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.
Michigan State got the job done on all sides of the ball Friday, defeating Purdue by a score of 8-0 from Bittinger Stadium. The Spartans turned in one of their best offensive performances of the season scoring eight runs on 12 hits.
Timely hitting and dominant pitching aided the Michigan State softball program to a 2-1 win over Ohio State at Secchia Stadium on Saturday. Sophomore Ashley Miller struck out 12 Buckeye batters, while freshman Kayleigh Roper and sophomore Zaquai Dumas each hit solo home runs.
Playing in its longest contest of the season, the Michigan State softball team used a walk-off single by sophomore Alexis Barroso to defeat Toledo, 5-4, in 11 innings on Wednesday night at Secchia Stadium. A win improves Michigan State’s record to 19-13 overall, including a 5-0 mark at home.
The Michigan State softball team shut out its fourth consecutive opponent on Tuesday afternoon, defeating Central Michigan in six innings, 8-0. A win over CMU marks the fifth straight victory for the Spartans and improves Michigan State’s overall record to 16-10 as the team heads into Big Ten play this weekend.
Michigan State softball turned in complete game efforts on Friday, March 11, defeating Delaware State by a score of 16-0 in game one before shutting down Elon in a pitcher’s duel, 1-0.
The Michigan State softball team split two games against a powerful UNCG team on Thursday, March 10, winning 7-2 in the second game of the series after dropping game one by a score of 6-2. With a split Michigan State’s record moves to 12-10 on the season. The Spartans will play three more games over spring break before heading back to East Lansing.
After playing a single game against South Carolina on Tuesday, the Michigan State softball team is headed back to North Carolina for the UNCG Spartan Classic held Thursday, March 10 through Sunday, March 13 at the UNCG Softball Stadium.
Michigan State softball piled up 13 runs on 19 hits in a 13-1 victory over Detroit Mercy on Sunday, March 6 at the Elon Cardinal Invite. Six Spartan batters turned in multi-hit efforts while the MSU pitching staff allowed just two hits. A win on Sunday pushes Michigan State’s overall record to 11-8 on the season. The Spartans wrap up the Elon Cardinal Invite with a record of 3-2.
The Michigan State softball team found its offensive stride on Saturday, March 5, hitting .350 as a team (21-for-60) en route to wins over Elon (3-1) and East Carolina (6-1) on day two of the Elon Cardinal Invite. A pair of wins on Saturday improves Michigan State’s overall record to 10-8. The Spartans will conclude play at the Elon Cardinal Invite with a game against Detroit Mercy on Sunday morning at Hunt Softball Park.
The Michigan State softball team picked up a pair of wins on Sunday, February 27, defeating Columbia by a final score of 1-0 in game one and besting LIU by a final score of 6-4 in game two at the FAU Softball Stadium.
Michigan State softball heads back to Florida this week to play in the FAU ‘Strikeout Cancer’ Tournament hosted by Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Projected weather has altered the Spartans’ schedule for the weekend. Michigan State will now face four opponents over the course of three days at the invite, playing host FAU twice. MSU will play FAU at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 25, Jacksonville (4:30 p.m.) and FAU (7 p.m.) on Saturday, February 26, and LIU (10 a.m.) and Columbia (12:30 p.m.) on Sunday, February 27. All times are subject to change.
After both of its scheduled contests were postponed due to rain on Friday, the Michigan State softball team earned a pair of victories on Saturday, Feb. 19 to improve to 5-2 on the season. In game one, the Spartans defeated Mercer in extra innings, 2-1, before defeating Jacksonville in the night cap by a final score of 10-2.
Sophomore Ashley Miller etched her name in the Michigan State softball record book on Sunday, throwing the third perfect game in program history and the first seven inning perfect game ever for the Spartans in a 6-0 win over Akron. Miller joins Megan Hair (six innings), and Becky Gray/Jessica Beech (combined) as the only Michigan State softball players to ever achieve perfection.