Spartans now 20-13 on the season after winning two of three on the weekend.
Spartans win their seventh consecutive game.
MSU shuts out Harvard
Blaise Salter hits a two-out, two-run homer in the top of the ninth to lead Spartans past the Horned Frogs.
Jimmy Pickens and Blaise Salter combine for six RBI's to power MSU past Utah
AT A GLANCE
2013 (SOPHOMORE): Named to All-Mideast Region Second Team . . . third-team All-Big Ten selection . . . appeared in 47 games during the season while starting 46 of them . . . led the team in batting average (.343), doubles (14), and hits (62) . . . batted in 35 runs and scored 28 . . . started 31 games as the designated hitter . . . went 4-for-5 with a with four RBIs, four runs and two homers in a win over Illinois on May 3 . . . named Big Ten Player of the Week on April 29 after going 9-for-15 with four RBIs versus Notre Dame (4/24) and Purdue (4/26-28) . . . had a team-high 10 game hitting streak from April 12 to May 4 where he went 21-for-40 with 12 runs scored and 11 RBIs . . . hit three doubles versus Purdue (4/26) . . . recorded four hits twice, versus Santa Clara (3/16) and Illinois (5/3) . . . named Big Ten Player of the Week on March 18 after batting .667 (8-for-12) with a double, homer, four RBIs and four runs in the sweep over Santa Clara (3/15-16).
SUMMER 2012: Played for the Southern Ohio Copperheads of the Great Lakes Collegiate League . . . named a Great Lakes First Team All-League selection as a catcher . . . hit .319 with seven home runs, 14 doubles and 26 RBIs in 37 games for the Copperheads.
2012 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in 31 games, including 20 starts as a designated hitter . . . All-Big Ten Freshman Team selection . . . compiled a .288 batting average with 14 RBIs . . . posted a .515 slugging percentage . . . hit .320 vs. left-handed pitching . . . hit three homers, including two in the Iowa series; also hit a homer vs. Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio . . . went 1-for-2 with two RBIs and a double vs. Fresno State (6/2) in the NCAA Regionals.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner under Coach Nick DiPonio (2008-10) and Coach Matt Petry (2011) at Orchard Lake St. Mary's High School . . . selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft (38th round, No. 1157 overall) . . . ranked the No. 5 player in Michigan and one of the top 500 players in the nation according to Perfect Game . . . rated the No. 14 prospect for the Class of 2011 by MichiganBaseballProspects.org . . . named the East Team MVP at the 2011 Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game played at Comerica Park after going 3-for-4 in the game . . . earned first-team MHSBCA Division 2 All-State honors his senior year . . . also named to The Detroit News All-Metro Team and the All-Oakland County Team . . . finished his senior season with a .471 batting average and had seven home runs, 36 RBIs, 12 doubles and three triples; he also compiled a .547 on-base percentage . . . served as a captain in 2011 . . . named to the MHSBCA 2010 Division 2 All-State First Team after hitting .410 with four homers and 41 RBIs . . . earned all-district honors four times, and all-area, all-county, and all-region honors three times . . . two-time first-team all-conference selection . . . led Orchard Lake St. Mary's to three straight district titles and a state runner-up finish in 2008 . . . played summer baseball for the Motor City Hit Dogs (2008) and the Midland Braves (2009) . . . also a three-year letterwinner in football as a defensive end and tight end.
PERSONAL: Son of John and Kelley Salter . . . born June 25, 1993 . . . his father, John, played baseball at Bowling Green . . . his grandfather, Bill Freehan, played for the Detroit Tigers (1961, `63-76) . . . his great uncle, Dan O'Brien, played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1978-79) . . . chose Michigan State over several schools, including Ole Miss.
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