EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State's home-opening contest against Western Michigan scheduled for Thursday, March 14 has been postponed due to field conditions. The teams will instead play at Secchia Stadium on Wednesday, March 20 at 4:30 pm.
Though the forecast for the originally-scheduled gameday is favorable, the weather forecast to that point will not allow for the outfield at Secchia Stadium dry out enough to be in game condition.
"I was really hopeful when I saw Thursday's forecast, but we're just not there yet with how wet the outfield areas are," noted head coach Jacquie Joseph [msuspartans.com] . "We have the best field staff and grounds crew in the business, but there's really only so much you can do. We were able to make an alternate date work, so hopefully pushing it back a week will have us ready to go on Wednesday and then for our Big Ten series against Penn State next weekend."
The Spartans play their final non-conference tournament of the season in Oxford, Ohio where they will take part in the Miami Invitational (March 16-17). MSU will face Dayton (twice), Austin Peay, and host Miami in the two-day affair.