Jimmy Pickens named second-team All-Big Ten.
Jimmy Pickens hit a triple in the ninth to propel MSU to the victory.
Michigan State had a season-high 16 runs and Jimmy Pickens had four RBIs.
Michigan State is currently in seventh in the Big Ten.
Cam Gibson had both RBIs for the Spartans.
AT A GLANCE:
2012 (JUNIOR): Compiled a 4-4 record with a 2.96 ERA as the No. 2 starter in the rotation . . . tied for first in the Big Ten with 16 starts . . . also ranked among the Big Ten leaders in innings pitched (second with 106.1), opposing batting average (tied for sixth with .238) and ERA (eighth at 2.96) . . . the 106.1 innings pitched were second most in school history . . . had nine quality starts (at least six innings pitched; three earned runs or less) . . . took a no decision although he pitched 7.0 scoreless innings and allowed just four hits vs. South Florida (2/18) . . . earned the win at Furman on Feb. 24 (6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K) . . . picked up his second of the season vs. Oakland on March 24 (5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 1 K) . . . threw a career-high eight innings and gave up just one run on two hits in win over Ohio State (4/1) . . . named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week after throwing seven shutout innings at Indiana on April 15; scattered three hits and walked one while striking out five . . . allowed just one run in seven innings at No. 13 Purdue (4/28) but took the no decision.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Compiled a 4-3 record and 4.79 ERA in 14 appearances . . . ranked third on the team in innings pitched (62.0) and starts (12) . . . recorded 29 strikeouts . . . had four quality starts (six or more innings; three earned runs or less) . . . pitched 6.1 innings and allowed five runs, three earned, in victory over Purdue (5/8) . . . struck out a season-high six and allowed just one run and five hits in 7.0 innings to get the win against Central Michigan in the "Clash at Comerica" at Comerica Park on April 20 . . . earned win over Oakland, scattering five hits and allowing just one run in 6.0 innings . . . pitched 5.0 innings to earn the win against Cincinnati in the Big East/Big Ten Challenge (2/28).
2010 (FRESHMAN): Fourth on the team with nine starts and pitched in 12 games overall . . . compiled a 4-1 record . . . struck out 39 batters and only walked 15 in 46.0 innings of work . . . in his first collegiate start, pitched 5.0 innings to earn the win against Samford (3/9) . . . tossed 5.0 innings in win against Oakland (3/28) . . . struck out five and allowed just three hits and one earned run in 6.0 innings to get victory against Bowling Green (4/6) . . . recorded season highs in innings (7.2) and strikeouts (7), and didn't allow a run on just two hits in win against Eastern Michigan (4/28).
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned all-region, all-district and all-area honors as a senior for coach Chuck VanRobays at Rochester Adams High School . . . went 9-2 with 75 strikeouts and a 1.96 ERA as a senior . . . named the Detroit Free Press Student Athlete of the Year . . . four-year letterwinner team captain as a junior and senior . . . three-year letterwinner in football, earning all-metro Detroit and all-state honors as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born Oct. 8, 1990 in Upland, Calif. . . . son of Kevin and Cindy . . . lists Walter Payton as his favorite athlete . . . grandfather is his biggest baseball influence.
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