Michigan State next stop for Falcon softball team

Paul Barney and Paul Barney

After posting a 2-2 record last weekend against Akron and Ohio, the softball team will look to get back in the win column today as they head to East Lansing for a 4 p.m. non-conference matchup with Michigan State. The last meeting between these two teams was Mar. 16, 2008, in which the Spartans posted a 6-2 win at the Stetson Invitational in Florida. The Falcons (9-24, 4-10 Mid-American Conference) are 2-1 against the Spartans (14-24, 0-11 Big Ten) with coach Shannon Salsburg at the helm. Overall, the Falcons hold a 12-7 advantage in the all-time series. BG is coming off an up and down week at the plate, having recorded a combined six hits in their split with Akron, and a total of 15 hits in their split with Ohio. For the Falcons to have success, they will need to be consistently aggressive at the plate, especially when there are runners on base. ‘After you’re that aggressive you know that there’s going to be some adjustments made by the pitchers, and we have to find ways to hit people in,’ Salsburg said. ‘We left too many on base in key situations.’ The Falcons will return to MAC play this weekend, when they host Buffalo and Kent State at Meserve Field.