MSU opens tournament Thursday at 5:30 pm ET
MSU records eighth win in last nine games
Baccay, Long Come Up With Clutch Hits in Win
Spartans play final game at Secchia on Wednesday
Zalewski strikes out eight in 11th win of the season
FRESHMAN (2018): Appeared in 30 games, starting 15 ... Hit .200, but came on late in the season with rapid improvement ... Counted two doubles and a homer among her eight base hits, with three RBI and 13 walks ... Saw her first collegiate action vs. Bethune Cookman at the FAU First Pitch Invitational (2/9-11) ... Earned her first collegiate start in the field at 1B vs. Mercer at the Gamecock Invitational (2/16-18) ... Had her first career base hit and run scored vs. Siena at the FIU Classic (2/23-25) ... Had a base hit in her only at-bat vs. Cal State Fullerton (3/6) ... Started at first in two of the three games of the Louisville Slugger Invitational (3/8-10), getting a walk and RBI in the finale vs. San Diego State ... Hit .333 with three walks and an RBI in the Nebraska series (3/23-25) ... Went 2-for-3 in her two games at Ohio State (4/20-22), smacking her first career double and home run and walking twice ... Went 3-for-6 in the Maryland series (5/4-5) with three runs scored ....
HIGH SCHOOL: Four -year varsity letterwinner at Tri-Valley ... MVL Player of the Year as a senior and was named to the All-Conference Team her freshman, junior, and senior seasons... Held the team's highest batting average her sophomore through seasons, and also led Tri-Valley in RBI and homers as a junior ... First Team All-District and First Team All-Ohio in 2015 and again in 2017... Three time scholar athlete...
CLUB: Played in the summer of 2016 for the Indiana Magic Gold in Rochester, Ind. under Coach Brian Green... 2015 PGF Nationals Runner-Up with the Beverly Bandits ...
PERSONAL: Born June 25, 1999... Daughter of Ronald Paxson and Amber Smith... Has one sister, Raegen ... Hobbies include watching college football... Scholar athlete honoree her freshman, sophomore and junior seasons... Plans on majoring in Kinesiology and aspires to a career in physical therapy ...