Crowd of nearly 7,000 treated to fun night of baseball and fireworks.
MSU players collected accolades and posted impressive stats.
Spartans one of two Big Ten teams on 36-team Division I list.
MSU players will be playing in leagues around the country.
In total, 141 Spartans earn a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Michigan State vs. Northwestern April 11, 2015 McLane Baseball Stadium
2017 (JUNIOR): Earned CoSIDA first-team Academic All-District™ accolades ... started and played in 50 of the 52 games, making 48 starts at first base and two starts at DH ... hit .279, and ranked second on the team with 15 doubles and seven home runs, while ranking tied for third the team with 51 hits ... the 15 doubles ranked tied for eighth in the B1G, as helped MSU lead the B1G and rank 15th in NCAA with 2.17 doubles per game, ranking second in the conference and 44th in the country with 44 doubles ... ranked third on the team with a .475 slugging percentage, adding a .356 slugging percentage ... posted 15 multiple hit games and 10 multiple RBI games, ranking second on the team in multi-RBI games and fourth in multi-hit outings ... seven of his multi-hit games came in the first eight games of the season ... had a season-long hitting streak of six games twice Feb. 25-March 8 and April 8-15 ... had a .989 fielding percentage, including ranking seventh in the B1G in both chances (459) and putouts (424) ... was part of 38 fielding double plays, ranking 11th in the conference, helping MSU rank 27th in the NCAA in double plays per game (0.98) ... was also the third leg of a 5-4-3 triple play at Nebraska (May 13) ... MSU was one of 14 teams in the NCAA to turn a triple play and it was MSU’s first triple play since 2012 in the NCAA Tournament and was the first triple play in the B1G since 2014, when Penn State had three that season.
2016 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 30 games with 19 starts, with all 19 starts coming at DH ... hit .250 with seven doubles and two home runs, tallying 14 RBI and scoring eight runs ... had a .421 slugging percentage and a .318 on-base percentage ... went 6-for-11 with four RBI and one run scored in three-game B1G series vs. Michigan (April 29-May 1), opening series going 2-for-4 with a run scored in opener at Michigan, then posting season-best 3-for-4 outing with two RBI in home game against Michigan, then went 1-for-3 with two RBI in series finale at Michigan, belting a double in each game for his only extra-base streak of the season ... had a seven-game hitting streak (April 24-May 8), ranking fifth on the team ... had two multiple hit game and four multi-RBI outings ... smacked first home run of season vs. Toledo (April 27), adding another round-tripper vs. Eastern Michigan at Comerica Park (May 11).
2015 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 20 games, making 10 starts as designated hitter ... hit .244 with two doubles and eight RBIs ... went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI vs. SE Louisiana (2/22) ... doubled in a win at Coastal Carolina on March 8 ... went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs against Oakland (3/25) ... had two RBIs against Toledo on April 21.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner and two-year captain for Coach Joe Emanuele at Sterling Heights Stevenson ... named Mr. Baseball in 2014 after batting .443 with two home runs and 51 RBI, while also going 8-0 with a 1.30 ERA on the mound; also named all-state and Macomb County Player of the Year for the second straight season ... hit .443 as a junior with two home runs and 45 RBIs to go along with a 1.13 ERA and 51 strikeouts in 50.2 innings pitched; named the Macomb County Player of the Year and conference MVP, second-team all-state and academic all-state ... helped Stevenson to the high school state finals as a freshman (31-7) and junior (28-9) ... ranked the No. 16 player in the state by both Prep Baseball Report and Perfect game and ranked No. 25 by Michigan Baseball Prospects
PERSONAL: Son of Kevin and Valerie McGuire ... selected Michigan State over Army, Liberty, Western Michigan, Ball State and several others ... cousin, Brent McIntosh, played soccer at Michigan State ... majoring in packaging.