Durkin and Mekkes named to the All-Big Ten first team.
MSU clinches a spot in the Big Ten Tournament with the win.
MSU hosts Maryland in a three-game set.
Ninth inning rally comes up short for the Spartans.
Jordan Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
Michigan State vs. Eastern Illinois, Feb. 28, 2014
2015 (JUNIOR): Appeared in six games ... Pitched 1.1 scoreless innings vs. the Lansing Lugnuts in the Crosstown Showdown exhibition.
2014 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 49 games and started 42 at third base for the Spartans ... Had a .961 fielding percentage, making just four errors in 106 chances ... Hit .165 with 22 hits and nine RBIs ... Recorded five multiple-hit games ... Reached base safely in seven consecutive games to start the month of May, including a season-high six game hit streak where he hit .444 (8-for-18) ... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored in a win over Illinois (5/21) in the opening game of the Big Ten Tournament.
2013 (FRESHMAN): Started 37 of the 40 games he appeared in at third base . . . finished the season with a .215 batting average . . . collected five doubles and 14 RBIs . . . had a career-high three hits against Central Michigan (5/14) . . . had 62 assists with only two errors all season in the infield, resulting in a .979 fielding percentage . . . ranked fifth on the team in fielding double plays with six . . . had a career-high five game hitting streak between May 4 and May 10.
HIGH SCHOOL: 2012 Graduate from West Ranch High School in Stevenson Ranch, Calif. . . . He was a three year varsity letterman and 2012 co-captain . . . Helped West Ranch win their first division I championship and was instrumental in getting to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Semi-Final Championship game . . . Hit a career .320 with a season-high 12 game hitting streak in 2012 and had multiple defensive awards for the team . . . Voted on the 2012 All-City team by local Southern California papers and the 2012 All Valley All-Star team.