Saturday, January 22, 2022

Sports | Baseball


MSU baseball hires Roof as student assistant coach

The MSU baseball team and head coach Jake Boss announced earlier this week that former Spartan Jonathan Roof will be joining the coaching staff, according to a press release. Roof, who played for the team from 2008-2010, will be a student assistant coach for the Spartans. During his time as a player, Roof had amassed impressive accolades throughout his career.


Spartans fall to Lansing Lugnuts in Crosstown Showdown, 4-1

In the tenth annual Crosstown Showdown — an exhibition between the Michigan State University baseball team and the Lansing Lugnuts, the class-A Midwest League affiliate for the Toronto Blue Jays — ended in the Lugnuts’ favor, winning their fifth-straight matchup between the Spartans by a final score of 4-1 at Cooley Law School Stadium in downtown Lansing.


Four Spartans selected in MLB draft

Although the Michigan State Spartans fell short of the college baseball playoffs after consecutive losses to Ohio State in Big Ten Tournament, four players from the team realized their lifelong aspiration when they received calls corresponding to a pick in the MLB draft.


After two comebacks, MSU baseball falls to Indiana in 11 innings

On Sunday, #23 MSU baseball in the rubber match of a tightly contested conference series between the Spartans (27-9, 8-3 conference) and Indiana (22-15, 7-4). The Spartans move down to third place in the Big Ten after the loss, while Indiana rises to fourth in the conference standings. MSU went with Joe Mockbee on the mound to start the game.