On Monday, the MSU softball team signed 6-foot-1 pitcher Kristina Zalewski of Ann Arbor and Saline High School to a National Letter of Intent. Zalewski joins incoming freshmen third basemen Sarah Gutknech, pitcher Valerie Kaff, catcher Kassidy Kujawa and shortstop and center fielder McKenna Stephens to the 2014 recruiting class. Softball head coach Jacquie Joseph is excited about the signing. “She is hard-throwing, good-sized kid,” Joseph said.
The No. 7 seed MSU softball team couldn’t get their bats going early enough as they fell to the No. 10 seed Purdue Boilermakers, 8-5, in Lincoln, Neb., on Thursday night in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.
After a nine-game slide, the MSU softball team managed to find some stability in their last few games, going 3-1 in the span as they prepare for upcoming the Big Ten Tournament.
The recent rash of inclement weather might have put a damper on the moods of students and faculty, but for the MSU Athletics Department,it’s been especially inconvenient.
MSU softball coach Jacquie Joseph wants to downplay the excitement of this weekend’s rivalry series with No. 12 Michigan as much as possible, but she knows that can’t happen.
The MSU softball team dropped its first Big Ten game of the season last weekend at Purdue, but still won the weekend series by taking two of the three games against the Boilermakers.
Friday night, MSU softball coach Jacquie Joseph received a text message from Jayme O’Bryant that said she would be better going forward, and she wasn’t kidding.
The MSU softball team didn’t have the weekend it was looking for at the Hoosier Classic in Bloomington, Ind. as the Spartans dropped a pair of games on Saturday prior to the cancellation of both games on Sunday.
The early part of the week treated the Spartans well, as they won five of their first six games before tailing off later in the week and finishing 6-5 overall.