MSU had 112 student-athletes recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
In game two, Chase Rihtarchik went seven innings and allowed just one hit.
Freshman Anthony Misiewicz earned the win his first-career start.
A four-run seventh inning propelled the Fighting Irish to the victory.
For the second straight game, Jimmy Pickens sent the Spartans home with a win.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Phillips Andover Academy in Andover, Mass., in 2011-12 after earning three letters under Coach Bill Lis at Detroit Catholic Central High School from 2009-11 . . . team captain and MVP of the 2011 DCC team that went 26-10 and won district and regional titles while advancing to the Division 1 quarterfinals . . . earned all-district, all-region, all-league and all-area honors as a senior in 2011 after leading the team in on-base percentage (.511) to go along with a .386 batting average, 17 doubles, three homers and 22 RBIs . . . named to the Division 1 Academic All-State Team in 2011 and was also a two-time Academic All-Catholic selection (2010 and 2011) . . . four-year honor roll student, was a member of the National Honor Society, and was recognized by the College Board as an AP Scholar with Honor . . . also a member of the Gabriel Richard Club at Detroit Catholic Central (minimum GPA of 3.60) . . . played for the Michigan Red Sox during the summer in 2010 and 2011 . . . chose Michigan State over several other schools, including Creighton, Yale, Brown and Holy Cross.
PERSONAL: Son of Steve and Mara Nowak . . . born Oct. 7, 1993 . . . intends on majoring in economics or pre-law/business at MSU.
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