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
McBride Extends Hitting Streak to 11 Games
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.