Michigan State baseball head coach Jake Boss Jr. announced Thursday that former Spartan assistant coach Mark Van Ameyde (pronounced VAN-uh-mead) will be returning to Boss’ staff as the MSU pitching coach. Van Ameyde was an MSU assistant coach from 2009-14, before becoming the Eastern Michigan head coach in 2015.
Source: Michigan State University Official Athletic Site
Michigan State baseball announced its 2018 schedule Monday. Head coach Jake Boss Jr., and the Spartans will open the 2018 season on Friday, February 16 in the first of a 54-game regular-season ledger.
Michigan State baseball’s Green-White World Series was won by the White team, two games to one, as they won the series finale, 6-5, Sunday afternoon at a McLane Stadium at Kobs Field.
Michigan State baseball’s Green-White World Series is level at a game apiece after the Green team posted a 7-1 win on Friday at McLane Stadium at Kobs Field.
Michigan State baseball’s Green-White World Series opened with the White team taking a 4-2 game one victory Thursday at McLane Stadium at Kobs Field.
Michigan State baseball will conclude its fall practice slate with the annual Green-White World Series. The three-game intrasquad exhibition series will take place at McLane Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 11; Friday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 15. Admission is free for all fans.
Michigan State football Hall of Famer Kirk Gibson and other MSU legends will unveil efforts to raise money in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. Gibson, former Spartans football coach George Perles and former MSU professor James Potchen, all Parkinson’s patients, will hold a news conference at 3 p.m. Saturday to discuss their efforts. Gibson’s former Tigers teammate Alan Trammell will also be on hand. The goal of the campaign, called Gibby and Friends vs. Parky, is to raise $1 million for MSU’s College of Human Medicine for use in Parkinson’s research.
Source: Detroit Free Press
In the 11th annual Crosstown Showdown, the Lansing Lugnuts topped the Michigan State baseball team, 5-1, on Tuesday night at Cooley Law School Stadium. A crowd of 6,804 was on hand to watch the annual exhibition game and home run derby.
The 11th Annual Crosstown Showdown Fall Fanfest presented by Auto Owners Insurance, an exhibition between the Lansing Lugnuts and Michigan State Spartans, will be played on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. at Cooley Law School Stadium.
Michigan State baseball players had a well-decorated summer, as several of them earned honors from their respective summer leagues and posted impressive statistics.
The Crosstown Showdown Fall Fanfest presented by Auto Owners Insurance, an exhibition between the Lansing Lugnuts and Michigan State Spartans, will be played on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. at Cooley Law School Stadium.
Chicago Cubs’ prospect Dakota Mekkes had a heck of a July. In fact, it was about perfect for the former Jenison High School and Michigan State pitcher. As noted by Bleacher Nation, Mekkes, pitching for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in high Class A, did not give up a run in eight appearances. In 14 1/3 innings, he allowed eight hits, struck out 20 and walked four.
Michigan State baseball was recognized with the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Team Academic Excellence Award. Teams from every level of college and high school baseball were honored with the award, which recognizes teams coached by ABCA members that posted a GPA over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the 2016-17 academic year. In total, 221 programs were recognized with the 2016-17 ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award, including 70 high school programs and 60 teams from NCAA Division III.
Michigan State baseball head coach Jake Boss Jr., announced that Zach Iverson will be joining MSU in the fall of 2017. Iverson is a utility player from Charlotte, North Carolina (Providence Day School).
Pitcher Alex Troop was selected by the Washington Nationals in the ninth round (No. 283 overall), outfielder Brandon Hughes was selected in the 16th round (pick number 495 overall) by the Chicago Cubs. Relief pitcher Nathan Witt was chosen in the 17th round (pick number 520 overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers, while fellow relief pitcher Joe Mockbee was tabbed in the 29th round (pick number 867 overall) by the Chicago White Sox. Relief pitcher Walter Borkovich signed a non-drafted free agent contract with the Atlanta Braves.
Michigan State baseball’s Bryce Kelley was named a Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All-American. Kelley becomes MSU’s eighth Freshman All-American and second under head coach Jake Boss Jr., joining second baseman Ryan Jones in 2010.
Nearly half of the members of the Spartan baseball team plus two of the incoming Spartans will be competing in summer baseball leagues around the country. A complete listing of MSU players competing in summer leagues along with links to the web pages and Twitter handles of their respective teams.
A team of MSU luminaries will gather at a unique fundraiser that unites the Spartan Nation in raising $1 million to fight Parkinson’s disease—or, as Kirk Gibson has nicknamed it, “Parky.” The Gibby & Friends vs. Parky pregame tailgate will be hosted in MSU’s Kellogg Center at 4:00 this Saturday, September 23, four hours before the Notre Dame football game that kicks off at 8:00 that evening. On that same day, Gibson will be on campus as MSU will honor his accomplishments by retiring his football jersey at halftime of the game.
Source: The Spartan Podcast
Michigan State baseball player Alex Troop was named to the 2017 Mideast ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Second Team. The teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. I All-America Committee.
Michigan State baseball head coach Jake Boss Jr., announced that Bailey Peterson will be joining the Spartans in the fall of 2017. Peterson is an infielder from Grandville, Michigan, coming to MSU from Kellogg Community College after playing at Grandville High School.