In My View 6/5/2019: Diamond Classic

Published: Jun. 5, 2019 at 5:11 PM EDT
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The Diamond Classic high school baseball tournament has survived 58 years and scheduling and stadium use have been big challenges through the years.

Michigan State's McLane Stadium is a great venue now that it has lights and there are no MSU home games in June.

Because the two high school final teams usually have state tournament games, I would make the title game date a wild card or floating date.

Mason and Grand Ledge each played doubleheaders on Monday in the state tournament severely taxing the amount of quality pitching available for their matchup in the Diamond Classic.

It makes sense to extend the tournament's final game in the future so the best pitchers can participate for the qualifying teams in my view.

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