Want to watch some baseball? It'll be a bit yet before the West Michigan Whitecaps home opener, BUT Grand Rapids Community College is going to be taking on Kellogg Community College in a double header at LMCU Ballpark- the home of the Whitecaps - next week.

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Admission and parking are free! The games are April 16 at 2 and 4:30 p.m.

"We are partners with Kellogg CC in education, but friendly rivals on the diamond,” said Dr. Bill Pink, GRCC president. “We’re proud to highlight our student-athletes and community college sports in a fun, safe environment – and to cheer on the Raiders!”

“KCC and GRCC are aligned when it comes to our commitment to students, and we are grateful for the opportunity to play our Raider friends in Grand Rapids, but the competitor in me can’t help but say, ‘Go Bruins!’” said Dr. Adrien Bennings, president of Kellogg Community College.

GRCC says state and local health authority protocols will be strictly followed. Attendance is limited to 2,500 spectators (LMCU ballpark in Comstock Park has a capacity of 9,000) and fans will be required to have their temperature checked, wear a face covering, and respect social distancing guidelines.

According to a release, this special game is to celebrate GRCC and its impact on West Michigan.

“We’re thrilled to provide this experience for baseball players, who couldn’t play last season because of the pandemic,” GRCC Interim Athletic Director David Selmon said. “This is also a chance for high school students to see high quality of community college athletics.”

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