Baseball detroitnews.com —  Jake Boss Jr. has played baseball for his father, coached against him and had him work on his staff. “How many people can say that?” the Michigan State baseball coach said. His father, who spent four seasons on the Spartans staff as a volunteer coach, revels in the uniqueness of the relationship — much of it through baseball — the two have shared.
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Baseball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State's Blaise Salter has been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-America Team, it was announced by the organization on Wednesday, June 11. Salter was voted to the third team as a designated hitter.
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Baseball freep.com —  Michigan State junior outfielder Jimmy Pickens confirmed tonight that he is foregoing his final season in East Lansing and has signed with the Cincinnati Reds. The 22-year-old and Birmingham Brother Rice product from West Bloomfield signed a contract Monday after being selected with the 455th overall pick in Saturday’s 15th round of the MLB draft. He has reported to the Reds’ rookie camp in Goodyear, Ariz.
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Baseball msuspartans.com —  Outfielder Jimmy Pickens and catcher Joel Fisher were both selected in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Saturday. Pickens was selected in the 15th round (455th overall) by Cincinnati and Fisher was taken in the 23rd round with the 682nd overall selection by Philadelphia.
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Baseball db.lsj.com —  Outfielder Jimmy Pickens was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 15th round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft on Saturday afternoon, the first Michigan State player off the board in the last day of the three-day event.
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Baseball statenews.com —  Last season, two MSU players joined the minor-league baseball ranks. This weekend, as many as five more could be added to the list. Jimmy Pickens is one of five Spartans who could hear their named called during the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, which is scheduled to begin tonight and will end Saturday.
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Baseball msuspartans.com —  With the 2014 season complete, over half of the players on the Michigan State baseball team will now compete in various summer leagues around the country. MSUSpartans.com has a complete listing of MSU players competing in summer leagues.
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Baseball msuspartans.com —  Head coach Jake Boss announced the winners of the 2014 Michigan State baseball annual team awards on Thursday, May 29. Junior Blaise Salter was named the winner of the John Kobs Most Valuable Player and Kirk Gibson Offensive Player of the Year awards.
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Baseball freep.com —  Perhaps the biggest question of them all: What will the Spartans do if their two most productive hitters turn pro? Juniors Blaise Salter and Jimmy Pickens provided MSU with its most consistent threats as the 3- and 4-hole hitters. Both were drafted in the late rounds by the Detroit Tigers coming out of high school in 2011, and both have lived up to that advance hype.
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Baseball msuspartans.com —  Incoming freshman Kory Young has been named the Gatorade Michigan Baseball Player of the Year, it was announced this week by The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports.
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Baseball spreaker.com —  Jack and Tom Crawford talk Big Ten baseball with MSU head baseball coach, Jake Boss Jr., after the Spartans ended their season 2-2 record in Big Ten Tournament.



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Baseball spartannation.com —  As one of the greatest players to come out of MSU, in any sport, Garvey understands his importance to Michigan State University. Aware that he and other former Spartan players “have a torch to carry” Garvey has always used his platform as a well-known public figure to represent MSU in a positive way. When players “keep that in mind” and realize their responsibilities, “I think ultimately you can make a difference.”
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Baseball msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State baseball team's season came to an end on Saturday afternoon at the hands of top-seeded Indiana in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament. With the game tied 4-4 in the top of the ninth, Indiana scored three runs to go on to a 7-4 win over the Spartans at TD Ameritrade Park.
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Baseball btn.com —  Videobombing has become the biggest trend during this year’s Big Ten Baseball Tournament. We have seen both silly and serious videobombs from Indiana, as well as a Minnesota player getting a fake tattoo drawn on his arm in the middle of an interview. As funny as those have all been, Michigan State’s videobomb in Saturday’s semifinal matchup against Indiana could be the best one yet.
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Baseball freep.com —  Michigan State kept its season alive with two big innings and one outstanding pitching performance. The Spartans scored five runs in the top of the eighth to pull away, then added four more in the ninth en route to an 11-2 victory over Illinois in an elimination game at the Big Ten baseball tournament Friday at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.

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Baseball msuspartans.com —  Michael Pritchard's RBI double with one out in the top of the seventh inning broke a 2-2 tie and helped the Nebraska Cornhuskers defeat the Michigan State baseball team, 3-2, on Thursday night in the second round in of the Big Ten Tournament in Omaha, Nebraska.
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Baseball msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State baseball team opened the 2014 Big Ten Tournament with a 2-1 victory over Illinois on Wednesday morning at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. Spartan starting pitcher Mick VanVossen allowed just one unearned run in six innings of work to earn the win, while relievers Anthony Misiewicz and Jeff Kinley combined to blank the Illini over the final three innings to preserve the win.
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Baseball msuspartans.com —  Four members of the Michigan State baseball team earned All-Big Ten honors, as announced by the conference on Tuesday, May 20. Junior outfielder Jimmy Pickens was named to the All-Big Ten First Team, while junior designated hitter Blaise Salter was selected to the All-Big Ten Second Team. Senior catcher Joel Fisher and junior starting pitcher Mick VanVossen were both voted to the third team.
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Baseball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State opens play at the 2014 Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday when it takes on Illinois at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. The sixth-seeded Spartans and third-seeded Illini will meet at 10 a.m. ET.
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