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The MSU baseball team opened up Big Ten play on Saturday afternoon against Rutgers, with a doubleheader after the game on Friday was postponed and moved to Saturday due to inclement field conditions. The Spartans improved to 17-3 on the season after sweeping against Rutgers by a final score of 5-2 in game one and 5-4 in game two.
The weather on opening day at McLane Baseball Stadium may have been cold, but the Spartan bats were hot once again when they took on Central Michigan on Wednesday in their home-opener. MSU flexed its muscles as it improved to 15-3 on the season as the team 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 increase televised coverage for baseball and softball games throughout the course of this season, according to a press release.
Coming into the 2016 baseball season, one of the biggest question marks that head coach Jake Boss Jr. had for his team was their offensive potency. After all, the Spartans are coming off a 34-23 record in 2015 where they finished third in the Big Ten standings. Boss brought in a number of transfer students to try to fill the void of eight Spartans leaving for the 2015 MLB draft, six of which were everyday starters.
According to a preseason poll released by the Big Ten on Wednesday, the MSU baseball team is ranked sixth in the conference. Each coach in the Big Ten voted on the top six teams and also selected three students from each team to a “Players to Watch” list, according to a press release by MSU Spartans.
At the end of practice, the team can be heard chanting “Big Ten champs!” with enthusiasm. After a cold yet mild winter MSU baseball is finally back.
This is part three of a series of six stories profiling the faculty at MSU Sports Medicine Facility.
Saturday was another busy day for Spartan athletics. Both the football and baseball teams took on Air Force Saturday afternoon, and both teams were able to come away with victories.
MSU baseball is back in East Lansing.
The MSU baseball and softball teams received good news recently in the form of stadium upgrades. The Drayton McLane Baseball Stadium at John H. Kobs Field and Secchia Softball Stadium will both be receiving new electric field heating systems, according to an announcement made July 28 by the MSU Athletics Department.
Cam Gibson was always a Tiger at heart — even before it became official, when the MSU outfielder was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the fifth round of the draft, with the No. 160 overall pick.
The recent MLB draft saw eight MSU players get selected, a record for the program and a positive sign moving forward. The previous high was five draftees, which was set in 2002.
Junior outfielder Cam Gibson was selected by the Tigers as a fifth-round draft pick, the Detroit Tigers announced on Twitter.
Three important individuals testified Thursday in the preliminary exam for two of the women allegedly responsible for the savage beating of an MSU student just before spring break.
The MSU baseball team was a strong contender for the NCAA tournament but unfortunately didn’t make the cut after losing four of its five last games.
The MSU baseball team (34-23 overall, 14-10 Big Ten) was eliminated from the Big Ten tournament in a 2-0 loss to Illinois (47-7-1 overall, 21-1 Big Ten) on Friday night.
Former MSU and Detroit Tigers great 57-year-old Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
East Lansing is like many college towns in the United States— when the stress of finals week is over many of the students who populated the town leave for home or internships.