Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Sports | 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.


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.


Lea Foerster has showed promise in freshman season

For the MSU softball team, this season has been one that hasn't had many bright spots.  Freshman outfielder Lea Foerster has been one of those bright spots. Head coach Jacquie Joseph has noticed the improvement of Foester, and in a season where MSU has fallen to 16-29, including a 1-15 record in the conference. "I've been impressed with Lea since day one," she said.


MSU softball losses another tough game

By Troy Jefferson Tjefferson@statenews.com It was another tough luck loss for the softball team on Sunday afternoon. Minnesota (37-7 overall, 12-3 Big Ten) completed its sweep of MSU (16-29 overall, 1-15 Big Ten) at Secchia Stadium, defeating the Spartans, 9-4.