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The MSU softball team took three losses this weekend in its three-game series against Penn State in University Park, Penn.
The Spartans (11-26 overall, 0-9 Big Ten) just broke a seven-game losing streak with a win against Central Michigan last week before their losses this weekend.
After breaking its seven-game losing streak, the MSU softball team is feeling prepared for its three-game series against Penn State — and hoping for its first conference win of the season.
The Spartans(11-23 overall, 0-6 Big Ten) beat Central Michigan (14-14) 6-1 on Wednesday in Mount Pleasant, Mich. The team will kick off its weekend at 2 p.m. on Saturday with a doubleheader at University Park, Penn.
The MSU softball team was able to snap a seven-game losing streak when it knocked off the Central Michigan Chippewas 6-1 at Varsity Softball Field in Mount Pleasant, Mich.
Leading 1-0 heading into the top of the seventh inning, the Spartans (11-23 overall, 0-6 Big Ten) blew the lead open on a five-run rally kick-started by a single from junior outfield Kylene Hopkins that drove in a pair of runs.
Looking to snap a seven-game losing streak, the MSU softball team is headed to Mount Pleasant, Mich., on Wednesday to face Central Michigan in a one-off midweek game at 4 p.m.
The Spartans (10-23 overall, 0-6 Big Ten) are out for revenge after suffering an 8-4 loss from the hands of the Chippewas in the Hoosier Classic earlier this season.
The Chippewas lead MSU in the overall series 58-25 and have come away victorious in the last two meetings.
For the second straight weekend, the MSU softball team suffered a weekend sweep at the hands of a Big Ten opponent.
The Spartans (10-23 overall, 0-6 Big Ten) dropped both games of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon, 9-4 and then 14-1 in a game that ended after the fifth inning because of the mercy rule.
It just wasn’t the MSU softball team’s day.
In the Spartans’ (10-22 overall, 0-5 Big Ten) first conference series of the seaon against Ohio State (20-11, 4-1) at Secchia Stadium at Old College Field, they lost the first two games in Saturday’s double-header. Despite attempting to make a comeback, MSU fell 9-4 in the first game before being mercied, 14-1, in the second game as the Buckeyes made contact at nearly every at-bat.
After playing 29 straight games on the road to begin the season, the MSU softball team opened its home season at Secchia Stadium with an 8-1 loss against Butler.
Over an hour before practice began, members of the MSU softball team were on the field joking, practicing, but mainly preparing.
Coming off a loss to Purdue last weekend, the Spartans (10-19 overall, 0-3 Big Ten) have been preparing for a busy weekend home. Their home opener will take place Thursday when MSU goes up against Butler at 4 p.m. at Secchia Stadium. Continuing into the weekend, MSU will host Ohio State in a three-game series, starting Saturday at 1 p.m.
After seven consecutive weekends of traveling around the country from Florida to California and finishing in West Lafayette, Ind., this weekend, the MSU softball team is exhausted, and it showed when the team was swept by Purdue in a three-game series.
In its Big Ten opener, the MSU softball team suffered a 2-0 loss to Purdue on Sunday, bringing a close to its three-game weekend series in West Lafayette, Ind.
A week removed from a strong showing at the Hoosier Classic, the MSU softball team is ready to open the Big Ten season with a three-game weekend series against Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind.
Last week, MSU softball head coach "Jacquie Joseph":http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/w-softbl/mtt/joseph_jacquie00.html said she had the best 7-15 team in the country.
This weekend, the Spartans (10-16) might have proven her right.
It had been more than a year since a member of the MSU softball team was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week, but utility player Stephanie Sanders snapped the streak, after being recognized for the first time by the conference Monday.
When looking at the MSU softball team’s record (7-15) the initial impulse is to assume the team isn’t very good.
But the Spartans have gone through a grueling preseason that head coach Jacquie Joseph touts as the toughest in the country and said, as a result, the team’s record is deceiving.
Spring break for the rest of the student body is still three weeks away, but the MSU softball team is going to get an early taste of it this weekend, when it opens the season in Miami.
MSU softball senior shortstop Lindsey Hansen was named a 2011 Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association, or NFCA, Division I All-American, the association announced Wednesday. For her outstanding final season performance for MSU, Hansen received a third-team at-large shortstop selection.
After the MSU softball team concluded its season last weekend, the Spartans had three players selected for All-Big Ten honors, the conference announced Wednesday. Junior catcher Brett Williams was named First Team All-Big Ten, and senior shortstop Lindsey Hansen and junior third baseman Ali Grant were second and third team honorees, respectively.
Going into the 2011 season, MSU softball head coach Jacquie Joseph had high expectations for her team.
For MSU softball head coach Jacquie Joseph, the dedication of Secchia Stadium at Old College Field marks a new era of Spartan softball.
For the second consecutive day, Jordan Taylor took to the hill for No. 2 Michigan against the MSU softball team.