Michigan State won their first game of the season Friday February 17th by a score of 9-2 and never looked back, sweeping Abilene Christian over a four game weekend set. The Spartans outscored their Wildcat opponents 51-21 in the series, capping off the weekend with a 14-5 victory on Sunday afternoon. The win marked the second game in a row where the team scored double digit runs.
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Michigan State baseball’s Dan Durkin was named the Big Ten Conference Baseball Player of the Week, announced by the conference office on Monday, Feb. 20.A senior second baseman from Tinley Park, Illinois, Durkin helped the Spartans to a 4-0 mark this past weekend with a four-game series sweep at Abilene Christian.
Michigan State baseball continued its explosive start with a 14-5 win at Abilene Christian on Sunday to complete the four-game series sweep.
Michigan State rapped out 35 hits to score 28 runs in sweeping a doubleheader at Abilene Christian on Saturday, winning the afternoon game, 9-7, before erupting in the nightcap, 19-7.
A five-run sixth inning boosted Michigan State baseball to a 9-2 win at Abilene Christian Friday evening in the Spartans’ 2017 season-opener. The victory for MSU is the 2,300th all-time win in Michigan State baseball history, becoming the fifth Big Ten Conference team and just the 32nd team in the country to reach the 2,300 win plateau.
The Michigan State Spartans will take the field for the first time this season today at 4 p.m. Seeing as it is mid February and baseball in Michigan would be no bueno, the Spartans are traveling to Texas for a four game series played over three days — a double header is scheduled for Saturday — against Abilene Christian.
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Standing in the Tigers clubhouse in Tiger Town, wearing a Tigers cap, A.J. Achter looked around and smiled like a kid.A kid who used to sit in the stands and watch this team play.“This is the team I grew up rooting for,” said Achter, a relief pitcher who is fighting for a roster spot. “It’s pretty dang cool, just putting on the uniform.”
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Michigan State baseball opens the 2017 season with a three-day, four-game series against Abilene Christian in Abilene, Texas at ACU’s Crutcher Scott Field. The series opener is on Friday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. ET, continuing with a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 2 p.m. ET before wrapping up on Sunday in a Noon ET start.
The Spartans came extremely close to getting an NCAA tournament bid for the first time since 2012, they were off to the best start in school history, the Big Ten tournament Championship was in their sights but costly errors threw them off course. During the first game vs Ohio State an unfortunate error on the base-paths occurred which proved to be to much for Michigan State to overcome.
Michigan State baseball is coming off one of the most successful seasons in school history last year when they posted 36 wins, tied for the fourth-most in school history. Heading into the 2017 season, the Spartans are gearing up to not just reach that mark but top it. The 2017 season kicks off this weekend when MSU travels to Abilene, Texas for a three-day, four-game series against Abilene Christian.
Michigan State baseball was tabbed fifth in the 2017 Big Ten Preseason Poll released by the conference office on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The league’s coaches voted on the top six teams and also selected three student-athletes from their own squads to a Preseason Honors list.
Michigan State baseball hosted its 12th-annual First Pitch Dinner Sunday evening at the Kellogg Center, drawing a crowd of nearly 600. Spartan great Mark Mulder was honored at the event, while three-time World Series Champion Jack Morris delivered the keynote address.
“We’re tired of being close,” Boss said Friday after the team’s first open practice of the season. “It’s time to take that next step and elevate that program another level.” After the team concluded practice on Friday, a short speech from Boss was followed by a chant from the Spartans. Mimicking its motto from last year, a collective shout echoed through the team’s hitting facility. “Big Ten champs.”
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