Hanford baseball team hosts tribute for student who passed away last year

RICHLAND, Wash. - The Hanford Falcons baseball team hosted a tribute on Friday night for a student who passed away last year.

Dmetri Kennedy-Woody was with three other friends on Memorial Day when they jumped off a bridge into the Yakima River. Kennedy-Woody never resurfaced and his body was found almost a week later.

Kenned-Woody was just days away from graduating from Hanford High. He was a member of both the football and baseball teams.

On Friday, the baseball team and Kennedy-Woody's parents wanted to honor him. The baseball team dedicated their doubleheader against the Richland Bombers to Kennedy-Woody.

In between the two games, the tribute kicked off with Mark Allen from Allen Water Rescue giving the audience tips on water safety. After that, Kennedy-Woody's parents presented a preview of a plaque that will be placed on the side of the press box at the baseball field. The ceremony ended with a moment of silence for Kennedy-Woody.

Kennedy-Woody's mother said the plaque should be finished in a few weeks.

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