Five-run sixth inning propels MSU to victory in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.
Durkin and Mekkes named to the All-Big Ten first team.
No. 7 MSU takes on No. 2 Nebraska in tournament opener.
MSU hosts Maryland in a three-game set.
MSU is 11-7 in the B1G and two games back of first place.
2015 (RS SOPHOMORE): Went 4-7 with a 3.49 ERA in a team-high 15 starts ... Led the team in innings pitched (90.1) and strikeouts (71) ... Went at least 5.0 innings in each of his first five starts ... Stuck out seven in 6.0 scoreless innings at UT Arlington (2/21) ... Had a team-season high 13 strikeouts in 6.1 innings vs. UConn on March 15 ... Picked up the win against Illinois on March 29 after a one-run, seven-inning outing ... Got the win at Oregon (4/4) striking out seven in 6.0 innings ... Won on the road at Rutgers on April 17 ... Allowed one earned run in 6.1 innings vs. Maryland in the Big Ten Tournament (5/20).
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.