Riley Paxson hit her first career home run and Lea Foerster doubled twice, but MSU dropped game two of the Ohio State series, 6-2.
Michigan State fell by a 10-2 score in the opening game of a three-game set at Ohio State in five innings.
Michigan State hosts Michigan on Tuesday (3 pm) before heading to Columbus for a B1G series with Ohio State
MSU completed a doubleheader sweep of Penn State behind a six-hit, eight strikeout performance from Kristina Zalewski, who earned both wins on the day.
Freshman Katie Quinlan went 3-for-4 and Kristina Zalewski tossed a complete-game two-hitter in a 7-1 win over Penn State.
She didn’t always dream of playing her trade at Secchia Softball Stadium, however. The floors at Jenison Field House and the Breslin Center at points seemed more likely destinations for the Portage, Michigan native.
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Michigan State dropped a hard-fought 1-0 loss at Michigan in Ann Arbor on Wednesday evening.
Michigan State has four Big Ten games on tap this week, beginning with a midweek contest at Michigan (Wednesday, 6 pm). The weekend series features the Spartans at Penn State for three games.
Minnesota took a 6-2 decision in the nightcap of Sunday’s doubleheader to split the day of action with the Spartans at Secchia Stadium on Sunday.
The first game of a Sunday Big Ten doubleheader went to the homestanding Spartans, who downed visiting (RV) Minnesota, 3-2. Kelcey Carrasco broke a 2-2 deadlock with a solo homer in the sixth to help MSU to the win.
We will honor the Spartan Softball Class of 2018 throughout our home schedule, and on Sunday, Lindsey Besson will be honored on the field with her family.We asked each of our seniors to write a letter to their younger self as they reflect on their years in Green and White.
Senior Lea Foerster will be honored on the field with her family on Saturday, April 7. She wrote a letter to her younger self to reflect on her years in Green and White.
Michigan State hosts Minnesota in a three-game Big Ten series this weekend. The schedule calls for a 4 pm game on Friday, followed by 1 pm games on Saturday and Sunday. Big Ten Network will carry Friday and Sunday’s games live. Lisa Byington is on play-by-play and Jennie Ritter will handle analysis.
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A second straight strong pitching performance wasn’t enough for MSU on Friday, as it fell 3-2 in the nightcap of a doubleheader against visiting Indiana.
Michigan State hosts Indiana in a three-game Big Ten series this weekend. The teams will play a Friday doubleheader, and then conclude the series Saturday at 1 pm.
The first home game for the Spartans at Secchia Stadium was a success, as MSU earned a 6-1 victory over visiting Western Michigan on Wednesday. The Spartans improve to 13-15 overall, while Western Michigan falls to 14-14.
Michigan State salvaged the final game of the three-game series at Nebraska with an emphatic 9-1 victory in five innings.The Spartans put four runs on the board in both the third and fourth innings to build a commanding 9-0 lead, and Kristina Zalewski struck out nine batters and scattered five base hits in a complete game victory.
A six-run third inning for homestanding Nebraska was the difference in the game, as Michigan State fell to the host Cornhuskers 12-6 in the second of a three-game series in Lincoln.
After ending their season in a regional final lost to Illinois State last year, the 10-11 Spartans look for a stronger ending in their streaky season. Since Feb. 11, the Spartans have been on several winning streaks, but have also seen their fair share of losses. One of those winning streaks is seven games from Feb. 18 to March 3, the Spartans’ highest since they won five straight last season.
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Ebonee Echols hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to give MSU a 6-5 victory over San Diego State.