Several hundred Michigan State students gathered at the Rock on Michigan State’s campus Wednesday night to honor 8-year-old Lacey Holsworth, who lost her battle with cancer the night before.
Holsworth, affectionately known as “Princess Lacey,” developed a special relationship with MSU basketball senior Adreian Payne. The two met when the basketball team made a visit to the hospital that Holsworth had been staying at. Their friendship grew quickly to the point where Payne had begun calling her his “little sister.”
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.
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.