MSU improved to 3-1 against the Wolverines this season.
MSU takes on in-state rival in a home-and-home series.
Jordan Zimmerman homers for the Spartans.
MSU looks to improve on 7-2 record in B1G Play.
Michigan State 10, Purdue 7 May 2, 2015 McLane Baseball Stadium
2015 (SOPHOMORE): Tied the MSU single-season record with a team-leading 30 appearances ... Went 3-0 with a 2.73 ERA, recording 39 Ks in 52.2 IP ... Led the team with a .185 opponent batting average ... Struck out a season-high six batters in 4.1 innings of relief, allowing one run off two hits to improve to 2-0 in the Spartans' 9-6 extra-innings win over Notre Dame ... Had four strikeouts in 2.1 innings vs. New Mexico (2/13) to earn his first win of the season ... Threw a career-high 6.1 innings, allowing just two hits in a Big Ten Tournament loss to top-seeded Illinois ... Allowed just five earned runs off 10 hits in the month of April -- 11 appearances, 19.1 IP ... Didn't allow an earned run in 18 of his 30 appearances, including each of his last five.
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.