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


 

 

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