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.
Freshman Charla Echols (Newnan, Ga.) has been named to the 2019 Junior National Training Team, as announced on Wednesday by USA Softball. Selected by members of the Women’s National Team Selection Committee (WNTSC), these athletes will compete in select tournaments/invitational events before the final 17-player roster for the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup will be finalized.
Michigan State softball coach Jacquie Joseph has announced that five incoming freshmen in the fall of 2019 have committed to play softball for the Spartans. A pair of outfielders in Erica Holt, (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Brooke Snyder (Westlake Village, Calif) shortstop Jenae Wash (St. John’s, Fla.), pitcher Sarah Ladd (Los Alamitos, Calif.) and catcher Kennedy Wyllie (Peoria, Arizona) will all begin wearing Green and White in the 2020 Michigan State Softball Season.
Source: Michigan State Official
Michigan State head coach Jaquie Joseph has announced the 2019 schedule for the Spartan softball program. The 54-game slate features four home Big Ten series in addition to a home-and-home with archrival Michigan; non-conference tournaments at Florida International, Grand Canyon, Miami (Ohio), Auburn and Alabama in addition to the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
Source: Softball Announces 2019 Schedule
Seniors Kristina Zalewski (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Lea Foerster (Portage Mich.) have been named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America Softball Team, as selected by CoSIDA. This program recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.
Senior center fielder Lea Foerster (Portage, Mich.) has been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division I First Team All-Great Lakes Region team, as the Association announced its 364 honorees for All-Region accolades on Thursday.
Michigan State’s 2018 season came to an end with a 11-0 loss (five innings) to Northwestern in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament in Madison, Wis. Morgan Newport tossed a five-inning no-hitter, the first of her career and the second all-time in Big Ten Tournament history.
Michigan State advanced to Saturday’s Big Ten Tournament semifinals with a 7-0 victory over No. 16 Michigan. Senior pitcher Kristina Zalewski tossed a three-hit shutout for her 15th complete game of the season.
Kelcey Carrasco and Caitie Ladd homered to help MSU to a 4-3 win over Nebraska in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.
Seniors Lea Foerster (Portage Mich.) and Kristina Zalewski (Ann Arbor, Mich.) have been named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Softball Team, as selected by CoSIDA. This program recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.
Michigan State enters the Big Ten tournament feeling confident after winning eight of its last nine regular-season games.
Source: Detroit News
Michigan State senior center fielder Lea Foerster (Portage, Mich.) has been named a First Team All-Big Ten selection, as the postseason awards were announced by the Conference office on Wednesday, May 9.
Michigan State has earned the No. 8 seed in the Big Ten softball tournament and will take on No. 9 seed Nebraska in the first round. The tournament gets underway on Thursday in Madison, Wis.
Michigan State is the No. 8 seed in the Big Ten Tournament that begins on Thursday, May 10 in Madison, Wis.
Michigan State rallied from a four-run deficit and earned a 15-12 win in the regular-season finale at Maryland.
Michigan State captured a 6-5 victory in nine innings to complete a doubleheader sweep of host Maryland on Friday.
A grand slam from Ebonee Echols and three-run shot from Lea Foerster helped MSU to a 7-4 win over Maryland in the series opener.
Michigan staged a five-run fifth inning to score an 8-0 victory over Michigan State on Wednesday.
Michigan State wraps up a six-game homestand on Wednesday against archrival Michigan, then heads out for its final regular-season series at Maryland. The Spartan softball program does not have a traditional “senior day” with all of its seniors honored before the final home game of the season. Instead, each senior gets her own “day” where she is honored on the field with her family prior to a home game of her choosing. On Wednesday, the program will honor Kristina Zalewski.