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Homeroom Announcements: Wednesday's big games & more

Get yourself ready for today's #PrepTalkLive action with everything you need to know about the day ahead in high school sports.

What to watch for Wednesday

1. Baseball - St. Francis at Canisius, 4:30 p.m.

The race for the Monsignor Martin Association crown continues this week with No. 2 large school St. Francis and No. 5 large school Canisius (8-6, 5-2) squaring off at Delaware Park.

The Red Raiders dropped a 6-1 game against Clarence yesterday after losing, 9-5, to St. Mary's of Lancaster on Monday. Coming up on the schedule is Bishop Timon-St. Jude on Thursday, Canisius again on Friday and St. Joe's on Sunday.

The Crusaders lost their second league game of the season on Monday in a 3-2 loss at St. Joe's. Canisius split its meetings with the Marauders and Lancers this regular season and host St. Francis on Friday.

2. Baseball - Williamsville East at Kenmore West, 4:45 p.m.

No. 3 large school Williamsville East (13-2) and No. 7 large school Kenmore West (12-7) get in one last tune-up before playoffs start. The two teams played Monday with the Flames earning a 7-1 win.

East, the No. 1 seed in the Class A-1 playoffs, finished up league play yesterday with a 9-2 win at West Seneca East. Charlie Mack, a junior shortstop who's committed to Clemson, had a single, two doubles and three RBIs. Pitchers Gunnar Weppner and Drew Kleinmann combined for a four-hitter.

The Blue Devils, the No. 3 seed in Class AA, wrapped up their first Niagara Frontier League title since 1993 with a 7-2 win over Grand Island on Saturday. West dropped a 13-5 game to Williamsville South yesterday. Ben Serrano, Kyle LaPlante and Scott Hanesworth are three of the top players for the Blue Devils.

2017 Section VI baseball playoff schedule

3. Girls lacrosse - Lancaster at Frontier, 5 p.m.

Class A rivals Frontier (14-0, 8-0) and Lancaster (11-3, 6-2) face off for the second time this season in the top girls lacrosse game of the day.

The Falcons are the last team in Western New York without a blemish on their record. That includes an 8-4 win at Lancaster on April 28. Haylee Tatar and Hannah Kennedy, who lead the team in points with 59 and 50, respectively, each had three goals that game.

The Legends have won five of their last six games since the loss to Frontier. Senior Alyssa Markowski (39 goals, 13 assists) and sophomore Jordan Rokitka (30 goals, 14 assists) lead the team in points this season.

4. Boys lacrosse - West Seneca East at Grand Island, 5 p.m.

Grand Island (13-1, 9-0) looks to complete a perfect season in Class C with it hosts West Seneca East (10-3, 7-1) on Wednesday.

The Vikings are riding a seven-game winning streak since an 11-8 loss to Eden on April 25. Grand Island finishes up its regular season at Class B Sweet Home tomorrow.

The Trojans are coming off two straight losses to Grand Island on Saturday, 11-3, and Lancaster on Monday, 7-5. East has a very young roster, led junior Drew Werner and sophomore Tyler Arndt, among others.

Honor Roll
- Baseball: North Collins at Eden, 4:15 p.m.
- Girls lacrosse: Hamburg at West Seneca West, 7 p.m.
- Track & field: Niagara-Orleans League Championships at Akron
- Girls golf: Section VI Championships at Tan Tara
- Boys tennis: ECIC Championships at UB

Playoff Schedules
- Section VI baseball
- Section VI softball
- Section VI boys lacrosse (coming Thursday)
- Section VI girls lacrosse (coming Saturday)

Today's schedule can be found at our high school scoreboard.

#PrepTalkLive updates: While we follow ALL the high school action via our Prep Talk team, we encourage YOU to also tweet updates from the games you are attending with the hashtag #PrepTalkLive attached.

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