Ladd, Carrasco Homer in Victory
Echols posts two hits, three RBI
MSU plays five games at FIU Classic
Spartans snap four-game skid with win
MSU looks to get bats on track in season's second weekend
The 2017 MSU Softball season kicks off on Friday, Feb. 10. Eighteen Spartans make up this year's team.
NFCA Second Team All-Region (2017)
FRESHMAN (2017): Second Team NFCA All-Great Lakes Region selection ... Set a freshman record at MSU with 11 home runs in her first collegiate season, which ranks fifth in a single season at MSU ... Third on the team with a .328 average, with a .542 slugging percentage and adding five doubles ... Contributed 40 RBI, good for fourth on the team ... Compiled 16 multiple-hit games and her 10-game hitting streak late in the year was the second longest on the team all season ... Ranked ninth in the Big Ten with 11 homers the second most by a freshman in the Big Ten this season ... Opened her collegiate career with a 2-for-4 performance at the plate, including a home run, against North Florida (2/10) ... Earned her first start behind the plate against Troy, (2/11), going 2-for-3 with a sac fly ... Had another two-hit outing against NC State (2/11), with an RBI and nine putouts ... Opened the Madiera Beach invite with a solo home run vs. Villanova (2/17) ... Went 1-for-3 vs. North Dakota with a two-run homer (2/18) ... Closed out the weekend at Madiera Beach with a 2-for-3 performance at the plate with three RBI with her fourth home run of the season, vs. Robert Morris (2/19) ... Had hits in the first and final games at LMU (2/24-26), including a double in the Friday contest ... Opened the Georgia Invitational with a 2-for-3 day at the plate vs. UNC Wilmington, and then went 1-for-2 with a walk in the nightcap vs. the host Bulldogs (3/4) ... Was 2-for-4 with an RBI vs. Central Connecticut (3/5) ... Had base hits in each of the final two games at the Kennesaw State Owl invite vs. Tennessee Tech (with an RBI) and the host Owls (3/11) ... Snapped a two-game hitless streak with an eighth-inning solo homer at Purdue (3/25) ... Smacked a bases-loaded triple in the opener vs. Maryland (3/31) ... Went 4-for-10 with five RBI in the Penn State series, including a 230-foot bomb of a home run in the series finale (4/8-9) ... Went 4-for-12 in the series against Illinois (4/14-15), with three RBI and her eighth home run of the season in the finale ... Recorded a pair of hits with an RBI in a home win over Toledo (4/19) ... Compiled three hits in the Ohio State series (4/21-23), with two RBI ... Had a pair of hits in MSU's
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Tulare Western High School in Tulare, California where she was a multi-sport athlete ... Lead her softball team to the 2015 East Yosemite League championship while being named conference MVP... Received the Mustang of the Year Award for most outstanding athlete her senior year and set the combined home run record that year as well ... A four-year
CLUB: Ranked No. 92 nationally by flosoftball.com in the class of 2016 ... Played for coaches Joe Gron and Bob Perales of the San Jose Sting.
PERSONAL: Born June 23, 1998 ... Daughter of Rudy and Trisha Carrasco ... Mother played volleyball and softball at the College of Sequoias ... Has participated in many community outreach programs and annually serves as a counselor for Camp Sunshine Dreams, a camp for children with cancer ... Has an older sister, Kaitlyn, who attends Oklahoma and a younger brother, Connor ... Plans on majoring in Kinesiology.