Freshman Kelcey Carrasco hit a solo homer in the top of the eighth inning., but was one-upped by Purdue in the bottom of the frame, as Lexi Huffman hit a two-run homer to earn her team a second conseutive walkoff win over Michigan State, 4-3, in eight innings.
A big third inning by the host Boilermakers helped Purdue to a 13-6 win over Michigan State in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
Notre Dame exploded for a six-run fifth inning to blow open a 5-3 contest and went on to an 11-3 victory over Michigan State on Wednesday afternoon
The “northern” part of the season begins for Michigan State this weekend, which will play four road games at Notre Dame (Wednesday) and Purdue (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). This will be the first weekend of Big Ten play for all 14 teams.
Michigan State dropped its third straight game, falling to Kennesaw State, 7-3 on Saturday evening. MSU is now 15-7 overall with its first multiple-game losing streak of the season. Prior to the weekend, MSU had not lost back-to-back games; MSU fell in walkoff fashion both Friday night to Kennesaw (9-8) and earlier on Saturday to Tennessee Tech (10-8).
A walkoff grand slam by Callen Griffen gave Tennessee Tech a 10-8 victory over Michigan State on Saturday afternoon, the second straight walkoff loss for the Spartans at the Kennesaw Owl Classic
Michigan State got a walkoff victory over East Tennessee State in the bottom of the seventh inning on Friday afternoon to kick off the Kennesaw State Owl Challenge.
For the second day in a row, Michigan State used multiple home runs to fuel its offense and posted a 5-2 victory over Georgia State in Decatur, Georgia on Thursday. Both Ebonee Echols and McKenzie Long hit shots over the wall, while Kristina Zalewki earned her first victory of the season with a four-inning effort in the circle, surrendering just two base hits.
Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site
Michigan State got four home runs and five innings of no-hit ball from Bridgette Rainey to help capture a 7-3 victory at Georgia Tech on Wednesday night.
Michigan State continues its 11-game Spring Break trip with a pair of midweek games at Georgia State and Georgia Tech, and then a slate of five games at the Kennesaw State Owl Challenge over the weekend. MSU will play two games against each Tennessee Tech and the host Owls in addition to a single game vs. Eastern Tennessee State.
Michigan State rallied from an early three-run deficit to post an 11-5 victory over Central Connecticut on Sunday morning at the Georgia Bulldog Invitational
Michigan State got a strong relief performance from sophomore Celeste Wood in the circle combined with a 2-for-4 effort at the plate with three RBI to help the Spartans to an 8-7 victory over UNC-Wilmington on Saturday in the start of the Georgia Bulldog Invitational.
Michigan State begins its 11-game Spring Break trip with four games at the Georgia Bulldog Invitational. MSU will play single games against UNC-Wilmington and Central Connecticut, as well as play two against the host school No. 16 Georgia.
Lea Foerster has been named the Big Ten Player of the Week, as announced by the Conference office on Monday, Feb. 27. The weekly award is the second for the Spartans this season — Celeste Wood was the Big Ten Player of the Week on Feb. 13 after the season-opening tournament at Florida Atlantic.
Michigan State completed the sweep of homestanding Loyola-Marymount on Sunday, scoring a 7-5 victory over the Lions. MSU has extended its winning streak to five games and improves to 10-2 overall.
Celeste Wood went 2-for-4 at the plate and earned a save in the circle, and Lea Foerster had a triple and a home run in a 7-5 win over LMU on Saturday.
Bridgette Rainey and Kristina Zalewski combined on an 11-strikeout performance and Sarah Gutknecht had three RBI in a 3-0 shutout of Loyola Marymount.
Michigan State and its six California natives head to the left coast for a three-game series at Loyola-Marymount
Lea Foerster and Kelcey Carrasco hit home runs as MSU took a 13-2 victory over Robert Morris to close out the weekend.
Michigan State was firing on all offensive cylinders on Saturday afternoon, plating 22 runs in defeating North Dakota, 22-5, on Saturday afternoon. MSU did damage both with smallball and the longball, as MSU had four home runs (including two grand slams) and two doubles among their 18 hits. MSU also drew seven walks in the game, and had three stolen bases.