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Not even a 7-foot fireballer could cool down the Spartan bats Wednesday night at Kobs Field.When southpaw Nathan Barden took the mound against the MSU baseball team (20-6 overall, 4-3 Big Ten) he couldnt have imagined the Spartans would outscore his Grand Valley team 20-2.But Barden lasted just three innings for the Lakers (14-7, 6-2 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference), surrendering six runs and eight hits.Six different Spartans hit home runs as the team launched a season-high seven over the fence.
With a renewed sense of confidence, senior Nick Bates has gone from a relatively unknown to the MSU baseball teams Ace.
After going 4-4 in 2001, Bates is a perfect 7-0 to start the 2002 campaign.
The freshly cut green grass glistens. The smell of fresh lumber fills the air. The contact sound of bats hitting balls booms.
Despite rain canceling its Sunday contest, the MSU baseball team left Northwestern on a high note after winning two of three against the Wildcats.The Spartans (19-6 overall, 4-3 Big Ten) dropped Fridays contest 6-3, but rallied on Saturday to take both games of the doubleheader, 3-1 and 9-1.
The baseball season has arrived, and Sunday the Lansing Lugnuts will give fans a reason to celebrate.At 2:05 p.m.
As the MSU baseball team returns to Big Ten action, it expects better results.After splitting its first conferences series with Minnesota 2-2, the Spartans (17-5 overall, 2-2 Big Ten) are looking for a better performance at Northwestern.The Wildcats (7-13, 1-3) host the first of a four-game series 3 p.m.
The MSU baseball teams game against Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne was canceled Wednesday.Weather was the cause of cancellation, but no rain fell on Wednesday to affect the 3 p.m.
After a weekend split in their Big Ten opening series, the Spartans are gearing up for Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne today at Kobs Field.
The Spartans (17-5 overall, 2-2 Big Ten) take the field at 3 p.m.
After dropping its Big Ten opener, the MSU baseball team used the long ball to split a four-game series with Minnesota at Kobs Field this weekend.The Spartans (17-5 overall, 2-2 Big Ten) hit nine home runs in Saturdays tripleheader to win two games.
This has not been the ideal March for MSU sports fans.
After three consecutive Final Fours, you thought the mens basketball team could pull it together and make another run at a title, but they bowed out in the first round.
Then, the Spartan hockey team followed suit with a disappointing 2-0 loss to Colorado College in the NCAA Tournament ending the career of legendary coach Ron Mason.
Then the womens basketball team created some excitement on campus, advancing deep into the 2002 Womens National Invitation Tournament.
Off to its best start in years, the MSU baseball team prepares for its opening series in Big Ten play this weekend.
The Spartans (15-3) host Minnesota (8-12) in a four-game series this weekend starting with a 2 p.m.
The Spartans home opener treated fans to the baseball teams first shutout of the season.MSU (15-3) defeated Siena Heights (4-19) 6-0 at Kobs Field on Wednesday afternoon.Our team is definitely really confident, theres no question about that, Spartan manager Ted Mahan said.
The MSU baseball team will attempt to bring its winning ways to Kobs Field.After opening the season with 17 straight road games, the Spartans will host Siena Heights 3 p.m.
With a keen eye and a swift bat, Bob Malek has made a name for himself on the baseball field.The junior right fielder raised eyebrows last season when he set MSUs single-season hits record at 88 and boasted a .427 average at the plate.For the two-time All-American, winning is what matters most.I just want to win, Malek said.
The baseball team (9-2) will travel to Richmond, Ky., to take on Eastern Kentucky (2-8) in a three-game series with a doubleheader Saturday.