Spartans have at least two players drafted for the fifth consecutive year.
Blaise Salter named team MVP.
MSU will face top-seeded Indiana tomorrow.
Jimmy Pickens named to the first team.
Jeff Kinley sets the single-season saves record.
Michigan State at No. 15 Mississippi State, March 1, 2014
2014 (SENIOR): Third Team All-Big Ten ... named the Danny Litwhiler Defensive Player of the Year... Threw out a would-be 30 base stealers to lead all Big Ten catchers ... hit .471 with six RBIs in the Big Ten Tournament and was named to the All-Tournament Team ... his 39 RBIs on the season ranked second on the team and his five home runs tied with Blaise Salter and Jimmy Pickens for the team lead ... Hit a grand slam in the first inning of a win over No.1 Oregon State and finished with five RBIs (2/22) ... Recorded seven three-hit games ... Knocked in four runs in two separate games against Illinois (4/4, 5/23).
SUMMER 2013: Played for the Holyoke Blue Sox of the New England Collegiate Baseball League.
2013 (JUNIOR): Saw action and started in 47 games, including a team-high 37 at catcher . . . ranked tied for second on the team with a career-high five home runs . . . was awarded the Danny Litwhiler Defensive Player of the Year . . . had a career-high four RBIs against Santa Clara (3/16) and Illinois (5/3) . . . hit .236 overall . . . ranked third on the team in doubles with 11, two of which came against Ohio State (3/31) . . . hit a game-winning three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to defeat Illinois, 4-3, on Senior Day at McLane Baseball Stadium (5/5) . . . went 3-for-4 with one run scored, one RBI, one double, and two RBIs at Kentucky (3/9) . . . hit a triple versus Oakland (3/24) . . . had a career best six-game hitting streak from April 27th to May 7th as he hit 12-for-23 with seven RBIs . . . hit a home run in the season opener versus Furman . . . had 22 runs scored and 27 RBIs during the season .. . . caught a team-high 17 opponents stealing, including six during Big Ten Play.
SUMMER 2012: Played for the Florence RedWolves in the Coastal Plains League.
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in 38 games, including 33 starts . . . started a team-high 30 games at catcher . . . collected a .280 batting average with two homers and 18 RBIs . . . started 19 of MSU's 24 Big Ten games at catcher . . . connected on a solo homer against Indiana in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament . . . tied a career high with four hits against Nebraska in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament . . . hit his first collegiate homer with a two-run shot at Comerica Park in the win over Central Michigan on May 15 . . . injured his leg in the South Florida game on Feb. 18 and didn't start behind the plate again until March 27 vs. Bowling Green.
SUMMER 2011: Played for the Southern Ohio Copperheads of the Great Lakes Collegiate League in the summer of 2011 . . . hit .272 in 31 games for the Copperheads.
2011 (FRESHMAN): True freshman started 42 games, including a team-high 39 games at catcher . . . named to the All-Big Ten Freshman Team . . . compiled a .245 batting average with 16 RBIs . . . tied for fourth on the team with 12 doubles . . . had 11 multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games . . . excellent defensive catcher, committing just one error (.996 fielding percentage) while throwing out 20 base stealers . . . drove in the game-winning runs in the Big Ten Tournament win over Minnesota (5/28) with a two-out, two-run single in the sixth inning that gave MSU a 5-3 lead . . . collected a season-high four hits at Illinois (4/23), including three doubles.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner for Coach Pete Finn at Farmington High School . . . earned Oakland Activities Association (OAA) All-League honors both his junior and senior years . . . named to the 2010 Oakland All-County Team his senior year after hitting .422 with seven homers, 36 RBIs and a .725 slugging percentage . . . threw out 11 of the 17 runners who tried to steal on him . . . played for the Michigan Bulls the past three summers . . . two-year captain . . . four-year OAA Scholar-Athlete . . . competed at the 2010 International Power Showcase High School Home Run Derby in St. Petersburg, Fla. . . . helped the Falcons to a state runner-up finish and 25-9 mark as a freshman in 2007.
PERSONAL: Born Jan. 8, 1993 . . . son of Mark and Beth Fisher . . . no-preference major.
FISHER'S CAREER HIGHS:
Hits: 4, twice (last vs. Nebraska, 5/23/12)
Runs: 3, vs. Indiana (5/15/11)
RBI: 3, three times
Doubles: 3, vs. Illinois (4/23/11)
Home Runs: 1, twice (last vs. Indiana, 5/24/12)
FISHER'S CAREER STATS