Softball Falls to Notre Dame
Sophomore McKinzie Freimuth contributed to the Michigan State offense with one hit.

April 16, 2013

Box Score

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State softball suffered a loss to Notre Dame on Tuesday evening at Secchia Stadium.  The Spartans fell 2-0 to the Fighting Irish.  In the circle, junior Kelly Smith tallied six strikeouts to move into fourth for single-season pitching records with 180.  MSU owns a 21-18 overall record and 7-4 in conference games.

After two scoreless innings, Notre Dame (30-10) scored the first run of the game in the top of the third with a home run to right field.

The fourth and fifth innings went scoreless before the Fighting Irish scored their second run of the game to take a 2-0 lead over the Spartans. MSU was unable to score in the seventh, finalizing the score at 2-0.

Smith allowed two runs, both earned, in 5 2/3 innings pitched.  Freshman Dani Goranson took over in the top of the sixth and held the Fighting Irish to no runs in 1 1/3 innings pitched.

Leading the Spartan offense, sophomore Alyssa McBride, sophomore McKinzie Freimuth and senior Kylene Hopkins all went 1-for-3.

Laura Winter improved her record to 19-8 on the season after holding MSU scoreless.

Next up, Michigan State faces Toledo on Wednesday, April 17, at 4 p.m. at Secchia Stadium.  The Spartans head to Minnesota for this weekend’s series.