Overpowering and intimidating are frequently used when describing a strikeout pitcher.But even as senior pitcher Becky Gray continues to climb MSUs all-time career strikeouts list, none of the usual terms apply.I wouldnt say Im an overpowering pitcher, Gray said.
After three straight nonconference games, the MSU softball team returns to Big Ten action this weekend. The Spartans (21-26 overall, 3-7 Big Ten) travel to Iowa City, for a two game series with the Big Ten-leading Hawkeyes (28-14, 8-2). The two teams begin the series at 6 p.m.
The Spartan hurlers pitched well enough to win, but their batters couldnt get it done. The MSU softball team (20-25 overall, 3-7 Big Ten) dropped both games of a Sunday doubleheader at Old College Field to Minnesota by a combined score of 5-0.
A perfect game at any level is historic. A perfect game at MSU was unheard of - until Saturday. Senior pitcher Becky Gray and sophomore pitcher Jessica Beech combined to throw the first perfect game in MSU history, a 2-0 no-hitter - with no walks - over Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne in the first of two games at IPFW Softball Field.
The MSU softball team will temporarily switch its focus from Eastern Michigan to Oakland. Tuesdays game against Eastern (8-13, 3-3 Mid-American) was rescheduled for 4 p.m.