Spartans honor seniors pre-game, then beat Buckeyes to clinch No. 8 spot in B1G Tournament
Spartans one of two Big Ten teams on 36-team Division I list.
In total, 141 Spartans earn a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Spartans will be playing in leagues around the country.
In all, 96 Spartans were recognized for having a 3.0 or higher GPA.
2017 (JUNIOR): Saw action in 14 games making five starts, all at catcher ... had four hits, with one double and one home run, logging four RBI and scoring four runs ... made first career start vs. Minnesota (April 1) ... belted first home run of Spartan career at Maryland (April 23) ... had an RBI double at Richmond (March 18) and scored a run ... was 1-for-3 with a run scored vs. Minnesota (April 1).
2016 (SOPHOMORE): Played in four games ... was 2-for-3 on season with one double and one RBI with a 1.000 slugging percentage to go with a .667 batting average and on-base percentage ... earned first career hit on March 8 vs. Illinois State with an RBI double ... was also 1-for-1 at Central Michigan (May 17).
2015 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner and two-year captain for Coach Matt Petry at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s ... Ranked the No. 18 player in the state by Michigan Baseball Prospects and No. 39 by Prep Baseball Report ... Helped lead Orchard Lake St. Mary’s to the 2012 football state championship game ... Three-year member of National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Son of John and Kelley Salter ... Older brother is Spartan great, Blaise Salter, who also wore No. 11, and is currently in the Detroit Tigers system ... Younger brother, Harrison is a sophomore catcher at Michigan, also wearing No. 11 ... Father, John, played baseball at Bowling Green ... Grandfather, Bill Freehan, played for the Detroit Tigers (1961, `63-76) and wore No. 11 ... Great uncle, Dan O’Brien, played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1978-79) ... Chose Michigan State over Notre Dame, Ohio State and Michigan ... majoring in economics.