John "Whitey" Piurek Baseball Field

John"Whitey" Piurek Field was named after the former baseball coach and athletic director. It opened in May 30,1990, but was soon closed due to drainage problems. No games were ever played on it. Renovations on the baseball field started April 21, 2003, and include:

  • New Drainage system
  • Moving the backstop back 45 feet back from previous spot
  • New dugouts
  • Daktronics Scoreboard
  • PA System
  • Stadium-type bleachers with 1500 seats
  • Pressbox
  • Batting cage
  • 2 Bullpens
  • New Musco Light-Structure Green Lighting
  • Fencing the field perimeter
  • Sodding the field
  • Beam clay infield

The completion date was April 2004. The West Haven High School baseball team played its first game May 10 against cross-town rival Notre Dame. The First Night Game was played May 8, 2006 vs Hamden. Piurek is also the home of West Haven American Legion Post 71

"It's like playing in a minor league ball park."
Mike Anquillare Head Baseball coach West Haven High School