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MSU Opens Final Four-Game Homestand By Meeting EMU Tuesday In Last Non-Conference Contest Of Regular-Season

MSU Opens Final Four-Game Homestand By Meeting EMU Tuesday In Last Non-Conference Contest Of Regular-Season


• Michigan State baseball opens its final four-game homestand and the final week of the regular-season by hosting in-state foe Eastern Michigan on Tuesday, May 14 … The Spartans and Eagles will square off in a 6:05 p.m. first pitch from McLane Stadium at Kobs Field
 
• The Spartans’ schedule is subject to change, stay tuned to MSUSpartans.com and @MSUBaseball on X/Twitter for schedule updates.
 
• Fans can follow this week’s action with “Tickets,” “Watch Live,” “Live Stats” and “Listen Live” links, where available, at MSUSpartans.com.
 
• 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 MSUSpartans.com by clicking on “Listen Live” on the baseball schedule … Broadcast veteran Scott Moore calls the action, with Spartan baseball alum Jim Cotter providing analysis for select home games.
 
COACH VAN AMEYDE BACK WITH TEAM
• Michigan State veteran pitching coach Mark Van Ameyde (VAN-uh-mead) returned to the dugout last weekend at Ohio State after being away from the team since mid-March after undergoing a successful kidney transplant on March 20 … Van Ameyde’s wife, Melissa was his donor … Van Ameyde joined the team in Columbus at the Spartans’ practice on Thursday evening, April 26, and was warmly greeted by the team.
 
140TH SEASON OF MICHIGAN STATE BASEBALL
Michigan State is playing its 140th season of baseball in 2024 and was the first varsity sport on campus. The first season of Spartan baseball was 1884, going 4-2 in the six-game schedule, and baseball has been played every season since, with only no varsity in 1944 due to World War II. MSU has played over 4,500 games in program history.
 
70TH ANNIVERSARY OF 1954 MICHIGAN STATE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES TEAM
Michigan State will be celebrating the 1954 Spartan team that won the Big Ten Championship en route to the College World Series, the first and lone trip to the CWS by MSU.
 
The 1954 season was one for the ages as the Spartans won their first Big Ten Championship, ran through the NCAA Tournament en route to a College World Series third-place finish, and completed the season with a then school-record 25-10-1 record behind the leadership of Spartan legend John Kobs. The ’54 team featured three future…

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