April 26, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State baseball took down Purdue at McLane Stadium on Friday afternoon, 8-1. The Spartans (23-12, 6-4) were paced by a stellar outing from senior Andrew Waszak on the mound. The right-hander gave up just one run on seven hits in his second-career complete game.
At the plate, Blaise Salter went 3-for-4 with three doubles, two runs and two RBIs. It was a career-high in doubles for Salter.
Waszak was very efficient on the hill, throwing only 88 pitches and striking out five in the game and not surrendering a walk.
Ryan Richardson went 3-for-5, all singles, and Ryan Krill went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs. Right fielder Jimmy Pickens came through with three RBIs for the Spartans. He had a sacrifice fly and a two-RBI double to right field.
Michigan State didn't waste any time in getting on the scoreboard. The Spartans plated four runs in the first inning off of five early hits.
Pickens hit a two-RBI double and Salter followed that with an RBI-double of his own. Ryan Krill also knocked home one run with an RBI-single to right field.
Kyle Wood homered in the fifth inning for the Boilermakers only run.
The Spartans added one run in the sixth off an RBI single from Kevin Goergen and tacked on three more in the seventh.
Pickens hit a sac fly and Salter followed with an RBI-double down the left field line. Krill sent home Salter on the next at-bat with a double to right field.
The Spartans and Boilermakers will play the second game of a three-game series tomorrow at 1:05 p.m. at McLane Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on SpartanSportsNetwork.com.