22 Home Games Set For Spartans…
Michigan State has released its 2012 college baseball schedule. The Spartans open their season Feb. 17-19 at the Big Ten/Big East Challenge in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Fla. area. Their three opponents at the event are St. John’s, South Florida and Louisville.
The defending Big Ten regular season co-champions head to Greenville, SC for the second weekend of the season to play two games each against Miami (OH) and Furman.
MSU heads to both Texas and Florida for its spring break trip, which starts March 2-4 with a three game series at Texas A&M. After a March 7 game at Baylor, Michigan State heads to Port Charlotte, Fla. for games in successive days against Xavier, Seton Hall and Pittsburgh.
The Spartans play a three game series at Cincinnati March 16-18 and then play their first home games when they host Oakland (MI) March 23-25.
Other non-conference games include the May 15 Clash at Comerica vs. Central Michigan in Detroit and an April 10 home game against Notre Dame.
Big Ten play begins March 30-April 1 with a home series against Ohio State. Other conference home series are against Minnesota, Iowa and Penn State. Conference road series are at Indiana, Purdue and Illinois. MSU will split its series with Michigan. The first game of the series will be in Ann Arbor on April 6 and the last two games will be in East Lansing over the next two days.