Spartans host Huskers in three-game set.
MSU improved to 3-1 against the Wolverines this season.
MSU takes on in-state rival in a home-and-home series.
Keegan Baar earns his first win of the season.
Spartans use seven-run sixth inning to top Indiana.
2015 (SOPHOMORE): Made 16 appearances, including eight starts at second base and hit .265 ... Scored three runs and had three walks against Northwestern (4/12) ... Went 2-for-4 with a RBI and a walk at Comerica Park vs. Central Michigan (4/15) ... Had a season-high three hits in a win over Indiana (4/26) ... Went 1-for-1 with an RBI in a Big Ten Tournament win over Nebraska (5/21).
2014 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 23 games and started 15 his freshman season ... had a career-high four RBIs against Minnesota (3/30) ... went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in a win at Eastern Michigan (4/1) ... hit .228 in 57 plate appearances with six RBIs ... recorded three multi-hit games ... scored two runs and had two hits against Eastern Illinois (3/2) ... posted a .228 batting average.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner under Coach Dave DeHaan at Victor J. Andrew High School . . . was a two-time captain his during final two years in high school . . . ranked the No. 41 player in the state of Illinois by Prep Baseball Report . . . during his senior season batted .430 with 40 RBIs and four home runs . . . batted a school-record .523 with three homers, 13 doubles, seven triples, 31 RBIs and 43 runs scored as a junior in 2012 . . . earned first-team Class 4A all-state honors in his final two seasons from the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association . . . named to the Chicago Tribune all-state second team . . . also earned all-area and all-conference honors and was named team MVP in his junior and senior campaigns . . . was a four-year Student Athlete Reward recipient in high school . . . collected 10 straight hits during one three-game stretch . . . named the Southtown Star Player of the Week on April 3 after batting 14-for-22 (.636) with two homers and nine RBIs, including the game-winning hit in a 3-2 win over Sandburg . . . as a sophomore in 2011, hit .370 with 34 RBIs . . . also lettered in football and basketball . . . earned honorable mention all-conference in football as a junior.
PERSONAL: Son of Dan and Michelle Durkin . . . born April 4, 1995 . . . plans to pursue a degree in general management . . . his brother, Tony, is a red-shirt freshman offensive lineman at Illinois . . . chose Michigan State over several schools, including Minnesota, St. Joseph's and Western Illinois.