Jimmy Pickens named second-team All-Big Ten.
A five-run third inning was the Spartans downfall.
Michigan State had a season-high 16 runs and Jimmy Pickens had four RBIs.
In game two, Chase Rihtarchik went seven innings and allowed just one hit.
Mick VanVossen gave up just four hits in his fourth win of the season.
May 5, 2013; East Lansing, MI; Michigan State vs. Purdue. Credit: Matthew Mitchell
HIGH SCHOOL: Selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 38th round (No. 1173 overall) of the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft . . . a four-year letterwinner under Coach Dan Griesbaum at Grosse Pointe South High School . . . two-time first-team Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association Division 1 all-state selection . . . played in the 2012 MHSBCA All-Star Game at Comerica Park for the East and had a single . . . prior to the 2012 season, was named to the Louisville Slugger Preseason High School All-America Team and also to the preseason ESPNHS all-state team . . . helped lead Grosse Pointe South to a district title as a junior in 2011 with a .414 batting average and 32 runs, 13 doubles, seven homers and 40 RBIs . . . named a notable player to watch in the Class of 2012 by MichiganBaseballProspects.org.
PERSONAL: Son of Kirk and Joanne Gibson . . . father, Kirk, is the manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks and was an All-American in football (1978) and baseball (1978) at Michigan State; also played 17 years in the Major Leagues and won World Series titles with the Detroit Tigers (1984) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1988); named the 1988 National League Most Valuable Player.
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