Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Sports | Softball

SOFTBALL

FINAL: MSU softball dismantles Maryland in series opener, 11-3

When it rains it pours. On a dreary and rainy Friday afternoon, the MSU softball team faced the University of Maryland to open up a three-game series. Tied 3-3 to begin the bottom of the fourth, the Spartans scored eight unanswered runs to beat the Terrapins 11-3 in six innings. Pinch-hitter Katelyn Hendershott brought home a run on a fielder’s choice as junior shortstop McKenzie Long scored to end the game in the sixth. In two at-bats, junior centerfielder Lea Foerster recorded two hits and two runs in the win. Leftfielder Ebonee Echols registered three runs and one hit in four at-bats.

SOFTBALL

MSU softball opens season in Florida, look to build off 2016

MSU Softball will be traveling all the way to Boca Raton, Fla. to compete in the FAU Kickoff Classic on Feb. 10 to Feb. 12 for their first tournament of the season. In the kickoff classic the Spartans first opponent will be Boston University. In the following three days MSU will also be playing Florida Atlantic University, Troy University and North Carolina State University. In 2016 the Spartans finished off their regular conference play with an 8-15 record and 10th in the Big Ten Conference.

SOFTBALL

MSU softball falls to University of Michigan 3-0

The MSU softball team was defeated by No. 2 University of Michigan on Wednesday, 3-0. A pitcher’s duel was broken up by a fifth-inning U-M rally. The stands of Secchia Stadium at Old College Field were filled to capacity for Wednesday afternoon’s in-state rivalry game.

SOFTBALL

Lawyers release statement on behalf of softball head coach

In the midst of an investigation into softball assistant coach Jessica Bograkos and the program as a whole, a statement has now come on behalf of head coach Jacquie Joseph from her attorney Shirlee Bobryk’s of White, Schneider, Young & Chiodini. The statement opens with Bobryk stating that she would like to respond to the allegations made by former softball player Alyssa McBride that she was targeted with pitches after stating she wished she had played at another school due to the amount of losing she endured in her time at MSU. The bulk of the statement consists of two quotes from Joseph: "I have devoted my past 22 years as MSU head softball coach to guiding and mentoring student-athletes in the type of ideals, values and skills necessary to achieve success on the field, in their careers, and throughout their lives," the statement read.