Outfielder Brandon Hughes homered in first three at-bats and finished with 7 RBIs Sunday in 16-7 win over Illini.
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Michigan State baseball’s third game of its series at Illinois will remain as scheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m. ET and will be nationally televised on Big Ten Network. MSU and Illinois will not play Saturday due to inclement weather.
Michigan State baseball hung 12 runs on the board in both games to sweep Friday’s doubleheader at Illinois to open Big Ten Conference play, winning in high-scoring fashion, 12-4 and 12-1.
Illinois is 6-12 on the year and coming off a 7-1 win earlier this week over Illinois State. The Fighting Illini went deep in their rotation, using six pitchers and only surrendering three hits. They’re extremely young and majority of their contributions have come from freshmen and sophomores. Of their nine starters, only two are juniors/seniors
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Fresh off its home opener after 16 games away from home, Michigan State baseball will return to the road, heading to Champaign, Illinois to open up Big Ten Conference action with a three-game weekend series at Illinois. Friday’s series opener is slated for a 7 p.m. (ET) first pitch from Illinois Field, followed by Saturday’s game at 2 p.m. and Sunday’s series finale at 3 p.m.
All nine batters in the Michigan State baseball lineup got at least one hit to boost the Spartans to an 11-2 win over in-state foe Central Michigan in MSU’s 2017 home opener Tuesday at McLane Stadium at Kobs Field.
Michigan State finished this past weekend with some much needed wins, the Richmond Spider Invitational happened to be the perfect place for this team to get back on track. While they did leave Sunday with a bad taste in their mouths (loading the bases twice against Cornell, failing to score and losing the game 2-1) they plan to hit the bounce back button later on today vs Central Michigan.
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Michigan State entered the Richmond Spider Invitational on a three-game losing streak and left with a 2-1 record. In a weekend where every team was stacked with hitters the Spartans pitching performed very well.
After opening the season with 16 games away from home, Michigan State baseball will host its 2017 home opener on Tuesday, March 21, welcoming in-state foe Central Michigan to McLane Stadium at Kobs Field. First pitch is slated for 4 p.m.
Michigan State baseball was clipped by Cornell, 2-1, Sunday in the Spartans final game of the Richmond Spider Invitational at Richmond’s Pitt Field. MSU ends Invitational action with a 2-1 record, having beaten Campbell on Friday, 5-2, and routed host Richmond, 13-4, on Saturday. Cornell improves to 6-3 on the season, also finishing Invitational play with a 2-1 mark. Sunday was the first meeting on the diamond between the Spartans and Big Red since 1973, and the series record is now 4-2 in MSU’s favor.
Michigan State baseball routed Richmond, 13-4, Saturday afternoon in the second game of the Richmond Spider Invitational at Richmond’s Pitt Field for MSU head coach Jake Boss Jr.s 300th career win.
Behind 19 strikeouts by its pitching staff, Michigan State baseball topped Campbell, 3-1, Friday in the opening game of the Richmond Spider Invitational at Richmond’s Pitt Field.
Detroit Tigers legend Kirk Gibson, who also starred in football at Michigan State University, will address the undergraduate commencement at his alma mater May 5.Gibson, 59, who was a two-time All-American with the Spartans, will receive an honorary doctorate of humanities.
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Michigan State baseball returns to the road this weekend for its final non-conference weekend away from home, heading to Richmond, Virginia to play in the Richmond Invitational at Richmond’s Pitt Field. MSU will open against Campbell on Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m. On Saturday, March 18, the Spartans will tangle with the host Richmond at 2 p.m. MSU wraps up the weekend action by battling Cornell on Sunday, March 19 at 10 a.m.
A.J. Achter’s arrival to Michigan State University came at just the right time. He’s hoping the same applies for him with the Detroit Tigers. Achter, a 6-foot-5 right-handed pitcher who has spent a lot of time watching Tigers prospects with the Toledo Mud Hens in his hometown, played for a resurgent MSU baseball program during a golden era of Spartans athletics.
The Michigan State baseball team spent its spring break last week in South Carolina, playing six games against five teams in the main stretch of its nonconference schedule. The Spartans went 3-3, and there are positives — and question marks — that can be taken away.
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Michigan State baseball battled No. 10 South Carolina tough before falling, 5-2, Saturday evening. The loss evens MSU’s Spring Break mark at 3-3 while sliding its overall record to 9-4. South Carolina improved to 11-5, winning its fourth in a row.
Michigan State sophomore left-hander Alex Troop fired four-and-one-third innings of no-hit baseball and limited No. 10 South Carolina to just three hits in a complete game effort, but the Spartans’ upset bit fell short, 3-2, Friday night at Founders Park in the opener of the three-game weekend series.
Michigan State baseball senior catcher Matt Byars has been named to the 2017 Johnny Bench Award Watch List, announced Thursday by the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission and presented by presented by BaseballSavings.com.
Michigan State baseball was clipped by No. 9 Clemson, 9-2, Wednesday night at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C., as the Spartans suffered their first loss of their Spring Break road swing.