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.
After ending their season in a regional final lost to Illinois State last year, the 10-11 Spartans look for a stronger ending in their streaky season.
MSU softball's season proved its resiliency all postseason. But while the Spartans forced a regional championship game, they ultimately fell short, ending their season.
MSU softball is headed to the regional championship. The Spartans bounced back in dramatic fashion, hanging a 10-run sixth inning on Murray State to advance.
MSU softball lost in heartbreaking fashion to Murray State in the NISC. The Spartans are slated to face IUPUI in the double elimination round Wednesday.
MSU softball completed the stunning, upset win over No. 2-seeded Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament, 5-4. The Spartans snapped a 19-game losing streak to the Wolverines.
The Spartans had their chances, and against an All-American, it’s all the green and white could hope for. But it was too little too late for MSU, as the Alumni Field crowd came to its feet celebrating the Wolverine victory, 3-1.