By NR Staff • 

2013 baseball and softball playoff update

The Amity Warriors baseball team began with a 14-7 win Tuesday over Colton. The Warriors (5-16) tied with the Willamina Bulldogs for fifth place, each having four league wins. Amity broke a three-game losing streak with the win. The Warriors continued league playoffs Thursday vs. Gervais at McNary High School.

Amity softball finished with four league wins this season. Amity played host Wednesday vs. the struggling Sheridan Spartans (7-15) in its league playoff game. Sheridan upset the Warriors 11-10 and will move on to play at 5 p.m. today at Willamina.

The Yamhill-Carlton Tigers (18-7) softball program finished strong after a 1-5 start to the year. For the second consecutive season, The Tigers locked up second place in the Cowapa League, while Banks, 4A’s No. 1-ranked team, finished first. Yamhill-Carlton beat Central 7-2 in its final regular season game Tuesday.

“We’re excited to be in this position,” Yamhill-Carlton coach John Kuehnel said. “We’ve worked really hard this year, overcome some minor things and now get to host a play-in game.”

The Tigers had no time to rest, and little time to prepare for their home play-in game Thursday vs. Ridgeview (16-9

In WVL baseball, the Dayton Pirates (14-7) finished second to Horizon Christian this season. The two were scheduled to play for the third time this season Thursday at Horizon Christian.

The No. 1-ranked Dayton softball team finished its regular season Tuesday with an 11-0 loss on the road at Banks, which ended the Pirates’ eight-game win streak. Dayton plays at 5 p.m. today vs. Colton. Despite the loss, Dayton (20-3) still locks up 3A’s No. 1 ranking, and the No. 1 seed in the state playoffs.

The Willamina Bulldogs softball program had a successful inaugural season under its new coach, Scott Vang. The Bulldogs (13-8) lost 4-0 Wednesday vs. Rainier and play one final tune-up game Thursday at Blanchet Catholic. Willamina plays at 5 p.m. today vs. Sheridan.

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