February 16, 2019
About this event
Join Coach Chris Lemonis and his Mississippi State Diamond Dawgs as they take on the Youngstown State University Penguins at the new Dudy Noble Field! Admission is free for full-time MSU students with valid student I.D. The first 1,000 fans will receive a free Dudy Noble Field Inaugural Season commemorative cup. With the threat of inclement weather on Sunday, the Diamond Dawgs will play a doubleheader on Saturday starting at noon. Game two is scheduled to begin 45 minutes after the conclusion of game one, but fans should follow on Twitter @HailStateBB for updates. Sunday's game ticket can be used for entry into the games Saturday, but will be honored as general admission or standing room only tickets. All Saturday reserved seat tickets will be valid for entry into the reserved seating areas. Ceremonies surrounding day two of opening weekend will include an on-field recognition of all former Diamond Dawgs and the ceremonial first pitches from Jeff Brantley, Will Clark and Rafael Palmeiro at 11:35 a.m. All baseball alumni should meet at the Diamond Dawg tailgate at 11:20 a.m. in upper Left Field Lounge terrace to then be escorted down to the field. The Baseball Alumni Tailgate will open at 10 a.m. in upper terrace in Left Field Lounge. The inaugural Ron Polk Ring of Honor class will be inducted between games one and two on Saturday, with the ceremony being streamed live on the video board. The class includes Jeff Brantley, Will Clark, the late David "Boo" Ferriss, the late C.R. "Dudy" Noble and Rafael Palmeiro. The Ferriss and Noble families, along with Brantley, Clark, Palmeiro and Polk will be in attendance for the unveiling. Kids Run the Bases, presented by Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, is scheduled to occur following the doubleheader, weather permitting. Also weather permitting, the Drew Wilson 'Lil Dudes Zone located beyond the right field wall will be available when gates open for Friday and Saturday's games. Single game tickets are on sale now by contacting the ticket office at 1-888-GO-DAWGS or HailState.com/tickets. Hot dogs and other concessions will be available at fan-focused prices. Hail State Rewards members (HailState.com/rewards) can receive double points (up to 450) for attendance, and Bully's Kids Club members (www.BullysKidsClub.com) will receive 150 points. Bulldog Baseball is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @HailStateBB. Find all-access coverage of the program on Snapchat by searching for "HailStateSnap." Hail State and Go Dawgs!