Lighting Up Lindale

Lighting Up Lindale

Baseball, Softball Have Drive-By Parade to Honor Seniors

The baseball and softball teams had a combined senior night called “Light Up Lindale” Friday. The event was a way to honor the seniors from both teams because they were unable to have a traditional senior night due to the school closures caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.

They’ve each trained during the summer and off-season, and each bring something unique to our program,” head softball coach Meredith Grant said. “No amount of physical training could prepare them for the outcome of this season.”

Parents and fans drove in a parade down Brad Circle cheering  with signs of support for the seniors. 

“I really didn’t think there would be that many people,” senior London Reue said. “A lot of people really do care about us.”

The lights to both fields came on at 8:20 p.m., which is 20:20, the graduation year, in military time. The senior players were staged along the outside of the outfield walls of their respective fields.

“I was really excited [about this event],” senior Matt Aubuchon said. “We got cut short on senior night and that was our celebration of the year because I’ve been playing with a lot of these guys since we were young. That was kind of our last coming together, but I’m glad that we got to do this because it made up for it.”

Both teams were able to play a few games in February and March before the school closures began. However, neither team had an official senior night, which is typically held at the last scheduled home game of each season.

We [wanted to honor] our senior athletes since we were unable to conduct a true senior night during the season,” head baseball coach Rich Sanguinetti said. “We [wanted] to show our seniors the support and respect that they have earned.”

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