The State News
The MSU and Central Michigan baseball teams will renew their in-state rivalry this spring by playing the first ever college baseball game at Detroit’s Comerica Park on April 20, CMU said in a press release Monday.
A press conference officially announcing the game with representatives from both schools will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Tiger Club at Comerica Park.
Located in downtown Detroit, Comerica Park replaced Tiger Stadium in 2000. Along with housing MLB’s Detroit Tigers, the ballpark has hosted concerts featuring acts such as Dave Matthews Band, the Rolling Stones and, most recently, Eminem and Jay-Z last summer.
The Chippewas possess a 62-46 lead in the all-time series, however, the Spartans won two of three games between the two last season on the way to a 10-2 record against in-state opponents.
MSU finished last season with a 34-19 overall record, including an 11-13 mark in Big Ten play. Meanwhile, CMU amassed a 36-22 overall record and won the Mid-American Conference championship by finishing 20-7 in the conference.