MSU returns solid core, adds talented freshman class for 2016
Alumnae join Joseph's staff for 2015
One-hundred and eight Spartans recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
MSU looks to continue hot hittting
MSU turns to five-game homestand starting Tuesday
Michigan State softball takes on Lansing Community College in a fall doubleheader at Secchia Stadium on Sept. 23.
Michigan State Softball takes on UAB at the Combat Classic in Miami, Fla.
The Spartans play at Florida during the 2011-2012 season.
Career Statistics/Career Highs
CAREER CAPSULE: Played 193 career games, all at first base (192 starts) ... Hit .359, with 75 runs, 134 hits, 16 doubles, five triples, and 35 RBI ... One of the top-fielding first basemen in the country, with a career fielding percentage north of .990.
SENIOR (2015): Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Played 47 games, starting 46 at first base ... Hit a career-best .286 on the season, with career highs in hits (40), doubles (9), RBI (18), and walks (17) ... Also was a perfect 7-for-7 on stolen bases ... Boasted a .997 fielding percentage, with just one error in 320 chances ... Went 1-for-4 at the plate against Rhode Island (2/6), recording a career-best 13 putouts in the field ... Started a four-game hitting streak with a 1-for-3 effort against Florida Atlantic (2/13) ... Was 1-for-2 with two RBI, smacking a double and adding a sacrifice bunt, in a 7-3 victory over Providence (2/14) ... Went 2-for-3 in a 1-0 win over Drexel (2/15), including nine putouts ... Posted a 2-for-3 effort and scored twice in a 9-1 win over Utah State (2/20) ... Went 2-for-3 in a tough loss to San Diego in extra innings (2/21) ... Hit .385 in the FIU weekend, which included a pair of 2-for-4 performances against FIU (2/28) and Ole Miss (3/1), smacking a double in each game ... Had her five-game hitting streak snapped in a time-shortened game vs. FIU (3/1) ... Had four hits over the final three games of the UCF Invitational, including a walkoff hit in a 4-3 win over Bradley (3/7) ... Went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the 7-5 extra-inning win over the Braves (3/8), and also had 10 putouts and a career-best two stolen bases ... Went 3-for-5, tying her career best in hits, scoring twice vs. Alabama A&M (3/14) ... 1-for-2 against Alabama A&M in the second game, scoring twice and knocking in one ... Went 2-for-3 in the finale of the Nebraska series, scoring once and adding a stolen base (3/22) ... Smacked a pair of doubles and went 4-for-10 in the Penn State series (3/28-29) ... Had a pair of hits in each of the two final games at Rutgers (4/4-5) ... Went 2-for-4 in a midweek tilt against Toledo (4/8) ... Was injured in the series opener against Minnesota (4/17), and missed the remainder of the series ... Made her return to the field after an eight-game hiatus at Central Michigan (4/29) ... Went 2-for-8 in the Maryland series to close the season.
JUNIOR (2014): Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Three-year starter at first base, playing and starting all but five Spartan games in her career ... One of the top defensive players in the Big Ten, boasting a team-high .988 fielding percentage with just three errors in 249 chances ... Hit .238 with a pair of doubles and triples ... Went 4-for-6 on stolen base attempts ... Went 1-for-3 in each game of a doubleheader against Rhode Island (2/9), and turned an unassisted double play in the nightcap ... Went 1-for-4 in an extra-inning loss to SIU-Edwardsville (2/14) ... Hit a team-best .400 at the South Carolina Invitational (2/21-23), contributing a pair of RBI and a perfect 25-for-25 on putout opportunities in the field ... Went 2-for-3 with a triple against Georgetown, recording nine putouts ... Hit .545 with an .818 slugging percentage at the FGCU Tournament (3/1-2) ... Went 3-for-4 with a triple against LIU-Brooklyn (3/1) ... Had both hits in MSU's loss to Hofstra at FGCU (3/2), smacking a double ... Had a single and a HBP in the tough 2-1 loss to Marshall (3/7) ... MIssed the remainder of the spring break trip as well as the Hoosier Classic (3/15) with injury, the first games she's missed in her career ... Returned to the field in the Ohio State series (3/21-22), walking twice and recording her second-highest total of the season in putouts in the first game of the series ... Had hits in each of the three games of the Purdue series (3/28-30) ... Walked twice and went 1-for-2 in the opening game of the Penn State series (4/4) ... Recorded a career-best 13 putouts in the first game of a doubleheader against Indiana (4/9) ... Snapped a three-game hitless streak with a double in the nightcap of the doubleheader against the Hoosiers ... Had a hit in each of the two home games against Michigan (4/12-13) ... Went 4-for-7 over the final two games of the Iowa series, recording 14 putouts (4/19-20) ... Went 1-for-3 against Central Michigan (4/23) ... Had a hit in each of the two final games against Nebraska (4/26-27) ... Walked twice and had a stolen base in the opener of the series against Northwestern (5/2) ...
SOPHOMORE (2013): One of five Spartans who started in all 49 games, all at first base...Tallied six RBI...Tied for the team lead with two triples and also had five doubles...Ranked fourth on the team with a .281 batting average...Also ranked fourth on the team with 38 hits...Her 22 runs scored were second most on the team.
FRESHMAN (2012): Started all 53 games for MSU at first base...Posted a team-best .986 fielding percentage...Led the team in putouts with 326...Recorded her first career triple at Florida Atlantic (2/26)...Had five multiple hit games including three hits at Cal State Fullerton (3/9)...Scored 19 runs for the Spartans...Recorded 27 hits on the season...Contributed four RBIs.
High School: Graduated from Kaukauna as a four-year letterwinner under coach Tim Roehrig ... Led team to state championship as a junior, boasting a batting average of .492 ... Named 2009-10 Gatorade Wisconsin Softball Player of the Year ... Received first team all-state honors as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... Earned first team all-conference and all-district all three years of action ... Named to the Post Crescent First Team as a freshman, sophomore and a junior ... Led Fox Valley Association Conference in batting average as both a freshman (.516) and sophomore (.542) ... Also a four-year letterwinner in volleyball ... Led her high school volleyball team as the setter to the 2010 Wisconsin State Championship on Nov. 6 after finishing runner-up in 2009 ... First team-all conference in volleyball as a senior ... Second team all-conference in volleyball as a sophomore and junior.
Club: Competed for the Wisconsin Bandits during the summer.
Personal: Born Feb. 24, 1993 to Steve and Kim Freimuth ... Sister, Hayley, plays softball at Wisconsin-Oshkosh ... Plans on majoring in kinesiology.