Metro/UofW/Kelly Morton The U of W Wesmen will play against the Goldeyes Friday.

The Winnipeg Goldeyes will play an exhibition game against the University of Winnipeg Wesmen baseball team Friday at 6 p.m. at Shaw Park and Goldeyes general manager Andrew Collier says that the game is a good thing for both the Wesmen and the Goldeyes.

“It’s great exposure for the team and it gives them an opportunity to play against seasoned vets and pros and see how they stack up,” said Collier.

“It’s also good for us because it lets us get in another exhibition game before the regular season starts.”

Wesmen baseball coach Mike Krykewich said he knows his team will be in for a tough time against the Goldeyes, but said anything can happen in the game of baseball.

“There is no question that the pro level is well above the college level but baseball is a funny game,” said Krykewich.

“Strange things happen. Unlike a game like football, physical strength doesn’t always win.”

Krykewich enjoys the partnership that the Wesmen and Goldeyes have created.

“We are extremely excited to have this relationship, and I enjoy the comfort level with Andrew Collier and the Goldeyes.”

He is also excited for his players because their parents and family members will have a chance to watch them play against the pros.

“They get to sit up in the stands and watch their kids play against the Goldeyes. It is just going to be a really good night.”

The game will feature rush seating and all tickets are only $5.

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