By Jerod Young • Jerod Young • 

Local teams hitting road for spring break

The Pirates (4-0, 1-0) are out to an undefeated start, led by their lone senior, Jamie Chenea, who struck out nine in her last outing, an 8-1 win over Perrydale.

Chenea helped keep Dayton on its roll Friday with a 12-1 win over Amity. In four games the Pirates have given up four runs.

It’s spring break, but baseball and softball still have games to play. Dayton looks to keep its win streak alive in two noon starts this week. The first is a Thursday doubleheader vs. Yoncalla, and the second is a doubleheader Saturday vs. Blanchet Catholic.

The weather has prevented Dayton baseball from playing as scheduled.

It’s been almost a week since the Pirates have been able to play. The had to cancel their game Friday vs. Amity due to weather, and their game Tuesday vs. Willamina went just over two innings before being cancelled.

The softball team started its spring break at 2 p.m. Monday vs. Blanchet Catholic, and it plays again at 2 p.m. Wednesday vs. Regis.

A new coach brings a new attitude for Bulldog softball

Since being named coach of the program, Scott Vang has helped Willamina to an undefeated start.

The Bulldogs (2-0) are looking to improve on their 13-9 record in 2012, when Willamina lost to Pleasant Hill in the first round of the state softball playoffs.

The Bulldogs have a short spring break schedule, but it’s all on the road. They had a noon game Monday in a doubleheader at Rogue River.

Willamina baseball has had some time to rest up. Its game last week vs. Dayton was cancelled, and the Bulldogs haven’t played since.

The Bulldogs (1-1) beat Nestucca on March 15 for their first win of the season. Spring break will be a busy week for baseball. Willamina will spend three days in Burns for the Burns Icebreaker.

The Bulldogs play at 1:30 p.m. today vs. Glide. Willamina plays again at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday vs. Burns, and it closes out the week at 1:30 p.m. Thursday vs. Vale.

Warriors look to peak during spring break schedule

With new direction under new coach Don Zapata, Amity softball is already halfway to surpassing its finish in 2012.

The Warriors (3-1, 0-1) had six wins last season, but they have the potential to match that total by the end of March. After winning its first three straight games, Amity lost its first game 12-1 Friday at Dayton.

The Warriors get back to work during their spring break. They start the week at noon today vs. Perrydale, and end their spring break schedule with a noon doubleheader Wednesday at Jefferson.

Amity baseball is still trying to find its way under new head coach Corey Baughman.

The Warriors (1-3, 1-0) got their first win of the season March 19, a 1-0 win over Sheridan. Over spring break Amity plays in the Forest Grove Tournament.

It kicked off play at 4 p.m. Monday vs. St. Helens. The Warriors continue play today at 4 p.m. vs. Franklin, and end their week at 1 p.m. Wednesday vs. tournament host, Forest Grove.

Sheridan softball quietly making noise in the WVL

Spartans softball is off to its best start since 2008.

After dropping its first game of the season at Harrisburg 9-2, Sheridan (4-2) rebounded to win its next three straight games, and has won four of five.

The Spartans’ most eye-opening win came against Neah-Kah-Nie, a 24-4 win. Sheridan hasn’t won more than five games in a season since 2008, and they need one win to tie that mark.

Sheridan has a favorable spring break schedule with games Monday and today, which gives it the rest of the week to rest up.

The Spartans were scheduled to play in a noon doubleheader Monday vs. Perrydale, and they play in another noon doubleheader today vs. Toledo.

After a winless season in 2012, Sheridan baseball is off to another rocky start, but they have a win.

The Spartans (1-5, 0-1) got their first win of the season March 13 vs. Nestucca, but haven’t won since. Sheridan played its only games of spring break on the road in a Noon double-header Monday vs. Toledo.

Y-C baseball looks to turn its poor start around, softball opens its season at home

After winning their first game of the season in dramatic fashion, a come-from-behind win over Amity, the Tigers baseball team hasn’t won since.

The Tigers (1-3) have dropped three straight in the last week.

Yamhill-Carlton will spend its spring break in Seaside at the Seaside Tournament. The Tigers played their first game at 5 p.m. Monday vs. Cascade. They play at 2 p.m. today vs. Taft, and end the week at 2 p.m. Wednesday vs. Roosevelt.

Tigers’ softball has yet to begin their season but will open the 2013 season on the road over spring break in the Mac-Hi Tournament.

Yamhill-Carlton opens the season with a doubleheader at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday vs. Stayton and McLaughlin. It concludes the tournament at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday in a doubleheader vs. Sweet Home and La Grande.

Perrydale softball keeping busy over break

After suffering an 8-1 loss in the season opener, the Pirates responded with a 16-1 win at Lowell.

Perrydale (1-1) has a busy spring break schedule but it’s all at the beginning of the week. The Pirates opened the break with a noon doubleheader Monday vs. Sheridan.

The Pirates play their final game of the week at Noon today at Amity.

Note: Western Mennonite baseball and softball resume play Monday, April 1.

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