MSU improved to 3-1 against the Wolverines this season.
Six-run eighth inning lifts Spartans to win.
MSU takes on in-state rival in a home-and-home series.
MSU looks to improve on 7-2 record in B1G Play.
Baar strikes out four in a career-best 7.1 innings.
Notre Dame vs. Michigan State, April 19, 2016
2015 (SOPHOMORE): Posted a team-leading 1.78 ERA and led the team in wins with a 6-2 record ... His 25 appearances totaling 50.2 innings were tied for the second most on the team ... Recorded two saves ... Struck out 50 batters and walked just 17 ... Had six strikeouts in 3.2 innings at Coastal Carolina on March 8 ... Earned his first win of 2015 on March 11 vs. Clemson, pitching 3.0 innings with five strikeouts ... Picked up a win at Ohio State pitching 3.2 scoreless innings (3/20) ... Pitched 19 consecutive innings without giving up an earned run from March 20 to April 14 ... Earned a win at Oregon on April 3 by pitching 4.2 innings with no hits and a career-high nine strikeouts ... Got the final two outs to secure a doubleheader sweep at Indiana (4/26) to earn his first-career save ... Held Nebraska to one hit and one run in 3.2 innings in the Big Ten Tournament (5/21) to earn his sixth win of the year.
2014 (FRESHMAN): Gave up five earned runs in 22 innings of work and had a 2.05 ERA ... Made 14 appearances and started in two games ... Finished the season with a 1-0 record, with his win coming in two innings of work against Oakland (4/2) ... Held opposing hitters to a .205 batting average ... Gave up just five earned runs in 22 innings ... Made his collegiate debut vs. Eastern Illinois (2/28).
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner under Coach Chris Kaczmar at Walsh Jesuit High School . . . was a two-time all league selection . . . captain of the baseball team during his senior season . . . played summer league baseball for the Midwest Pelicans . . . during his junior year he posted a record of 3-0, with a 1.50 ERA and 22 strikeouts in only 23 innings.
PERSONAL: Plans to major in accounting . . . son of Jeff and JoAnne Mockbee . . . born January 7, 1995 . . . chose Michigan State over several other schools, including Miami (Ohio) and Cincinnati.