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Spartan Baseball Drops Game Three to No. 7 Kentucky, 3-1

Sophomore Mick VanVossen gave up six hits and three runs in 5 2/3 innings.

March 10, 2013

Box Score

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Michigan State baseball dropped a tightly contested game to No. 7 Kentucky on Sunday afternoon, 3-1. The Spartans managed just four hits in the game, including an RBI single by Kevin Goergen in the seventh inning.

The game went scoreless into the fifth inning until Kyle Barrett hit a double and would later score for the Wildcats. Later in the sixth inning Paul McConkey hit a two-RBI double, giving Kentucky a 3-0 lead.

Jeff Kinley relieved Mick VanVossen with two outs in the sixth. VanVossen pitched 5 2/3 innings; he had two strikeouts and gave up three runs on six hits.

The Spartans (6-7) struck in the seventh inning after Ryan Krill led off with a double and was later drove in by a Kevin Goergen RBI single, but that was all MSU could muster.

Corey Littrell gave the Wildcats (13-2) seven innings and gave up just one run and four hits against the Spartans, earning the win.

The Spartans threatened in the ninth after Joel Fisher reached first base on a Wildcat error but a double play and another groundout sealed the series for Kentucky.

Michigan State travels to California for a three-game set with Santa Clara next weekend, before opening the home season March 22-24 at McLane Stadium against Oakland.



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