MSU baseball looks to extend win streak against Western Michigan


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Trent Farquhar during the 2022 MSU baseball season. Photo Credit: Sarah Smith/WDBM

Matthew Coury, Baseball Beat Reporter

EAST LANSING — Michigan State baseball looks to continue its five game winning streak as they host Western Michigan University on Wednesday, March 22. The Spartans have outscored opposing teams 41-22 heading into the first home game of the season against the Broncos. 

The last time these two teams squared off, the Broncos beat the Spartans 18-7 on April 13, 2022. 

The Spartans have had offensive firepower all year long, batting an  average of .318. The team is led by infielder Brock Vradenburg who is batting .466 in 73 at bats with 6 home runs. The Spartans slugger is  ninth in the nation in batting average. 

The Broncos look to get back in the win column after a tough start early in the season. WMU is batting an average of .259 and is capable of scoring runs. The Broncos are led by redshirt junior outfielder Will Morrison, who is batting a team-high .424 in 66 at bats this year.

The Spartans hope to slow Morrison’s bat down and control the game defensively. MSU has limited its opponents to an overall batting average of .271 this season, indicating a strong start on the mound.

The key to this game is attention to detail. Pitching needs to be consistently solid all game to prevent WMU from gaining momentum. As for the hitting there just needs to be confidence among the team. The Spartans have done a solid job of producing support all around that may not show up in the box score. They look to continue this trend moving forward as everybody needs to contribute in order to maintain their success. 

First pitch against Western Michigan is slated for 3:05 p.m. MSU will then open the Big Ten season on Friday, March 24 against Purdue.