Durkin and Mekkes named to the All-Big Ten first team.
No. 7 MSU takes on No. 2 Nebraska in tournament opener.
MSU clinches a spot in the Big Ten Tournament with the win.
MSU hosts Maryland in a three-game set.
MSU heads to CMU on Tuesday for the final road game of the regular season.
2015 (RS FRESHMAN): Made nine appearances out of the bullpen totaling 12.0 innings ... Recorded a 5.25 ERA ... Made his first collegiate appearance Feb. 22 in a win over SE Louisiana ... Had two strikeouts in a season-long 3.2 innings vs. Furman (3/14) ... Struck out a season-high five batters and gave up no earned runs in 2.0 innings against Oakland on March 25 ... Struck out three in 2.0 innings of work in a win at Central Michigan.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner under Coach Joe Devries at Jenison High School . . . during his senior campaign he posted a 6-1 record that included an ERA of 2.28 and 73 strikeouts, leading the Jenison team to a 25-8 season . . . was selected to the all-conference, all-district, and all-region teams for his performance during his senior year . . . rated the No. 32 player in the state of Michigan by MichiganBaseballProspects.org . . . played summer baseball with the West Michigan Elite for the past four years . . . also lettered two times in basketball and was named a captain for his senior year.
PERSONAL: Son of Doug and Kim Mekkes . . . born Nov. 6, 1994 . . . plans to major in kinesiology . . . chose Michigan State over several schools, including Central Michigan, Toledo and Oakland.