MSU slips to 3-7 in MVC play following pair of one-run setbacks to Indiana State
Aces build early lead, cruise to 14-5 MVC victory over MSU
Knight flourishes in first start, offense comes to life with 17 hits against Leathernecks
Eierman and Steinmetz power MSU offense, Young matches club record for career saves in series-opening victory
Paulsen, Graham power 14-hit attack to help MSU post best start since 1999
• MVC Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (2014 and 2015)
2015: Dezort hit a career-high .298 as a junior despite being limited to 26 games due to injury; turned in a .400 batting mark during Missouri Valley Conference play and hit .471 at home…Logged a career-best five-game hit streak, March 14-22, hitting .444 (8-for-18)…Recorded a career-best three hits in four trips to the plate March 20 vs. Indiana State; followed that effort by going 2-for-3 the next day, then added a hit in the series finale to finish the weekend 6-for-10 vs. ISU…Came off the bench to score a pair of runs in MSU’s 12-6 win at Jacksonville (March 27)…Had two hits in the Bears’ 2-0 win at Evansville (April 12) that clinched a three-game sweep of the Aces…Earned MVC Academic Honor Roll recognition for the second straight year.
2014: Hit .273 in 45 games as a sophomore, including a .318 batting mark during Missouri Valley Conference play...Made 12 starts in left field and collected four pinch hits in 14 at-bats...Drove in 11 runs and scored 12 times--both career highs--and was a perfect 6-for-6 in stolen base attempts...Hit .333 in 12 home games, including a 2-for-2 night vs. Saint Louis (April 1) in which he clubbed a pinch-hit grand slam for his first career home run...Logged three multi-hit games for the year--all MSU victories; went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in the Bears' 11-0 victory over Northern Illinois (Feb. 22) and 2-for-4 with a steal and a run batted-in in a 12-0 win over Abilene Christian (March 7)...Drove in the go-ahead run with a ninth-inning single off the bench to lift the Bears past Wichita State (March 23)...Named to the MVC's Academic Honor Roll. 2013: Gave the Bears a solid all-around option off the bench as a freshman, appearing in 14 games and driving in three runs over his 11 plate appearances...Came through with a run-scoring single in his first collegiate at-bat, March 1 vs. Northwestern State...Also produced runs with RBI-grounders in wins over Indiana State (March 29) and Evansville (April 27) and scored his lone run of the year vs. the Sycamores (March 30).
Background: The speedy outfielder was a four-time All-Suburban North Conference honoree at Hazelwood Central High School...Posted a .407 batting average, swiped 22 bases, scored 37 runs and drove in 28 more to help the Hawks to a 20-10 record as a senior...Named to PNC Bank All-Star Showcase and claimed his club's Silver Slugger Award...Batted .386 with 28 stolen bases and a conference-best seven triples as a junior in 2011 to power the Hawks to their second-straight district title...Hit .419 with 38 runs scored and 19 steals to help his club to a Class 4 sectional appearance as a sophomore in 2010...Also played soccer for Hazelwood Central.