Michigan State baseball dominated by Michigan at home as Wolverines get the brooms out for a sweep.
“We get down early and we’re trying to fight and scratch and claw to get back in it,” Michigan State Head Coach Jake Boss said. “Just can’t seem to stop the bleeding.”
Harrison Cook gave up seven unearned runs in the first inning to put the Spartans in a hole they'd never get out of.
The game was tightly contested the whole way through, as the largest Lugnuts’ lead was only two.
The Spartans will now look to their next three game series on the road against Evansville beginning Friday.
Michigan State is blown out by the Falcons on Bowling Green, 12-3.
Not much went right for Michigan State baseball at McLane Stadium as the Fighting Illini battered the Spartans in both games.
"This is a game of momentum and when you're feeling good you usually play well and we need to carry that forward into next week and beyond," Michigan State Baseball Head Coach Jake Boss said.
Michigan State takes down Houston Baptist on behalf of Kark's walk-off homer.
The Michigan State ace was one of the top starting pitchers in the Big Ten this season, throwing for 80 strikeouts in 79.2 total innings pitched. Erla finished the season with five wins in 13 starts and had a 3.50 ERA.
Sam Benschoter fanned more than a dozen batters for a career-high 17 Ks in the loss.
MSU baseball is trying to snap a five game slide down the standings.
MSU baseball ended the weekend back at .500 following the loss.