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After dropping two of three against Indiana University for their first conference-series loss of the season, the Spartans returned to action Wednesday. MSU hosted the struggling Rockets of Toledo University (9-32-1), and took the weekday match up to improve to 28-10 on the season. The Spartans defeated the Rockets by a final score of 4-1.
MSU's game against Indiana Sunday was not only a key Big Ten matchup, it was the start of a rotational shift for Spartan baseball.
On Sunday, No. 23 MSU baseball fell 8-4 in 11 innings to conference opponent Indiana. The loss came after the Spartans staved off one-run deficits in the ninth and tenth innings. The game was the rubber match of a tightly contested conference series between the Spartans (27-9, 8-3 conference) and Indiana (22-15, 7-4).
Every Friday afternoon he can be seen taking the mound for the Spartans. He is the ace of MSU’s pitching staff, and for good reason — he is one of the most dominant pitchers in the Big Ten. Redshirt-junior Cam Vieaux has pitched a spectacular brand of baseball this season and because of that other teams loathe him, but respect him.
MSU looked to rebound against Indiana for game two of a three game weekend matchup against the Hoosiers. The Spartans dropped a close 3-2 game on Friday but slammed the door on the Hoosiers in game two, defeating Indiana in blowout fashion by a final score of 9-0.
Friday afternoon’s outing against Indiana was an uncharacteristic one for MSU starting left-hander Cam Vieaux.
It was another solid start for redshirt junior Cam Vieaux — but it wasn’t enough for the Spartans who fell to the Hoosiers in game one of a three game weekend set by a final of 3-2. MSU is now 26-9- on the season and 7-3 in Big Ten play.
For designated hitter and junior Matt Byars, it was just another hit.
MSU got back into action on Wednesday afternoon, playing their fifth game in the last six days. And after a marginal 1-0 loss to Notre Dame on Tuesday, the Spartans rebounded against Western Michigan to improve to 26-8 on the season and defeated the Broncos by a final score of 6-5.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Spartans welcomed in the Fighting Irish from Notre Dame for a midweek matchup. MSU, now 25-8 overall, dropped their second straight game, this time to Notre Dame in a pitching duel, by a final score of 1-0.
MSU men’s basketball started its 2015-16 season with a 13-1 start, but that record has been eclipsed by another Spartan team.
Meet the groundskeeper of MSU baseball's Drayton McLane Baseball Stadium at John H. Kobs Field.
Last year it was the Chippewas who came out of Detroit with the last laugh, but on Wednesday night the Spartans claimed victory in the sixth annual Clash at Comerica between MSU and CMU. MSU improved to 23-6 on the season while defeating the Chippewas by a final score of 7-3 after 14 innings of play.
MSU head baseball coach Jake Boss has made it very clear that he wants his team to be the best team in the state of Michigan. And after defeating the University of Michigan on Tuesday afternoon by a final score of 11-5, the Spartans are now 2-2 against in-state opponents. MSU can improve to 3-2 on Wednesday when it plays Central Michigan University at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit for the “Clash at Comerica."
After MSU lost the nightcap of Sunday’s doubleheader against Penn State in surprising fashion, the Spartans got back into action on Tuesday afternoon against the University of Michigan. The two rivals scheduled a last-minute non-conference matchup to make up for games that were rained out. The Spartans ended up victorious in their first meeting of the season, by a final score of 11-5.
During the weekend, the MSU baseball team traveled out to University Park, Pa. to take on Penn State in a three-game weekend series. The Spartans managed to win two of three against the Nittany Lions and improved to a 5-1 conference record and 21-6 overall.
There hasn’t been too much baseball being played in East Lansing lately, and that’s mainly because of the chaotic weather the last couple of weeks. Between snow flurries and downpours three of MSU’s last five games on the schedule have been postponed or cancelled due to the weather.
The tenth annual Crosstown Showdown exhibition game between the Lansing Lugnuts and MSU has been postponed due to rain. As of now, no makeup date has been announced and it is uncertain that the game will even be made up, according to an MSU press release. This is the first time in the annual event’s history that the game has been cancelled.
The MSU baseball team is 24 games into its regular season, but its opponents on Wednesday, however, have yet to play a regular season game.
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 fell to a 19-5 overall record on the season by losing the Eagles by a final score of 4-2.