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Father-Son Duo Play Against Each Other in Saturday Doubleheader

Rockford & East Grand Rapids split the doubleheader on Saturday
Posted at 1:01 AM, May 01, 2022

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Saturday's doubleheader between Rockford and East Grand Rapids wasn't just a normal non-conference game. It was the one opportunity throughout the entire baseball season that Matt and Zach Vriesenga, a father and son duo, got to play against each other.

Matt is the head coach at Rockford, Zach is the starting pitcher at EGR.

"It's a joy because you want to compliment when he does things well but you also have a game and kids on the other team that you have to coach too so it's fun, I know he enjoys it," said Matt Vriesenga.

"It's a little weird. Yeah pitching against him was a little odd because usually I don't pitch these days but it was quite fun," said Zach Vriesenga.