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Softball looks to continue midweek success into weekend against Rutgers

April 27, 2018
Junior outfielder Lexi White (15) cheers for senior outfielder Lea Foerster (1) during the game against Eastern Michigan on April 24, 2018 at Secchia Stadium. The Spartans defeated the Eagles, 9-1 in five innings. (Annie Barker | State News)
Junior outfielder Lexi White (15) cheers for senior outfielder Lea Foerster (1) during the game against Eastern Michigan on April 24, 2018 at Secchia Stadium. The Spartans defeated the Eagles, 9-1 in five innings. (Annie Barker | State News) —
Photo by Annie Barker | The State News

Softball will kick off its three-game series against Rutgers Friday at 4 p.m. at Secchia Stadium.

All three games will be held in East Lansing with Saturday and Sunday's games scheduled for 1 p.m. first pitches. 

Currently, the Spartans are coming off a two-game win streak after an 8-1 win against Central Michigan and a 9-1 win against Eastern Michigan. This increases their record to 18-24, while the Scarlet Knights stand with a record of 17-27. Rutgers is currently coming off a 12-game losing streak. 

Senior outfielder Lea Foerster leads the Spartans with a .361 batting average, .497 on-base percentage and 44 hits. Redshirt senior right-handed pitcher Kristina Zalewski currently leads the Spartan bullpen with a 2.20 ERA.

Rutgers' senior infielder Rebecca Hall currently leads the team with a .385 batting average, gaining 55 hits, seven home runs and earning a .444 on-base percentage. Junior pitcher Whitney Jones leads the Scarlet Knights with a 4.27 ERA and an 8-13 record. 

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