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Spartans Take Down Santa Clara, 6-1

Senior Andrew Waszak didn't give up a run in seven innings and allowed just three hits.

March 16, 2013

Box Score

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.

Senior leftfielder Jordan Keur got the Spartans on the board in the bottom of the first inning with an RBI double to leftfield, scoring Anthony Cheky.

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.

Freshman Justin Alleman threw 1 1/3 innings and gave up the only Bronco run in the ninth on a sac fly. Trey Popp got the final two outs for the Spartans, both groundouts.

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

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