Michigan State baseball will look to continue its hot start to the season when the Spartans make the first of two trips to Greenville, S.C. this weekend, taking on Merrimack in a four-game series at Fluor Field, Friday-Sunday, Feb. 21-23
Michigan State’s Bryce Kelley has been tabbed as the Big Ten Conference Co-Player of the Week, for his performance in the opening weekend, as announced by the conference office on Monday, Feb. 17. Kelley, a senior outfielder, shared the accolade with fellow outfielder, Grant Richardson of Indiana. Michigan’s Steven Hajjar collected both the Pitcher and Freshman of the Week awards.
Michigan State got another standout pitching effort and some timely hitting to beat Morehead State, 10-4, Sunday afternoon at Shipyard Park in Charleston, S.C. The Spartans completed the four-game sweep, giving them their second four-game sweep to open the season in the last four years.
Last week, under solid gray skies and in 30-degree temperatures that felt more like the 20’s, the Michigan State baseball team was able to practice outdoors in East Lansing for just the third time this winter. The Spartans’ intrasquad scrimmage at McLane Stadium was made possible, in part, due to their heated infield – the electrically-powered infield installed in 2016 by Fields Inc. was the first of its kind in the world – and offered a short but chilly reprieve from the cabin fever the team has been fighting while practicing indoors.
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Michigan State baseball will leadoff its 136th season of baseball with the first pitch of the 2020 ledger when the Spartans take on Morehead State in an all-MSU match-up, playing at Shipyard Park in Charleston, S.C., Friday-Sunday, Feb. 14-16
Three Michigan State baseball players were tabbed to the Big Ten Conference Preseason Honors list, as the league announced its preseason honors list and preseason poll on Wednesday, Feb. 12, prior to the opening weekend of the 2020 season, which gets underway on Friday. The league’s coaches voted on the top six teams and also selected three student-athletes from their own squads to a Preseason Honors list. MSU Preseason honorees included redshirt-junior pitcher Mason Erla, senior pitcher Jarret Olson and sophomore outfielder Zaid Walker.
Michigan State baseball head coach Jake Boss Jr. announced on Wednesday that Sam Benschoter, Danny Gleaves, Adam Proctor and Caleb Sleeman have been named the Spartans’ 2020 captains. The four Spartan captains were voted on by the team.
White avoided the sweep with a 5-4 win Tuesday in the third and final game of Michigan State baseball’s annual Green-White World Series at McLane Stadium, wrapping up the Spartans’ fall action with a seven-inning contest.
Michigan State baseball’s annual Green-White World Series was clinched by the Green team with a 10-9, 10-inning contest Sunday afternoon at McLane Stadium at Kobs Field on junior infielder Joe Stewart’s two-run walk-off single.
Michigan State baseball’s annual Green-White World Series opened Thursday afternoon at McLane Stadium with Green winning the opening game of the three-game series by a score of 7-2.
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 Monday, Oct. 7; Thursday, Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct. 13.Monday and Thursday’s Games 1 and 2 are slated for 7-inning contests with first pitch both days at 3 p.m., while Sunday’s Game 3 is a 9-inning game starting at 1 p.m. Sunday is also MSU Parents Day, with an event following.
Michigan State baseball capped off an eventful weekend at Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center in Sandusky, Ohio with a 14-9 victory over Kent State in a nine-inning exhibition Sunday afternoon.
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.