Alex Troop struck out a season-high eight batters.
Spartans hit five home runs for the first time since 2007.
Chad Roskelly homers twice and Mark Weist adds a three-run shot in the series opener.
Late rally pushes CMU past MSU.
Ryan Krill goes 2-for-4 in the victory.
Michigan State vs. Northwestern April 11, 2015 McLane Baseball Stadium
2014: Redshirted after transferring to MSU.
PRIOR TO MSU: Attended Spring Arbor University . . . started in 40 games for the Cougars in 2013 . . . ranked second on the team with a .392 batting average . . . led the team in homers (8), doubles (16), triples (3), total bases (97), on-base percentage (.480) and slugging percentage (.746) . . . also ranked among the team leaders in runs (32), hits (51), RBI (31) and stolen bases (10) . . . helped lead the Cougars to a 27-18 overall record and 21-5 league mark to finish second in the Crossroads League . . . as a freshman in 2012, led the Cougars with a .443 batting average . . . also led the team in hits (86), doubles (18), triples (5), total bases (132), slugging percentage (.680) and on-base percentage (.493) . . . ranked second on the team in home runs (6) and RBI (48) . . . helped the Cougars to a 39-18 overall record.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner at Saline High School under Coach Scott Theisen . . . elected captain of the baseball team during his senior year . . . two-time all-league selection during his junior and senior seasons . . . led his team to a 33-10 record in 2010 while hitting .595 with 10 home runs . . . played his summer league ball with the Battle Creek Bombers and the Sanford Mariners . . . elected to the all-state and all-region team in 2010 . . . was a two-time letterwinner in soccer . . . born on Aug. 26, 1992 . . . son of Jon and Beverly Weist . . . packaging major.