Friday, December 8, 2023

Sports | Baseball


MSU baseball, Hughes looking toward Big Ten play as season heats up

Coming off a 3-2 loss to Western Michigan on Tuesday, the MSU baseball team currently sits at 15-6 on the season. Junior outfielder Brandon Hughes, who hit four home runs in the Spartans’ three-game series sweep of Illinois last weekend, including three in the third game of the series, was named one of Collegiate Baseball's National Players of the Week and also a USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Gold Standard Performance of the Week as a result of his dominant performance. The junior from Sterling Heights, Mich.


MSU baseball's Kelley, Hughes earn conference, national honors

After a 4-0 week for MSU baseball, two Spartans received honors for their contributions throughout the week. Junior outfielder Brandon Hughes collected two national honors after a breakout performance against Illinois on Sunday, belting three home runs. Freshman outfielder and left-hander Bryce Kelley also received his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor.


MSU baseball to play three game Green-White series

The MSU baseball team will conclude their fall games with the Green-White three-game series at McLane Stadium, according to a press release. The games are scheduled for Oct. 11 and Oct. 13 will be at 4 p.m. The final game of the series, Oct. 16., is scheduled for 11 a.m.


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.