The Michigan State Spartans were looking to bounce back from Friday's loss in Ann Arbor against Michigan on Saturday.
Blaise Salter had RBI singles in the second and the fourth innings for MSU, but it wasn't enough.
Michigan's Kevin Krantz had a big pinch-hit single that scored Cole Martin and that proved to be the winner for Michigan.
Michigan was able to hold on down the stretch and take Saturday's game 4-3.
The two teams will meet for the weekend finale on Sunday back in Ann Arbor.