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Michigan State Baseball beats Michigan 12-8 to win Season Series

Michigan State Baseball celebrated its Alumni Day in the best way possible, beating its archrival Michigan 12-8.

The victory followed Michigan State’s walk-off victory over the Wolverines at McLane Stadium on Friday night. Although that game only totaled five points, Saturday’s win was considerably more active, as both teams scored a combined 20 points.

In conjunction with Alumni Day, Michigan State also recognized its 1954 College World Series team in front of 1,954 fans, including Michigan State football coach Jonathan Smith.

Of the Spartans’ twelve runs on Saturday, three were home runs. With the game tied 8-8 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning after Michigan tied the game with two runs in the top of the inning, Michigan State senior outfielder Jack Frank would end the stalemate with his eighth home run of the season, capping the team leads.

The Spartans would never look back.

“It feels good, you try to win every game, win every series, they are all equally important, but to win at home, in front of a big crowd here, against your rival on Friday and Saturday, it really doesn’t matter. It doesn’t get much better than that,” Michigan State coach Jake Boss Jr. said, per Michigan State Athletics.

Michigan State moved to 21-22 overall this season, with a 9-8 record in conference play. Saturday’s win marked the Spartans’ first victory over Michigan since 2016.

Michigan State has now won four straight games against the Wolverines, including a dominant 16-6 victory in Ann Arbor in late March.

The two teams conclude the season series on Sunday at McLane Stadium.

“From now on, from now on, it’s one of the best moments of the season for me, getting the series win and it’s against UM, and we have another one tomorrow, but I foresee much better things. come as a team and for myself,” said Michigan State senior outfielder Greg Ziegler, who put the icing on the cake with a three-run home run to bring the Spartans to 12 runs on Saturday.

After Sunday’s game, Michigan State will host Bowling Green on Tuesday, head to Minneapolis to face Minnesota for a three-game road series, return home to face Eastern Michigan and end the regular season with a three-game home series against Nebraska.

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