Spartans Deliver Two Walk-Off Wins in Doubleheader Sweep Against Oakland, Chase Rihtarchik throws a no-hitter in game two.

By: Michigan State University
By: Michigan State University

YPSILANTI, Mich. - It was a record day for Michigan State baseball on Saturday afternoon at Oestrike Stadium against Oakland. The Spartans won both games in walk-off fashion, 2-1 in game one and 3-2 in game two. Ryan Krill hit a home run in the bottom of the 10th inning of game one and Chase Rihtarchik pitched a no-hitter in game two, allowing just three walks against the Golden Grizzlies. It marked MSU's first no-hitter since Nolan Moody accomplished the feat against Northwestern in 2009.

Michigan State extended its winning streak to six games and is now 12-7 on the season.

The first game was a pitcher's duel from the beginning but Oakland got on the board first with a RBI single through the right side by Jared Theisen.

That would be the only run allowed by David Garner, as he gave up just four hits in six innings pitched. He also had five strikeouts. Anthony Misiewicz replaced Garner in the seventh.

The Spartans evened the score at one in the bottom of the seventh after a pair of Oakland errors led to a Ryan Richardson run.

OU starter Jake Paulson allowed just two hits and one run in nine innings of work.

Trey Popp got two quick outs in the top of the 10th but got in a jam after a single up the middle by Theisen, followed by a walk. Popp retired the next batter, Nolan Jacoby on a fly out to right field.

Krill led off the bottom half and ended the game with a blast to right field, his first home run of the season. Popp earned the win for MSU after 2 2/3 innings of work in relief. He walked one and allowed just one run.


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