With just two league weekends left, the Spartans head east to Rutgers for a three-game B1G series. MSU owns an 8-6 lead in the all-time series, but the Scarlet Knights hold a 4-2 edge since they joined the Big Ten. MSU is 0-3 at the Rutgers softball complex.
CMU’s Erika Underwood delivered a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning to give her team a 6-2 walkoff win over Michigan State on Wednesday afternoon.
Michigan State improved to 8-1 at home this season with a 13-2 victory over Eastern Michigan. The Spartans, now 25-18 overall, have won four of their last five games.
Michigan State has a pair of midweek games on tap with in-state rivals. The Spartans open the week with a game against Eastern Michigan on Tuesday, then travel to take on Central Michigan on Wednesday in Mt. Pleasant.
Ohio State shortstop Lilli Piper hit a pair of two-run home runs to help her team to a 6-2 victory over MSU in the series finale between the teams in East Lansing on Sunday. MSU won the series for the second straight season, and is now 24-18 overall, 7-10 in Big Ten play. The No. 25 Buckeyes stopped their two-game skid and improve to 28-13, 11-6 in Conference play.
Ebonee Echols delivered an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning to help the Spartans to a 7-6 walkoff win over No. 25 Ohio State.
Michigan State improved to 6-0 at home this season with a 3-2 victory over No. 25 Ohio State on Friday afternoon at Secchia Stadium. The Spartans (23-17, 6-9 B1G) got a stellar outing from starter Kristina Zalewski and a four-pitch relief effort from Jordan Watson to pick up her fourth save of the season.
It was February 9, 2014, and Michigan State softball was in its first weekend of the season at Stetson, and the team was taking on Rhode Island. It was Sarah Gutknecht’s freshman year. It was her second at- bat in a Spartan uniform. She walked up to the plate, dug her cleats into the dirt, and got in her stance. She was ready. She’d never been more ready. She saw the pitch. She liked the pitch. She took a swing. Boom. It’s going, going… Gone! Home run!.
Michigan State welcomes Ohio State to East Lansing for a three-game Big Ten series. Friday’s first game will air live on BTN. MSU enters the weekend with a 22-17 overall record and is 5-9 in Big Ten play, while the Buckeyes, receiving votes in this week’s NFCA Top 25 poll, is 27-11, 10-4 B1G.
Entering MSU softball’s matchup against the University of Toledo on Wednesday, junior outfielder Lea Foerster had reached on base in 34 consecutive games. The streak continued Wednesday as the 5-foot-8 junior was hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of the Spartans’ 13-7 win over the Rockets and reached on base for the 35th straight game.
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Kaitlyn Eveland went 4-for-4 and had five RBI to help lead Michigan State to a 13-7 victory over Toledo in its return to Secchia Stadium.
Bridgette Rainey allowed just two hits in nearly three innings of relief work, but Wolverine All-American Megan Betsa was a handful for the Spartan batters in a 3-1 Michigan victory.
Michigan State has a pair of midweek softball games on tap, starting Tuesday at Michigan before hosting Toledo at Secchia Stadium on Wednesday.
Despite three home runs, Michigan State dropped the final game of its series with Illinois by a 9-5 score in the nightcap of the double header.
MSU played its second extra-inning game of the Big Ten season, and fell 6-5 to Illinois in the first game of a Saturday doubleheader.
Michigan State dropped a 6-3 decision to Illinois on Friday afternoon to open the three-game series between the Big Ten rivals. Illinois improves to 29-10, 8-2 B1G. MSU drops to 21-14, 5-6 against Big Ten competition.
Michigan State hosts a three-game Big Ten series with Illinois at Davenport University. The teams will play a single game on Friday at 4 pm, and will play a doubleheader on Saturday at 2 pm.
Michigan All-America Megan Betsa, and the current national leader in strikeouts, tied her season high with 17 K’s on the day to pace the Wolverines to a 5-1 victory over Michigan State on Wednesday night in Ann Arbor.
Michigan State heads to Ann Arbor on Wednesday for the first of two games this season against No. 18 Michigan. Originally scheduled as a home-and-home series over the next two weeks, but due to flooding of the Old College Field complex, Wednesday’s game was moved to Ann Arbor. The teams will also play at Alumni Field next Tuesday (April 18) at 6 pm in a game that will air live on the Big Ten Network.
Michigan State took the rubber match of its three-game series with Penn State on Sunday, taking down the Nittany Lions by a 6-4 score. The Spartans have won six of their last seven games and improve to 21-12 overall and 5-4 in Big Ten play. Penn State falls to 15-21, 3-6 in Conference action.