MSU Baseball Announces Cowbell Yell and Fan Day
STARKVILLE, Miss. – A pair of opportunities for fans and students to interact with the 2017 Diamond Dawgs, free of charge, have been announced by Mississippi State baseball and the MSU marketing department.
Cowbell Yell will take place on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m., with gates opening at 5 p.m. The event will precede the women’s basketball game against Vanderbilt at 8 p.m. in Humphrey Coliseum. The first 1,000 students will receive a voucher for a free “The Dudes” t-shirt to be redeemed at the women’s basketball game following the event.
Fan Day will be held Saturday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m.-noon in the Palmeiro Center. Doors will open at 9:45 a.m. Autograph lines will last from 10:15 a.m.-noon, and will be split between pitchers, position players and Diamond Dawgs in Minor League Baseball. Head coach Andy Cannizaro and MLB players in town will be on hand as well to greet fans and sign autographs. There will also be the Fan Zone near the batting cages, which will include inflatables, photo opportunities, face painting and more.
Following Fan Day, fans are encouraged to stick around and see the Diamond Dawgs in action in an intrasquad scrimmage that is slated for 1:30 p.m. Kids will be able to run the bases after the game. Fan Day and the scrimmage are a part of Spring FanFest which is taking place on the MSU campus Saturday as fans are also encouraged to attend women’s tennis, softball and men’s basketball contests on campus throughout the day.
Fans can upgrade their Fan Day experience with Maroon Memories as a number of options are available throughout the day, whether it be early entry into Fan Day or serving as the “Play Ball” Kid for the scrimmage to follow. For more information and to see additional experiences that will be offered during the 2017 season, visit HailState.com/memories.
The Diamond Dawgs will begin the 2017 season at Dudy Noble Field on Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. CT against 2016 College World Series participant Texas Tech. Season tickets and Pick 15 Flex Pack options are on sale at HailState.com/tickets.
Fans can also purchase a $20 Super Saturday ticket which will include a ticket to MSU’s Feb. 18 game vs. Western Illinois during Opening Weekend and a ticket to the 1 p.m. men’s basketball game vs. Florida earlier in the day. A $30 value, Super Saturday tickets can be purchased at HailState.com/tickets.