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After a weekend of snowy weather in which two of their three games were cancelled against Oregon, the Spartans hosted the Eastern Michigan University in a Tuesday day game. The Spartans [improved to a 20-4] overall record on the season by defeating the Eagles by a final score of [x].
The MSU baseball team (19-4) defeated the Oregon Ducks (11-11), 3-2, Friday afternoon. The win came on a tenth-inning walk-off home run by Jordan Zimmerman on Friday afternoon.
This weekend the Oregon Ducks are visiting the Spartans at McLane Baseball Stadium for a three game set. The Ducks have an 11-9 overall record this season and will look to get their season back on track. Here are some key things to look for before game one starts on Friday, with first pitch set for 3:05 p.m.
The collegiate baseball season is a grind — it’s 54 games, and a perfect season is basically impossible. There are going to be some days where a team just can’t get anything going, and for the Spartans, Tuesday was one of those games.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Spartans hosted the Golden Grizzlies of Oakland University for a weekday match up, in which the Grizzlies picked up their 11th win of the season and improved to 11-11 on the year after defeating the Spartans by a final score of 3-1.
MSU used a combination of fight and late inning heroics on Sunday to sweep Rutgers and improve to 18-3 on the season. Their ability to come back late in the game is a quality that could make the Spartans contenders both in the Big Ten and nationally.
If you ask the average baseball fanatic about Jordan Zimmerman, they will probably tell you about the 6-foot-2 all-star righty who signed with the Detroit Tigers earlier in the offseason. But if you ask any fan of MSU baseball about Jordan Zimmerman, you’ll get a completely different answer.
On a gorgeous spring afternoon in East Lansing, the Spartans hosted Rutgers for the third and final game of a weekend series to kickoff the start of Big Ten play. After a doubleheader on Saturday, MSU completed the series sweep in come from behind fashion to defeat the Scarlet Knights by a final score of 6-5.
On Saturday, the MSU baseball team played a doubleheader against Rutgers to open Big Ten play. The Spartans found ways to be tough both physically and mentally and managed to come away with two wins on the day.
On Saturday afternoon, the MSU baseball team won both games of a doubleheader against Rutgers to open up Big Ten play for the 2016 season.
The Spartans took on Central Michigan on Wednesday in their home-opener at McLane Baseball Stadium. MSU flexed their muscles as they improved to 15-3 on the season as they cruised past the Chippewas (4-17 overall record) by a final score of 4-1.
As of March 14, the MSU baseball team is ranked as the 25th best team in the nation by Baseball America’s top-25 poll. The Spartans are also ranked as No. 23 in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll , ahead of No. 24 Michigan.
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.
Over the weekend, MSU faced three different opponents in Presbyterian College, Furman and Fordham and came into this week 3-0.
After rankings were released on Wednesday, the MSU baseball team was ranked sixth in the Big Ten when the first coaches poll of the season was released. Three Spartans, Cam Vieaux, Walter Borkovich and Jordan Zimmerman were also added to a conference Players to Watch list
“With the 16th pick of the 22nd round, the Detroit Tigers select Christopher Luke Wilcox, outfielder from St. John’s High School.”Christopher Luke Wilcox himself heard a Detroit Tigers representative say those words on June 1, 1992. Playing for a hometown team like the Detroit Tigers must have been a dream come true, but Wilcox turned it down. He wasn’t ready for the big leagues yet.
With baseball season right around the corner, the MSU baseball team is looking ambitious and is hoping to achieve success this season in the Big Ten. The Spartans are looking to better last year's performance where they tied for third in the conference.