No. 7 MSU takes on No. 2 Nebraska in tournament opener.
MSU hosts Maryland in a three-game set.
Ninth inning rally comes up short for the Spartans.
MSU is 11-7 in the B1G and two games back of first place.
Spartans host Huskers in three-game set.
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 . . . plans to major in kinesiology . . . his father, Kevin, played baseball at the University of Detroit . . . chose Michigan State over several schools, including Michigan and Central Michigan.