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Soggy Spring season for high school sports teams

Posted at 5:49 PM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 17:49:06-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Puddles do not belong on the baseball diamond.

For many high schools across Western New York, the fields are wet from all the snow from the winter and rain from this spring. Many high school sports games have had to be rescheduled due to the unplayable fields.

"This little tiny season isn't going to make us change our game," Ava Miller, a captain and first baseman for the St. Mary's High School Varsity Softball team said.

The team has only played three league games this year due to the field conditions. Athletic Director for St. Mary's High School Brittany Heist says, still water cannot be visible on the field or it is deemed unplayable.

Heist says athletic directors are all working together to find turf alternatives at local colleges or other schools.

"We try to work hand in hand to make it possible as we can for these kids because they work so hard in preseason and they just want to play," Heist said.

Many schools are scheduling double-headers to work around the hectic spring schedule. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association says districts across the state are all having issues getting the games in before playoff start in the next few weeks.