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Spartans Spear Scarlet Knights, 5-2, Saturday

Rutgers

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Jack Frank’s bat and the arms of Nick Powers and Aaron Mishoulam sparked Michigan State baseball to a 5-2 spearing of the Scarlet Knights Saturday afternoon at a damp McLane Stadium at Kobs Field.

After pre-game rain rolled through the East Lansing area, MSU and RU played their second game of the Spartans’ three-game Big Ten Conference home-opening series in drizzly and damp conditions. The weather was unsuccessful in slowing down the Spartans from leveling the series at a game apiece after Friday’s tough 4-2 loss in which MSU led early and RU rallied late.

“We have had a couple of tough losses, I think we have had the lead in the 7th or 8th in almost every Big Ten game that we’ve played this year, and we’re 2-3. So to be able to finish the job today was very encouraging,” MSU head coach Jake Boss Jr. said. “I’m proud of our guys for having short memories. I don’t think we swung the bats great today, but we were pretty efficient when we did get guys on base, so as long as you score one more than they do, it’s a good thing.”

Saturday’s Victory for MSU moves to the Spartans to 11-14 overall and 2-3 in B1G play. Rutgers now has a 19-8 overall and 1-1 in B1G ledger. 

The Spartans have now beaten the Scarlet Knights in four of the last five and six of the last nine overall meetings. MSU won last year’s series at Piscataway, two games to one, and then the Spartans knocked off the Scarlet Knights in last season’s B1G Tournament. MSU now leads the all-time series, 20-10 overall, including 13-8 at Big Ten foes. 

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