Spartans and Lugnuts Ready for 2013 Crosstown Showdown
April 30, 2013
THE SEVENTH ANNUAL CROSSTOWN SHOWDOWN
The Showdown was postponed due to weather earlier this season and is being made-up as a seven-inning game. Both teams will use wooden bats.
"The Crosstown Showdown has been a great event for our entire program," said MSU head coach Jake Boss. "It's really a thrill for me personally, and our team as a whole, to play in front of 13,000 people in a great atmosphere. The Lugnuts are a first-class organization from top to bottom and have taken this event to a whole new level. We're excited about the opportunity to continue playing the Lugnuts on an annual basis in the Crosstown Showdown."
The Lugnuts, a Class A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, own a 4-2 series advantage in the Crosstown Showdown. After Lansing won the first two games in 2007 and 2008, Michigan State claimed its first victory over the Lugnuts with a 12-2 triumph in 2009. MSU also won in 2011, 2-1.
Cody Huge will get the start on the mound for the Spartans. He threw a scoreless inning in the 2012 Crosstown Showdown. MSU is coming off a series win over Purdue and will face Illinois this upcoming weekend in its final home Big Ten series.
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