.The team fell 4-0 in the first round of the Big Ten Championship Tournament in Columbus, Ohio.
They got 'em on. They just couldn't bring 'em home.
The MSU softball team stranded 12 runners on base during Wednesday's nonconference matchup with Central Michigan, and it cost them dearly.
Wednesday's doubleheader against Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne was just what the doctor ordered for the MSU softball team.
The Spartans, on a four game losing streak, jumped on the Mastadons from start to finish, sweeping the twin bill 12-0 in four and a half innings and 8-0 at Old College Field.
"I'm thrilled that we played and I'm thrilled that we got to play at home," MSU head coach Jacquie Joseph said.
Jacquie Joseph has never seen weather like this in her time as MSU softball head coach.
The snow storm that hit East Lansing on Wednesday canceled the Spartans' game against Central Michigan, marking the fifth game MSU has lost in the last week due to weather.
"I can tell you in my 14 years here that this has never happened," Joseph said.