It was a cloudy Sunday as Michigan State faced off against the University of Michigan. Although the Spartans avoided a predicted rainstorm, they did not miss the downpour the Wolverines’ offense brought to the plate in the final inning.
In the series finale, No. 5 Michigan exploded in the final inning for ten runs after a close low scoring game to clinch the series sweep over the Spartans.
After falling to the No. 5 Wolverines 9-1 in Ann Arbor, Mich. on Friday, the Spartans welcomed their rivals to East Lansing and lost 8-0 in five innings Saturday.
Scoring early in the game gave Penn State the edge they needed, as they swept the softball series against Michigan State over the weekend. They won the final game 6-0 on Sunday at Secchia Stadium.
Nittany Lion pitchers Christy VonPusch and Marlaina Laubach only gave up three hits the entire game.
Strong starting pitching allowed the Spartans to sweep the Saturday doubleheader against the visiting Siena Saints.
Mick VanVossen tossed 10 strikeouts in the first game and also pitched his first complete game of the season. Justin Alleman went 7 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts and one earned run in the second game.
After allowing a four-run rally in the sixth inning, back-to-back home runs in the fifth proved not to be enough for the Spartans who lost 7-3 to the Nittany Lions on Saturday at Secchia Stadium.
Penn State took an early lead in the top of the third with a single run scored by outfielder Alyssa Sovereign.
Rain and defeat poured over the Spartans at the hands of the visiting Nittany Lions as the Spartans lost their first game of the series, 9-3.
This was the Spartans’ first game on their home field at Secchia Stadium after their original home opener against Western Michigan had been cancelled due to weather.
The Spartans will travel to South Bend, Ind. to play a single mid-week game against the Fighting Irish on Wednesday.
This will be MSU’s first non-conference game in two weeks. Notre Dame is coming off of an 11-4 win against Ball State.
The Spartans earned their first Big Ten win of the season against Purdue Sunday, but unfortunately they were not able to win the series.
MSU faced off against Purdue in a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon winning the first game 6-3 and cutting off the Boilermakers’ eight-game winning streak.
After being defeated in the first game of the series, MSU looks to rebound from their 10-1 loss against Purdue.
The Boilermakers are on a roll with an eight-game winning streak and the Spartans have their work cut out for them.
The Spartans fell at the hands of the Purdue Boilermakers on Friday losing 10-1.
This marked an eight-game winning streak for the ladies of Purdue.
Coming off of a 0-3 Big Ten start, Michigan State’s softball team looks for a comeback in their series against Purdue this weekend.
The three games will be played in West Lafayette, Ind. at the Boilermaker Softball Complex.
A Michigan State Spartans assistant softball coach died in a rollover crash on Interstate 96 on Wednesday.
According to USA Today, Charles Fobbs, who joined the team as a full-time assistant coach in fall 2012, was killed when he swerved to avoid slowing traffic and his car left the road, rolling several times. Fobbs died at the scene. Read More…