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Central Michigan releases 2013 Schedule

MOUNT PLEASANT – The Central Michigan baseball program released its 2013 schedule Wednesday afternoon, one that features 17 games at Theunissen Stadium.

Highlighting the 17 home contests will be a non-conference tilt versus Notre Dame (Apr. 30) as well the series finale of a three-game set versus in-state rival Michigan State (May 14).

Theunissen Stadium will open its gates for the first home game of the season on March 12 when the Chippewas host Madonna

Featuring a roster full of new faces after losing nine seniors from a team that finished just short of winning a Mid-American Conference Tournament title last season, the Chippewas will open the season with 15 straight road games.

The Chippewas will open with a four-game series at Louisiana-Lafayette (Feb. 15-17) before traveling to the Bluegrass State for one game versus Murray State (Feb. 21) and a series versus Western Kentucky (Feb. 22-24).

The annual spring recess trip to Florida will feature two tournaments and a two-game set versus NCAA World Series qualifier Bethune-Cookman. CMU will play in the Bright House Tournament March 1-3 in DeLand, Fla., opening versus host Stetson before playing UCONN and Ohio State.

The Maroon and Gold will then take on the Wildcats for two games on March 5 and 6. Last year’s Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Southern Division champion went on to win the MEAC Tournament to qualify for the NCAA World Series and finished the year with a 34-26 mark.

CMU will close its spring trip to Florida with the Snowbird Baseball Classic (March 8-10) where it will take on West Virginia, Chicago State and Georgetown.

The Chippewas will have a final tune-up for MAC play when they play a three-game series at Marshall (March 15-17) and host Northwood (March 19).

The journey for a MAC regular season title will begin at Buffalo (March 22-24) and the Chippewas’ first home MAC series will be against Bowling Green (29-31), starting a stretch of seven of eight games at home.

CMU will also play home conference series versus Northern Illinois (Apr. 5-7), rival Eastern Michigan (Apr. 26-28) and Akron (May 10-12). The Chippewas’ conference road schedule features trips to Ball State (Apr. 12-14), Toledo (Apr. 19-21), Kent State (May 3-5) and Western Michigan (May 16-18).

A home and home with in-state foe Oakland will be played at home April 10 and in Rochester Hills, Mich., May 8, while the Chippewas will also play at Michigan Apr. 3.

The third annual ‘Clash at Comerica’ between CMU and Michigan State is tentatively set for the second game of the series Apr. 17, with game one being played in East Lansing March 27.

The MAC Tournament will return to All-Pro Freight Stadium in Avon, Ohio, for the second season May 22-25.

2013 Central Michigan Schedule

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