For the first time in program history, Michigan State softball has earned two B1G weekly honors in the same week. Sophomore Britain Beshears was named Co-Player of the Week and freshman Jaeya Butler earned Freshman of the Week as announced by the Big Ten Conference office on Monday afternoon.
Michigan State softball’s offense was rolling for the second-straight day on Saturday as the Spartans took down Boise State (8-5) and UT Arlington (9-1) on day two of the Maverick Invitational. MSU is now 4-0 on the weekend and improves to 4-5 overall on the season.
Michigan State softball put a pair of wins in the record book on Friday afternoon at the Maverick Invitational, defeating DePaul (8-0) and Kansas City (13-2). MSU racked up 16 hits in game two against Kansas City, a program-best during the Coach Sho era.
Michigan State softball got out to a 2-0 lead on Sunday morning before a late-inning rally by Florida Atlantic led to a 4-2 loss for the Spartans at Joan Joyce Field.
Michigan State softball was narrowly defeated by No. 12/16-ranked Arkansas at the 2024 Paradise Classic on Saturday, falling 6-5 at Joan Joyce Field. The Spartans were also defeated in the team’s second game of the afternoon, a 10-1 loss to Marshall.
Michigan State softball sophomore Faith Guidry spun a two-hit complete game shutout in the circle on Tuesday night as the Spartans defeated intrastate rival Central Michigan by a final score of 3-0 from Secchia Stadium.
Michigan State softball makes its return to Secchia Stadium this week, hosting Central Michigan in its home opener on Tuesday night and Wisconsin for the opening Big Ten series starting on Friday, March 24. The Spartans will play a three-game series against the Badgers.
Michigan State’s offense was rolling on Saturday morning as the Spartans defeated Fordham, 8-2, at Hunt Softball Park to claim victory in game two of the Elon Phoenix Invitational. With a win the Spartans improved to 5-2 on the season and 2-0 on the weekend.
Michigan State softball returned to the diamond on Friday, Feb. 17 with a 7-0 victory over Elon at Hunt Softball Park. MSU used a pair of home runs to its advantage with freshman Mandy Esman and junior AJ Militello each hitting their first of the season over the left field fence.
Michigan State softball split a pair of games on Saturday, February 11 at the Texas A&M Invitational, defeating Northern Kentucky in the morning, 4-3, before dropping an afternoon contest to host school Texas A&M.
Michigan State softball got its 2023 season underway on Friday at the Texas A&M Invitational, with the Spartans putting together a pair of winning performances to defeat Texas A&M University-Commerce and Tarleton. MSU needed just five innings to defeat A&M-Commerce in the morning game, 11-0, before walking off against Tarleton in a 5-4 victory later that afternoon.
Michigan State softball is set to open the 2023 season at the Texas A&M Invitational this weekend where they will meet Texas A&M University-Commerce, Tarleton, Northern Kentucky and host school Texas A&M. This marks MSU’s first trip to Texas since the 2018 season when the Spartans played three games at the Reveille Classic, also hosted by Texas A&M.
Michigan State head softball coach Sharonda McDonald-Kelley announced the addition of catcher Gabbie Evans to the 2022 signing class on Monday.
Following a sensational sophomore season, softball’s Ashley Miller was named second team All-Great Lakes region by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) on Thursday afternoon. This is the first All-Region selection of Miller’s career.
After 29 seasons guiding the Michigan State softball program, Jacquie Joseph has announced her retirement from coaching. She will remain with Spartan athletics, accepting a role in sports administration. Joseph closes her coaching career as the winningest coach in program history.
The No. 12-seed in the 23rd Big Ten Conference Softball Tournament, Michigan State will face Maryland in round one at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11. Michigan State is 1-2 against Maryland this season, defeating the Terrapins by a score of 2-1 on May 1.
The Michigan State softball team will travel to Rutgers this weekend for the final Big Ten series of the season, playing three games at the Rutgers Softball Complex in Piscataway, N.J. MSU will face the Scarlet Knights at 3:00 p.m. EST on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 before playing a 1:00 p.m. game on Sunday, May 8. Dates and times are subject to change due to forecasted weather.
Sophomore Ashley Miller threw her 20th complete game of the season on Sunday, allowing just one run on four hits in a 2-1 victory over Maryland at Secchia Stadium. The Spartans scored a pair of runs on sacrifice flies to gut out a crucial late-season victory in upset fashion.
The Michigan State softball team took game two of its three-game series at Purdue on Saturday, defeating the Boilermakers 6-0 from Bittinger Stadium.