Entering her final season as a Spartan, Kelly Smith knew she wanted to leave her mark on the program, whether it be in the record books or simply leaving a lasting effect on younger players — and Wednesday, she did just that.
MSU softball will look to get back on track Wednesday afternoon when Eastern Michigan makes the trip to Secchia Stadium at Old College Field.
Despite warm, sunny weather, the MSU softball team (8-24 overall, 1-8 Big Ten) couldn't break its cold streak against Penn State, falling 6-0 at Secchia Stadium
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.