Six-run eighth inning lifts Spartans to 9-7 win in the Big Ten Tournament.
MSU and Maryland will meet for the first time in program history.
Ryan Krill hits three home runs in the twin bill.
Senior Ryan Krill went 3-for-4 with two home runs.
Mark Weist and Brandon Hughes both homer in the 12th to give MSU the win.
Michigan State 10, Purdue 7 May 2, 2015 McLane Baseball Stadium
2014 (FRESHMAN): Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on March 3 after earning his first collegiate win against Eastern Illinois (3/2) ... finished the season 1-2 with a 4.62 ERA in 13 appearances ... made three starts during his freshman season ... made five appearances, totaling 6.2 innings, before giving up his first run ... struck out a season-high four batters in a win over Eastern Illinois (3/2) to earn his first collegiate win ... allowed just three extra-base hits in a total of 25.1 innings.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year letterwinner under Coach Matt Bocian at Traverse City West Senior High School . . . ranked the No. 3 player in the state of Michigan by MichiganBaseballProspects.org and No. 15 by Perfect Game . . . was selected to play in the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association (MHSBCA) East-West All-Star Game at Comerica Park . . . earned Division I second-team all-state honors by MHSBCA as a senior in 2013 . . . helped lead Traverse City West to a school-record 26 wins his junior season . . . struck out 38 batters in 50 2/3 innings and compiled a 2.35 ERA with a 5-3 record and one save as a junior . . . played summer ball for the Grand Rapids Diamonds; went 4-0 with an ERA under 1.00 as the Diamonds posted a 38-5 record . . . led the Grand Rapid Diamonds to two consecutive Black Swamp Summer championships . . . during his senior campaign he led his team in RBIs, home runs, wins, and career ERA . . . finished with an 8-2 record along with two home runs and 32 RBIs as the team finished 24-5.
PERSONAL: Son of Michael and Jennifer Borkovich . . . born July 3, 1995 . . . plans to major in supply chain management . . . four-year academic award winner and owns a 3.83 GPA . . . also lettered in basketball as a junior . . . his sister Ressa is a sophomore forward on the Coastal Carolina University women's basketball team . . . chose Michigan State over several schools, including Michigan, Purdue, Ball State, Indiana State, Central Michigan and Holy Cross.