Four days of rain can only mean one thing when your high school has a turf field – game on.
Of the 24 baseball, 26 softball and 15 lacrosse games that were scheduled for Friday, the only reported contests were Canisius and Nichols lacrosse, both of whom boast turf surfaces.
Canisius improved its record to 6-0 overall when it beat West Seneca West, 9-1. The game had been scheduled for West. The Crusaders have yet to play on grass. They won two games in the Jesuit Lacrosse Classic in Tampa, Fla., and have beaten Eden, Aquinas, Lancaster and the Indians at home. “You gotta have it,” Canisius coach Joe Smith said of turf. “It was cold though, it wasn’t Florida.”
Meanwhile at Nichols, Bishop Timon-St. Jude beat the hosts, 17-2. Turf is “nice to have,” said Nichols coach Rob Stickland, “now if only we could get a game over 40 degrees … ”
Rain plays havoc with schedule