MSU had 113 student-athletes recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
Jimmy Pickens named John Kobs Most Valuable Player.
Jimmy Pickens hit a triple in the ninth to propel MSU to the victory.
Michigan State is currently in seventh in the Big Ten.
In game two, Chase Rihtarchik went seven innings and allowed just one hit.
2012 (JUNIOR): Made five appearances, all in relief . . . compiled a 4.91 ERA in 7 1/3 innings of work . . . threw three scoreless innings to earn the save against Miami-Ohio on Feb. 24 . . . also had scoreless outings against Oakland (3/24) and Eastern Michigan (4/11).
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 15 games, all in relief . . . compiled a 2.12 ERA in 17.0 innings of work . . . recorded 11 strikeouts and walked just five . . . had two scoreless outings in the Big Ten Tournament, both against Illinois . . . struck out two in two scoreless innings in MSU's 20-3 win at Notre Dame (5/17) . . . tied his season high with three strikeouts vs. Central Michigan (3/30) . . . struck out three and didn't allow a run in 2.1 innings to earn his first collegiate win against Miami-Ohio (3/9) . . . pitched two scoreless innings against SIU-Edwardsville (3/4) . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2010 (FRESHMAN): Made 12 appearances and pitched 16.1 innings . . . struck out a season-high five and pitched three scoreless innings to earn the save against Oakland (3/27) . . . fanned two in 2.2 innings of work at Penn State (5/1).
HIGH SCHOOL: Garnered first-team all-conference and all-area as a senior in helping Coach Dave Haskins and Prairie Ridge (Ill.) High School to a 29-8 record his senior season . . . two-year letterwinner was named team captain as a senior . . . team went 32-8 as a junior and won the 2008 Illinois 4A Baseball State Championship.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 27, 1990 in Barrington, Ill. . . . son of Mike and Margie . . . lists Kerry Wood as his favorite athlete . . . father is his biggest baseball influence . . . general management major.
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