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March 20, 2022

Roper’s grand slam caps win over Oakland in home opener

Originally scheduled for an off week, the Michigan State softball team picked up a game against Oakland University on Sunday, March 20, defeating the Golden Grizzlies in five innings, 9-0. Oakland was previously slated to play a Horizon League series against IUPUI over the weekend, but those games were postponed.
A pair of Oakland errors prolonged a seven-run fifth inning for the Spartans, allowing Michigan State to end the game in early. Freshman Kayleigh Roper finished the game with one swing of her bat, blasting a two-out grand slam over the left field wall for her first career home run. Sophomore Alexis Barroso also joined Roper as a pair of Spartan batters with four runs batted in on Sunday. Roper was 3-for-3 at the dish while Barroso was 2-for-3.

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