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FROM THE DUGOUT: Michigan Preview

Apr 11, 2016 | View Comments

After taking two out of three road games against Penn State this past weekend, the Spartans return to McLane Baseball Staduim for a midweek match up against in state rival Michigan.

Win or lose this game will not effect conference records for either team, this game is being played as a "make up" game do to Mother Nature washing out a few non conference games earlier this season.

Michigan State comes in with a 21-6 overall record which includes a 5-1 conference record. Michigan 21-8 overall with a 4-2 BIG 10 having lost three of thier last four games. The Wolverines hold a 197-104-2 advantage in the all time series between the two schools, but the Spartans have won 6of the last 8 contests.

Michigan packs quite an offensive punch ranking third in the BIG10 in Batting Avg (311) led of course by Jake Bivens who currently hitting at a 373 clip.

For Michigan State, 27 games into the season, five players in the starting line up are hitting 300 or better and as a team are averaging a little under 11 hits per contest and have a 18-1 record when out hits it's opponents.

Jr. Jordan Zimmerman continues to lead the way individually as he now is in the midst of a 20 game hitting streak that has him tied for third all time in that catagory inMichigan State history.

Chad Roskelly (knee) and Alex Troop (wrist) are still out with injury but both are making progress in hopes of a return sooner than later.

If you can't make it out to McLane Baseball Staduim on Tuesday, make sure to tune into www.spartansportsnetwork.com & our SSN Mobile App. Scott Moore and Jake Boss SR on the call beginning at 3:50pm