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Softball Concludes Action at FAU Invitational

Spartans finish spring break trip 6-5.

March 9, 2013

Final Stats

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Michigan State softball fell to Louisiana-Monroe, 6-1, Saturday afternoon. 

ULM (9-13) gained an early lead in the bottom of the first inning, scoring four runs, 4-0.

To start off the second inning, Spartan sophomore Ellie Stoffer bunted for a single and was sent to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Alyssa McBride.  Stoffer continued to advance to third on a hit to first by senior Jenny Ramsaier and scored a run on a passed ball.  The Michigan State (14-11) run closed the deficit in score, 4-1.

MSU held the Warhawks to two more runs, one in the third and another in fourth inning.

Leading the Spartan offense was Stoffer, 3-for-3 and senior Kylene Hopkins, 2-for-4. 

Freshman Dani Goranson (2-4) pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs, both earned, while junior Kelly Smith (11-6) saw action in 2/3 of an inning and gave up four runs, none of which were earned. 

Warhawk Haylie Wilson (3-8) pitched the complete game for Louisiana-Monroe and took the win. 

The Spartans finish up the tournament season next weekend in Bloomington, Ind.  MSU will face Wright State, Central Michigan, UIC and Toledo. ­­­­­­­



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