Michigan State baseball announces 2023 schedule


McLane Baseball Stadium/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Manit Patel, Baseball Beat Reporter

Michigan State baseball now knows its schedule for the 2023 season. The Spartans will play a 56-game slate, with the season starting February 17, 2023. 

The complete 56-game schedule is below with road games in BOLD and neutral-site games in ITALICS:

Feb. 17 – 20 (Games 1-4) Grand Canyon University

Feb. 24 Game 5 USC Upstate

Feb. 25  Game 6 Gardner-Webb

Feb. 26 Game 7 Presbyterian

Mar. 3 Game 8 College of Charleston

Mar. 4 Game 9 Charleston Southern

Mar. 5 Game 10 College of Charleston

Mar. 6 Game 11 Air Force

Mar. 8 Game 12 Wofford

Mar. 10 Game 13 Western Carolina

Mar. 11 Game 14 Kansas

Mar. 11 Game 15 Western Carolina

Mar. 12 Game 16 Kansas

Mar. 17-19 (Games 17-19) Indiana State

Mar. 22 (Game 20) Western Michigan

Mar. 24-26 (Game 21-23) Purdue

Mar. 29 (Game 24) Western Michigan

Mar. 31-Apr. 2 (Games 25-27) Rutgers

Apr. 4 (Game 28) Lansing Lugnuts

Apr. 5 (Game 29) Bowling Green

Apr. 7-9 (Games 30-32) Ohio State

Apr. 11 (Game 33) Notre Dame

Apr. 12 (Game 34) Oakland

Apr. 14-16 (Games 35-37) Western Illinois

Apr. 19 (Game 38) Purdue Fort Wayne

Apr. 21-23 (Games 39-41) Michigan

Apr. 25 (Game 42) Notre Dame

Apr. 28-30 (Game 43-45) Northwestern

May 5-7 (Game 46-48) Illinois

May 10 (Game 49) Eastern Michigan

May 12-14 (Game 50-52) Iowa

May 16 (Game 53) Central Michigan

May 18-20 (Game 54-56) Indiana

The Big Ten Tournament will be played May 24-28 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., the same location as the College World Series. 

Highlights of the schedule include the Spartans’ first-ever matchup with Grand Canyon, initiated by a trip out to Phoenix to play the Antelopes at GCU Stadium. The Spartans also take on a 12-game road stand out in the Carolinas playing nine different teams over 15 days. Notable teams the Spartans play on the road trip include Air Force, Kansas, and Wofford. 

The Spartans’ first home game comes in Game 21 of 56 with the Purdue Boilermakers coming into town to play at McLane Stadium on March 24. A game with the Lansing Lugnuts awaits as well midseason with the Spartans taking a trip to Jackson Field in Lansing on April 4. 

Michigan State also only plays Michigan in one series. The Spartans host the Wolverines April 21-23 at McLane Stadium.