Michigan State Baseball travels to the Dominican Republic, Michigan State Hockey defeats Penn State, Kyle Ahrens tells his story of recovering from injury, while Michigan State Men’s Basketball takes on Purdue.
Michigan State Athletics and PNC Bank are partnering to recognize the PNC Achievers Student-Athletes of the Month. Throughout the 2018-19 season, deserving Spartan student-athletes will be recognized for displaying well-rounded achievement through leadership in the classroom, in the community, and in competition.
Thanks in large part to an anonymous contribution of near $1.4 million from a Spartan alum, Michigan State University announced that lights will be installed at McLane Stadium at Kobs Field, the home of MSU baseball and Secchia Stadium, the home of MSU softball, in preparation for the upcoming 2019 season.
While defensive end Adam Berghorst and receiver Jase Bowen aren’t the highest-rated prospects Michigan State signed on Wednesday, they are two of the most interesting. Berghorst and Bowen will become the first football players to moonlight on the baseball diamond in Mark Dantonio’s tenure as head football coach.
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Michigan State baseball began its trip to the Dominican Republic on Saturday, Dec. 15, the Spartans’ first of five days.MSU began the day by boarding the bus at Jenison Field House with a 4 a.m. ET departure to the Detroit Metro Airport. The Spartans flew from Detroit to Chicago O’Hare, then boarded their flight to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Michigan State baseball will take a foreign trip to the Dominican Republic, departing Saturday, Dec. 15 and returning Thursday, Dec. 20, after finals at MSU. While in the Dominican Republic, the Spartans will play six games against Dominican Republic teams and will participate in community service. The Spartans will do some painting and house repairs in the village of Boca Chica, where the team will be staying.
Will be a four-year letterwinner at Strongsville High School for head coach Doug Cicerchi . . . Collected first-team All-Conference accolades as a junior . . . Earned first-team All-Conference and All-District honors as a sophomore in helping Strongsville to OHSAA Division I state baseball championship game
Michigan State baseball announced its 2019 schedule Thursday. Head coach Jake Boss Jr., and the Spartans will open the 2019 season on February 15 in the first of a 56-game regular-season ledger.
The line of kids stretches from home plate to the outfield, along both foul lines. Standing at attention, singing the national anthem, the teams are ready to take the field. Dozens of kids in purple and dozens of kids in white are chomping at the bit, ready to throw the first pitch, get the first hit, score the first run in this, their new baseball diamond. But this isn’t just any baseball diamond. And these aren’t just any kids.
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Michigan State baseball’s annual Green-White World Series was won by the Green team, two games to one, after they captured the series win with a 6-3 victory Sunday afternoon at McLane Stadium at Kobs Field.
Michigan State baseball will conclude its fall practice slate with the annual Green-White World Series. The three-game intrasquad exhibition series will take place at McLane Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 11; Friday, Oct. 12 and Sunday, Oct. 14.
MSU Women’s Golf Jacqueline Setas fights off cancer to return to golf team, Field Hockey works with the ROTC program to learn how to work together in stressful environments and we take a closer look at MSU Baseball annual Crosstown Showdown with the Lansing Lugnuts.
Michigan State baseball will face Penn 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.
Michigan State baseball’s late-inning rally came up short in the 12th annual Crosstown Showdown Presented by Auto-Owners Insurance, falling to the Lansing Lugnuts, 6-4, on Tuesday night at a hot and humid Cooley Law School Stadium. A spirited crowd of 6,388 was on hand to watch the annual exhibition game and home run derby.
The 6-foot-7, 250-pound right-hander, who played at Michigan State, has plowed through the minors to this point. He has a 1.58 ERA in 22 games at Iowa, the Cubs’ Triple-A affiliate, with 24 hits allowed in 28 1/3 innings. He has struck out 34 and walked 14, which has led to a higher whip (1.34). He has three saves, a hold and a blown save.
Todd Fine, a former Michigan State baseball player, will lead the USA 12U national team in the COPABE Pan-Am “A” Championship. Fine lettered as a player for the Spartans in 1993 and 1994.Since playing for the Spartans, Fine has bounced around the national baseball scene both coaching and scouting. Most notably, Fine served as an area scout for the Houston Astros and was named the Amateur Coach of the Year in 2014 by Baseball America.
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Michigan State baseball was recognized with the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Team Academic Excellence Award for the second-straight year. Michigan State had a 3.21 GPA this year, which is the second-highest in program history, only behind last year’s 3.22. The Spartans were the only Big Ten team on the 46-team list for NCAA Division I teams.
The first time I saw Kirk Gibson in the flesh, he was rampaging toward me, near-naked and jeering; the second time, he limped to the plate and hit one of the most dramatic home runs in history. One moment was heinous, the other heroic. In each he seemed unbound by humanity’s usual norms and limits, bigger than life, incomprehensible. Both events occurred three decades ago. Now it was a late-March morning in 2018, and as I approached a dugout, I recognized the broad back of Gibson, sitting alone.