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Lugnuts Hold National Anthem Auditions

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) -- The Lansing Lugnuts held its first ever national anthem auditions Saturday afternoon at Cooley Law School Stadium.

The baseball team is looking for singers who have what it takes to kick off their season's games.

The auditions drew in nearly 100 singers who believed they have what it takes to sing the national anthem in front of a stadium of 12,000 people.

Today, the judges chose between five to ten singers who will rotate performances for the 70-plus games the Lugnuts play this summer.

"When we talk about the anthem kind of being the first moment everyone remembers at the game, I look at it as a great opportunity for us to kind of set the tone for the night ahead," said Jeremy Smoker, the team's marketing director.

The Lugnuts face off against Michigan State University Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. for the 7th annual Crosstown Showdown.

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