Michigan State will open its 2014 baseball season lFebruary 14-16 in Cary, North Carolina playing St. Joseph's, Albany, Wright State and Canisius. The Spartans play three PAC 12 teams the following weekend in Surprise, Arizona. Their traditional ten day spring trip will consist of eight games beginning Feb. 28th in Starkville, Miss. MSU's home opener is a three game Big Ten series beginning March 21 against Ohio State. Other Big Ten home series are against Purdue, Northwestern and Nebraska. Michigan is not on the schedule at all. The Crosstown Showdown game against the Lansing Lugnuts will be played Thursday, April 3rd at Cooley Law School Stadium.