MSU looks forward to start of B1G season next weekend.
Spartans have season-best 13 hits in win over Alabama A&M
Alyssa McBride goes 3-for-3 in victory.
Michigan State heads to Orlando for four games
R-SENIOR (2015): Posted career-best offensive numbers ... Hit .288 with 153 at-bats, scoring 25 runs, smacking 44 hits, knocking in 32 RBI, and contributing seven doubles and nine home runs, all career highs ... Her nine home runs is tied for the 11th-most in a single season at Michigan State ... Started in right field in MSU’s 7-1 win over Rhode Island (2/6), going 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI ... Posted a 2-for-4 effort in a 3-2 win over Stetson (2/7), smacking a pair of doubles ... Went 1-for-4 in a win over No. 22 Tulsa, with a double and a pair of RBI ... Hit her fourth double of the year in a 7-3 win over Providence (2/14) ... Went 2-for-3 with an RBI against Florida Atlantic (2/14) ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI in a 9-3 extra-inning victory over Ole Miss (3/1) ... Had a 2-for-3 effort with an RBI and a run scored as MSU beat Youngstown State, 7-3 (3/13) ... Went 1-for-1 against Alabama A&M (3/15) ... Led the team with a .500 batting average in the Penn State series (3/28-29), smacking a home run and a pair of doubles, and posting four RBI in a 4-for-8 plate performance ... Went a combined 6-for-14 (.429) in the Rutgers series ... Extended her career-best hitting streak to six games against Toledo (4/8) ... Had three hits in the Ohio State series, (4/10-12), getting a pair of hits in game one and smacking a two-run homer in the second game ... Hit her fourth home run of the season over the center-field wall against Eastern Michigan (4/14) ... Smacked her fifth homer of the season in the opening game against Minnesota (4/17), a two-run shot, and walked twice ... Went 2-for-2 the next day against the Gophers, adding another homer, a double, and walking once (4/18) ... Got her first career start at first base in the Minnesota series finale ... Tallied six hits in 13 at-bats in the Indiana series, including a 3-for-5 performance in a 9-8 Spartan victory that was her career high in both hits and at-bats (4/24) ... Homered in the Indiana opener ... Went 1-for-3 against Central Michigan on the road ... Had a pair of hits- including a home run - in her collegiate finale against Maryland, her ninth of the season.
R-JUNIOR (2014): Appeared in 44 games, but limited to 30 starts due to injury ... Was third on the team with a .230 batting average, contributing 20 hits - which included three triples and a home run ... Hit .583 as a pinch hitter, (7-for-12) with 10 RBI ... Second on the team overall in RBI (17) ... Started in right field in two of the three games at the Stetson Invitational, (2/7-9), and appeared as a pinch hitter in the third ... Had an RBI single in the top of the 7th inning as MSU took on defending National Champion Oklahoma (2/16) ... Came in as a pinch hitter against UNC-Wilmington (2/21) and contributed an RBI single ... Played the final two games at the South Carolina Invitational as the designated player, going 1-for-2 against South Carolina (2/22) ... Had an RBI single in the win over LIU-Brooklyn as a pinch hitter (3/1) ... Continued her pinch-hitting prowess with a bases-loaded double against Florida Atlantic (3/4), recording three RBI ... Delivered a pinch-hit single in a 2-1 loss to Marshall (3/7) ... Played a combination of designated player/2B in the final three games of the spring break tournament (3/8) ... Entered the game as a pinch hitter against Toledo (3/15) and delivered her fifth pinch hit of the season ... Registered her sixth pinch hit of the year, an RBI single, against Ohio State in the series finale (3/22) ... Had her seventh pinch hit of the season in the first game against Penn State (4/4), a two-run double ... Played in right field in the final two games of the series with the Nittany Lions (4/5-6), where she was walked twice and hit by a pitch once, and contributed a double ... Went a combined 3-for-7 with a home run, her first of the season, in the doubleheader against Indiana (4/9), with three RBI ... Went 1-for-2 in the middle game vs. Michgian (4/12) ... Delivered an RBI single in the top of the sixth inning to plate MSU's lone run in a 1-0 victory at Iowa (4/18) ... Went 1-for-2 in the opener vs. Nebraska (4/26) ...
R-SOPHOMORE (2013): Appeared in 40 games, getting 12 starts in right field...Notched 17 hits...Tallied six doubles...Earned 19 RBIs...Recorded two home runs...Scored four runs...Hit a grand slam at Wisconsin (5/5) and against UIC (2/15).
R-FRESHMAN (2012): Appeared in 41 games, starting 25...Big Ten Freshman of the Week (3/19)...Posted two home runs at UC Riverside (3/6)...Registered six doubles on the season...Recorded four multiple RBI games...Tabbed an eight game hitting streak...Scored three runs at UC Riverside (3/6) and two vs. Wright State (3/18)...Recorded 20 RBI on 22 hits.
High School: A four-year letterwinner at Lima Bath for coach Laura Ford ... A captain of her high school team for three years ... Named as a First-Team All-Ohio honoree in 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... Second-Team All-Ohio honors in 2007 and 2008 ... Named the 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Western Buckeye League Offensive Player of the Year ... Both First-Team All-Northwestern Ohio District and First Team Western Buckeye League in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... Holds the state of Ohio single-game home runs record with three ... Also a four-year letterwinner in basketball ... Named to the honor roll every year of high school.
Club: Played for the Indiana Magic 18U Gold and the Ohio Lady Lasers Purple ... Her teams have placed seventh, ninth and 13th in ASA Nationals ... Played in the 2010 ESPN Rise Games in Huntington Beach, Calif., with the Indiana Magic 18U Gold.
Personal: Born Dec. 20, 1991, to parents Doug and Shelly Saunders ... Father was a four-time letterwinner on the Ohio Wesleyan baseball and football teams (1977-1980) ... Older sister, Amanda, played softball for four years at Ohio Wesleyan ... Plans to pursue a career in business/hospitality management.