Michigan State will play the Michigan Wolverines on 6 p.m. on April 16 at Secchia Stadium to mark the first rivalry game of the season.
As the Spartan softball team won their first home night game in the program's history on Wednesday, they had the opportunity to be the first to play under the newly installed lights on Secchia Field.
The Michigan State softball team crushed Oakland on Wednesday night 11-3. Being their first night game of the season, the Spartans were excited to start playing under their newly installed lights.
Senior Ebonee Echols and freshman Charla Echols have been playing softball together since they were little kids. At Michigan State, they have been given the opportunity to play side-by-side once again.
Michigan State will play their first home game this Wednesday against Western Michigan, being one of the last non-conference games they will play this season.
Even though Joseph wants to show her players coaching is a worthwhile profession, she’s in the minority as a women’s head coach at MSU and in NCAA Division I athletics as a whole.
The Spartan baseball and softball team announced on Thursday that McLane Stadium and Secchia Stadium will get new lights to start off the 2019 season.
Right handed pitcher Kristina Zalewski struck out nine in a complete game performance, outfielder Lea Foerster and catcher Kelcey Carrasco each homered in a big sixth inning, which left softball to pull away from Central Michigan University late in an 8-1 victory Wednesday afternoon.
Outfielder Lexi White hit a three-run home run and senior left-hander pitcher Bridgette Rainey threw five shutdown innings as softball mercyed Eastern Michigan, 9-1, Tuesday afternoon at Secchia Softball Stadium.
She didn’t always dream of playing her trade at Secchia Softball Stadium, however. The floors at Jenison Field House and the Breslin Center at points seemed more likely destinations for the Portage, Michigan native.
But despite the weather, the Spartans defeated Western Michigan 6-1 thanks to a dominate 11-strikeout performance from redshirt senior pitcher Kristina Zalewski.