Jimmy Pickens hit a triple in the ninth to propel MSU to the victory.
Michigan State is currently in seventh in the Big Ten.
Michigan State will recognize six seniors before the game on Sunday.
Jimmy Pickens delivered an RBI single up the middle in the bottom of the 11th to give MSU a 2-1 win.
Senior Andrew Waszak will get the start for the Spartans on the Friday.
AT A GLANCE
2012 (JUNIOR): All-Big Ten First Team selection . . . started all 60 games (49 starts in left field, 11 in center field) . . . outstanding defensive player with excellent range . . . led the team with a .353 batting average, which also ranked eighth in the Big Ten . . . also ranked among the Big Ten leaders in hits (second with 89), on-base percentage (fifth at .432) and runs (tied for eighth with 47) . . . his 89 hits ranked fourth most in a MSU single-season . . . led team with 31 multi-hit games . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . went 3-for-4 with three runs and an RBI against Ohio State in Big Ten Tournament (5/25) . . . hit his first homer of the season with a solo shot against Nebraska in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament (5/23) . . . went 4-for-5 with a double in win over Minnesota (4/22) . . . collected four hits and two doubles in victory against Bowling Green (3/27) . . . went 4-for-5 with four RBIs and two runs in win over Oakland (3/24) . . . hit .583 (7-for-12) in the Big Ten/Big East Challenge.
SUMMER 2011: Played for the Outer Banks Dare Devils in the Coastal Plains League.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Started 53 games in left field and played in 55 games overall . . . compiled a .260 batting average with one home run and 17 RBIs . . . collected 51 hits, including eight doubles, and scored 19 runs . . . ranked second in the Big Ten with 13 sacrifice bunts . . . hit the game-winning homer in the top of the 10th to lead MSU past Ohio State, 5-4, on April 15 in Columbus . . . excellent fielder made several diving catches in left field for the Spartans . . . had a career-high four hits against SIU-Edwardsville on March 5.
2010 (FRESHMAN): Started 12 games in left field and saw action in 34 games overall . . . hit .300 with one homer, two doubles and seven RBIs . . . scored 18 runs and had 18 hits . . . produced a .391 on-base percentage . . . went 3-for-5 with two runs in the 26-11 win over Iowa (4/4).
HIGH SCHOOL: Hit .451 as a senior en route to being named to the all-state Dream Team . . . garnered all-region, all-district and all-conference honors also as a senior . . . four-year letterwinner for Coach Dave VanNoord at Hudsonville High School as a junior, where he earned all-region, all-district and all-area first team honors . . . played in the 2009 Michigan High School East-West All-Star Game at Comerica Park . . . also garnered all-conference accolades as a sophomore . . . on the football field, he was named all-conference as a sophomore and junior and also was named team MVP as a junior.
PERSONAL: Born June 20, 1990 in Grand Rapids . . . son of John and Sheryl . . . grandfather is his biggest baseball influence . . . Ken Griffey Jr. is his favorite athlete.
KEUR'S CAREER STATS
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