On a beautiful Tuesday night in Detroit at Comerica Park, home of the Tigers, the baseball team the Michigan Wolverines by a score of. U-M was better early as the Wolverines starting pitcher junior Evan Hill retired the first seven MSU batters before a single from freshman outfielder Brandon Hughes with one out in the bottom of the third. Despite the strong start by Hill the Spartans were able to strike first.
Despite not getting the desired result in the ninth annual Crosstown Showdown, the men's baseball team gained plenty from their exhibition game against the Lansing Lugnuts, the Toronto Blue Jays Class A minor league affiliate. The Spartans were able to get 19 different players involved in the showdown, many players who were getting some experience at a time in the year when they wouldn't be seeing much playing time. Junior infielder Justin Hovis got his first experience as a pitcher since coming to MSU.
After a 30 minute rain delay a night of fun began in downtown Lansing. At the Cooley Law School Stadium the MSU baseball team took on the Lansing Lugnuts, the Toronto Blue Jays Class A minor league affiliate in the ninth annual Crosstown Showdown. The game marks one of the first times of the year for students and members of the community to get out of the house as the weather begins to break. The night featured plenty of fun and antics, including both East Lansing mayor Nathan Triplett and Lansing mayor Virgil Bernero throwing out the first pitch, fans of all ages, other Spartan athletes coming out to enjoy the night and much more. The Spartans started the game on fire as the first four MSU batters hit through the cycle en route to a 3-0 lead after one inning of play. The Lugnuts answered with one in the bottom of the second, and four in the third to take a 5-3 lead over MSU through three innings of play.
After a three-game sweep at Oregon over the weekend, MSU baseball (16-14) returned to McLane Baseball Stadium to take on Western Michigan (11-16). The Spartans won in walk-off fashion after scoring two runs in the ninth to complete a 5-4 comeback victory.
As the school-year draws to a close and the weather begins to break people can go outside again after a relatively cold winter.
The men’s baseball team (11-11 overall, 1-2 Big Ten) is entering a key stretch of the season and it has came out the gates swinging. Spending the first month plus playing baseball on the road in the south the team returned to East Lansing to play its first two games at home. Before the team takes on No.
On a sunny but brisk day in McLane Baseball Stadium the men's baseball team cruised to a 6-1 victory over the Central Michigan Chippewas in the team's home-opener. MSU wasted no time getting the offense going early, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first.
The men's baseball team just returned from a key eight game stretch in the season, the team played eight games in 11 days over spring break. Before heading down south for this trip sophomore pitcher Cam Vieaux spoke of how important it would be being a team from the north to get some consistent play and to get adjusted to playing outside. "We haven't really gotten outside much, it's tough going and playing against te
MSU and Michigan will renew their rivalry this time on the professional baseball diamond next month. The Spartans (8-9 overall) will take on the Wolverines (11-8 overall) at Comerica Park at 6:35p.m. on April 14. MSU did not play Michigan last season but were swept in two games in the 2013 season against their in-state rivals. The matchup at Comerica Park in April will be the only game between the two teams this season. MSU will play at Comerica Park the following day as well against Central Michigan (13-7 overall) at 7:05 p.m. Head coach Jake Bross, MSU Director of Admissions Jim Cotter, the Spartan Brass and Sparty will partake in a pregame reception at 5p.m. For $30, fans can purchase a game ticket, which also includes admission into a tailgate-style meal and a cash bar.
The men's baseball team is coming off of a solid start to the season, the team traveled Surprise College Baseball Classic in Arizona going 2-1 in three games. The team opened with a 9-3 win over New Mexico on Friday, their second game of the weekend was 4-3 loss to Oregon State in extra innings on Saturday, the third and final game saw the team rebound against Northwestern with a 3-2 win on Sunday.
The MSU baseball team saw two players drafted in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Saturday — outfielder Jimmy Pickens to the Cincinnati Reds in round 15 (455th overall), and catcher Joel Fisher to the Philadelphia Phillies in round 23 (682nd overall).
Last season, two MSU players joined the minor-league baseball ranks. This weekend, as many as five more could be added to the list.