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New sports complex hosts MSU scrimmage

September 12, 2014
| By Pat Evans |
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Michigan State University baseball team will play at Art Van Sports Complex on Saturday. Photo via fb.com

Michigan State University’s baseball team will make a visit to West Michigan on Saturday.

The Spartans will play an intrasquad scrimmage to welcome the public to the Art Van Sports Complex, 3300 10 Mile Road, in Rockford. The first pitch will be thrown at 1:30 p.m. on the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation Championship Field, following a brief visit with the West Michigan Miracle League at Nate Hurwitz Field. The game is free and open to the public.

The complex has officially been open for a little more than a month and has already hosted 250 traveling teams and 1,000 spectators.

“Our donors and travelling teams have started experiencing the championship-caliber Art Van Sports Complex, and now we welcome the community to come out and see what we’re all about,”said Mike Guswiler, president of the West Michigan Sports Commission. “People have patiently watched the complex being built, and we invite them to check out the finished product with one of these fun, family-friendly events.”

On Sept. 24, the venue will host the 2nd Annual Charity Softball Event. The games will feature the VETSports Wounded Warrior Team taking on the West Michigan Miracle League and the Grand Rapids police and fire departments.

The Miracle League scrimmage will take place at 4:30 p.m. at Nate Hurwitz Field, with the game against GRPD and GRFD following at 6 p.m. on the Championship Field.

Tickets are $5 for adults and free for kids, active military and veterans. A portion of the proceeds will be given to DeVos Children’s Hospital’s Oncology Department.

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