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Meet the 2023 Team: Matthew Friend

It's the time of the year were we introduce you to the JRF Panthers team! Today we introduce Matthew Friend!

Name: Matthew Friend

Nickname: Friend

Position: Utility

Number: 80

Years on the team: 1st Year

What would be your walk up song if could have one?

Move bitch get out the way - Ludacris

Beer or drink of choice during the game?

leinenkugel summer shandy

Favorite MLB, Minor League or college baseball team?


What do you like to do outside softball?

Fishing, Golf, and spending time with my family, my 9 year old son plays baseball, and baseball.

Favorite thing about the JRF Panthers team?

Im new to the team, getting the chance to get out and play with a good group of dudes and drinking beer.

What was your previous experience before playing adult softball? (Little league, high school, legion, college)

None. I picked up softball , when my friends stopped playing pick up games of tackle football. I have been playing since.

Advice to future JRF or softball players?

Stay loose, practice/play often and pick up your team mates, never put your head down, its a funny sport, one inning can be the difference in winning and losing.

Favorite Quote?

"Ricky Bobby, “If your not first, your last”

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