Jimmy Pickens named John Kobs Most Valuable Player.
Michigan State had a season-high 16 runs and Jimmy Pickens had four RBIs.
In game two, Chase Rihtarchik went seven innings and allowed just one hit.
David Garner strikes out nine in the loss.
The last two Big Ten series will be on the road.
AT A GLANCE
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.
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