Mason Erla recorded a career-high nine strikeouts.
Second-straight victory for MSU to take weekend series, Erla collects first college victory
Spartans one of two Big Ten teams on 36-team Division I list.
In total, 141 Spartans earn a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Durkin and Hughes voted as co-recipients of the John Kobs Most Valuable Player honor.
2017 (SOPHOMORE): Earned CoSIDA first-team Academic All-District™ accolades ... played in 49 of the 52 games and made 48 starts ... batted .275 with 50 hits, including 11 doubles, one triple and four HRs, with 30 runs scored and 25 RBI ... third on the team and 20th in the B1G with 12 stolen bases ... posted a .973 fielding percentage ... led MSU and tied for 11th in the B1G with seven sac bunts overall and tied for eighth in league in conference only action with four sac bunts ... tied for fifth on the team with 12 multiple hit games, including two three-hit outings and a four-hit game, going 4-for-4 with career-high five RBI at Richmond (March 18), rapping two doubles and a HR ... was 3-for-5 with two runs scored at Abilene Christian (Feb. 18), also went 3-for-3 with one RBI at Illinois (March 26) ... fifth on the team with a nine-game hitting streak (April 15-28), also adding a seven-game hitting streak in the first seven contests of the season ... seventh on the team with six multi-RBI games, along with his five RBI outing at Richmond, added a three RBI game vs. Minnesota (April 2).
2016 (REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN): Played in 23 games, making 16 starts ... earned the first start of his career at Michigan (May 1) and started in last 16-straight games of season ... fourth on team in batting with a .308 average with 20 hits, including three doubles, while scoring seven runs and driving in five ... posted a .969 fielding percentage ... had four-straight multiple hit games (May 8-13) as part of five total on the season.
2015 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starter and two-year captain for Coach Jason Gendreau at Eisenhower High School; also a captain for the football and basketball teams as a senior ... Compiled a team-leading.449 batting average and 22 stolen bases as a senior ... Three-time all-league and all-district performer; two-time all-state, all-region and academic all-state; two-time team MVP ... Also a three-year letterwinner in football and basketball ... Played quarterback his senior year and led the team with 11 touchdown receptions as a junior; Leading scorer for the Eisenhower basketball squad as a senior after leading the team in rebounding as a junior ... Ranked the No. 17 player in the state by Michigan Baseball Prospects and No. 20 by Prep Baseball Report.
PERSONAL: Son of Craig and Stephanie Chmielewski ... Selected Michigan State over Michigan, Notre Dame and Western Michigan ... Cousin, Chris, played football for MSU ... Majoring in psychology.