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Tony Bucciferro hasn’t always had the best luck against Ohio State. Coming into Saturday’s matchup, the senior pitcher had surrendered 22 hits and 13 earned runs in 10.2 innings of work in his last two outings against the Buckeyes.
Even as Bucciferro reversed his fortune Saturday with a nine strikeout performance with just two hits surrendered in eight innings, the MSU baseball team (15-8 overall, 0-1 Big Ten) couldn’t overcome the two walks by his replacement sophomore David Garner in the ninth and were out-dueled by the Buckeyes, 1-0, at McLane Baseball Stadium at Old College Field.
"Tony Bucciferro":http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/bucciferro_tony00.html knows he’s expected to have a good outing when he takes the mound for the MSU baseball team (15-7) at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday at McLane Baseball Stadium at Kobs Field in the Big Ten opener against Ohio State (13-10 overall, 1-2 Big Ten).
Looking at the box score, there’s very little that stands out about Tony Wieber’s ground out in the bottom of the ninth inning. However, it might have been the most significant at-bat of the ballgame between MSU and Central Michigan Wednesday at McLane Baseball Stadium at Kobs Field.
While the MSU baseball team finds its way offensively this season, junior outfielder Jordan Keur has been a force at the plate.
Before the MSU baseball team started the 2012 season, the Spartans came together and made it a goal to not take any plays off.
After losing in the Big Ten Tournament last season, MSU was denied an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, and head coach Jake Boss Jr.
In the midst of an eight-game home stand, the MSU baseball team hosts its first midweek game of the season at 3:05 p.m. Tuesday at Kobs Field at McLane Baseball Stadium.
For MSU pitcher Mike Theodore, Sunday was a welcomed change-up.
After starting the first four games of his Spartan career on the road, the sophomore right-hander — who transferred from Tennessee — made his first appearance at Kobs Field at McLane Baseball Stadium on Sunday against Oakland.
Jake Boss Jr. is an offensive minded baseball coach.
The fifth year MSU head coach isn’t all about home runs and power hitting, necessarily, but he loves when his team can go out and produce runs in various situations.
That’s why Boss left the field after Saturday’s 11-2 win over Oakland at Kobs Field at McLane Baseball Stadium with a bigger smile on his face than after Friday’s 2-1 nailbiter.
“If we execute, good things are going to happen,” Boss said.
Tony Wieber has been doing a little bit of everything for the MSU baseball for awhile now.
In the Spartans’ home opener Friday at Kobs Field at McLane Baseball Stadium, the junior utility player put his versatility on display.
With the game knotted at one in the bottom of the eighth, Wieber hit a triple to left center field to bring home junior left fielder Jordan Keur all the way from first.
Despite earning a program-building victory against then-No. 11 St. John’s in its first official game of the season on the road, there’s nothing like a little home cooking for Ryan Jones and the MSU baseball team.
Following an opening stretch of 17 games on the road, the Spartans (10-7) return to McLane Baseball Stadium at Kobs Field for the first time in the young season this weekend for a three-game set with Oakland (3-12), starting at 3:05 p.m.
About a year ago at this time, the MSU baseball team returned home to a frozen baseball field and the bitter chill of March. This year has been a much different story.
Having won six of their last seven games to cap a 17-game road trip, the Spartans (10-7) return home to host Oakland in the first series of the year at McLane Baseball Stadium at Kobs Field.
Led by the hot bat of junior second baseman Ryan Jones, the MSU baseball team traveled to Cincinnati this weekend and came away with a three-game sweep at Marge Schott Stadium.
As the MSU and Cincinnati men’s basketball teams prepare for the end of their season in the NCAA Tournament, the seasons of its respective baseball programs are just starting to come together.
The Spartans (7-7) are looking for their bats to heat up and create a little March Madness this weekend in a three-game road series with the Bearcats (8-6) at Marge Schott Stadium in Cincinnati.
In spending the first 17 games of its season on the road, the prospect of making a return to McLane Baseball Stadium at Kobs Field is more than appealing at this point to head coach Jake Boss and the MSU baseball team.
It might be early in the season, but "Justin Scanlon":http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/scanlon_justin00.html still hasn’t forgotten the way the last one ended.
The senior shortstop and captain of the MSU baseball team walked off the field at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio, at the end of May 2011 with his head down and his dreams dashed, as Illinois beat the Spartans in the Big Ten Tournament championship game by a final score of 9-1.
MSU baseball head coach Jake Boss isn’t upset with his team’s 3-1 weekend at the First Pitch Invitational in Greenville, S.C.
Even after getting a win last Friday against No. 11 St. Johns, junior second baseman Ryan Jones and the MSU baseball team weren’t entirely satisfied with the results of the opening weekend.
Most years when major league teams are headed to camp under the sunny skies of Florida or Arizona, head coach "Jake Boss Jr.":http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/bossjr_jake00.html and the MSU baseball team are cooped up indoors.
MSU pitcher Tony Bucciferro was named co-Big Ten Pitcher of the Week on Monday for his performance in an 11-4 win over No.
Not too long ago, beating a top-25 team on opening day before losing the next two games of the weekend by a combined two runs might have been OK with MSU baseball head coach "Jake Boss Jr.":http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/bossjr_jake00.html
But after winning the program’s first Big Ten title since 1979 last year, Boss said expectations are higher.