Fall Report: Michigan StateFall Report
The Spartans challenged themselves with a difficult non-conference schedule to kick off the 2019 season, which included series against Arizona State and Connecticut. The team battled injuries and inconsistency while stumbling to a disastrous 4-19 start before rebounding and playing better than .500 ball in the second half of the season. The resurgence was underscored with a series win against a 43-win Indiana State team and series wins in three of the final four weekends against conference foes.
Entering his 12th year at the helm, Spartans coach Jake Boss looks to build upon last year’s late season success and is pleased with the work that his team has put in over the summer and fall seasons.
“Coming off a disappointing year like we had, I don’t think there is any one job that is solidified or set in stone,” said Boss. “There’s going to be a lot of competition. I think that’s good; I think that’ll make us all better. We’ve had a good fall, and I think the guys understand they really need to come with an approach if they’re going to win a job.”
While Boss returns a healthy dose of innings from last year’s club, the pitching staff was detrimentally impacted by the draft, losing juniors Mitchell Tyranski and Indigo Diaz, the Spartans most effective starter and their closer respectively…
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