Trail ‘A’ and ‘AA’ Orioles open WSALB season

The AA Orioles will face Central Valley in a four-game series this weekend beginning with a Saturday doubleheader starting at 2pm

Trail’s Butler Park sees its first American Legion baseball action this weekend as the Trail ‘A’ and ‘AA’ Orioles get set to open their respective seasons.

The AA Orioles will face Central Valley in a four-game series this weekend beginning with a Saturday doubleheader at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Butler and two Sunday tilts at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The AA Orioles have been playing in the Trail Youth XBL league this season and are 2-6 over the first month of play. The team is coming off a .500 season in Federal Division of the Washington State American Legion Baseball (WSALB) in 2014 and will look to improve in a different division this year. According to WSALB website, this season the AA team will play in the Area 3 AA National League against Lewis-Clark, Mt. Spokane, West Valley, Colville, Gonzaga Prep, Asotin, and Rogers.

Meanwhile, the single-A Orioles host Mead on Saturday at 5 and 7 p.m. at Butler Park and Central Valley on Sunday at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

The single-A squad is looking to improve on a 4-8 season and will also play in a different division than the ‘A’ North League they played in last season.

This year the single A Orioles will compete in the Area 3 American League against teams from Ferris, Central Valley, Lewis-Clark, Sandpoint, University, North Central, Deer Park, Mead, Couer d’Alene, and Colville.