Tonawanda News — Under the lights at Sheridan Park. It’s the biggest night of Kenmore’s spring sports season and the night players remember for a lifetime.
Kenmore West and Kenmore East will once again wage war on the diamonds when the district rivalries take part in the annual baseball/softball double header under the lights at Sheridan Park, tonight at 6:30 p.m.
Ken East will look repeat its victory from last season in baseball, while the Lady Blue Devils will shoot for their fifth win in a under the lights. Beyond the black and white of who wins and records this game, perhaps more than any other game during the entire school year, unifies the Ken-Ton as people come from all over to watch. From families, teachers and classmates to former players still proudly displaying their colors-Sheridan Park is an event.
“It’s a big game. They’re gonna remember it for the rest of their lives,” said Blue Devils coach and West alum Johnny Haynes. “I still remember when I played back in ‘87. It’s a great game. There’s a ton of community members there. Lot of former players there. I tell them anything can happen. Anyone can win that game. Records are thrown out the window. It’s a rivalry game.”
Senior Tommy Lunghino will get the start for West, who defeated East 8-6 in their first meeting this season.
Freshman shortstop Benny Serrano and junior catcher Ricky Deiboldt have had good seasons for West, while Adam Fron and Dakota Lloyd are among the seniors looking to go out with a win.
Lunghino will most likely face off against Bulldogs ace Jeff White who is coming off of a one-hit performance on Monday when East beat Niagara Falls 6-0, knocking them from the ranks of the unbeaten.