Michigan State baseball announced its 2022 schedule Thursday. Head coach Jake Boss Jr. and the Spartans will play a 56-game ledger, opening on Friday, Feb. 18.
The Lansing Lugnuts, High-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, and the Michigan State Spartans will meet up at Jackson® Field™ on April 6, 2022, resuming the Crosstown Showdown after a two-year hiatus, it was announced Tuesday.
Michigan State baseball alum Indigo Diaz was tabbed to the Major League Baseball Pipeline’s Prospect Team of the Year. Diaz, a right-handed relief pitcher in the Atlanta Braves organization, posted a 6-2 record with a 1.20 ERA in 45 IP with the High-A Rome Braves and the Double-A Mississippi Braves, helping Mississippi to the Double-A South Championship.
MSU posted a program-record cumulative GPA for the second year in a row with a 3.650. Additionally, the team’s fall semester GPA of 3.719 was also the highest fall semester GPA in program history, while the spring semester GPA of 3.575 was the second-highest.
Michigan State baseball’s Sam Benschoter signed a non-drafted free-agent contract with the Cincinnati Reds. The senior pitcher is the second former Spartan to join the professional ranks in as many days after fellow pitcher, redshirt-junior Mason Erla was selected in the 17th round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday.
Tuesday afternoon was life-altering for Michigan State baseball pitcher Mason Erla, complete with patience, a surprise for his parents and an evening where his phone was blowing up more than ever with congratulatory messages.
Source: Lansing State Journal
Michigan State baseball’s redshirt-junior pitcher Mason Erla was selected in the 17th round of the 2021 Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday. Erla was selected in the 17th round (pick number 501) by the Los Angeles Angels.
Michigan State baseball senior outfielder Bryce Kelley was named to the 2021 Google Cloud Academic First-Team All-District® Baseball Team as selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). This is Kelley’s second-straight CoSIDA Academic All-District honor. He will now advance to the national ballot.
Michigan State baseball head coach Jake Boss Jr. announced the winners of the 2021 team. MSU posted a 17-27 record in 2021, playing a Big Ten Conference-only schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All of the awards were voted on by the players with the exception of the Offensive Player of the Year award, which is based on various statistical data over the course of the season.
Approximately half of the members of the Michigan State baseball team will be competing in summer baseball leagues around the country. Below is a complete listing of MSU players competing in summer leagues along with links to the web pages and twitter handles of their respective teams and leagues to follow the action all summer long.
Michigan State baseball was defeated by Iowa, 11-3, Sunday afternoon at a sun-basked McLane Stadium at Kobs Field on MSU’s Senior Day.
Michigan State baseball had four players recognized by the Big Ten Conference with postseason awards announced Sunday afternoon by the league office, with the completion of the 2020 regular-season.
Michigan State baseball outfielder Bryce Kelley, like most seniors playing 2020 winter and spring sports, assumed his college career was over when the COVID-19 pandemic canceled their seasons. It was a heart-breaking end to his Spartans career, but he was prepared to accept it and move on.
Michigan State baseball took a lead in the early innings, but was overtaken in the middle frames, and the Spartans were clipped by the Hawkeyes of Iowa, 7-4, Saturday afternoon at a sun-bathed McLane Stadium at Kobs Field.
Michigan State baseball was beaten by Iowa Friday night in the series opener of a three-game set at McLane Stadium at Kobs Field by a 12-1 final score.
Michigan State baseball senior outfielder Joe Stewart knew he needed to be patient to get his chance to play, and his persistence has paid off. In this his final season in a Green & White uniform, Stewart is having a career year in 2021, after only seeing action in 17 games the past three seasons combined, with just 19 total at bats before this season.
Michigan State baseball hosts Iowa in a three-game weekend series at McLane Stadium at Kobs Field, Friday-Sunday, May 28-30 in the final weekend of the 2021 regular-season action … The weekend series lid lifter is Friday night at 6:35 p.m., while game two of the series has a 4:02 p.m. first pitch and will be nationally televised on Big Ten Network, with Connor Onion handling play-by-play duties, while Danan Hughes will be providing analysis … The series and 2021 regular-season wraps up on Sunday with a 1:05 p.m. first pitch … The weekend schedule is subject to change based on weather.
Michigan State’s Bailey Peterson has been named the Big Ten Conference Baseball Co-Player of the Week, announced by the conference office Tuesday afternoon. The B1G award is Peterson’s second accolade in as many days after being named to Collegiate Baseball’s National Players of the Week list, announced by the publication Monday afternoon.
Michigan State’s Bailey Peterson has been named to the Collegiate Baseball National Players of the Week list, announced by the publication Monday afternoon. This is the second time this season that a Spartan has been recognized by Collegiate Baseball and named to the list nationally recognizing players, as senior pitcher Sam Benschoter collected the accolade on April 26.
Boosted by Bailey Peterson’s two home runs, Michigan State baseball scored a season-high 14 runs while tying a season-best 17 hits on the way to a 14-8 win at Rutgers Sunday afternoon at RU’s Bainton Field. With the win, the Spartans secured their second-straight road series.