Spartans ready for tough road challenge.
Three-run third pushes Mavs past MSU.
Spartans set to take on Houston Baptist, UT Arlington and Southeastern Louisiana.
Spartans begin 2015 season on Friday.
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2014 (FRESHMAN): All-Big Ten Freshman Team selection ... Won the Steve Garvey Most Improved Player Award ... After making his first eight career appearances out of the bullpen, the walk-on made the transition to starter (3/23 at Ohio State) where he remained for the rest of the season ... Finished the season 6-5 with a 3.18 ERA ... Received Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors for his 6.0 scoreless innings of work with five strikeouts in earning his first win as a starter at Minnesota (3/30) ... Threw a complete game against Purdue (4/12), allowing one run and striking out six to again earn Big Ten Freshman of the Week accolades ... His .249 opponent batting average ranked 12th in the Big Ten ... Struck out a season high seven batters at Illinois (5/4) and then vs. Nebraska (5/22) at the Big Ten Tournament.