Jimmy Pickens hit a triple in the ninth to propel MSU to the victory.
Michigan State is currently in seventh in the Big Ten.
Michigan State will recognize six seniors before the game on Sunday.
A crowd of 11,619 fans were on hand for the seventh annual Crosstown Showdown.
Cody Huge will get his first start of the season against the Lugnuts.
2012 (JUNIOR): Threw a scoreless inning in the 2012 Crosstown Showdown against the Lansing Lugnuts.
SUMMER 2011: Pitched for the Redding Colt 45s in the Horizon Air Summer Series and was 2-1 with a 2.51 ERA in nine appearances.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Pitched one scoreless inning and struck out two batters in his lone action of the season in MSU's 20-3 win at Notre Dame (5/17).
2009 (FRESHMAN): Made three appearances before suffering a season-ending injury . . . registered first collegiate strikeout vs. Xavier (3/7) . . . pitched total of 2.1 innings.
HIGH SCHOOL: All-state honoree as a senior . . . three year all-league, all-district and all-city selection . . . three-year letterwinner . . . rated one of the top 10 recruits in Michigan and one of the top two right-handed pitchers in the state by PGCrosschecker.com . . . played for coach Chad Dishaw at Harper Creek and is the school's all-time leader in wins . . . also won three letters in basketball.
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 24, 1989 . . . favorite athlete is Derek Jeter . . . biggest baseball influence is Mickey Mantle . . . son of Joe and Chris Huge.