The 8-6 Sycamore baseball team will host the 9-6 Michigan State Spartans Friday for a doubleheader that will open a three-game series between the two squads. The last contest will be played Sunday.
Indiana State comes into this series after defeating Kansas in a three-game series 2-1 on the road. That series ended Sunday.
In their last contest against Kansas, the Sycamores won 8-2. The Jayhawks got off to a fast start as they opened the game with two scores in the first inning. Indiana State ended up scoring eight runs on nine hits. The Sycamores were efficient defensively as they held Kansas to no runs for the last eight innings of the game.
The Michigan State Spartans are coming off of a loss as they fell to Samford 5-3 Sunday in the Pensacola Cox Diamond Invitational. In their game against the Bulldogs, the Spartans used four different pitchers and gave up five earned runs.
Spartan senior pitcher Sam Benschoter pitched for five innings, giving up five runs, four of them earned. Michigan State only allowed Samford five hits but they were five efficient hits as they finished with five runs. The Spartans are on a two-game losing streak after going 1-2 in the Pensacola Cox Diamond Invitational.
Sycamore senior outfielder Ellison Hanna, senior catcher Max Wright and redshirt junior Jordan Schaffer will be the ones to watch at bat this weekend as they are confident after their hitting in Kansas.
The game between Michigan State and Indiana State will take place in Terre Haute at Bob Warn field Friday. They play twice Friday, once at 1 p.m. and another time at 4 p.m. The Sycamores play the third game of the series 1 p.m. Sunday.