Ferris State ready for ‘Battle at the Ballpark”

Posted at 11:08 PM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 23:09:16-04

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. - Ferris State will play Michigan Tech Saturday at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park. It's a unique experience for the Bulldogs players.

"To play near Grand Rapids and see some of the Grand Rapids fans there that are Bulldogs fans, it's gonna be fun," sophomore linebacker and South Christian graduate Sam Heyboer said.  "Hopefully, it's a good showing. It's not turf, so it's a little slower, and the gravel never feels good, either, but it should be fun."

The greater Grand Rapids area is an important are for Ferris State recruiting wise. "It's pretty important to get those people connected," said head coach Tony Annese. "If they're not connected and they show up and be a part of us and the whole athletic department, that's exciting for everyone as well."

The Bulldogs are ranked third in the nation and will play at #2 Grand Valley State the following Saturday October 13.