Mason Erla recorded a career-high nine strikeouts.
Second-straight victory for MSU to take weekend series, Erla collects first college victory
Kelley, Lowery and McCauley On Preseason Honors List
Spartans will be playing in leagues around the country.
MSU plays OSU again Sunday morning with the winner advancing to the championship game.
2017 (JUNIOR): Made 22 appearances including four starts, logging a 2-4 record with a 3.71 ERA in 51.0 IP ... was second on MSU pitching staff and ninth in the B1G with 70 strikeouts, as well as leading Spartans and ranking ninth in the B1G with 21 strikeouts looking ... ranked 10th in league for strikeouts in conference only games with 37 Ks, as well as tied for 11th with 11 batters struck out looking ... came out of bullpen in first 18 appearances before making four-straight starts ... earned a split shutout, pitching 2.1 IP with three strikeouts in 2-0 win over Ohio State (April 14) ... fired combined 20 strikeouts in consecutive outings without an earned run, first chalking up career-best 11 strikeouts in 5.2 IP in a no decision at Northwestern (April 28) and followed that with nine Ks in 7.2 IP vs. Iowa (May 6) ... added eighth strikeouts in 3.0 IP without an earned run vs. Campbell (March 17) ... had total of four outings of 3.0 IP or more without an earned run ... earned first win of season with 3.0 IP with four strikeouts, no walks and no earned runs at Abilene Christian (Feb. 19) ... collected second win of season at Illinois (march 24), pitching 2.0 IP with three Ks, one walk and one earned run.
2016 (SOPHOMORE): After missing 2015 season with an injury, made first appearance since 2014 at USF (March 18) and struck out all three batters he faced in his return ... made 17 appearances with 26.1 IP, posting a 2-1 record with one save, logging a 2.73 ERA ... posted 31 strikeouts and seven walks ... had nine games with multiple strikeouts including three with four or more Ks ... recorded regular-season highs in both innings (3.2) and strikeouts (4) in earning win over Michigan (April 12) for first victory of the season, matching the strikeout total with four vs. Iowa (May 14), before bettering that mark with five strikeouts against Ohio State (May 28) in the Big Ten Tournament ... logged lone save of the season against Michigan (April 30), securing 7-6 win.
2015 (SOPHOMORE): Received a medical redshirt.
2014 (FRESHMAN): Made 26 appearances, finishing 3-1 with a 2.94 ERA ... his 26 appearances were tied for the eighth most among Big Ten pitchers and the third most on the team ... picked up the win over No.1 Oregon State (2/22), holding the Beavers scoreless over the final 1.1 innings ... made eight straight appearances, totaling 7.1 innings, to start the season before giving up a run ... struck out three batters in 2.2 innings of work to earn the win at Western Michigan (5/6) ... earned his first-collegiate save vs. Eastern Illinois (3/2) ... Pitched a season-high 3.2 innings vs. Central Michigan at Comerica Park.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner under Coach Brian Morrison at Hartland High School ... two-time captain ... ranked the No. 2 player in the state of Michigan by MichiganBaseballProspects.org, No. 4 by Prep Baseball Report and No. 5 by Perfect Game ... was selected to play in the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association (MHSBCA) East-West All-Star Game at Comerica Park ... earned Division I second-team all-state honors from the MHSBCA as a junior and senior ... also earned all-region, all-district and all-county honors after helping Hartland to a 25-11-1 record as the team played in the state quarterfinals for the second straight year ... was named all-region, all-district and all-country as a sophomore in 2011 as the Eagles went 33-4 and advanced to the state quarterfinals ... earned all-district and all-country accolades as a freshman in 2010 after batting .377.
PERSONAL: Son of Kevin and Teri Lowery ... born Oct. 17, 1994 ... his father, Kevin, played baseball at the University of Detroit ... chose Michigan State over several schools, including Michigan and Central Michigan ... majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science.