Friday, May 24, 2024

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BASEBALL

Tigers need to stay consistent to make playoffs

With the additions of third baseman Wilson Betemit and pitcher Doug Fister, the Tigers have upgraded to make a serious run. Trade deadline deals Have gone poorly in the past, but Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski has an eye for talent and has added significant pieces at the deadline, such as Jhonny Peralta in 2010.

BASEBALL

Boike makes debut with Lugnuts

Through his first week with the Lansing Lugnuts, former Spartan Eli Boike has put up a .250 batting average in three games, hitting 3-for-12 from the plate. The former Spartan has added two RBIs and walked once while going without an error in the field.

BASEBALL

Program still growing with Boss as coach

When Jake Boss Jr. was hired in the summer of 2008 to replace former head coach David Grewe, he not only set out to raise the bar on expectations for the MSU baseball program but also to develop a style of play that allowed his team to be competitive on a consistent basis.

BASEBALL

Illinois tops Spartans

The curtain has closed on a historic season for the MSU baseball team. As Illinois mobbed the pitcher’s mound in an act of triumph and exuberance Saturday at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio, the Spartans (36-21 overall, 17-11 Big Ten) were forced to stand aside quietly to watch their co-Big Ten champion celebrate.

BASEBALL

Baseball needs win to stay alive in Big Ten Tournament

For the No. 2 seeded Spartan baseball team (35-20 overall, 16-10 Big Ten), the message is clear headed into Saturday’s matchup with Minnesota. After falling out of the winner’s bracket on Friday with a loss to top-seeded Illinois, MSU will meet the No. 6-seeded Golden Gophers at 3:35 p.m. today at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio.

BASEBALL

MSU baseball falls to No. 1-seed Illinois, takes on Minnesota Saturday

Junior pitcher Tony Bucciferro couldn’t match his complete game effort of a week ago, as he battled a high pitch count combined with high-powered No. 1-seeded Illinois (27-25 overall, 16-9 Big Ten) offense Friday as the No. 2-seeded MSU baseball team (35-20, 16-10) fell, 4-1. Bucciferro would allow eight hits over six and ? innings to drop his season record to 8-3.