Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Sports | Baseball


Meet Dr. C. Luke Wilcox: The New York Yankee turned surgeon

“With the 16th pick of the 22nd round, the Detroit Tigers select Christopher Luke Wilcox, outfielder from St. John’s High School.” Christopher Luke Wilcox himself heard a Detroit Tigers representative say those words on June 1, 1992. Playing for a hometown team like the Detroit Tigers must have been a dream come true, but Wilcox turned it down. He wasn’t ready for the big leagues yet.


MSU baseball looks forward to 2016 season

With baseball season right around the corner, the MSU baseball team is looking ambitious and is hoping to achieve success this season in the Big Ten.  The Spartans are looking to better last year's performance where they tied for third in the conference.


Students can have fun at a Lansing Lugnuts game this summer

By Geoff Preston gpreston@statenews.com 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.  For the students who are in town, many summers have included a night or afternoon at Cooley Law School Stadium for a Lansing Lugnuts game. The Lugnuts are the triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays and offer beer and other food deals throughout the week that radio broadcaster Jesse Goldberg-Strassler said are a key to attracting students on a budget. Thursday night is known as "Thirsty Thursday" where beers are two dollars.


Why MSU students go to Lansing to see the Lugnuts

For the MSU students that stay in East Lansing over the summer, finding something to do is not as easy when a majority of the student-body is away from campus.  For sports fans that find themselves at MSU over the summer, going to a Lansing Lugnuts game is a fine option for a fun night.  Journalism senior Luke Ferris had knowledge of the Lugnuts from just being a sports fans but says that driving past Cooley Law School and the team's social media pages connected him to the team.  Ferris was staying in East Lansing over the summer and so he finally decided to check out a game.  "It was very relaxing, the environment was welcoming and entertaining," Ferris said "The stands aren't always packed so some nights you can literally put your feet up and enjoy a summer evening in Lansing." For Ferris the Lugnuts games present an opportunity to go out and enjoy a live professional sporting event at an affordable price.  "Tickets and food are cheap so it's very affordable to enjoy a sporting event," Ferris said.


Seniors have keyed recent surge for MSU

All season long baseball head coach Jake Boss Jr. has made clear the importance of his seniors. He's said before that much like the football and basketball teams, team success starts with the seniors. The MSU football team has had its fair share of important seniors and upper-classmen leading the way to the 2014 Rose Bowl and the 2015 Cotton Bowl, much like the basketball team had its juniors and seniors step up on their way to the Final Four.  


MSU baseball tops Michigan 4-2 at Comerica Park

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.