Friday, May 24, 2024

Sports | Baseball


Spartans win at Comerica

Detroit — Sophomore pitcher Andrew Waszak had been to Comerica Park before. But never like this. In the first-ever college baseball game at the stadium in Detroit, Waszak gave up one run in seven innings en route to MSU’s 3-1 win against Central Michigan on Wednesday night. “I’ve been to a game here, and I’m looking down at the players,” said Waszak, who is from nearby Rochester Hills.


Fans come out to support Spartans in Detroit despite cold temperatures

Detroit — Temperatures were in the mid-30s, clouds hung in the sky all night and the wind made the flags in the outfield stand up the entire game. Not exactly ideal baseball weather for Wednesday’s Clash at Comerica between the MSU and Central Michigan baseball teams, but for Matt Chapman, Richard Taylor and the other 2,169 fans at Comerica Park in Detroit, not even barely-above freezing temperatures could keep them away from watching the Spartans (23-10, 6-3 Big Ten) and Chippewas (18-19) square off in Wednesday’s historic game. “That’s nothing,” said Taylor, who graduated from MSU in 2006 with a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology.


Heavy Metal

Ask MSU baseball head coach Jake Boss Jr. about the new aluminum bats used in college baseball this season, and prepare to watch his eyes roll and his head shake while he mutters a series of barely audible words spoken under his breath.


Spartans split double header against Oakland

Lansing — For whatever reason, the MSU baseball team hasn’t been able to use the momentum gained in weekend series and translate it into midweek games in recent weeks. Two weeks ago, coming off a three-game sweep of Michigan, the Spartans fell to a struggling Central Michigan team on their home field. Coming off its first-ever three-game sweep of Minnesota, the Spartans only were able to split a double header against Oakland on Tuesday at Cooley Law School Stadium. The Spartans (21-8) won the first game, 7-1, and lost the second game, 9-7.