Home run from Bechina propels MSU, while Tyranski and McCauley quiet Gopher bats
Spartans walk-off to win opener, 5-4 in 12 innings, before dropping game two, 7-6.
Michigan State scores three in the bottom of the ninth to earn the victory.
Second-straight victory for MSU to take weekend series, Erla collects first college victory
Michigan State vs. Oregon, April 1, 2016, McLane Stadium
2017 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 52 games at third base ... posted a .263 average, rapping out 50 hits, including eight doubles, one triple and seven HR, ranking tied for second on the team in round-trippers ... ranked fourth on the team in both RBI and stolen bases, driving in 29, while swiping 11 bases ... led MSU and ranked tied for 12th in the B1G with 31 walks ... ranked second on the team and ranked tied for eighth in the B1G, getting hit by pitch 12 times ... had the sixth-longest hitting streak on the team with eight games, which was in first eight games of season ... belted two home runs at Abilene Christian (Feb. 18), a day after a homer in season-opener, giving him three home runs in first three games of 2017 season, exceeding 2016’s total of two round-trippers, and one of two games with multiple HRs, also homering twice at Illinois (March 26), part of MSU’s eight HR in the game ... was third on team with 16 multiple hit outings, posting three hits in two games, going 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored vs. UNCG (Feb. 25) and 3-for-5 with two RBI and one run scored vs. Fresno State (April 8) ... had eight games with multi-RBI.
2016 (FRESHMAN): Named to All-Big Ten Freshman Team ... started and played in 55 of the 56 games ... hit .260 with 56 hits, 11 doubles and two HR, driving in 23 RBI and scoring 30 runs ... added six stolen bases ... had a .912 fielding percentage and was part of four double plays ... posted 15 multi-hit games, including one three-game outing and a pair of four-hit games, going 4-for-5 vs. Furman (Feb. 20), adding three runs, and going 4-for-4 vs. Nebraska (May 8), with one run and one RBI ... had season-long six-game hitting streak (Apr. 24-May 8) ... made smashing Spartan debut, going 3-for-5 with first HR of MSU career as part of driving in season-high four RBI vs. Presbyterian (Feb. 19), one of six multi-RBI games ... had three-game streak of two RBI (March 9-12) ... also homered vs. Rutgers (March 27).
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner for coach Mike Zunica at Saint Rita High School ... Named the Catholic League Blue Lawless Award winner after hitting .398 with 13 doubles, three triples and 32 RBI as a senior ... Named co-MVP of the Catholic League/Public League All-Star Game in June 2015 after hitting a two-run homer ... Hit .355 with 42 RBIs, 11 doubles and four triples while also swiping 20 bases as a junior ... Helped the Mustangs to a 38-4 record as a junior in 2014 ... All-league honoree in both football and baseball ... Three-time football team captain and was an All-Catholic League selection, finishing his senior season with 69 tackles and five interceptions ... Outstanding student as he is a six-time Heeney Award Winner for earning straight A's in a semester ... Winner of the team's Bajensky Award for "playing the game the right way" ... Played summer baseball for the Illinois Sparks in 2014, hitting .401 with 12 extra-base hits and 14 stolen bases, and helping the Sparks to a 29-6 record.