March 16, 2013
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Michigan State baseball defeated Santa Clara on Friday night at Schott Stadium, 6-1. MSU improved to 7-7 on the season while the Broncos fall to 8-10. The Spartans got a stellar performance from senior pitcher Andrew Waszak and secured a 4-0 lead after the second inning.
Waszak earned the win for MSU, he had five strikeouts and allowed just three hits and no runs in seven innings. He improves to 2-1 on the year with a 1.72 ERA.
The Spartans extended their lead to 4-0 with three runs in the bottom of the second inning. Blaise Salter led off with a single and scored on a Justin Hovis double to right field. Cam Gibson followed that with an RBI sac fly and Cheky singled to centerfield, scoring Hovis on the play.
Ryan Krill added a sac fly in the eighth inning, sending home Keur and Hovis scored on a wild pitch in the ninth.
Salter finished 2-for-4 win an RBI and Hovis went 2-for-3 with two runs scored for MSU.
Michigan State and Santa Clara play a doubleheader tomorrow with the first game scheduled for 4 p.m. ET and the final game of the series at 7 p.m. ET. Live stats and live video are both available at SantaClaraBroncos.com