They both play in new facilities adjacent each other, but fortunates are clearly different for the Michigan State softball and baseball teams. Softball is 11-30 on the season, 0-12 in the Big Ten hosting Iowa this week end. The Spartans were shutout this last week end in three losses to Michigan 8-0, 2-0 and 5-0. There are 15 games remaining, 11 at home, but this is a program desperate to find some offense.
The Spartan baseballers have plenty of offense-- a 20-10 win in the second game of a doubleheader Sunday at Indiana after a 6-0 win in game one. MSU is 22-12 in baseball, 5-4 in the Big Ten, hosting Western Michigan at 3pm Tuesday. The Spartans need a good week end back in league play, hosting Minnesota for three games beginning at 3pm Friday. MSU is defending Big Ten regular season baseball champ and the Spartans will need a good week end against Minnesota, then another top effort the following week end at league leader Purdue, which appears to be far and way the best team in the league this spring. MSU's baseballers are hoping to make the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1979. Who knows when the softball program will make that level again.