Two ninth inning runs give Spartans late lead.
Jimmy Pickens hit a triple in the ninth to propel MSU to the victory.
Mick VanVossen gave up just four hits in his fourth win of the season.
Anthony Cheky made two great plays in center field, taking away two Bronco hits.
Ryan Richardson went 1-for-4 with two RBIs.
Michigan State vs. Eastern Illinois, Feb. 28, 2014
2013 (FRESHMAN): Led the team and ranked tied for sixth in the Big Ten with seven saves . . . compiled a 3-3 record with a 4.03 ERA, allowing 13 earned runs in 29 innings pitched . . . tied for the team lead with 22 appearances on the mound . . . struck out 36 batters . . . recorded his first collegiate save at Austin Peay on March 4 . . . threw a scoreless inning to pick up his first save in Big Ten play at Ohio State on March 29 . . . recorded two wins over No. 12 Indiana as the Spartans swept the Hoosiers; fired two scoreless innings in each the second and third game of the series with four total strikeouts . . . struck out a season-high six and threw a season-high four innings in extra-inning win over Toledo on April 16 . . . fanned four in three scoreless frames to earn the save vs. Purdue on April 28 . . . also recorded saves in Big Ten play against Iowa (5/12) and Penn State (5/18) . . . was named one of the top 50 freshmen prospects in the nation by Baseball America.
HIGH SCHOOL: Selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 18th round (No. 553 overall) of the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft . . . a four-year letterwinner under Coach Nate Potts at Holt High School . . . named 2012 Mr. Baseball by the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association after recording a perfect 9-0 record and 1.43 ERA on the mound for Holt while striking out 146 batters as a senior . . . at the plate, he collected 31 RBIs . . . also a first-team MHSBCA All-State and Dream Team selection . . . rated the No. 1 player in the state of Michigan by Perfect Game and was also ranked the No. 3 prospect (high school and college players) in the state and No. 318 nationally by Baseball America . . . was rated the No. 104 player overall and the 38th-best pitcher nationally by Perfect Game . . . threw two no-hitters in 2012 (vs. Lansing Eastern on April 26 and Okemos on May 10) . . . started for the West at the MHSBCA East-West All-Star Game at Comerica Park on June 26, striking out four in two innings of work . . . two-year captain in baseball . . . three-time selection to the Lansing State Journal Dream Team and was named the 2012 LSJ Player of the Year . . . earned Division I second-team all-state honors from the MHSBCA (Michigan High School Coaches Association) in 2011 as a junior after batting .513 with 33 RBIs, 13 stolen bases and three home runs . . . on the mound, picked up four wins and struck out 73 batters in 41 1/3 innings . . . also earned all-conference and all-district honors in 2011 . . . hit .416 with seven homers and went 8-1 on the mound as a sophomore to garner all-conference and all-district accolades . . . earned honorable mention all-conference honors as a freshman, batting .417 with one homer while going 2-0 on the mound . . . played quarterback in 2011 for Holt and guided the Rams to a 5-5 record, a CAAC Blue Co-Championship, and a berth in the Division 1 state playoffs . . . also lettered in basketball . . . chose Michigan State over several schools, including Ohio State, Michigan, Central Michigan, Kentucky, Louisville and West Virginia.
PERSONAL: Son of Jeff and Sherri Alleman . . . born Dec. 20, 1993.
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