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.
2012: Missed the entire season due to injury.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): In his first season of action for the Spartans, played in six games . . . in his only appearance on the mound, started against Oakland (4/12) in the second game of a doubleheader and pitched two innings . . . recorded his first hit as a Spartan with a single at Notre Dame (5/17) . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2010: Transferred to Mott Community College and played one season for the Bears . . . led the team with six homers and hit .347 with six doubles, 30 RBIs and 34 hits . . . scored 30 runs . . . on the mound, ranked first on the team with 50 strikeouts and was tied for the team lead with four wins (4-2) . . . pitched 32.2 innings, including two complete games . . . opponents only hit .233 against him.
2009: Attended the University of Arkansas, but did not see game action during the 2009 season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Drafted in the 31st round (No. 951 overall) by the Cleveland Indians . . . four-year letterwinner for Coach Timm Rye . . . went 18-11 over four years of varsity baseball with three saves . . . as a senior, went 5-1 on the mound with two saves and a 0.86 ERA . . . named to the Dream Team . . . also named all-state, the Flint Journal's Player of the Year, the Bruins' Club Mr. Baseball, a nominee for the Kiwana's Player of the Year and a Louisville Slugger All-America honorable mention . . . played in the 2008 Michigan High School East-West All-Star Game at Comerica Park . . . batted .350 with 30 RBI and seven home runs . . . led Davison to a conference title and was first-team all-conference . . . went 4-3 as a junior with one save and a 3.03 ERA . . . named second-team all-conference . . . batted .345 with 18 RBIs and four home runs . . . was a career best 7-3 as a sophomore with a 1.72 ERA . . . first-team all-conference . . . all-district selection . . . helped Davison win a district title . . . batted .404 with 27 RBI . . . was 2-4 on the mound as a freshman with a 2.39 ERA . . . also lettered three years in basketball, two in football and one in soccer.
PERSONAL: Son of Kent and Laurie Cousineau . . . sociology major . . . has two brothers, Travis and Chad.