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Michigan State Tangles With Lansing Lugnuts In 16th-Annual Crosstown Showdown Wednesday

Michigan State Tangles With Lansing Lugnuts In 16th-Annual Crosstown Showdown Wednesday



• Michigan State baseball will play the Lansing Lugnuts in the 2024 Crosstown Showdown on Wednesday, April 3 at 6:05 p.m. from Jackson® Field™ … the 16th-annual exhibition game between the Spartans and the High A-Affiliate of the Oakland A’s will be a seven-inning contest.


• MSU’s game at Notre Dame Tuesday was rained out and will be rescheduled at a later date.


• The Spartans’ schedule is subject to change, stay tuned to and @MSUBaseball on X/Twitter for schedule updates.


• Fans can follow this week’s action with “Watch Live,” “Live Stats” and “Listen Live” links, where available, at


• For the eighth-straight year, the Spartan Media Network will carry a live audio stream for all home and select road Spartan baseball games this season … The broadcast will be available exclusively at by clicking on “Listen Live” on the baseball schedule … Broadcast veteran Scott Moore calls the action, with Spartan baseball alum Jim Cotter providing analysis.



• Michigan State baseball will meet the Lansing Lugnuts in the 2024 Crosstown Showdown, presented by Delta Dental on Tuesday, April 4 … First pitch from Jackson® Field™  is slated for 6:05 p.m. for the seven-inning exhibition game that does not count towards either team’s record.


• Jackson® Field™  gates open at 5 p.m. and Wednesday’s pre-game festivities include the first 1,000 fans receiving giveaway jerseys presented by Delta Dental … selected MSU players will be available for autographs pre-game as well … Sparty, the MSU Spirit Squad and MSU Marching Band will be in attendance.


• Wednesday is the 16th overall Crosstown Showdown, marking the third year in a row for the CTSD to be played after returning in 2022 for the first time since the fall of 2019 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic.


• The 2019 match-up was the fourth-straight year of playing in the fall … Wednesday is the 12th Crosstown Showdown played in the spring out of the 16 … The Lugnuts won the inaugural CTSD on April 3, 2007, 4-3, in front of 6,223, as the Lugnuts held off a late Spartan rally, as the Green & White was down, 4-1, entering the ninth and rallied with two runs and placed the game-tying run on base and had the potential go-ahead…

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