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FROM THE DUGOUT: Oregon Preview

Apr 01, 2016 Rob Bennett | View Comments

Michigan State welcomes Pac-12 power house Oregon to McLane Baseball Stadium for a crucial 3 game series beginning on Friday afternoon. This is part of the home and home series which began last year between the two schools. Michigan State swept the series in Eugene last April.

Coming into this series Oregon stands at 11-10 overall. Coming into Friday's match up looking to turn things around after a 6-3 loss at the hands of Notre Dame in South Bend Thursday night. Michigan State looks to get back on the winning track as well after a disappointing 3-1 defeat at the hands of Oakland University last Tuesday.

This series could come down to some tremendous pitching from both teams, MSU currently leads the BIG TEN in ERA (2.31) which puts them 9th in the nation, and have posted double digit strike outs in 7 of thier last 11 contests. Oregon comes in ranked 30th in the country in ERA

Cam Vieaux gets the nodd for the Spartans on the hill on Friday having won three of his last decisions (4-1) The left hander has just allowed 6 earned runs in the last 37 innings of work.

Ethan Landon will take the hill on [..]

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"These midweek games can be difficult. We got two good pitching outings and swung the bats well" MSU Coach Jacquie Joseph looking back on the two game set against Western and Central Michigan this week.

vs. Western Michigan
Michigan State would fall down to the Broncos early 2-0 but respond quickly with 6 runs in the bottom half of the 1st and never look back, eventually taking the victory 12-2 in 5 innings.

The freshman effect continues for MSU as Lexi White went 3 for 3 which included a home run (2) and a double. Fellow freshmen Ebonee Echols went 2-4 with yet another triple (5) and a stolen base and 3 RBI

Pitcher Bridgette Rainey got her first start since the second week of March and shut down Western after the first inning, striking out three

"She has the ability to be great, a game changer, she has all the tools. Super proud of her performance and how our team responded to let her have that chance." Coah Joseph on Bridgette Rainey's performance against Western.

vs. Central Michigan
The offense would continue a little over 24 hours later for MSU against the Chippewas. Sarah Gutknect would belt [..]

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"Unexceptable, the way we did not show up today. Give Oaland all the credit they played a lot harder then we did, our approach at the plate was disappointing" -Coach Jake Boss after Michigan State's 3-1 loss to Oakland.

Michigan State's offense which coming into the game on Tuesday was averaging a little over 7 runs per contest, was limited to just one run on seven hits by six Oakland pitchers. Oakland would jump on Spartan pitcher Andrew Gonzalez in the fourth with back to back two out doubles to take a 1-0 lead.

MSU would battle back in the fifth when Jordan Zimmerman would extend his hit streak to 15 games with a single and would eventually score the Spartans lone run of the day thanks to a Zach McGuire RBI double.

Gonzalez would settle down and overall have a solid outing that saw him end up with a career high six strike outs on the day. The Golden Grizzlies would get what would be the game winning run in the 6th and add an insurance run in the eigth to seal the victory.

"Our pitching most certainly gave us a chance to win, all those guys we put in today threw well, well enough to get a win." [..]

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