Michigan State baseball will take on Kent State in a nine-inning exhibition game on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. at Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center in Sandusky, Ohio. The exhibition is the conclusion of an eventful weekend, featuring an event with the Force All Stars and a practice on Saturday, Sept. 21, before Sunday’s scrimmage.
Despite ominous weather, Michigan State baseball had a spirited 13th annual Crosstown Showdown Presented by Auto-Owners Insurance Tuesday night, falling the home-standing Lansing Lugnuts, 5-1, at Cooley Law School Stadium. A crowd of 5,933 was on hand for the annual exhibition contest.
Michigan State baseball head coach Jake Boss Jr., announced that Zach Hopman will be joining the Spartans in the fall of 2019. Hopman is an outfielder/pitcher from Brighton, Mich. (Brighton High School). “Zach is a tremendous athlete,” Boss said. “He had a great spring and made a run at the state home run record. He’s a very, very athletic, left-handed hitter with obvious power at the plate. He’s also going to have the opportunity to pitch this spring. We’re very excited to have him as a Spartan.”
Adam Berghorst, a defensive end from Zeeland (Mich.) East High School, will remain a member of Michigan State’s 2019 recruiting class. Berghorst, ranked a three-star prospect and the No. 16 player in Michigan for 2019 by the 247Sports Composite, was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 14th round of the MLB Draft in June.
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Adam Berghorst hopes to pitch in the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association East vs. West All-Star Game at Comerica Park on Thursday night, weather permitting. The forecast for whether the Michigan State football signee will go to college or become a pro baseball player remains cloudy.
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Michigan State football’s incoming freshman class just got one player smaller. Jase Bowen, a wide receiver who signed a letter of intent with the Spartans in December, opted to play pro baseball Wednesday. The Toledo native signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who drafted him in the 11th round of the MLB draft on June 5.
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Adam Berghorst was supposed to be on Michigan State’s campus this week. The Zeeland East High School graduate was planning on attending freshman orientation, scheduling classes and working out with the football team. Instead, Berghorst is still at home and weighing an uncertain future.
Michigan State baseball senior outfielder Dan Chmielewski was named to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic Third-Team All-America® Baseball Team as selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and announced Tuesday. Chmielewski becomes the first Michigan State baseball player to earn Academic All-America honors since Brandon Eckerle in 2011.
Senior infielder Royce Ando was named to the All-Big Ten Second Team list, while freshman outfielder Zaid Walker was tabbed to the All-Freshman Team. Senior infielder Marty Bechina was MSU’s Sportsmanship Award honoree.
Michigan State was topped by No. 23 Illinois, 5-3, Saturday afternoon at a sun-bathed McLane Stadium at Kobs Field on the Spartans’ Senior Day.
On the second night of Michigan State baseball’s Senior Weekend, it was junior pitcher Mitchell Tyranski who was also in the spotlight on the way to a 5-2 Victory for MSU over No. 23 Iowa Friday night under the lights at McLane Stadium at Kobs Field on MSU’s Military Appreciation Night.
Michigan State was defeated by No. 23 Illinois Thursday night under the lights at McLane Stadium at Kobs Field in the opener of the three-game weekend series on the final weekend of regular-season action.
Basketball player Jody Beerman Kelley is a legend at Central Michigan University and in the state of Indiana. She starred in the 1980s, winning a state title, then honored with Miss Basketball, and then moving on to Mount Pleasant.
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Bowen, a shortstop and outfielder, is so talented at baseball that universities across the nation offered scholarships. He turned them all down. That’s because football comes more naturally for Bowen. The three-star wide receiver racked up a slew of offers and signed a national letter of intent with Michigan State in December.
A five-run seventh inning completed Michigan State’s comeback from a 4-1 deficit after the fifth inning as MSU rallied to beat No. 24 Iowa, 7-5, Saturday afternoon at Iowa’s Banks Field and help the Spartans capture their third-straight Big Ten Conference series.
Michigan State baseball scored in six of the nine innings on the way to a 9-4 Victory for MSU over No. 24 Iowa Saturday afternoon at Iowa’s Banks Field, leveling the Big Ten Conference weekend series at a game apiece.
Bailey Peterson propelled Michigan State baseball to a 7-4 victory at Purdue Sunday afternoon at Purdue’s Alexander Field, as the Spartans clinched their first road series win of the season.
Mitchell Tyranski tied a career high with 10 strikeouts to boost Michigan State to a 5-1 win over Purdue Saturday night at Purdue’s Alexander Field.
Michigan State baseball will open the May portion of the schedule by heading to West Lafayette, Ind., to take on Purdue in a three-game Big Ten Conference weekend series … MSU is returning to action after not playing any midweek games due to finals week.
Michigan State made the decision an easy one for Flushing pitcher Nick Powers. Powers grew up a Michigan State fan, the campus in East Lansing is closer to his home than any other Division I school and the Spartans coaching staff told Powers they thought he could make an immediate impact for them on the mound. So when MSU offered Powers a scholarship, it didn’t take long for him to say yes.