NU Hurler Newport Tosses No-Hitter
Zalewski K's 10 in three-hit complete game.
MSU opens tournament Thursday at 5:30 pm ET
Baccay, Long Come Up With Clutch Hits in Win
Echols, Foerster Blast Homers
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CAREER CAPSULE (2015-18): Three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection ... 2016 NFCA Scholar-Athlete ... Appeared in 199 career games, most of them behind the plate ... Hit .201 with 11 doubles and seven home runs ... Drew 32 walks and 26 HBP ... Committed just nine errors in 199 games ... Threw out 22 steal attempts ...
REDSHIRT SENIOR (2018): Academic All-Big Ten Selection ... Started 42 games behind the plate, and played in 46 games total ... Threw out a career-best ... nine batters, and did not commit an error ... Hit. 140 with a pair of doubles, five RBI, and five sacrifice hits ... Recorded a pair of hits in the season-opening tournament at FAU (2/9-11) ... Hit .308 with a double and two RBI in a 5-0 weekend for the Spartans at the FIU Classic (2/23-25) ... Had a pair of RBI hits in the Judi Garman Classic, both vs. Cal State Fullerton (3/2-4) ... Delivered a pair of sac hits and walked once in the Rutgers series (4/27-29) ... Had a single and three putouts in MSU's home game vs. Michigan (5/2) ... Had base hits in two of the three games at Maryland (5/4-5), adding two walkes and a run scored ...
REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2017): Academic All-Big Ten Selection ...Started a team-high 36 games behind the plate and another seven at DP, appearing in 46 games overall ... Hit .189, but had 12 walks, 13 hit-by-pitch, a pair of doubles, and a homer ... Was fifth in the Big Ten in hit by pitch (13) and sixth in the Conference in sac bunts (9) ... Boasted a .986 fielding percentage ... Went 1-for-3 in the season opener vs. North Florida (2/10), with eight putouts ... Went 1-for-2 in the game vs. UAB (2/17) with three putouts ... Went 2-for-2 with an RBI against Central Connecticut (3/4), with a double and an RBI in addition to a pair of hit-by-pitches ... Went 1-for-3 at Georgia Tech (3/8) and Georgia State (3/9), with four putouts against the Panthers ... Got the start behind the plate in all three games at Purdue (3/24-25) and Maryland (3/31-4/2)
REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2016): Academic All-Big Ten selection ... NFCA Scholar-Athlete ... Returned to the lineup after missing most of the 2015 season with
SOPHOMORE (2015): Slated as the team's starter behind the plate, but appeared in just 14 games due to injury ... Picked up her first hit of the season in her only at-bat against Drexel (2/15), a 1-0 win ... Started three of four games behind the plate at the FIU Panther Invitational, picking up a pinch-hit single against Ole Miss in the other game (2/28) ... Recorded a career-best 10 putouts in a 9-3 extra-inning victory over Ole Miss (3/1).
FRESHMAN (2014): Hit .270, good for second overall on the team, and started 38 of her 40 GP ... Boasted a .981 fielding percentage in 162 chances, with nine assists against just three errors ... Had three doubles and hit one home run at the plate ... Was injured in the series finale vs. Iowa (4/20) and did not see another game behind the plate ... Picked up her first collegiate hit against Rhode Island in a 5-0 victory (2/9) ... Went 2-for-3 against San Jose State (2/14) ... Went 2-for-4 and also recorded seven putouts in a 5-2 win over UNC-Wilmington (2/21) ... Went 1-for-3 with a walk against Boston University (2/22) ... Against Marshall, went 2-for-4 in a tough 2-1 loss ... Went 1-for-3 in a tight 1-0 win over Hofstra, with six putouts ... Tied her
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended San Rafael High School but did not play for a high school softball team ... Competed on the golf team ... Recipient of the school's 2013 Female Student Athlete Award.
CLUB: Competed for Sorcerer Softball and So Cal Explosion ... Led her So Cal Explosion team to a fifth-place finish at the 2013 Boulder Independence Day Tournament ... Led her Sorcerer team to a third-place finish at the 2010 ASA/USA Girls' Class A 14-Under Fast Pitch National Championship.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Herb and Lucette Besson ... Born March 3, 1995, mother performed with the American Ballet Theatre ... Communications major who completed an independent study in MSU's Office of Athletic Communications.