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Hitting them out of the park — and across the street — in West Seneca

Arlene Weckel of East and West Road in West Seneca said she's tired of hearing the crack of a bat, and wondering if a baseball from Firemen's Park across the street will be crashing through a window of her house.

"Why was it built that close to the street?" she asked the Town Board on Monday, displaying two of the three balls that have landed on the shoulder of the road and in her yard.

Town officials said the diamond was made for T-ball, not baseball. The West Seneca Baseball Association said only its young teams play there.

Town officials asked for some time to look into the problem, and suggested locking the field so only those with permits could use it — or realigning it so batters are not hitting toward the road.

"We'll see if we can keep the heavy hitters from using that diamond," Councilman William P. Hanley Jr. said.

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