Michigan State freshman Ashley Miller (Leo, Mich.) has earned a spot on the Big Ten All-Freshman team, as the Conference’s post-season awards were announced today. In addition to Miller, senior Joanna Bartz (Mattawan, Mich.) was Michigan State’s honoree for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
Michigan State split a home doubleheader to cap a seven-game homestand on Tuesday, finalizing the 2021 home schedule with a 4-3 loss and 4-0 victory against Penn State.
Wisconsin got an early lead and then held on for a 3-0 Sunday victory over Michigan State, splitting the weekend series 2-2. The Badgers are now 17-19 on the season, while the Spartans fall to 12-22.
Michigan State split a doubleheader with visiting Wisconsin on Saturday at Secchia Stadium, falling 4-2 in eight innings in game one before rebounding with a 2-1 win in the nightcap.
Michigan’s Lexie Blair led off the ninth inning with a solo homer to right field, the deciding shot in a 1-0 win for the Wolverines over Michigan State at Secchia Stadium on Wednesday.
Michigan State hosts seven games at Secchia Stadium over seven days, starting with a Wednesday game vs. Michigan followed by a four-game set with Wisconsin. Next Tuesday, MSU will host Penn State in a doubleheader.
Michigan State scored early, played strong defense, and turned the keys over to freshman Ashley Miller in the circle to score a 2-0 shutout win at Indiana on Sunday to close out the series between the teams.
Michigan State plans on a series at Indiana this weekend, headed to Bloomington for the four-game set. All four games will air live on BTN+, with links to the video webstream and live statistics available at MSUSpartans.com.
Freshman Alexis Barroso delivered an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning to give MSU a dramatic walkoff victory over Purdue on Sunday afternoon.
The Spartans will honor four of the members of their senior class this weekend. In lieu of a “Senior Day” at the last home game of the regular season, each student-athlete and their family select a date on which she is honored prior to a home game during the home schedule. MSU will honor Riley Paxson on Friday, Alli Walker and Laney Joyner on Saturday, and Joanna Bartz on Sunday.
Michigan State and Maryland split a doubleheader on Friday, with MSU earning a 2-0 shutout win in game one before Maryland turned up the offense for a 9-1 rebound in game two.
Michigan State plays in-state rival Michigan in a four-game softball series this weekend. The first three games take place in Ann Arbor, with Sunday’s game scheduled for East Lansing. MSU is coming off a series with Rutgers at home, taking three of four games from the Scarlet Knights.
Michigan State swept a doubleheader from visiting Rutgers on Saturday, earning a 4-3 walkoff win in game one and seeing its offense explode for a 10-3 victory in the nightcap.
Michigan State gave up three runs in the opening frame and could only find two of their own on the afternoon to drop its home opener to Rutgers, 3-2 on Friday at Secchia Stadium.
Michigan State hosts Rutgers in a four-game set at Secchia Stadium. MSU’s last game on its home field was a game against Northwestern on April 27 2019, almost exactly 23 months (699 days) between then and the Spartans’ return on March 26 vs. Rutgers.
Michigan State posted a 5-3 victory over [RV] Illinois on Friday, 5-2, holding off a bases-loaded situation for the Illini in the seventh inning.
Michigan State pitcher Ashley Miller has been named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week. Miller was an impressive part of MSU’s 2021 debut. She opened her college career by going 2-0 with a 0.93 ERA, one shutout, 16 strikeouts and only four walks in 15.0 innings at the Big Ten’s opening weekend in Leesburg, Fla.
Michigan State earned a split with Iowa (1-6, 1-0) on Sunday to split the final doubleheader of opening weekend in Leesburg, Fla.
Michigan State heads to Leesburg, Fla. with the other 13 Big Ten institutions to begin the 2021 softball season. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the look of the season schedule. The Big Ten will play a conference-only slate, allowing for each team to play each of the other 13 teams in the Conference.