Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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MSU will face Michigan at Comerica Park in April

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. 

BASEBALL

Baseball looks to continue hot start to season

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. 

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Baseball beats Toledo at home

A series of unusual lineup changes for the visiting Toledo Rockets weren’t enough to keep MSU off the scoreboard on Tuesday afternoon.The Spartans (21-17 overall, 5-7 Big Ten) used some opportunistic offense early to beat the Mid-American Conference foe, 4-2, in a game that saw the Rockets (15-23 overall, 8-8 MAC) play some unusual lineup combinations.Both third baseman John Martillotta and leftfielder Jordan Kesson took turns on the mound for the Rockets after a rough first inning from starting pitcher Steven Calhoun, who gave up three quick runs.Head coach Jake Boss Jr. called the win “efficient,” adding that the Spartans showed signs of breaking out an 0-4 week last week. MSU got on the scoreboard first after leftfielder Cam Gibson scored rather quickly on an RBI single from catcher Blaise Salter in the first inning.The outing was part of a very solid day at the plate for Gibson, who got on base four times for the Spartans.Jeff Kinley got the save for MSU. A series of unusual lineup changes for the visiting Toledo Rockets weren’t enough to keep MSU off the scoreboard on Tuesday afternoon.The Spartans (21-17 overall, 5-7 Big Ten) used some opportunistic offense early to beat the Mid-American Conference foe, 4-2, in a game that saw the Rockets (15-23 overall, 8-8 MAC) play some unusual lineup combinations.Both third baseman John Martillotta and leftfielder Jordan Kesson took turns on the mound for the Rockets after a rough first inning from starting pitcher Steven Calhoun, who gave up three quick runs.Head coach Jake Boss Jr. called the win “efficient,” adding that the Spartans showed signs of breaking out an 0-4 week last week. MSU got on the scoreboard first after leftfielder Cam Gibson scored rather quickly on an RBI single from catcher Blaise Salter in the first inning.The outing was part of a very solid day at the plate for Gibson, who got on base four times for the Spartans.Jeff Kinley got the save for MSU. A series of unusual lineup changes for the visiting Toledo Rockets weren’t enough to keep MSU off the scoreboard on Tuesday afternoon.