Baseball Begins Fall Slate With Sunday's Scout Day

CMU coach Steve Jaksa looks out at the field at Theunissen Stadium during a 2017 game. The Chippewas begin their fall schedule on Sunday with their annual Scout Day.
Sept. 15, 2017

Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com 

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- The first official event of the Central Michigan baseball program’s fall schedule is Scout Day, which is slated for Sunday, Sept. 17 at Theunissen Stadium (11 a.m.).
 
The public is welcome and there is no admission. Scouts representing more than a dozen Major League Baseball organizations will be on hand to evaluate Chippewa position players and pitchers. An exhibition game is slated to begin at approximately noon.
 
“The day helps further develop the relationships that we have with our scouts in the area,” said CMU coach Steve Jaksa, who guided the Chippewas to the Mid-American Conference West Division title last spring. “It gives them a chance to see our new student-athletes as well as our veterans who have improved through summer leagues. It’s a great opportunity to showcase our student-athletes as well as our program.”
 
CMU will play the Ontario Blue Jays, a top amateur baseball program in Canada, in the Chippewas’ annual International Game at Theunissen Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 21 (3:35 p.m.).
 
The Chippewas’ annual seven-game Fall Ball World Series begins on Friday, Oct. 6 (3:05 p.m.). The remainder of the schedule: Saturday, Oct. 7, 12:05 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 8, 1:05 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2:45 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 13, 3:05 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 1:05 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2:45 p.m. All games are scheduled for Thenuissen Stadium.
 
The Chippewas’ Friend & Family Picnic is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7, after the game. Attendees will also get an opportunity to tour the Performance Development Center, an indoor facility adjacent to Theunissen Stadium.
 
The public is welcome and there is no admission charge to any of the Chippewas’ fall activities.
 

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