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BIG TEN TOURNAMENT: MSU vs Nebraska Preview

May 25, 2016 Rob Bennett | View Comments

The Michigan State baseball team begins the post season on Wednesday, May 25th. The seventh seeded Spartans will face the second seed Nebraska Cornhuskers in the first round of the BIG TEN Tournament.


Michigan State ended the regular season with a 34-18 overall record, which included a 13-11 conference mark. The 34 victories are tied for seventh most in school history. The Green and White average 5.3 runs per game and just under 10 hits per contest.

Spartan pitching have set a school record with 440 strike outs, 31 more than last years squad who previously held the record. Cam Vieaux will take the mound against Nebraska owns the third best ERA in the BIG TEN (2.41)

Nebraska will counter with Derek Burkamper who boasts a 6-2 record with a 2.77 ERA . Nebraska holds a 6-3 all-time record against Michigan State, including taking 2 out of 3 this season in East Lansing.

Watch out for Nebraska's Scott Schrelber who leads the conference with 16 home runs on the season.

Michigan State comes into the tournament having fell short in 5 of the last 6 contests. Nebraska on the flip side comes into this contest winners of six straight.

Congrats to the following Spartans making ALL BIG TEN Honors:

ALL BIG TEN FIRST TEAM:
Pitcher: Dakota Mekkes
Second Baseman: Dan Durkin

ALL BIG TEN SECOND TEAM:
Pitcher: Cam Vieaux
Firstbaseman: Jordan Zimmerman

ALL BIG TEN THIRD TEAM:
Outfielder: Brandon Hughes

ALL FRESHMAN TEAM:
Outfielder: Marty Bachina

Tune into Spartan Sports Network for all the live action from Omaha as Michigan State faces Nebraska, Wednesday May 25th !:50pm air time.


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