Spartans snap four-game skid with win
Zalewski strikes out career-best 13 batters
MSU looks to get bats on track in season's second weekend
Rainey pitches second consecutive complete game
The 2017 MSU Softball season kicks off on Friday, Feb. 10. Eighteen Spartans make up this year's team.
- Schutt Sport/NFCA Div.I National Freshman of the Year Top 25 (2016)
CAREER RECORDS (MSU):
SOPHOMORE (2017): Led the country with 11 triples on the season, and her 20 career three-baggers is an MSU career record ... Eleven triples is second all-time in the MSU single-season annals ... Hit .321, starting 56 of 58 games, primarily in left field ... Ranked first in the Big Ten in triples (11), and eighth with 48 RBI on the year ... Her 48 RBI ranked sixth in a single season at MSU, and was third on the team ... Complied 25 extra base hits ((11 doubles, 11 triples, three homers) , which is seventh in a single season at MSU ... Led the team with 11 stolen bases ... Added 12 walks and five sac hits ... Had a hit in each of the first four games of the year, at the FAU Kickoff Classic ... Opened with a 1-for-3 effort at the plate with two RBI and a stolen base vs. North Florida (2/10) ... Went 2-for-4 with a stolen base vs. Troy (2/11) ... Went 1-for-3 vs. NC State, slamming the 10th triple of her career, good for a tie for ninth all-time at MSU ... Went 1-for-4 in the finale vs. FAU (2/12) ... Went 8-for-16 (.500) with five extra-base hits at the Madiera Beach Invitational; opened with a 3-for-4 effort with two RBI and a homer vs. Villanova (2/17) ... Went 1-for- with two RBI vs. So. Illinois (2/18) ... Had a double, grand slam, and six RBI in a 2-for-4 performance at the plate vs. North Dakota (2/18) ... Went 2-for-2 in the Madiera Beach finale vs. Robert Morris, with a double, triple, sac fly, and four RBI (2/19) ... Drove in three runs in the middle game at LMU (2/25) with her 11th career triple ... Posted triples vs. UNC Wilmington (3/4) and Central Connecticut (3/5) at the Georgia Invitational ... Put together a five-game hitting streak to close out spring break, which included a 1-for-2 effort with a home run, walk, stolen base, and three RBI at Georgia State (3/9) and a 2-for-3 performance against ETSU (3/10) ... Also delivered a two-RBI hit against Kennesaw State (3/11) ... Smacked an RBI triple in a loss at Notre Dame (3/22) ... Went a combined 4-for-8 (.500) with three walks and two stolen bases in the Big Ten series at Purdue (3/24-25), posting a pair of doubles and four RBI ... Smacked a triple with two RBI in a midweek win over Western Michigan (3/31) ... Had a pair of hits, a walk, and four runs scored in the Maryland series (3/31-4/2) ... Went a combined 5-for-9 in the Penn State series (4/8-9) with three triples, becoming MSU' s career triples leader and tying her own school record with two triples in a game in the series finale (4/8-9) ... Was a combined 3-for-12 in the Illinois series (4/14-15) ... Smacked two doubles in a home win over Toledo (4/19) ... Delivered the game-winning walkoff hit in the middle game of the Ohio State series (4/21-23), which included three hits that day ... Went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored against Eastern Michigan (4/25) ... Went 3-for-4 in MSU's extra inning win at Rutgers in the series opener (4/28-30), and then 2-for-4 with a double in the finale ... Had a pinch-hit RBI single in MSU's victory over IUPUI (5/17) ... Delivered a pinch-hit RBI single with the bases loaded against Murray State (5/18) ...
FRESHMAN (2016): 2016 Schutt Sport / NFCA Division I National Freshman of the Year Top 25 list ... Appeared in 52 games despite a late-season injury ... Earned 45 starts as a freshman ... Hit .329 (fourth on the team) ... Led the Big Ten and ranked second nationally with nine triples, good for third all-time in a single season in the MSU record book ... ... Added four doubles and three home runs, slugging .541 ... Ranked fifth in the Big Ten with eight sac bunts ... Led the Spartans (and ranked eighth in the Big Ten) with 16 stolen bases (19 attempts) ... Walked 11 times and had 24 RBI, good for fourth among the Spartans ... Hit .308 at the FGCU Invitational, which included a 2-2 performance in a win over UIC (2/13) with two stolen bases and a 2-for-4 effort with a double and triple vs. Memphis (2/14) ...Capped the Littlewood Classic with a 2-for-3 effort in a come-from-behind victory over Illinois State (2/21) ... Had a hit in each of the four games of the Gamecock Invitational, her first four-game hitting streak of her career. She had triples in each of the two games vs. Connecticut (3/6), tallying three RBI in the two games ... Opened the tournament at the College of Charleston with a 1-for-3 effort (triple) against Charleston Southern, adding a stolen base (3/11) ... In the nightcap, went 3-for-4 against Chattanooga, scoring twice and stealing two bases (3/11) ... Hit a scorching .615 in the four games at the Hoosier Classic (3/19-20): Went 3-for-5 with a pair of sacrifice hits and two stolen bases in MSU's extra-inning win over Bowling Green (3/19) ... Went 2-for-2 with a double, two runs scored, and two stolen bases vs. Western Illinois (3/20) ... Capped the Hoosier Classic with a double, a stolen base, and a run scored in a 3-for-4 performance at the plate vs. Illinois-Chicago ... Hit .500 (5-for-10) in the Wisconsin series with four runs scored ... Went 2-for-4 in a midweek win over Western Michigan (3/29), smacking a three-run triple, and stealing her 12th base of the season ... Posted a 1-for-3 effort with two runs scored and an RBI against Central Michigan (3/30) ... Went 5-for-9 with five runs scored in the Penn State series (4/1-2), including her first two career home runs in each end of a doubleheader and three RBI ... Tied a school record with two triples in the same game, a 12-3 run-rule win over Maryland (4/8) and went on to hit a third in the series finale, hitting .500 in the series with four runs scored and three RBI ... After missing two games with injury, returned to the lineup for the final two games of the Indiana series (4/16-17), and had her 13-game hitting streak snapped ... Hit her first home run at Secchia Stadium in the series finale vs. Rutgers (5/1) ... Had a pair of base hits and two RBI in the series win at Ohio State (5/6-8), including her ninth triple of the season ...
High School: Four-year softball letterwinner at Northgate High School in Newnan, Georgia... Won the Georgia class 5A state championship her freshman year ... Named all-county, all-region and all-state in her junior and senior year ... Named best defensive player as a junior ... Also was a four-year basketball letterwinner where she was named all-county each year ... Was a state finalist in the 400-meter as a sophomore and junior.
Club: Played for the Atlanta Vipers based out of Atlanta for coach Vic Loveless ... Won the 2012 PGF National Championship.
Personal: Born August 29, 1997 ... Daughter of Charles and Lillian Echols ... Criminal Justice major.